2016 Summer Olympics - Athletes

3000m, 5000m, 10,000m, cross-country

Mohamed Farah

Date of birth

1983-03-23

Birthplace

Mogadiscio (Somalia)

Height

171 cm

Weight

60.0 kg

Olympic Games (2 medals: 2 gold)

  • 5000m: 1st (2012)
  • 10,000m: 1st (2012)

World Championships (6 medals: 5 gold, 1 silver)

  • 5000m: 1st (2011, 2013, 2015)
  • 10,000m: 1st (2013, 2015), 2nd (2011)

European Championships (6 medals: 5 gold, 1 silver)

  • 5000m: 1st (2010, 2012, 2014), 2nd (2006)
  • 10,000m: 1st (2010, 2014)

European Indoor Championships (2 medals: 2 gold)

  • 3000m: 1st (2009, 2011)

European Cross-Country Championships (3 medals: 1 gold, 2 silver)

  • Long course: 1st (2006), 2nd (2008, 2009)

Chasing a historic quadruple double

Since his 5000-10,000m double on home soil at London 2012, Mo Farah has become the man to beat in long-distance running.

In 2015, he completed a third successive golden double at the world championships. He will now be chasing an unprecedented "quadruple double" in Rio.

Born in Somalia, Farah moved to Britain at the age of 8, to escape the ravages of civil war. He was introduced to running by his physical education teacher, Alan Watkinson.

Since his first success at the 2001 European Junior Championships, Farah has gone from strength to strength. Even the investigation into his coach Alberto Salazar, over doping allegations, has done little to upset his rhythm.

Results

Men's 10000m

Men's 10000m27:05.17

Men's 5000m

Men's 5000m13:03.30
15Men's 5000m, Round 113:25.25 Q
3Men's 5000m, Round 1, Heat 113:25.25 Q
1Men's 5000m, Final13:03.30

Medal Tracker

Total Medal Leaders
  • 121
    USA
  • 70
    CHN
  • 67
    GBR
  • Gold
    46
    USA
    GBR27
    CHN26
  • Silver
    37
    USA
    GBR23
    CHN18
  • Bronze
    38
    USA
    CHN26
    JPN21
Total Medal Leaders
  • 6
    Phelps
    Phelps
  • 5
    Ledecky
    Ledecky
  • 5
    Biles
    Biles
  • Gold
    5
    Phelps
    Phelps
    Ledecky4
    Biles4
  • Silver
    3
    Hammer
    Hammer
    Manuel2
    McKeon2
  • Bronze
    2
    Adrian
    Adrian
    Oleksiak2
    Chalmers2