Sir Mohamed Muktar Jama Farah CBE OLY is a British long-distance runner. His ten global championship gold medals (four Olympic and six World titles) make him the most successful male track distance runner ever, and he is the most successful British track athlete in modern Olympic Games history.
Farah is the 2012 and 2016 Olympic gold medallist in both the 5000 m and 10,000 m. He is the second athlete, after Lasse Virén, to win both the 5000 m and 10,000 m titles at successive Olympic Games.
He also completed the ‘distance double’ at the 2013 and 2015 World Championships in Athletics.
He was the first man to defend both distance titles in both major global competitions – a feat described as the ‘quadruple-double’.
After finishing second in the 10,000 meters at the 2011 World Championships, Farah had an unbroken streak of ten global final wins (the 5000 m in 2011, the 10,000 m in 2017, and the double in 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016).
The streak ended in Farah’s final championship track race when he finished second to Ethiopia’s Muktar Edris in the 2017 5000 meters final.
Farah represented Hounslow in cross-country in the London Youth Games. In 1996, at the age of 13, he entered the English school’s cross-country and finished ninth. The following year, he won the first of five English school titles.
What is Mo Farah Net Worth?
The Somali-British athlete Mo Farah has a $5 million dollar fortune. Mo Farah was raised in the UK after leaving Mogadishu, Somalia when he was eight years old.
Due to the language barrier, he had academic and interpersonal difficulties, but eventually found success in sports.