Great Britain long distance runner, Sir Mo Farah won the 10,000m gold at the World Athletics Championships going on in London.
In a pulsating race, 34-year old Mo Farah, won ahead of his African rivals Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei and Kenya’s Paul Tanui to win in a world-leading 26:49.51. Uganda’s Joshuaa came socond in a time of 26:49.94 while Kenya’s Paul Tanui won bronze in 26:50.60.
It was sweet victory for Somalia-born Briton, as he retained his title yet again in his last 10,000m race. Mo farah after the victory hailed his win as the greatest performance of his career.
He said: “It was hard but the crowd support was fantastic. It was amazing tonight, I had to get my head round it. I was emotional at the start and had to compose myself. It was not an easy race.”
Farah said: “I work on everything. I try to work on everything and what a way to end my 10,000m career in London. I knew with 12 laps to go that they had gone so hard and it would be tough. I had to believe in my sprint finish.”
Farah celebrated on the track with his four children and he said: “It was a special moment to have the family do a lap of honour. It is a once in a lifetime moment.”
Mo farah will look to complete a double swoop of both the 5,000 and 10,000m for the third World Championships in a row when he later compete for 5,000m race.