Mo Farah Biography, Wiki, Age, Family, Husband, Career, Awards, Movies, Net Worth

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Mo Farah Biography, Wiki: We all know about Usain Bolt, the greatest sprinter of all times. But there is one more such runner who is setting history with his track records. Let’s delve into the life of Mo Farah, the most successful British track athlete.

Who is Mo Farah?

Sir Mohamed Muktar Jama Farah is a long distance runner and the most successful British track athlete in modern Olympic Games history. He has ten global championship medals- four Olympic and six World titles, that make him the most successful male distance runner in history.

Mo Farah Biography, Wikipedia

Mo Farah was born on 23rd March, 1983 in Mogadishu, Somalia. He spent his childhood in Djibouti as a refugee after fleeing from Mogadishu. He later moved to Britain to join his father. His ambition was to become a car mechanic or play for the Arsenal football club as a right winger. His talent for athletics was first recognized by his Physical Education teacher Alan Watkinson.

Mo Farah Family

Farah’ father’s name is Mukhtar Farah. He is a British citizen, born in London and brought up in Hounslow. He is an IT consultant and a businessman. Farah has a twin brother named Hassan who lives in Somalia and is married with 10 children. He has 3 younger brothers whose names are not known.

Farah married his longtime girlfriend Tania Nell in 2010 at Richmond, London. They have 4 children together- a stepdaughter Rihanna, twin daughters Aisha and Amani and a son Hussein.

Mo Farah Education

Farah attended Isleworth and Syon School. He went to attend Feltham Community College. He later joined the Borough of Hounslow Athletics Club, West London.

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Mo Farah Age, Family, Husband, Child, Personal Details

Real NameMohamed Muktar Jama Farah
NicknameMo Farah
ProfessionLong Distance Running
Marital StatusMarried
Wife’s NameTania Nell
Child’s NameRihanna, Aisha, Amani, Hussein
Physical Status 
Age39 years
Height (Approx.)1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight (Approx.)65 kg (143 lb)
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Information 
Date of Birth23rd March 1983
BirthplaceMogadishu, Somalia
NationalityBritish
School NameIsleworth and Syon School
College NameFeltham Community College
QualificationsGraduation
Family Background 
Father’s NameMukhtar Farah
Mother’s NameNot Known
Siblings NameHassan
Career 
Source of IncomeLong Distance Running
Net Worth$ 5 million

Mo Farah Career

Mo Farah represented Hounslow in the London Youth Games in cross-country athletics. He won five English school titles. Farah attained the title of Britain’s second-fastest runner in 5000m in July 2006. He later went on to win a silver medal in the European Championship. He went on to win medals in 3000m runs to and breaking records making him a great runner in Britain. He clenched the gold medal in 10,000m at the European Athletics Championships in 2010.

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The year 2011 was a great time for Farah as he went on to win several medals and break records in major championships and competitions. He won two gold medal in the London 2012 Olympics in the 10,000 m and 5000 m races. He was appointed as the Commander of the Order of the British Empire after this feat. He again won two gold medals in Rio Olympics in 2016. In 2017, he announced that he will switch from track events to marathon. He went ot participate in the London Marathon, Great North and Chicago Marathon where he won gold. Farah announced his return to tack events and went on to try for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics but unfortunately he failed to qualify.

Farah also has endorsement deals with PACE Sports Management, Nike, Lucozade, Quorn, Bupa and Virgin Media.

Mo Farah Awards and Honours

YearAward
2006British Athletics Writers’ Association Award
2010British Athletics Writers’ Association Award
Best Senior Athlete of 2010 
London Youth Games Hall of Fame
2011British Athletics Writers’ Association Award
European Athlete of the Year
BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award, 3rd place
Athletics Weekly International Male Athlete
2012British Athletics Writers’ Association Award
European Athlete of the Year
Laureus World Sports Award for Breakthrough of the Year, nominee
Athletics Weekly International Male Athlete
Winner of The Cube UK
2013IAAF World Athlete of the Year, finalist
British Athletics Writers’ Association Award
Athletics Weekly International Male Athlete
Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsman of the Year, nominee
British Olympic Association Olympic athlete of the year
AIPS Europe Sportsmen of the Year – Frank Taylor Trophy
 Rodale, Inc., Running Times – Runner of the Year
Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Premier Inn Celebrity Dad of The Year
Best at Sport award at the British Muslim Awards
6th place, Freuds Heroes Index
2014Jesse Owens International Athlete Trophy, nominee
Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsman of the Year, nominee
Sack race world record
World’s 100 Most Powerful Arabs, Arabian Business
2015World Record, 2-mile run, Birmingham
Runners World top 50 influential individuals in running
LetsRun.com number 1 in 2015 year-end world ranking for long-distance runners
Fastest men’s 10,000-metre runner
Clothing firm Rohan’s 8th greatest Briton of all time
Evening Standard’s top 25 most influential Londoners
2016BAWA Athlete of the Year
British Athletics Supporters Club athlete of the year
Athletics Weekly International Male Athlete of the Year
Athletics Weekly British Male Athlete of the Year
Sports Relief highest polled sporting London hero
Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award for Inspirational Athlete
5th most powerful Black Briton
2017Sportsman of the Year at the Lycamobile British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards (BEDSAs)
BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award, 1st place
Created a Knight Bachelor for services to Athletics
Awarded OLY post nominal title from World Olympians Association

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Mo Farah FAQs

Who is Mo Farah?

Sir Mohamed Muktar Jama Farah is a long distance runner and the most successful British track athlete in modern Olympic Games history.

What is the Birthdate of Mo Farah?

Mo Farah was born on 23rd March, 1983 in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Who is Mo Farah’s Wife?

Farah married his longtime girlfriend Tania Nell in 2010 at Richmond, London.

What is Mo Farah’s Net worth?

Farah’s Net worth is 5 million.

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