Mohamed Farah Set To Be Awarded Knighthood After Heroics At Rio 2016 Olympics

Mohamed Farah is reportedly set to be awarded with a knighthood.

The 33-year-old runner, who is among Great Britain’s most successful ever athletes, defended his 10,000m title from London 2012 at the Rio 2016 Olympics last week.

Farah also has the chance to defend his 5,000m title on Sunday and, regardless of the result, the Somaliland-born athlete will be recommended to the sports honors committee after his heroics at the Games, according to The Times.

The committee have the final say on the matter but it’s understood Farah will be named when the new year’s honors are announced in December.

He is already a CBE following his achievements for Team GB at London 2012.

Track cyclists Laura Trott and Jason Kenny, who currently have OBEs, are being tipped to become CBEs after the Games in Rio.

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