- MO Farah was quizzed by US customs on suspicion of being a terrorist — even though he had his two Olympic gold medals in his suitcase. The Team GB hero, one of the world’s most famous athletes, was hauled off for questioning after border guards saw he was born in Somalia. Mo, 29, said: “I couldn’t believe it. Because of my Somali origin I get detained every time I come through US Customs. This time I even got my medals out to show who I am, but they wouldn’t have it.”
Mo, who came to Britain with his English-born dad as a child, was pulled aside as he headed to spend Christmas with his family in Portland, Oregon. He moved there last year to work with legendary trainer Alberto Salazar at Nike’s HQ.