About Mo Farah

Mo Farah is double Olympic & double World champion and the UK's greatest ever distance runner - a far cry from his humble beginnings in Somalia, arriving in London from Mogadishu at the age of 8 and speaking very little English.

He grew up in West London and began running at school when spotted by his PE Teacher. Mo was a very successful junior athlete winning the European Junior 5000m title in 2001. His major breakthrough on the senior stage came in 2006 when he won a silver medal in the 5000m in the European T&F Championships and later in the year won the European Cross Country Championships. At global level he went on to place a creditable 6th in the 2007 World T&F Championships and 7th in the 2009 World T&F Championships.

Mo's career took another step forward in 2010 with a 5000m & 10,000m golden double at the European T&F Championships and one week later became the first British man to run sub 13 minutes for the 5000m with a National Record time of 12:57.94. 2011 was a dream season for the popular 28 year old as he became the first British man to win the 5000m in the World T&F Championships a few days after winning the silver medal in the 10,000m. He smashed the European 10,000m Record with a time of 26:46.57 and improved the British 5000m Record to 12:53.11.

On the 4th August 2012, Farah created history at the London Olympic Games. In his first race Mo capped off 'Super Saturday' by winning the 10,000m gold in a time of 27:30.42. This was Great Britain's first ever Olympic gold medal in the 10,000m and came after two other gold medals for Great Britain in the same athletics session. A week later on the 11th August 2012, Mo completed the hardest track double of them all by winning the 5,000m in a time of 13:41.66. Farah now joins just 5 people (Zatopek, Kuts, Viren, Yifter, Bekele) in the history of the Olympic Games to win the 5k/10k double and the only athlete to do it on home soil. To finish off an amazing 2012 Mo's wife Tania gave birth to twin daughters Aisha and Amani who Mo dedicated each of his gold medals to.

Mo currently lives between Teddington, London and Portland, Oregon with his wife Tania and three daughters, Rhianna, Aisha and Amani. He is coached by Alberto Salazar and runs for the Nike Oregon Project

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Latest News

Mo Farah Wins New Orleans Half Marathon in a New British Record and Course Record

London is rarely compared to New Orleans. But Mo Farah said he felt like he was back in the United Kingdom on Sunday morning as he raced through the streets of the Big Easy.

Farah, who won two gold medals in the London Olympics last year, captured the Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans half marathon Sunday, out-sprintingGebre Gebremariam in the final 200 meters of the featured race.

Farah won the race in a course and British record time of one hour, 59 seconds. Gebremariam of Ethiopia was one second behind him.

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Images

Warming up for the 5K
Me in a London Cab
Crossing the finish line
Ready to start...
Me and Paula
MoBot
10k - World Championships 2011
On the finish line
Flying the flag 1
Flying the flag 2
Flying the flag 3
5K Gold 2 - World Championships 2011
5K Gold 1 - World Championships 2011
Swapping moves. Usain and Mo borrow each others celebrations
The taste of victory.
5,000m Olympic Final - Gold
Olympic 10,000m medal ceremony
Olympic 10,000m victory
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Videos

Winning the 5000m at the Monaco Diamond League Watch Video
Winning the 5000m at the World Champs 2011 Watch Video
5K Gold - Channel 4 News Report Watch Video
Mo Farah Song Watch Video
Mo Farah 2011 Best Bits Watch Video
Mo Farah Lucozade Sport 2012 Advert Watch Video
Olympic 10,000m Final - FULL Watch Video
Olympic 5,000m Final - FULL Watch Video
Mo wins another title. 1st ever to beat the Cube! Watch Video
Fans watching 5km in Hyde Park Watch Video
Mo and Usain swap moves Watch Video
50 second last lap! Watch Video
Mo breaks British and European 1500m record Watch Video
Winning the 10000m at the Moscow World Champs 2013 Watch Video
Winning the 5000m at the Moscow World Champs 2013 Watch Video
Quorn TV Ad - Heathly Protein 2014 Watch Video
Winning the 10000m at the Eurpoean Champs 2014 Watch Video
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Performance

800m 1:48.69
1500m 3:28.81 NR
Mile 3:56.49
3000m (i) 7:34.47 NR
5000m 12.53.16 NR
5000m (i) 13.10.60 NR
10,000m 26:46.57 NR
5K (road) 13:30 NR
10K (road) 27:44 NR
Half Marathon 60.59 NR
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Career

2014 New York Half Marathon
2nd
2013 New Orleans Half Marathon
1st
2013 World Championships - 10,000m
Gold
2013 World Championships - 5,000m
Gold
2012 Olympic Games London - 10,000m
Gold
2012 Olympic Games London - 5,000m
Gold
2011 World Championships - 5,000m
Gold
2011 World Championships - 10,000m
Silver
2011 New York Half Marathon
1st
2011 European Indoor - 3000m
Gold
2010 European T&F Championships - 5,000m
Gold
2010 European T&F Championships - 10,000m
Gold
2009 European Cross Country Championships
Silver
2009 IAAF World T&F Championshps - 5000m
7th
2009 European Indoor - 3000m
Gold
2008 European Cross Country
Silver
2007 IAAF World T&F Championships
6th
2007 IAAF World Cross Country
10th
2006 European Cross Country
Gold
2006 European T&F Championships - 5000m
Silver
2003 European U23 Championships - 5000m
Silver
2001 European Junior Cross Country
Gold
2001 European Junior - 5000m
Gold
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Team

Coach:

Alberto Salazar


PR:

Tania Farah


Management:

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Design:

Photography:

Mark Shearman

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