Living away from their wife and family, to achieve his goal, Mo Farah was never a disappointment. he could have stayed in a nice house in the U.K with his family, but he was willing to take the risk, though he missed the comfort and love of his home, he never failed to make his family proud. He took stock of all the failures in his life which changed his entire lifestyle and is now, one of the prominent runners in the world. Let’s take a look at his daily routine and some interesting facts about him.
Who is Mo Farah?
- Mo Farah is a long-distance runner.
- He is the most successful British track athlete in modern Olympic games history.
- He was born on March 23rd, 1983 in Somalia.
- He has an unbroken streak of ten global final wins.
- He was trained by Charles Van Commenee, Alan Storey, Alan Watkinson, Lan Stewart (formerly) and Alberto Salazar.
Mornings of Mo
- He starts his day at 7
He wakes up at 7 in the morning and has a cup of coffee, he is a huge coffee lover and cereal in particular. His breakfast will include a couple of toast with Nutella.
After breakfast, he will start his training session, he runs 10-12 miles a day, also he goes through a pair of new shoes every three weeks. Then he heads to the gym and does a normal weight session.
Afternoons of Mo
His lunch will include steamed vegetables, grilled chicken, chicken sandwich and pasta.
- A quick nap
After his lunch, he takes a quick nap before starting his next training session- a five mile run to wrap up his training day.
Evenings of Mo
His dinner is typically rice, vegetables and salmon. He goes to bed after his dinner around 10 pm, he makes sure that he sleeps for 8-9 hours.
Personal Interest and Facts
- He loves photography.
- He runs 135 miles (217 km) per week.
- His secret skill is making animal noises.
- His childhood dream was to be a car mechanic.
- His wife is also her best friend.
- He shaves his head before a race.
Awards and Honours
- 2006 British Athletics Writers’ Association Award.
- 2010 British Athletics Writers’ Association Award.
- 2010 Best Senior Athlete of 2010 (UK Aviva Athletics Awards).
- 2010 London Youth Games Hall of Fame.
- 2011 British Athletics Writers’ Association Award.
- 2011 European Athlete of the Year.
- 2012 Athletics Weekly International Male Athlete
- 2013 IAAF World Athlete of the Year, finalist
- 2013 British Athletics Writers’ Association Award.
- 2013 Athletics Weekly International Male Athlete.
- 2013 Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsman of the Year, nominee.
Mo Farah’s Quote’s to Inspire you Towards Success
- It has been a long journey, but if you dream and have the ambition and want to work hard, then you can achieve.
- Records are there to be broken. Lots of people would love to swap their world record for an Olympic medal, but for me, my medals are there forever and ever, and that’s what does it for me.
- I believe no matter who you are, respect yourself, respect others.
- I’ve got such a sweet tooth. I do miss the U.K. where you get sticky toffee pudding or custard, all that.
- Social media can be dangerous. People hide behind their computers and write negative things, so I like to keep it about communicating with my fans.