Mo Farah, his full name is Mohamed Farah (born March 23, 1983, Mogadishu, Somalia), Somalian-born British distance runner who won gold in both the 5,000-metre and 10,000-metre races at the 2012 London Olympics and at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Farah finished ninth in his first English schools cross-country championships in 1996, but the next year he won the race, taking the first of five school titles. He was supported in his early career by a number of major figures, including women’s marathoner Paula Radcliffe, who paid for his driving lessons, and philanthropist Sir Eddie Kulukundis, who covered the legal fees for his naturalization as a British citizen. Farah began training under coach Alan Storey in 2001 and won the European junior 5,000-metre title that year. After training in Kenya and Ethiopia beginning in 2008, Farah won European titles in 2010 at 5,000 metres and 10,000 metres.
Farah continued his hot streak at the 2013 world championships, where he won gold medals in the 5,000-metre and 10,000-metre races. The following year he won both of his signature events at the European championships, and he did the same at the 2015 world championships. At the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, he once more captured golds in the 5,000-metre and 10,000-metre events, becoming the second man to win those races in two consecutive Olympics.