Following his spectacular 10,000-meter World Athletics Championships win in London, Mo Farah revealed one element of the next stage of his career: passing the torch to the next generation of runners as a global ambassador for Marathon Kids.
“I love running, and it’s given me and my family so much,” says Farah. “As a dad, I know how important it is for my children to be active, and I’m honored to have the chance to inspire boys and girls to run with Marathon Kids.”
Marathon Kids, Nike’s community running partner, helps children unlock their potential, one mile at a time. In the Marathon Kids program, kids work at their own pace to run or walk the equivalent of up to four marathons at school, in running clubs or with their families.
Nike and Marathon Kids joined forces in the U.S. in 2015, and since then the program’s footprint has grown from three states to all 50, with more than 350,000 participants. The program expanded to the UK in 2016, with more than 20,000 kids already taking part.
You can help with Marathon Kids and make a difference with Mo.
Marathon Kids US – https://marathonkids.org/
Marathon Kids UK – https://www.kidsrunfree.co.uk/mk/