Mo Farah

British long-distance runner Mo Farah

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.
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Farrah Abraham overshares on social media
Fox News - 6 months
"Teen Mom" Farrah Abraham rarely holds back.
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Athletics: Farah wins his farewell track race in Britain
Reuters.com - 6 months
BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Mo Farah brought down the curtain on his peerless track career in Britain by winning his farewell race on home soil on an emotional afternoon at the Birmingham Grand Prix Diamond League meeting on Sunday.
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Athletics: Farah says British media trying to destroy his achievements
Reuters.com - 6 months
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Olympic and world champion Mo Farah said the British media were trying to destroy his achievements and repeated that he was a clean athlete during an emotional outburst on Sunday.
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Mo Farah Wins 10,000 at Worlds Before Home Crowd
NYTimes - 7 months
Farah survived being clipped twice from behind in the final lap to surge to victory in London.
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Bolt, Farah in early action at world championships
ABC News - 7 months
Usain Bolt and Mo Farah are poised to grab the early attention at the world championships
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Farah runs year's fastest 5,000 meters in Oregon
Reuters.com - 9 months
EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) - British double Olympic champion Mo Farah made his last U.S. track race a special one, running the year's fastest 5,000 meters at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting on Saturday.
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'Teen Mom' Farrah Abraham fires back at her critics, praises Trump
Fox News - 10 months
Farrah Abraham is no stranger to the world of reality TV. But this time, she’s getting personal.
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U.S. Business Leaders Rise Up Against Trump's Immigrant Ban
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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'Daddy may not be able to come home:' Runner Mo Farah reacts to Trump's ban - Washington Post
Google News - about 1 year
Washington Post 'Daddy may not be able to come home:' Runner Mo Farah reacts to Trump's ban Washington Post Mo Farah, a runner who was knighted after becoming the most successful track athlete in Britain's Olympic history, condemned the executive order banning people from certain Muslim countries, saying that “President Donald Trump seems to have made me ... Somalia-born Olympic Champion Mo Farah Troubled by Trump's Travel BanNBCNews.com Olympic gold medalist: Trump's immigration ban a policy of 'hate'The Hill (blog) Olympic Runner Mo Farah Unsure How Trump Order May Affect His Return to USABC News PEOPLE.com -CBS News -Business Insider -New York Daily News all 101 news articles »
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Olympic athletes honoured in Queen's New Year List
Reuters.com - about 1 year
Olympic athlete Mo Farah, tennis star Andy Murray, Spice Girl and designer Victoria Beckham and Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of "American Vogue", have all been honoured in Queen Elizabeth's New Year's Honours List. Yasmine Estaphanos reports.
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Olympic athletes honoured in Queen's New Year List
Reuters.com - about 1 year
Olympic athlete Mo Farah, tennis star Andy Murray, Spice Girl and designer Victoria Beckham and Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of "American Vogue", have all been honoured in Queen Elizabeth's New Year's Honours List. Yasmine Estaphanos reports.
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UK Olympic athletes, Posh Spice and Andy Murray honored in Queen's New Year List
Yahoo News - about 1 year
By Adela Suliman LONDON (Reuters) - Olympic athlete Mo Farah, tennis star Andy Murray, actor Mark Rylance, comedian Ken Dodd and Kinks musician Ray Davies have been knighted in Queen Elizabeth's New Year's Honors List. Spice Girl and designer Victoria Beckham was awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) while other fashion notables included Anna Wintour editor-in-chief of "American Vogue" and accessories designer, Anya Hindmarch. The biannual honors list is released on the Queen's official birthday in June and at the end of each year.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mo Farah
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 32
    In September 2016, he won the Great North Run for a record third consecutive year.
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    On 5 June 2016, Farah broke the 34-year old British 3000 meter record set by Moorcroft, which was set before he was born.
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    On 26 March, Farah finished a close third in the 2016 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff, finishing in 59:59, behind two Kenyans Geoffrey Kamworor (59:10) and Bedan Karoki (59:36), barely beating out Abayneh Ayele in a sprint for third in 59:59.
  • 2015
    Age 31
    On 6 June 2015 Farah held a press conference in which he expressed his anger that his name was "being dragged through mud".
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    In June 2015, in a BBC Panorama documentary, it was alleged that Farah's coach Alberto Salazar was guilty of doping offences at the Nike Oregon Project.
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    In summer 2015, Farah provided a public blood test in an effort to dispel concerns following various events including pictures posted by Hamza Driouch, who is banned from competing for doping violations, to Facebook which showed him training with Farah.
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    In 2015, Farah and Nell had a son called Hussein.
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    He repeated his long-distance gold medal double at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics.
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    On 22 March 2015, Farah broke the European record for half marathon in Lisbon.
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    On 21 February 2015, Farah broke the indoor two-mile world record at the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix.
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  • 2014
    Age 30
    On 7 September 2014, Farah competed in the Great North Run, a British half marathon.
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    Farah later appeared in Zürich at the 2014 European Athletics Championships.
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    Farah was due to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
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    Farah began 2014 preparing for the year's London Marathon, his first such run.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2013
    Age 29
    Farah was a finalist for the 2013 IAAF World Athlete of the year award.
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    In December 2013, Farah was the second favourite sportsperson behind Wimbledon tennis champion Andy Murray to become the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
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    However, deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg cited Farah's Olympic double gold win in his 2013 New Year's message and 2012 Autumn conference, and David Cameron on August 2013 expressed support for a knighthood for Mo Farah.
    On 16 August 2013, Farah won the 5,000 m event, in the process becoming double world and Olympic champion.
    On 10 August 2013, Farah held off a run by Ibrahim Jeilan to win the 10,000 m event at the World Championships in Moscow.
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    On 19 July 2013, at the Herculis meeting in Monaco, Farah broke the European 1500 m record with a time of 3:28.81.
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    Farah also completed the double at the 2013 and 2015 World Championships in Athletics.
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  • 2012
    Age 28
    In 2012–2013, Farah intimated that he had been stopped a number of times by U.S. Customs officials under suspicion of being a terrorist, which he attributed to confusion between his full name "Mohamed" and a computerized check-in process.
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    Along with other high-profile athletes, Farah later took part in the 2012 Olympic hunger summit at 10 Downing Street hosted by Prime Minister David Cameron, part of a series of international efforts which have sought to respond to the return of hunger as a high-profile global issue.
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    Following his 2012 successes, Farah was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to athletics.
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    On 23 August 2012, Farah returned to the track at a Diamond League meet in Birmingham, where he capped off a winning season with another victory over a distance of two miles.
    On 11 August 2012, Farah made it a long-distance double, winning the 5000 metres in a time of 13:41.66.
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    At the London 2012 Olympics, on 4 August, Farah won the 10,000 m gold in a time of 27:30.42.
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  • 2011
    Age 27
    In the 2011 World Championships in Athletics in Daegu, South Korea, Farah made a major breakthrough on the world stage by taking the silver medal in the 10,000 m and then the gold in the 5000 m.
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    On 22 July 2011, at a Diamond League meeting in Monaco, he set a new British national record in the 5000 m with a time of 12:53.11.
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    On 3 June 2011, at a Diamond League meeting in Eugene, Oregon, Farah won the Prefontaine Classic's 10,000 m event in 26:46.57, setting a new British and European record.
    On 5 March 2011, he won gold in the 3000 metres at the European Indoor Championships.
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    On 19 February 2011 in Birmingham, England, Farah broke the European 5000 m indoor record with a time of 13:10.60, at the same time taking ten seconds off the 29-year-old British indoor record of Nick Rose.
    In February 2011, Farah announced that he would be relocating to Portland, Oregon to work with new coach Alberto Salazar, train alongside Galen Rupp, and escape the British tabloids.
    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.
  • 2010
    Age 26
    In December 2010, Farah was named track-and-field athlete of the year by the British Olympic Association.
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    On 19 August 2010, at a Diamond League meeting in Zürich, Farah ran 5000 m in 12:57.94, breaking David Moorcroft's long-standing British record and becoming the first ever British athlete to run under 13 minutes.
    After training in Africa, he returned to Europe for the 2010 European Athletics Championships.
    Farah won the 2010 London 10,000 in late May in a time of 27:44, in the process beating 10K world record holder Micah Kogo.
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    In April 2010, Farah married his longtime girlfriend Tania Nell in Richmond, London.
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  • 2009
    Age 25
    Farah was one of the favourites to upset Serhiy Lebid's dominance at the 2009 European Cross Country Championships.
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    Farah competed at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics: he was in the leading pack early on in the 5000 metres race and eventually finished seventh – the best by a European runner.
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    In March 2009 he took gold in the 3000 m at the European Indoor Championships in Turin, recording a time of 7 minutes 40.17.
    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.
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  • 2008
    Age 24
    Farah became only the second man in history to win a long-distance titles at successive editions of the Olympics and World Championships, after Kenenisa Bekele's 2008–09 feat.
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    However, he was knocked out before the 5000 m final at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
    In May 2008, Farah ran 10,000 m events, claiming the fastest UK men's time for almost eight years.
  • 2007
    Age 23
    Farah represented the UK at 5000 m in the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, Japan.
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  • 2006
    Age 22
    In December 2006, Farah won the 2006 European Cross Country Championships in San Giorgio su Legnano, Italy.
    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.
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  • 2005
    Age 21
    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2001
    Age 17
    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.
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  • 1996
    Age 12
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1990
    Age 6
    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.
  • 1983
    Born
    Farah was born on 23 March 1983 in Mogadishu, Somalia.
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