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London 2017: Farah strikes gold again

PUBLISHED: 22:08 04 August 2017 | UPDATED: 22:45 04 August 2017

Great Britain's Mo Farah celebrates winning the men's 10,000 metre final during day one of the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday August 4, 2017. See PA story ATHLETICS World. Photo credit should read: John Walton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No transmission of sound or moving images and no video simulation.

Great Britain's Mo Farah celebrates winning the men's 10,000 metre final during day one of the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday August 4, 2017. See PA story ATHLETICS World. Photo credit should read: John Walton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No transmission of sound or moving images and no video simulation.

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Sir Mo crowned World 10,000 metres champion

Five years on from his London 2012 Olympic success on ‘Super Saturday’, Sir Mo Farah produced a fantastic Friday with another long-distance running masterclass to claim World Championship gold at London Stadium.

The 34-year-old four-time Olympic champion claimed his sixth world title with a customary kick for home after coming under pressure from rivals throughout the 10,000 metres.

And Newham & Essex Beagles Farah finished in 26 minutes 49.51 seconds, just three seconds outside his personal best and a world leading time this year, ahead of Uganda’s Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei and Kenya’s Paul Kipngetich Tanui, who ran personal and season’s bests respectively to take silver and bronze.

Having seen the legendary Jamaican Usain Bolt ease through his 100 metres heat only minutes earlier, Farah was seen urging his home crowd to raise the decibel levels at the start line and also at times during his 25 laps of the track.

Running largely at his own pace throughout, as Ugandan and Kenyan rivals tried to dictate proceedings at the front, Farah twice managed to avoid a fall on a frantic final lap and kept his composure to hold off the pretenders to his throne.

Throwing his arms wide as he crossed the line, before bowing to the track to give thanks, Farah then took his children on a lap of honour as a sold-out crowd acclaimed their hero.

Farah will now look to recover in time for the 5,000m as he brings the curtain down on an outstanding track career and turns his attention to marathon running.

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