Mo Farah's twins get personalised shoes and blankets to add to their engraved gold medals… as sleepless nights cause him to pull out of the Great North Run
12:23 GMT, 13 September 2012
In case he has any trouble telling his newborn twins apart, Mo Farah has been sent some personalised baby gifts with his daughters' names on.
The double Olympic champion tweeted pictures of pink blankets and boots he was sent from My1stYears writing, 'thanks to My 1st Years for the awesome gives for my little girls…!! Me and the wife love it…. shabba…!!'
'This is Amani's gift…!! Awesome…!!' he added with the second snap.
Proud father: Mo Farah introduced daughters Aisha and Amani to the world in last week's Hello! magazine and the gifts and congratulations have flowed in
In anticipation of the girls one day following in their athletic father's footsteps, the company sent Mo trainers in red and purple with Aisha and Amani's names stitched on them.
The blankets were embroidered with '5,000 Gold Baby' for Amani and '10,000 Gold Baby' for Aisha after Mo dedicated his wins to his yet-to-be born twins during the London 2012 Olympics.
He promised he would have both of his gold medals engraved with the girls' names.
Golden girls: Mo tweeted pictures of the personalised blankets and shoes he has been sent for his daughters
Mo's wife Tania, with whom he has a step-daughter Rihanna, seven, gave birth to the twins at the end of August following Mo's golden summer.
The Somalian-born athlete has been in demand since his historic victories so he has had to juggle sleepless nights and nappy changes with appearances on TV shows including Daybreak, This Morning and A League Their Own, as well as numerous photo shoots and award dos.
Babies on board: Mo's wife Tania, pictured with daughter Rihanna, was heavily pregnant when he won his two gold medals this summer
Unsurprisingly, the hectic schedule has left little time for Mo to maintain his usual gruelling training regime and as a result, he has pulled out of racing this Sunday's 13.1 mile Great North Run.
'I’m sorry not to be able to take part in the Bupa Great North Run but the last few weeks have taken their toll and it would be disrespectful to take on the distance without the necessary hard training,' he said in Athletics Weekly.
In demand: Mo has appeared on Daybreak this week…
… and filmed TV show A League of Their Own. Along with caring for his newborns, it's no wonder he hasn't had time to train for the 13.1 mile Great North Run this Sunday
However, the 29-year-old will not be disappointing his fans in the North East as he will instead compete in a two mile race as part of the CityGames on Saturday in Newcastle. He will then join fellow Olympians Greg Rutherford, Nicola Adams, Kate Copeland and Paralympian Ellie Simmonds to start the famous half marathon on Sunday morning.
'Of course I’ll be delighted to take part on the Saturday afternoon, before high-fiving as many people as possible on Sunday morning!' he said.
Viewers will have the chance to see if Mo secures victory in the two mile event and perform his famous 'Mobot' celebration when the CityGames is broadcast by the BBC on Saturday afternoon followed by their coverage of the Great North Run on Sunday morning.
Mobot: Despite pulling out of the Great North Run, fans will still get to see Mo do his famous celebration when he competes in the two mile CityGames event on Saturday before helping to start the half marathon on Sunday