Video: Mo Farah does his best Happy Gilmore impression

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Mo Farah, primarily known for long-distance running, has produced a wild, yet sensational, piece of skill at a golf driving range.

The four-time Olympic Champion was seen to channel his inner Happy Gilmore as he took a full run-up before taking a swing at the ball. 

Farah made sure to post the video on his Instagram, in which he is seen to thoroughly enjoy his effort.


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In what seems to be a rather flat and quick strike, the ball flies into the distance as the 33-year-old kneels down to track the ball's flight. 

Not the cleanest strike he will ever execute, but it's quite an impressive feat for someone who plies his trade on the track as opposed to the grass.

Not sure if we will be seeing the veteran runner challenge the likes of Rory McIlroy or Phil Mickelson anytime soon, but it's a great sight to watch the athlete have a swing nonetheless.

Farah's fun outing comes after he was nominated for the IAAF Men's World Athlete of the Year, alongside the likes of Olympic 100m Champion Usain Bolt and South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk.

Set to be announced in December, it will be only the second time a British athlete would have won this award after fellow distance runner Paula Radcliffe clinched it in 2002. 

Considered the most successful British track athlete in modern history, Farah has won consecutive 5,000m and 10,000m  titles in the Olympics in 2012 and 2016 respectively, as well as the World Championships in 2013 and 2015, only the second person in history to have achieved this feat. 

Hence, a win at the IAAF awards in Monaco would be thoroughly deserved for the Brit, after enjoying a highly successful year on the track. 

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