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Mo Farah, the marathon king

The story of Mo Farah, British gold medal-winning athlete

Mo Farah runs a marathon

Mo Farah is a world-famous British middle-distance and marathon runner, Olympic champion in the 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters at London 2012 and Rio de Janeiro 2016.

His journey started in Somalia in the late 80s in a territory severely affected by civil wars, causing, among other things, the loss of his father. The future champion found himself at a young age being deported to London through an illegal human trafficking route that led him to live in a situation of domestic slavery with the family who hosted him.

Mo Farah: from Somalia to the Olympics

It was in the United Kingdom where the then twelve-year-old boy became passionate about the world of athletics, thanks also to the hours of physical education at school, the place that saved Mo Farah, the way to escape from a shocking reality.

We are at the beginning of what will become a career filled with success!

From his first success at the European Junior Championships at the age of 18, through his first victory at the European Championships in Barcelona to the gold medal at the World Championships in South Korea in 2011.

The fulfillment of an athlete’s dreams, however, came the following year, with the 2012 London Olympics in the country that welcomed him and put him in a position to know the sport as a means of integration, becoming one of the most important faces of world athletics.

In addition to talking about a successful champion, we refer to an incredible story that carries many lessons, a true inspiration for those who see certain results as unrealistic and unattainable.

Shoes play an essential role in running a marathon

Mo Farah | shoestechnologies
Mo Farah win a gold medal at London 2012 Olympics

What role do the tools of the athlete play in this case, the running shoes? An athlete like Mo Farah opts for accurate choices towards his shoes and soles, which play a fundamental role in the economy of performance, ensuring safety, adhesion, comfort, and maximum thrust to the athlete. Choosing the right shoe and sole can make a difference in an athlete’s performance and the British champion undoubtedly pays a lot of attention to this aspect.

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