Mo Farah Keynote Speaker

  • National Treasure - British Athlete
  • Double World and Double Olympic Champion
  • Over one million Twitter followers


Mo Farah CBE treated Britain to a great finale on ‘Super Saturday’ at the London 2012 Olympic Games, taking gold in the 10,000m. A few days later he followed up with another gold medal in the 5,000m to take the historic ‘double’, becoming the first athlete EVER to do this on home soil.

Somali born Mo, moved to London with his family when he was just 8 years old. He began running at school when his natural ability was spotted by his PE Teacher, which led to a very successful junior career, winning the European Junior 5000m title in 2001.

Mo’s major breakthrough on the senior stage came in 2006 when he won a silver medal in the 5000m at the European Championships and later in the year when he won the European Cross Country Championships. In July 2010, Mo became Britain’s first-ever men’s European gold medal winner at 10,000m, which he followed up by winning gold in the 5000m. At the 2011 World Championships, he won silver at 10,000m and gold in the 5000m.

Coached by Alberto Salazar, Mo trained in Portland, Oregon, in the lead up to London 2012, the biggest event so far in Mo’s career. It was on the 4th August 2012, when Mo created history at the Olympic Games, winning 10,000m gold in 27:30.42. This was Great Britain’s first ever Olympic gold medal in the 10,000m. A week later, Mo completed the hardest track double of them all, winning the 5,000m in a time of 13:41.66.

Loved by fans all over the world who have enjoyed his now iconic ‘Mobot’ pose, Mo’s popularity reaches far and wide; he even became the first person to beat ITV’s “The Cube”. The prize money from The Cube was donated to the Mo Farah Foundation, which was set up by Mo and his wife Tania, to help save lives and support people affected by drought in the Horn of Africa region.

Read More

Videos of Mo Farah

IAAF Inside Athletics Interview (2013)
IAAF Inside Athletics Interview (2013)
Mo Farah gets CBE (2013)
Mo Farah gets CBE (2013)

Check Mo Farah's speaking availability and fees

Interested in booking Mo Farah to speak at an event? Please provide your details and we’ll get in touch within 24 hours.

    View our related Speakers

    Ash Smith Speaker
    Ash Smith
    Former Coach to International Class Athletes
    Emily Penn Speaker
    Emily Penn
    Environmental Campaigner
    Louis Rudd
    Louis Rudd Speaker
    Louis Rudd
    Leadership, resilience and endurance expert
    Joe Townsend Speaker
    Joe Townsend
    Former Royal Marine and Paralympic Triathlete
    Mark Pattison Speaker
    Mark Pattison
    Former NFL player, successful entrepreneur and mountaineer
    Jake Meyer Speaker
    Jake Meyer
    Record Breaking Mountaineer
    Simon Kuper
    Simon Kuper Speaker
    Simon Kuper
    Expert on the Business of Football
    Jeff Benedict Speaker
    Jeff Benedict
    Best-Selling Author & Special Features Writer, Sports Illustrated

    We use cookies

    We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our website, to show you personalized content and targeted ads, to analyze our website traffic, and to understand where our visitors are coming from. By browsing our website, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies.

    Accept Cookies