Mo Farah goes double the distance with new wax figures confirmed for Madame Tussauds London and Blackpool!
A month before he competes in his first London Marathon, we can exclusively reveal that Mo Farah CBE is the next sporting superstar to be honoured with his own wax figure. In fact, in the latest double whammy for the two-time Olympic Gold Medallist; he will be racing into both of our UK attractions - London AND Blackpool.
The British track and field World Champion will be portrayed in his trademark “Mobot” pose, and will take up residence in the interactive sports zones at both attractions. Here in London he'll join fellow Olympians Usain Bolt, Tom Daley and Jessica Ennis and in Blackpool he'll be in the company of international stars Tiger Woods and Lewis Hamilton.
Work is well underway on both figures, which are being be created individually by separate teams of sculptors and artists based in London. Mo has been heavily involved in the creation process giving a sitting for the studios team before starting his Marathon training in earnest. He is familiar with the incredible artistry having seen his friend Usain Bolt's likeness when he visited the Olympic Stadium last year.
"I cannot wait to meet both of my doubles!" - Mo Farah
Mo commented: “I saw Usain Bolt’s wax figure at the Anniversary Games last year and couldn’t believe how brilliant it was. I said then that I’d love one of my own and I’m so excited that it’s now really happening. I cannot wait to meet both of my doubles!”
Nicole Fenner, the PR Manager here at Madame Tussauds London commented: “Since the 2012 Olympics, Mo has become a real national treasure, which I’m sure will be even more apparent by the time he’s competed in the London Marathon this year. The figure will be portrayed in a fun pose that we’re sure our guests will love to emulate and provide a real tribute to a such a popular sportsman”
Our Blackpool attraction is similarly looking forward to welcome their “Moboting” figure. Matthew Titherington, General Manager at Madame Tussauds Blackpool added: "We polled guests to find out which Olympian they wanted to see featured here at Madame Tussauds Blackpool and the response was overwhelmingly in favour of Mo. We know our visitors will grab the chance to measure up to him and try out their own Mobots!"
Mo Farah met fellow athlete Usain Bolt's wax figure in 2013!