Mo Farah won the New Orleans half-marathon over the weekend in a record time of 1 hour, 59 seconds. Mo Farah also won gold medals in the 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter distances at the London Olympics this past summer. But you already know that because Farah, a Somali-born Brit, was one of the public faces of the Olympics, particularly his post-10,000-meter, wide-eyed, oh-my-God-I-think-I-left-the-stove-on face.
It’s possible, sure, that you don’t know who Mo Farah is, that you aren't one of his 780,000 followers on Twitter. But, presumably, you would find out who he was—and the distance he ran—if it was your responsibility to interview Farah after his win this past weekend. Unless, that is, you are WDSU anchor LaTonya Norton, who asked Farah: “Haven’t you run before?” and “What does it take to prepare for a marathon like this?” followed by an encouraging, "Well, you're certainly off to a great start!"