Mo Farah – The Greatest?

British running has not seen a force of nature like Mo Farah since…well, probably never. The manner of Mo’s dominance in men’s distance running has probably no precedence in British athletics history, and very few in world athletics history. There are are many who now say we should start considering Mo alongside running legends like Gebrselassie, Zátopek, Prefontaine, Bekele and El Guerrouj.

But what does it take to truly be great? Is it medals? Great wins? World records? Or is it that “I was there” factor that truly defines a great athlete? On the back of Brendon Foster’s declaration that Mo Farah is the greatest sportsman in British History, after Mo’s World Championship glory, Ben Coldwell considers Farah’s greatness…

Read the full article – A rough guide to Mo Farah’s greatness – by Ben Coldwell