Found August 17, 2012 on
The Mark Graham Sports Blog:
Move over, McKayla Maroney. You've got company in the Internet meme department.
British runner Mo Farah has become the hot new Internet meme with him running away from things.
Farah, who ran for Britain in the 5,000 and 10,000 meter at the Olympics, has been photoshopped into pictures of him running away from things like an unruly mob from The Simpsons to runaway brides to Mo Farah clones.
All of these and more can be found on a Tumblr called "Mo Farah Running Away From Things". Here are just some of the pictures found on the Tumblr.
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As I’ve freely admitted above, I was way too slow on the uptake with this one, but the genius and amusing nature of the latest Olympics-related meme, “Mo Farah Running Away From Things” makes it just too fantastic to pass up. Of course, Mo Farah is the Somalia-born, British Olympics hero, who ran his way [...]
As much as I love the McKayla is Not Impressed meme, I think I like Mo Farah Running Away From Things better. I’d say they’re neck-and-neck, but McKayla acknowledging her meme kind of takes it full circle for me. Read all this in more in my new weekly New Yorker editorial: “Ashley Burns: Meme Expert”.Morning LinksThe 10 Greatest TV Appearances From ‘The Expendables’ ...
Mike Trout impresses everyone. That is not an overstatement. That is cold, hard science. However, it might have one exception. If there is one person in this world who might not be impressed with Trout's many, many amazing feats it is an Olympian... a certain Olympian... an Olympian that goes by the name of McKayla Maroney.
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