THE DAY A DONEGAL TOWN ROARED ON A BRITISH ATHLETE!

first_imgOLD habits die hard, but supporting a Brit came naturally to the people of one Donegal town at the weekend – as they roared a British athlete to success.The town was Milford – the athlete was Mo Farah!That’s because super Mo’s manager is Milford man and former Finn Valley AC athlete Ricky Simms! Yesterday M0 – who spent Christmas in Donegal with the Simms family a couple of years ago – became the first Brit to win a global 5,000m title when he won the World Championship yesterday.Farah, 28, said: “I just want to enjoy this moment. I’m so very proud, I still can’t believe it.“A few years ago I thought the Africans could never be beaten — the Kenyans and Ethiopians were so far ahead.“I came so close with a silver in the 10k and I just wanted to do it in the 5k. I’ve got the gold and it feels amazing. Now I’m just looking forward to 2012.” Farah beat off a field of top Africans, including distance legend Bernard Lagat, to win gold in 13min 23.36sec.Farah, who moved to London from Somalia with his family when he was eight, added: “When you make a lot of sacrifices and you work hard, not everything goes smoothly.“I was disappointed with the 10k as I thought I could win. So in the 5,000m I knew when it went down to the finish I had to make sure I had something left.“This is something you train for every day, week in week out, sometimes three times a day. Gold is what every athlete wants.”The people of Milford couldn’t agree more. THE DAY A DONEGAL TOWN ROARED ON A BRITISH ATHLETE! was last modified: September 5th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalMilfordMo Farrahricky simmsworld champlast_img

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