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Mohamed Farah: From Child Refugee to Famous Athlete (Watch)

Mohamed Farah: From Child Refugee to Famous Athlete (Watch)

Farah, 33, is now the world’s most successful distance runner in terms of major medals, with nine Olympic and world titles after winning the gold medal  in 2016 Rio Olympics .

Born in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, in1983, Mohamed Mukhtar Jama Farah, known as Mo Farah, is UK’s greatest distance runner.

He earned the gold medals in the 5000 m and 10,000 m at the 2012 Olympic game as well as 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. This makes him the second man in history to win long-distance doubles at successive Olympics and World Championships.

He is the most decorated athlete ever in the UK, with seven global titles. Besides, he was the first British athlete to win two gold medals at the same world championships.

Farah won five gold medals at the European Athletics Championships, this makes him the most successful individual athlete in championships’ history.

 


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