This is the moment a refugee athlete got to meet his idol, Sir Mo Farah.
Kadar Omar Abdullahi was running the 5000m at the World Athletics Championships when he looked over his shoulder to see the British champion in the race with him. “I was looking [over] my shoulder side, it was Mo Farah, I feel wow,” he told the UNHCR.
Abdullahi was competing in London for the first time and didn’t miss the opportunity to chat with the Olympic champion after their event. The Ethiopian athlete left his home country aged 13 to live in a refugee camp in Kenya.
Achieving a personal best in London, he hopes he can inspire other refugees looking up to him