Mo Farah

Long-distance Runner
Born Mar 23, 1983

Mohammed "Mo" Farah is a Somali-born British international track and field athlete, and current 5000 m world champion. On the track, he generally competes over 5000 metres and 10,000 metres, but also runs the 3000 metres and occasionally the 1500 metres. He has expressed a desire to move up to the marathon after the 2012 Olympics.… Read More

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1983 Birth Born in Mogadishu, Somalia on 23 March 1983, Farah spent the early years of his childhood in Djibouti with his twin brother. … Read More
1990 7 Years Old …  He then went on to win the 5000 m from Jesus Espana, becoming only the fifth man in the 66-year history of the European Championships to achieve the 5000 m/10,000 m double, and the first for 20 years, following in the footsteps of the Czech Emil Zatopek in 1950, Zdzislaw Krzyszkowiak of Poland in 1958, Finland’s Juha Vaatainen in 1971 and Salvatore Antibo, of Italy, in 1990.


1996 13 Years Old In 1996, at the age of 13, Farah entered the English schools cross country and finished ninth. … Read More
2001 18 Years Old Farah's first major title was at 5000 metres at the European Athletics Junior Championship in 2001, the same year that he began training at St Mary's University College, Twickenham. … Read More


2005 22 Years Old In 2005, Farah moved in with Australian Craig Mottram and a group of Kenyan runners that included 10,000 metres world number one Micah Kogo. "They sleep, eat, train and rest, that's all they do but as an athlete you have to do all those things. … Read More
In July 2006, Farah clocked a time of 13 minutes 9.40 seconds for 5000 m to become Britain's second-fastest runner after Dave Moorcroft. … Read More
2007 24 Years Old Farah represented the UK at 5000 m in the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, Japan. … Read More
2008 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2008, Farah ran 10,000 m events, claiming the fastest UK men's time for almost eight years.
He also took gold in the 3000 m in both the 2009 and 2011 European Athletics Indoor Championships, in Turin and Paris respectively. … Read More
In April 2010, Farah married his longtime girlfriend Tania Nell in Richmond, London. … Read More
…  At the 2011 World Championships in Athletics, he won silver the 10,000 m and gold in the 5000 m.
…  He has expressed a desire to move up to the marathon after the 2012 Summer Olympics
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