Mo Farah

Mo Farah "Twin Ambition" Book Signing at Waterstones in London on October 16, 2013

Farah in 2013, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Mohamed Muktar Jama Farah

Place of Birth: Mogadishu, Somalia

Date of birth: 23 March, 1983

Ethnicity: Somali

Mo Farah is a Somali-born British world-class distance runner. He is a stand out in the 5,000 meter and 10,000 meter categories.

Mo was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, and moved to England to join his father at the age of eight, knowing no English. His father, who is also of Somali descent, was born in London. His cousin, Yonis Farah, is a Somali footballer. He has family in Djibouti.

Mo is a devout Muslim and prays before each race.

Mo is married to Tania Nell, with whom he has three children.

Mo’s grandfather was named Jama. Jama was born in the British protectorate of Somaliland.


Curious about ethnicity

3 Responses

  1. alexgxo says:

    Knew it. Probably has a decent amount of Arab blood.

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