Mo Farah Biography: Age, Spouse, Net Worth, Wikipedia, Children, Parents, Siblings

December 11, 2023 0 Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Sir Mo Farah is a British-Somali retired long-distance runner considered one of the greatest runners ever.

He is the most successful male track distance runner with his impressive ten global championship gold medals, including four Olympic and six World titles.

Farah is also the most successful British track athlete in modern Olympic Games history.


  • Full Name: Sir Mohamed Muktar Jama Farah
  • Nickname: Mo Farah
  • Date of Birth: March 23, 1983
  • Age: 40 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Gabiley, Somali Democratic Republic
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Retired long-distance runner
  • Height: 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
  • Parents: N/A
  • Siblings: N/A
  • Spouse: Tania Nell
  • Children: 3
  • Relationship Status: Married
  • Net Worth: $4 million

Early Life & Education

Sir Mo Farah, born Hussein Abdi Kahin, entered the world on March 23, 1983, in Gabiley, Somali Democratic Republic.

At the age of four, his father tragically lost his life during the Isaaq Genocide.

Following this devastating event, Farah was separated from his mother and spent a few years in Mogadishu as a child.

At the age of nine, he was illegally trafficked to the United Kingdom via Djibouti, where he was forced to work as a domestic servant under a different name.

Farah eventually obtained British citizenship in July 2000 and adopted Mohamed Farah. His physical education teacher first discovered his athletic talent, Alan Watkinson.

Farah’s ambition was to become a car mechanic or play as a right winger for the Arsenal football club.

Personal Life

In April 2010, Farah tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend, Tania Nell.

The couple gave birth to twin daughters, Aisha and Amani, born in August 2012. They also have a son named Hussein, born in 2015.


Farah’s running career began in 1996 when he joined the London Borough of Hounslow Athletics Club.

He represented Hounslow at cross-country events and quickly gained recognition for his talent. In 2001, Farah won his first major title in the 5000 meters at the European Athletics Junior Championships.

From there, his career took off, and he achieved numerous victories and records, including his remarkable double Olympic gold medals in the 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games.

Farah also won multiple World Championships and European Championships titles, making him one of the most decorated athletes in the history of long-distance running.

Net Worth

Sir Mo Farah’s estimated net worth is $4 million.

This includes his earnings from prize money, endorsements, and various sponsorships throughout his illustrious career.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @gomofarah
  • Twitter handle: @Mo_Farah

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