17/12/2012 11:24 GMT | Updated 17/12/2012 11:26 GMT

Mo Farah Wants Pelé To Do The 'Mobot'

Mo Farah wants Pelé to be the next famous person to do the 'Mobot'.

Farah went home empty-handed from last night's BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards despite becoming the first Briton in history to claim Olympic gold in the 5,000 and 10,000 metres this summer.

The Somalia-born long-distance runner was one of the favourites for the award, but he had to settle for fourth place behind winner Bradley Wiggins, Jessica Ennis and Andy Murray.

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Farah's 'Mobot' became a London 2012 signature

Had it been any other year Farah might have expected to win by a landslide. His determination to win two of the hardest Olympic track events and the famous 'Mobot' celebration which accompanied both his victories made him a popular, iconic figure of London 2012.

Usain Bolt, Lennox Lewis and Boris Johnson are just three of the many people who have attempted the pose and Farah now wants arguably the greatest footballer of all time to attempt it too.


Pelé can dance, but can he do the 'Mobot'?

"I'd like a football player to do it, someone like Pelé," the 29-year-old said.

"I would probably like to see someone like Pelé do it. That would be good."