Mo Farah said it was the best moment of his life when his wife Tania and daughter Rihanna joined him on the Olympic Stadium track after his 10,000 metres triumph.
Farah's victory rounded off six golds for Britain on the most successful day for the country at an Olympics since the 1908 Games.
Farah said: "Seeing them on the track was the best moment of my life - having your family there with you at such a moment....Rihanna's shoes kept coming off so I took them off so she could come on a lap of honour but she got scared because the crowd were so loud!"
He also said he was inspired by seeing Jessica Ennis having just won the heptathlon.
"I saw Jess with a flag and knew she must have won gold and I just felt I had to win," Farah said. "As I came through the tunnel, people were just shouting 'Go Mo!' and the atmosphere was something else.
"I was really buzzing - it was like someone had just given me 10 cups of coffee, I was just pumped up so much."