Mo Farah

British track and field athlete

Sir Mohamed "Mo" Muktar Jama Farah, CBE, OLY (born 23 March 1983) is a British middle and long-distance runner who holds the European record in the 5,000 metres and 10,000 metres.

Farah in 2016

Farah was born in Mogadishu, Somalia. He spent his early childhood living in Somaliland and Djibouti.[1] He moved to England when he was eight years old. He lives in both London and Portland, Oregon, US (United States).

In the 2012 Olympics he won gold in the 10,000 metres and the 5,000 metres and in the 2011 World Championships, he won gold in the 5,000 meters and silver in the 10,000 meters.[2] He won the 5,000 m and 10,000 m again at the 2012 World Championship in Moscow.[3]


  1. Mo Farah (2013). Twin Ambitions - My Autobiography. Hachette UK. pp. 5–7. ISBN 9781444779592.
  2. Mo Farah wins Olympic 10,000m gold for Great Britain retrieved 26 May 2013
  3. "Mo Farah Wins Men's 5000m Gold - London 2012 Olympics - YouTube". Retrieved 2021-02-04.