Mo Farah Height, Weight, Family, Facts, Spouse, Education, Biography

Mo Farah Quick Info
height 5 feet 9 inches
weight 65 kg
Date of birth 23 March 1983
Zodiac sign Aries
Husband or wife Tania Nelly

Mo Farah is a British long distance runner who has won 4 ‘gold’ medals in summer Olympics, 6 ‘Gold’ medals and 2 ‘Silver’ medals World Athletics Championships, 5 ‘Gold’ medals and one ‘Silver’ medal in European Athletics Championships, 2 ‘Gold’ medals in European Athletics Indoor Championships, 2 ‘Gold’ medals, 3 ‘Silver’ medals, and one ‘Bronze’ medal European Cross Country Championships, One ‘Gold’ medal and one ‘Bronze’ medal in World Marathon Major, A ‘gold’ medal at the 2017 Zurich Diamond League, and a ‘bronze’ medal in 2016 Cardiff World Half Marathon Championship, Widely regarded as one of the greatest sprinters in history, his 10 Global Championships ‘gold’ medals (on the 4) summer Olympics and at 6 World Athletics Championships) has also made him the most successful male track distance runner in history. For his services in athletics, he was appointed ‘Commander of the Order of the British Empire’ (CBE) in 2013 and was knighted in 2017.

name at birth

Mohammad Muktar Jama Farah

nick name

moe, fly moe

Mo Farah as seen in an Instagram post in March 2022
Mo Farah as seen in an Instagram post in March 2022 (Mo Farah / Instagram)

Sun sign


birth place

Mogadishu, Somalia


London, England, United Kingdom




Mo had attended Isleworth and Sion School, a non-denominational secondary school and sixth form for boys aged 11 to 18 in Isleworth, Hounslow, London. He later studied in Feltham Community College (now known as Springwest Academy) in Feltham, Hounslow.

In 2001, he started athletics training. St. Mary’s University, Twickenham, a public university in Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, London. He was one of the first 2 athletes of the newly formed University of the University. endurance performance center, He took a few modules during his time on the Access course before becoming a full-time athlete.


long distance runner

Mo Farah as seen in an Instagram post in December 2021
Mo Farah as seen in an Instagram post in December 2021 (Mo Farah / Instagram)


  • father – Mukta Farah (Businessman, IT Consultant)
  • Mother – Amran Farahi
  • siblings – Hassan Farah (Twin Brother) (Telecommunication Engineer), Ahmed Farah (Younger Brother), Wahab Farah (Younger Brother), Mahad Farah (Younger Brother) Umar Farah (Brother)
  • other – Robert Nel (Father-in-law), Nadia Nel (Mother-in-law), Colin Nel (Brother-in-Law) (Proprietor of Sports Consultancy Company), Jama Farah (Grandfather), Yonis Farah (Cousin) (Professional Soccer Player). He has 10 nieces/nephews through his twin brother Hassan.


He is represented by Pace Sports Management, Athlete Management & Marketing Company, London, England, United Kingdom.


10,000m, 5,000m, 1,500m, Half Marathon, Marathon

net worth

According to, Mo Farah’s net worth was $5 million.




5 feet 9 inches or 175.5 cm


65 kg or 143.5 lbs

Mo Farah as seen in an Instagram post in December 2020
Mo Farah as seen in an Instagram post in December 2020 (Mo Farah / Instagram)

girlfriend / spouse

Mo has dated –

  1. Tania Nelly (2008-Present) – Moe started dating Tania Nel in 2008 and the couple got married in April 2010 in a ceremony in Richmond, London. They have 3 children together – twin daughters named Ayesha Farah and Amani Farah (b. August 2012) and a son named Hussain Mo Farah (b. 2015). Mo also has a stepdaughter named Riana Farah from Tania’s previous relationship.

Caste / Ethnicity


He is of Somali origin.

hair color


eye color

dark brown

sexual orientation


special features

  • toned physique
  • game a goat
  • cheerful smile



brand advertising

Mo has served as the brand ambassador of –

  • Nike, Inc.
  • Lucozade
  • Quorn (meat substitute)
  • Bupas
  • Virgin Media

He is sponsored by –

  • Zwift (Massively multiplayer online cycling and running physical training program)
  • Morten Abbey (sports drinks)
  • B&M (variety store chain)
  • Oral-B UK and Ireland
  • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
  • Therabody (wellness technology)
Mo Farah as seen in an Instagram post in May 2021
Mo Farah as seen in an Instagram post in May 2021 (Mo Farah / Instagram)

Mo Farah Facts

  1. Although Mo was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, his family moved to Gabili, a town in Somaliland (a de facto state in the Horn of Africa which is internationally considered part of Somalia) when he was very young. Although the family was originally from the Gabilis, they were living in Mogadishu because Mo’s father was a merchant there. They later fled to neighboring Djibouti as a refugee.
  2. He was separated from his twin brother Hassan when he was 8 years old. This is when Mo, his mother and his younger brother moved to the United Kingdom to visit Mo’s father, who was working and studying there.
  3. Hassan was unable to travel with them. Therefore, he was left with some relatives in Djibouti. When Mo’s father returned to take Hasan to the UK, the people they were living with were gone and Hasan was nowhere to be found. Moe and his twins lived apart for about 12 years.
  4. In the late 1990s, renowned philanthropist Eddie Kulukundis paid legal fees to complete Moe’s naturalization as a British citizen. This allowed him to travel to several competitions without visa issues.
  5. Between 2011 and 2017, Moe and his family lived in Portland, Oregon, so that he could train full-time Nike Oregon ProjectA specific training program for selected athletes maintained by a US corporation Nike, Inc. The family returned to London in 2017.
  6. He is a strong supporter of the English football giants Arsenal FC And has even trained with his first team squad. In his youth, he had ambitions to play for the club as a right-winger.
  7. In October 2013, he . launched a book titled Mo Farah, Twin Ambitions: My Autobiography,
  8. In 2016, he became the second athlete to win a ‘gold’ medal in both the 5,000m and 10,000m events in a row. summer Olympics, Finland’s Lasse Viren was the first to achieve the feat in 1976. Mo had completed this ‘distance double’. World Athletics Championships Also, in 2015.
  9. In November 2020, it was announced that he would be participating in the 20th series of the popular survival reality TV show I’m a celebrity…get me out of here, He was the 8th elimination in the pool of 12 celebrities. It was the first time in the show’s history that filming was not done in Australia. Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, the series was filmed at Gwyrich Castle in Abergel, Wales.

Featured image by Mo Farah / Instagram