Metro cube becomes ‘MetMo’ to celebrate Mo Farah’s final Great North Run

The newly designed cube has been unveiled to pay tribute to Mo Farah’s incredible running career.

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Heworth Interchange metro station has been given a Mo Farah makeover, to celebrate the runners final competition appearance at the Great North Run. 

The familiar yellow and black Metro cube now has a silhouette motif, showcasing Farah’s iconic Mobot celebration in which he arches his arms to the top of his head to make an ‘M’ shape, and has been named the ‘MetMo’.

In the first time that a Metro cube has been changed to celebrate an individual’s achievement, Nexus (who own and manage the metro), unveiled the new display just in time for this year’s Great North Run, which will be held on Sunday, September 10.

Given its location at Heworth Interchange in Gateshead, next to the Felling bypass, the ‘MetMo’ is in prime position to be seen by thousands of runners and spectators at the world-famous half marathon this Sunday.

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Farah has also recorded a series of announcements for the Metro’s public address system as part of the Great North Run countdown.

Head of Station Delivery at Nexus, Lynne Dickinson, said: “The Metro cubes are a unique and an iconic part of life in our region, making them the perfect place to showcase a tribute to Sir Mo Farah ahead of his final race in the Great North Run.

“This is the first time that we have ever changed the logo on a Metro cube, but we really wanted to do something to celebrate Mo’s amazing career, someone who is now just as synonymous with the proud history of the Great North Run.”

The ‘MetMo’ cube at Heworth Interchange.The ‘MetMo’ cube at Heworth Interchange.
The ‘MetMo’ cube at Heworth Interchange.

She continued: “The Metro cube at Heworth will have the Mobot logo on for the next week or so. We are looking forward to seeing as many people as possible coming down to get their photos taken, and of course having a go at doing the Mobot.”

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