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Mo Farah Just Won the Final Race of His Career By the Skin of His Teeth

Mo Farah won the last race of his track career on Thursday in an unforgettably dramatic display.

Quadruple Olympic winner, Mo Farah, ran to victory on Thursday in the last race of his career.


The unforgettably dramatic display saw the distance runner beat out three Ethiopian competitors just in the knick of time to claim the 5000 meter win at the Diamond League final in Zurich.

He finished the race in 13 minutes and 06.05 seconds—just 0.03 seconds ahead of second-place runner Muktar Edris, who stumbled across the finish line behind him.

The Somali-born, British-based 34 year-old, is the most successful British track athlete in modern Olympic Games history. His ten global titles, make him the most decorated athlete in the country's history. His sports accolades seem endless, and now he has one last title to add to the list.

And that's how you end a wildly successful track career. Congrats to the champion!

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How Relocating to Ghana Helped Reinvigorate Jewelry Designer Aisha Asamany's Work

Moving to Ghana gave Aisha Asamany's luxury jewelry brand, inspired by Adinkra symbols that traditionally project strength, fearlessness, love and power, renewed verve to tell personal stories of her growing clientele.

In 2019, the government of Ghana made a global splash with its Year of Return initiative – the campaign sought to encourage the African diaspora to return home to the continent, specifically to Ghana.

Linked to the 400th year commemoration of the first recorded landing of slaves in the United States, it became a launchpad for the Ghanaian government to convince Black people around the world to permanently settle in the West African country.

Aisha Asamany, a corporate management consultant for high-profile UK financial institutions turned self-taught luxury jewelry designer was one of many who heeded the call, trading in the corporate life for a spiritual and an entrepreneurial journey – one of joy, appreciation, and representation in her fatherland.

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