Sir Mo Farah, is a multiple Olympic, World and European champion and is Britain’s most successful track athlete to date. He has 10 World and Olympic gold medals, 6 more than his nearest GB track rival Jessica Ennis Hill. Since the start of 2006 Farah has run 693,864m competitively on the track.
He is the 2012 and 2016 Olympic gold medallist in both the 5000m and 10,000m. In winning these titles Mo joined an exclusive club of just 5 people to win the double; he is the only athlete to achieve this feat on home soil. Mo is also only the second athlete in the history of the games to win both titles at successive Olympics. He matches legendary Finnish athlete Lasse Viren, who completed the long-distance double at the Munich 1972 and Montreal 1976 Olympics.
Born in Somalia on 23rd March 1983, Mo arrived in London from Mogadishu at the age of 8. Growing up in West London, Mo began running at school where he was spotted by a PE Teacher, who saw his potential.
In 2016 Farah announced he would be retiring from track events after the 2017 World Championships in order to focus on achieving success in road races.
On 10 September 2017, Farah won the Great North Run for a record fourth consecutive time finishing in 1:00:06.
On 22 April 2018 Farah made the successful transition to marathon running by breaking the British Record at the London Marathon.
Mo is the global ambassador for Marathon Kids and is helping to inspire the next generation to get moving. As a proud father of four Mo knows how important it is for children to be active.