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 Farah was born on 23 March 1983 in Mogadishu, Somalia. … Read More
1990 7 Years Old …  He then went on to win the 5000 m from Jesus España, 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 Zátopek 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 Farah represented Hounslow at cross-country in the London Youth Games. In 1996, at the age of 13, he 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 m 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
2006 23 Years Old 1 More Event
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
In May 2008, Farah ran 10,000 m events, claiming the fastest UK men's time for almost eight years.
In January 2009, Farah set a new British indoor record in the 3000 metres, breaking John Mayock's record with a time of 7 minutes 40.99 seconds in Glasgow. … Read More
In April 2010, Farah married his longtime girlfriend Tania Nell in Richmond, London. … Read More
2011 was a successful year for Farah, beginning on 8 January at the Edinburgh Cross Country, where he defeated the top four finishers of that year's European Championships to take victory in the long race.
At the London 2012 Olympics, on 4 August, Farah won the 10,000 m gold in a time of 27:30.42. … Read More


…  Farah also completed the double at the 2013 and 2015 World Championships in Athletics. … Read More
Farah began 2014 preparing for the year's London Marathon, his first such run. … Read More
On 21 February 2015, Farah broke the indoor two-mile world record at the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix. … Read More
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