Roar me to glory, says Mo as British star eyes Olympic glory in 10,000m
22:21 GMT, 3 August 2012
The bell sounds on Saturday night, Mo Farah enters the final lap and he needs help. Yours, if you're lucky enough to be inside the Olympic Stadium.
He will do the running. He wants you to create the mother of all noises, a massive crescendo to carry him home in the 10,000 metres.
When he starts acting like a mini-Usain Bolt to blow away the opposition after 24 sapping laps of the track, he wants to hear you. Home advantage, Farah thinks, will be crucial.
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'What really gets me through is the crowd – having that energy from the crowd cheering you on,' he said.
'Crystal Palace last month was amazing, everybody cheering for me and at the end people shouting, “We want Mo”. I really enjoy it. That's the feeling that makes you want to work hard in training and want to do well.
'That last lap depends on how loud they are, the adrenaline produced. It makes a big difference. When that cheering is getting louder you want to do well and it gives you that bit more energy.'
Centre of attention: Farah can expect huge support from the mainly British crowd
Farah's stand-out opponent is Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopia's defending Olympic champion.
Farah said: 'He is the one. He has more experience than anyone else. He has won more medals than anyone else and seems to get it right in the championships.
'But that's just one athlete and you can't just be concentrating on one. I have to think about the rest of the guys and come up with the best plan I can to try to win that race.'