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Sir Mo Farah Reveals He Was Trafficked To The UK As A Child: 'I'm Not Who You Think I Am'

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12.07.2022

Mo Farah before the Soccer Aid for UNICEF match at The London Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday June 12, 2022. (Photo by Zac Goodwin/PA Images via Getty Images)

Sir Mo Farah has revealed that he was trafficked into the UK illegally under the name of another child and was forced to work as a domestic servant.

The four-time Olympic champion makes the revelations in a new BBC documentary, saying “the truth is I’m not who you think I am”.

The father-of-four said that he needs to tell his real story “whatever the cost” in the documentary titled The Real Mo Farah.

“Most people know me as Mo Farah but it’s not my name or it’s not the reality,” he says.

“The real story is I was born in Somaliland, north of Somalia, as Hussein Abdi Kahin. Despite what I’ve said in the past, my parents never lived in the UK.

“When I was four my dad was killed in the civil war, you know as a family we were torn apart.

“I was separated from my mother, and I was brought into the UK illegally under the name of another child called Mohamed Farah.”

Sir Mo, who became the first British track and field athlete to win four Olympic gold medals, said his children have motivated him to be truthful about his past.

Through this documentary I have been able to address and learn more about what happened in my childhood and how I came to the UK. I'm really proud of it and hope you will tune into @BBC at 9pm on Weds to watch. pic.twitter.com/rqZe41gFm8

— Sir Mo Farah (@Mo_Farah) July 11,........

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