FOUR-time Olympic champion Mo Farah has described receiving his knighthood from the Queen as ‘incredible’ — but resisted the urge to teach Her Majesty the Mobot.
Swapping his running kit for a top hat Sir Mo was honoured at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace for his services to athletics.
‘As an eight-year-old coming from Somalia and not speaking a word of English, to be recognised by your country, it is incredible,’ he said.
On being handed the honour by the Queen, Sir Mo said she told him he has been ‘going too long’ and asked him if he has retired.
‘I said “no, I am going to run the London Marathon — I want to go into roads”. She said that’s marvellous,’ Sir Mo said.
Quizzed on whether he had taught the monarch to do the Mobot, letting out a loud chuckle, he said no as it is ‘far too rude — not in Buckingham Palace’.
The athlete recently revealed his plans to return to London to focus on his marathon career with new coach Gary Lough, who is the husband of Paula Radcliffe.