Sir Mo Farah wins 5,000m silver at World Championships in final major track appearance

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Sir Mo Farah wins 5,000m silver at World Championships in final major track appearance

Sir Mo Farah was unable to complete a golden double here at the London edition of the World Athletics Championships after claiming silver in the men's 5,000m final on Saturday night.

In what was his last major track appearance before retirement later this month, the 34-year-old finished with a time of 13 minutes 33.22 seconds - nearly one second behind gold-winner Muktar Edris of Ethiopia.

America's Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo finished in 13 mins 33.20 secs to take bronze.

Farah admitted after last Saturday's 10,00m victory that his quest for a double World Championship gold would be "tough" - and it showed as the 34-year-old struggled to assert his authority on tonight's race.

Despite holding his nerve for the first 10 laps, in what was a tight and bunched affair, his typical sprint finish was nullified by rival Edris who had broken free on the final back straight.

Approaching the final bend, Farah found himself stuck behind by the Ethiopian and his compatriot Yomif Kejelcha, with Chelimo also in contention.

Although the Briton was able to edge ahead of Kejelcha and the American - a dip of the head on the finishing line proved to be the difference for Farah - he ultimately failed to close the gap between himself and Edris.

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Posted By: independent.co.uk

Date Posted: Sat, 12 Aug 2017, 04:10 pm

Tags: Mohamed Farah

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