Mo Farah

Runner



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Mohamed Muktar Jama \"Mo\" Farah CBE (born 23 March 1983) is a British distance runner. On the track, he mostly competes over 5000 metres and 10,000 metres, but has run competitively from 1500 metres to the marathon. He was a gold medallist in the 5000 m and 10,000 m at the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2015 World Championships in Athletics. He also completed that double at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics and the European Athletics Championships in 2010 and 2014 (the first British male winner of all those events). He was the second man in history to win long-distance doubles at successive Olympics and World Championships. <br><br> Born in Somalia, Farah moved to the United Kingdom as a child. He was originally based in London and ran for Newham and Essex Beagles athletics club, training at St Mary\'s University College, Twickenham from 2001 to 2011. He has trained with Alberto Salazar in Portland, Oregon since 2011. Farah runs distances races tactically, but also can maintain a fast pace and has a quick sprint finish. <br> In addition to the above titles, he was the European 5000 m champion in 2012, twice 3000 m champion at the European Athletics Indoor Championships (2009 and 2011) and the winner of the European Cross Country Championships in 2006. He was also the 5000 m silver medallist at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics and 2006 European Athletics Championships. He is a two-time winner of the Great North Run half marathon. <br> Farah is the European record holder for the 1500 m, 10,000 m, half marathon and two miles, the British record holder for the 5000 m, the European indoor record holder for 5000 m, the British indoor record in the 3000 m, and the current indoor world record holder for the two miles. <br><br> He is the most decorated person in British athletics history, with seven global titles, and was the first British athlete to win two gold medals at the same world championships. His five gold medals at the European Athletics Championships make him the most successful individual athlete in championships history. He was European Athlete of the Year in both 2011 and 2012, and has been the British Athletics Writers Association British Athlete of the Year five times (more than any other). Farah was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2013.<Br> Source: <A Href=\"Https://En.Wikipedia.Org/Wiki/Main_Page\" Target=\"_blank\" Rel=\"Me Nofollow\"> Https://En.Wikipedia.Org/Wiki/Main_Page</A>