Mo Farah factfile

A look at the life and career of Britain's double Olympic and World champion Mo Farah.

Last Updated: 16/08/13 at 22:58

Mo Farah wins gold in the Men's 10K at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow

Mo Farah wins gold in the Men's 10K at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow

Profile of Britain's greatest ever distance runner

A look at the life and career of newly-crowned World 10,000 and 5,000 metres champion Mo Farah, who won more gold in Moscow on Friday.

1983: March 23 - Born in Mogadishu, Somalia. He would arrive in Britain as a refugee at the age of eight.

2001: Wins first major title by winning the 5,000 metres at the European Junior Athletics Championships in Athens.

2006: Wins silver in the 5,000m at the European Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden. Wins the European Cross Country Championship in December of the same year.

2007: Finishes sixth in the 5,000m at the World Championships in Osaka, Japan.

2008: Fails to reach the final of the 5,000m at the Beijing Olympics.

2009: Breaks the British 3,000m record twice in a matter of weeks early in the year and goes on to take gold in the same event at the European Indoor Championships. Finishes seventh in the 5,000m at the World Championships in Berlin, the top European.

2010: July 27 - Wins the 10,000m at the European Championships in Barcelona.

July 31 - Completes a distance running double by claiming gold in the 5,000m.

August 19 - At a Diamond League meeting in Zurich, sets a new British record with a time of 12:57.94 in the 5,000m.

2011: February - Announces he is relocating to Portland, Oregon, to train under Alberto Salazar.

February 19 - Sets a British indoor record with a time of 13:10.60 in the 5,000m at Birmingham.

March 5 - Wins gold in the 3,000m at the European Indoor Championships.

March 20 - Wins the NYC Half Marathon with a time of one hour 23 seconds after entering late when a planned 10,000m event in New Zealand was cancelled due to earthquake damage.

June 3 - Sets a new British and European record of 26:46.57 to win the 10,000m at a Diamond League meeting in Eugene.

July 22 - Sets a British record of 12:53.11 in the 5,000m at a Diamond League meeting in Monaco.

August 28 - Wins 10,000m silver at the World Championships in Daegu.

September 4 - Wins 5,000m gold at the World Championships in Daegu.

2012: March 11 - Misses out on a medal in the 3,000m at the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul, finishing fourth.

June 2 - Runs fastest 5,000m of the year, clocking 12:56.98 to win the Diamond League race in Eugene, beating Olympic champion and world record holder Kenenisa Bekele.

June 27 - Becomes the first man to retain the 5,000m title at the European Championships by winning gold in Helsinki.

August 4 - Wins the 10,000m Olympic title at London 2012.

August 11 - Wins the 5,000m Olympic title at London 2012.

2013 January 1 - Appointed a CBE in the New Year's Honours List.

August 10 - Wins the 10,000m World Championships title in Moscow.

August 16 - Wins the 5,000m World Championships title in Moscow.

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