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Mo Farah meets BOTH of this brand new wax figures!

Just one day after competing in his first London Marathon, two-time Olympic Gold Medallist, Mo Farah CBE, was delivered another double whammy as he met BOTH of his brand new wax figures. Portrayed in his trademark “mobot” pose, the startlingly life-like wax figures have been created for both of our attractions in London AND Blackpool.

The hugely popular track and field hero was astounded by the likeness, commenting: “It’s brilliant – it’s weird to see myself like this, but they did a great job, they look exactly like me. Even my kids are shocked!”

Also in attendance were Mo’s wife, Tania, step-daughter, Rihanna, and twins Amani and Aisha, who were similarly impressed. When faced with the wax figures, Mo’s young twins instinctively knew who they were meeting, reaching out to and calling the figures as “Dada”.

The figures are wearing authentic Team GB athletics kit with the Blackpool figure sporting vest, running shorts and spikes by Nike and London’s in track suit and Nike trainers. They will now take up residence in the interactive sports zones at both attractions.

“If Mo’s response is anything to go by, fans are going to be delighted by these figures,” commented Nicole Fenner, our PR Manager. “He is a national hero and a national treasure, and guests will undoubtedly love measuring up their “moboting” skills with both Mo’s. Here in London he’ll be very near the wax figure of his friend Usain Bolt and fellow Team GB Olympians, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Tom Daley,” continued Nicole.

Our Blackpool attraction is similarly looking forward to welcoming their figure. Matthew Titherington, General Manager at Madame Tussauds Blackpool, added: "Mo’s figure is undoubtedly “by popular” demand as our guests voted him the Olympian they most wanted us to feature at Madame Tussauds Blackpool. The Marathon may have been run in London, but his popularity is international and there’s a warm welcome waiting for him when he arrives in Blackpool.”

Mo was extremely involved in the creation of his figures, sitting for our talented studios team in January before heading off for training in Kenya. They took hundreds of precise measurements and photographs to ensure as accurate a likeness as possible. The figures were created by separate teams of sculptors, moulders, colourists and hair stylists. In total it took 20 people four months to complete the figures with each one costing £150,000.