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World Athletics Champioships 2017: Mo Farah Wins Gold In Last 10,000m Race
Leave a comment | | August 5, 2017 11:41 AM

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.

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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.”

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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.

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