Mo Farah

Mo Farah is a British distance runner who won Olympic gold medals in the 5000 m and 10,000 m in 2012 and 2016. He is only the second athlete in modern Olympic Games history to successfully defend his 5000-meter and 10,000-meter titles; Lasse Virén was the first. Though he primarily competes in the 5000 and 10,000 meters, he has also excelled in the 1500 meters and marathon. He also holds the British indoor 3000 m record and the current indoor world two mile record. Let’s take a closer look at him in this piece.

How much is Mo Farah’s worth?

Mo Farah’s career as a distance runner provides him a significant amount of money and fame as a member of the sports industry. According to some web reports, his current net worth is reported to be $5 million. His salary and assets, however, have yet to be revealed.

What is Mo Farah famous for?

  • A distance runner from the United Kingdom.
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Caption: British Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has no regrets on calling time on glittering track career (Source: Firstpost)

How old is Mo Farah?

Mo Farah was born in the Somali city of Mogadishu in the year 1983, according to his biography. He is currently 36 years old. He is one of Muktar, an IT professional, and Amran Farah’s six children. Mohamed Muktar Jama Farah is his full name. He grew up in an Islamic home and was raised as a devout Muslim.

Due to rising violence and unrest in Somalia, the family was forced to flee the nation. When he was eight years old, his family relocated to the United Kingdom. Due to illness, one of his brothers, Hassan, was left behind, and the two were separated for 12 years. He struggled to acclimate to his new surroundings because he could scarcely communicate in English.

Where did Mo Farah go to school?

He attended the Isleworth & Syon School and afterwards the Feltham Community College for his studies.

How Mo Farah become a distance runner?

  • In terms of his career, Mo Farah began training with Alan Storey in 2001 and won the European Athletics Junior Championship title in the 5000 m that year.
  • He became Britain’s second-fastest runner after Dave Moorcroft in 2006, clocking a time of 13 minutes 9.40 seconds for 5000 meters as a senior.
  • In the same year, he finished second in the European 5000 m Championships in Gothenburg and the 2006 European Cross Country Championships in San Giorgio Su Legnano, Italy.
  • He also trained in Kenya and Ethiopia during the next few years, winning European medals in the 5000 m and 10,000 m in 2010. In 2011, he relocated to Portland, Oregon, to train with American coach Alberto Salazar.
  • 2011 was a particularly fruitful year for him. At the European Indoor Championships, he won gold in the 3000 m. At the 2011 World Championships in Athletics in Daegu, South Korea, he won silver in the 10,000 m and gold in the 5000 m, becoming the first British male to win a World Championships medal in either distance.
  • In 2012, his career seemed ready to reach new heights. He won Great Britain’s first Olympic gold medal in the 10,000 m at the London 2012 Olympics in a timing of 27:30.42. At the 2012 Olympics, he won the 5000 m in 13:41.66, completing a long-distance double.
  • With a performance of 3:28.81 at the Herculis meeting in Monaco in 2013, he broke the European 1500 m record. He effectively broke Steve Cram’s 28-year-old British record and Fermn Cacho’s 16-year-old European record with this achievement. He also won the 10,000 m and 5000 m events at the World Championships in Moscow the same year.
  • He was scheduled to compete in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, however he was forced to withdraw due to sickness.
  • In 2015, he surpassed Kenenisa Bekele’s indoor two-mile world record by running an 8:03.4 in the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix. At the age of 32, he went on to win the long-distance gold medal double at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics.
  • His incredible form continued at the 2016 Rio Olympics, where he won gold medals in the 10,000 m and 5000 m, becoming only the second athlete in modern Olympic Games history to successfully defend both the 5000 m and 10,000 m championships, following Lasse Virén.
  • After the 2017 World Championships in Athletics, he declared that he would switch from track events to the marathon. He won the 10,000m and finished second in the 5,000m behind Ethiopian Muktar Edris.
  • He won the inaugural London Big Half Marathon in March 2018, his first event in six months, in preparation for the London Marathon. In September of the same year, he won the Great North Run for the fifth time in a row, extending his record.
  • He won his first gold medal in the marathon distance at the Chicago Marathon, setting a new European record of 2 hours 5 minutes and 11 seconds, an improvement of 37 seconds.
  • He declared in February 2019 that he would run the London Big Half Marathon again in March 2019. He also indicated in an interview that he is considering competing in the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, which would be his fourth Olympic games if confirmed.
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Caption: Mo Farah, wife Tania and their kids. (Source:

Who is Mo Farah married to?

Mo Farah is married to Tonia Nell, according to his personal life. They have three children together: twin daughters Aisha and Amani, as well as a boy Hussein. He is also the stepfather of Rihanna, who is Tonia’s daughter from a previous marriage. Currently, the couple enjoys a happy life with their children, with no rumors of divorce or separation.

How tall is Mo Farah?

Farah is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs roughly 58 kilograms, according to his physique measurements. He, too, has an athletic build, brown eyes, and bade hair. His additional physical characteristics are yet to be revealed. We will notify you if any information is made public.

Quick Facts About Mo Farah

Celebrated Name Mo Farah
Age 38 Years
Nick Name Mo
Birth Name Mohamed Muktar Jama Farah
Birth Date 1983-03-23
Gender Male
Profession Runner
Place Of Birth Mogadishu, Somalia
Nationality British
Birth Nation Somalia
Residence London, England, UK
Famous For Runner
Education Feltham Community College
Ethnicity Mixed
Horoscope Aries
Father Muktar Farah
Mother Amran Farah
Marital Status Married
Wife Tania Nell
Children Three
Height 5 feet 9 inches
Weight 58 Kg
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Bald
Net Worth $5 Million
Salary Under Review
Source of Wealth Sports Industry
Sexual Orientation Straight
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