British long distance runner Mo Farah is taking a leaf from Usain Bolt’s 100m final loss and says he will take “nothing for granted” as he prepare for to defend his 5,000m title today.
Farah, 34, will end his track career in the 5,000m at the Zurich Diamond League on 24 August but he is hoping to win his fourth world 5,000m gold after victories in 2011, 2013 and 2015.
“It would be pretty amazing to win a fourth title, no-one has ever done it. It would mean the world to me but at the same time I don’t take it for granted” Farah said.
He added: “Those boys are coming for me – they are hungry, you could see in the heat, they wanted to prove a point and show me. You’ve seen it with Usain Bolt. It would have been nice to see him win but it didn’t happen and no-one is going to give it to you, no matter who you are, even Usain Bolt.”
Mo Farah has already won the 10,000m gold in the on-going World Championships in London.
The 5,000m race comes up 20:20 today.