Mo Farah’s teacher admits another Mohamed Farah ‘disappeared’ from school

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Sir Mo Farah's incredible life story took another twist when his old schoolteacher revealed to him that another boy by the name of Mohamed Farah had disappeared from his old school a year earlier.

Farah first went to school aged around 12 when he enrolled in Year 7 at Feltham Community College. There he met PE teacher Alan Watkinson, who the Olympic hero eventually confided in about his true identity.

The 39-year-old revealed earlier this week that he was actually flown to the UK illegally from Djibouti aged nine and made to look after another family's children. He also confirmed his real name is Hussein Abdi Kahin.

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The woman who flew him over told him to say his name was Mohamed and he had fake travel documents that showed his name to be "Mohamed Farah".

Despite taking the moniker of 'Mo Farah', the boy whose name it was originally never made it to the UK. Which makes it an even more remarkable coincidence that there was a different Mo Farah in the Olympian's school the year before he arrived.

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"The thing that strikes me is that the year before you came to school I taught another boy called Mohamed Farah," his former PE teacher Watkinson revealed to him during the BBC documentary, The Real Mo Farah.

Farah couldn't believe it. Incredulous, he responded: "No you didn't." Watkinson continued: "There was another boy called Mohamed Farah at this school, and he was there for about a couple of months at most, and then he just disappeared."

"Gone?," enquired Farah.

Watkinson explained: "Nobody knew what had happened to him or where he went, but thinking back now and thinking about your story, was there any connection at all between that Mohamed Farah and your circumstances?"

Farah still couldn't believe it. "Now you've got me thinking and going," he pondered. "Where's that boy? What is he doing? Has he got family? Has he got kids? Is he alive? What is he doing?"


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