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- Mohamed Muktar Jama Farah was born on 23 March 1983 in Mogadishu, Somalia.
- Farah then spent his early childhood as a refugee in nearby Djibouti with his twin brother.
- He moved to Britain at the age of eight to join his father, speaking barely a word of English. When growing up he got a job at McDonald’s.
- Farah went on to become a world famous medium distance runner, representing Great Britain and now lives in the USA – where he trains.