Mo Farah, one of the best middle-distance runners of all time, is a track and field competitor who won back-to-back medals at the Olympics in the 5000-meter and 10,000-meter events in 2012 and 2016.
After Lasse Viren, Mo Farah is the only athlete to have won both the 5000 and 10,000 meters at the back-to-back Olympic Games. The British competitor also set a record by taking home consecutive gold medals in 2013 and 2015 at the World Championships.
Bio of Mo Farah
On March 23, 1983, Mo Farah was born in Mogadishu, Somalia. Amran and Muktar Farah are his parents. When he was four years old, his father lost his life in a civil war in Somalia. His mother was cut off from him.
Mo Farah claims that he was unlawfully transported to the UK via Djibouti. He was subsequently made to work as a domestic servant under the alias Mohammed Farah, which was not his real name.
Mo Farah was not allowed to start attending school until he was twelve years old, at which point he enrolled at Feltham Community College.
Mo Farah’s Childhood
Because his father was employed as a general assistant at Heathrow airport in England at the time, Mo Farah was raised by his grandparents.
When Farah arrived in England at the age of only eight, he hardly spoke any English. Surprisingly, he ended up living with his mother rather than his father.
Farah finished his schooling at London’s Feltham Community College. The British athlete encountered several difficulties in the classroom because of his limited command of English before one of his more experienced professors, Alan Watkinson, came to his aid.
At the beginning of Farah’s career, Watkinson encouraged him since he recognized his aptitude in football and athletics.
Professional Career of Mo Farah
Farah joined the St Mary’s University Endurance and Performance Coaching Center after completing his studies at London’s Feltham Community College.
He also worked as a sales assistant for the sports retailer sweetshop and in fast food restaurants to help support his family.
Farah won his first gold medal in Europe in 2006 in the 10,000-meter cross-country championships. He qualified for the 5000m at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, but he was unable to go to the finals.
Following his success at the 2010 European Athletics Championships in the 5000 and 10,000 meters, Farah chose to hire Alberto Salazar as his full-time coach.
Farah improved his chances of winning Olympic gold in 2012 by winning the 5000m at the 2011 European Athletics Championship and taking silver in the 10,000m.
When he won the gold medal in the 5000m at the 2012 Olympics, Mo Farah captivated the globe. The British athlete won gold in the 10000m event a week later as well, giving him two gold medals overall.
He was in the news after his enormous success at the Olympics and was well praised for pulling it off. The British athlete established the Mo Farah charity in an effort to aid Somalian orphans. At this time, Farah also welcomed twins into the world.
Mo Farah accomplished the unthinkable at the 2016 Olympics by winning both the 5000-meter and 10,000-meter races. He did this to become only the second athlete, after Lasse Viren, to do so at back-to-back Olympics in 2012 and 2016.
In an effort to concentrate on the marathon, Mohamed Muktar Jama Farah declared his retirement from track competition.
Mo Farah Salary
Mo Farah is one of the wealthiest and most well-known runners. Our study of Mo Farah’s net worth from sources like Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider indicates that it is around $5 million.