With unprecedented access to Mo Farah, Mo Farah: Race of his Life is a one-hour documentary charting the athlete’s brutal training schedule, and goes behind the scenes of family life in the build-up to the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Produced over a year, we witness his brutal training camps in Africa and the USA, follow him as he competes in races around the world, and intimately see how the double Olympic and five-time world champion balances his work and family life, bringing up his four young children with wife Tania.
As well as showing the determination, dedication and sacrifice that goes into Farah’s athletic programme, this candid documentary also shows the events that have shaped Farah into the man he is today. He reunites with his twin brother, who he was separated from for 12 years, revisits his childhood home of Djibouti, the country he left as an eight year-old.
The film charts Mo’s career from promising youngster to London 2012, and witnesses the continuing sacrifices necessary to defend his titles in Rio. But this has been no ordinary year for Mo, and the sport in general, and Mo candidly discusses the recent controversies with his coach Alberto Salazar.
Mo Farah: Race Of His Life, BBC 1, Thursday, 9pm