London, July 13 : International track and field athlete Mo Farah has said that there is just one thing harder than winning gold - and that's winning on TV's `The Cube'.
The 29-year-old 5,000m world champ became the first person to win the 250,000-pound top prize on the fiendish three-year-old game show in an episode to screen on Saturday.
"Competing on The Cube was so nerve-racking," the Sun quoted him as telling TV Biz.
"It is harder than running in a race, for sure. When you have a race, you can train and you know you have done all the training.
"You know what kind of shape you are in and you work out and plan the race and how you want to do it.
"But with The Cube, you have no idea what is coming up next. You don't know what will happen. It is harder," he said.
The ITV1 series, hosted by Phillip Schofield, sees contestants trying to complete a series of challenges alone inside a Perspex cube.
In the past, the concentration needed for the tasks, combined with the pressure, have got the better of hopefuls every single time.
Mo took part in the Olympic-themed special, filmed early this year, in the hope of landing some cash for his charity, the Mo Farah Foundation.
But he never dreamed he would take the 250,000-pound jackpot.
"It was brilliant and I never ever thought I would win.
"I don't normally do TV shows like this - but this came at a time when I could fit it in," Mo added.
Mo's challenges on the show included having to press a button as soon as a blue square travelling around the floor of the Cube hit red, and manoeuvring a ring along a pole without touching it. (ANI)