- World Championships 2017: Mo Farah defends his 10,000m title in London
- Mo Farah forced to settle for 5,000m silver in final major track race
- When is Mo Farah's final race at London 2017? Start time at World Athletics Championships
World Championships 2017: Mo Farah defends his 10,000m title in London
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Media playback is not supported on this device. Mo Farah lit up the London Stadium once again as he survived a brutal collective effort from his rivals to storm to his third consecutive world 10, metres gold. Roared on by a capacity crowd as loud as anything experienced here during his Olympic triumphs five summers ago, the Briton almost fell twice late in the race as an epic contest developed, before kicking down the home straight in trademark fashion to finally pull away. These are Farah's final track championships, and not since his golden run of victories began seven years ago has he been tested like this. Yet he proved himself equal to those physical and tactical challenges, his young son and three daughters joining him on the track afterwards as the celebrations rolled around the arena. Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei was in his wake for silver and Kenya's Paul Tanui third, the winning time of 26 minutes The time reflects the pressure Farah was put under, the pace surging in the middle stages, the moves coming from all around as his rivals threw everything they had at him.
British hero Farah was a class apart as he held off the challenge of a host of rivals to storm to victory to the delights of the 50, home crowd. The year-old was the man the rest of the competitors feared and they did everything they could to try to upset the rhythm of the four-time Olympic champion. Working almost in teams they made quick breaks and then slowed the pace in order to chop Farah out of his stride. But the Londoner refused to be bullied and decided to take matters into his own hands when he made his first kick for home by taking the lead m out. He refused to be headed despite repeated attempts to overtake him - and then suffered a huge scare when he was tripped coming round the penultimate bend on the final lap.
Farah cemented his legacy as the greatest long-distance runner in British history with victory in the 10, metres. Looking to revive memories of his Olympic triumph in , he trumped even that inside his theatre of dreams. Victory in the World Championship 10, metres brought him an incredible 10th successive global gold medal. And it left the rest of the world praying he keeps his word and hangs up his track spikes next Saturday. I have a few cuts and bruises but I just had to stay strong and believe in myself. I was not losing in my home town.
Media playback is not supported on this device. Mo Farah missed out on a fifth major championships distance double in a row as he finished second in the 5,m at the World Athletics Championships. The year-old, who won 10,m gold eight days ago, was swamped by his rivals in the final lap and Ethiopia's Muktar Edris broke clear to win gold. Britain's Farah kicked again to take silver at the London Stadium in his final major track championships. Britain's men won a stunning 4xm relay gold as the women took silver. Four-time Olympic champion Farah will finish his track career with a record of 10 golds and two silvers in major championships. He is set to focus on marathons after his final track appearance at the 5,m Diamond League final in Zurich on 24 August.
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When is Mo Farah's final race at London 2017? Start time at World Athletics Championships
Whatever happens when Mo Farah steps on to the track for the final time at a major championships on Saturday night, he will leave it knowing no British athlete has been so staggeringly successful — or had their achievements so forcibly questioned. Winning, however, is something Farah will never grow weary of. When he surged clear to take 10,m gold last week it was his 11th consecutive world or Olympic title, going back to That is a remarkable record — especially when you consider his global dominance began only a few months shy of his 29th birthday. Yet the steady supply of gold medals has never made him complacent. Farah admitted this last big track race will be emotional but he is careful these days not to reveal too much of himself.
Please refresh the page and retry. A fter six years, 10 straight global titles and four double golds, they finally found a way to beat him in his last big track race. To achieve what I have achieved through the years has been incredible. For Farah, the warning signs had been there in a brutal 10,m eight days earlier, when the Kenyans and Ethiopians threw everything at him. T his time, it appeared they had were handing him the race on a plate, with laps being completed at jogging pace but for a couple of half-hearted breakaways and victory seemingly there for the taking for the man with the fastest finish in the field. With a lap remaining, Edris and his fellow Ethiopians Yomif Kejelcha and Selemon Barega surged to the front, boxing in Farah, who went into the home straight in fourth place with no chance of gold and with it all to do to claim silver. U nlike a week earlier, when there was an obvious pantomime villain to jeer in Justin Gatlin when Bolt was beaten into third, the crowd were not sure how to react.
He also completed the 'distance double' at the and World Championships in Athletics. He was the second man in history, after Kenenisa Bekele , to win long-distance doubles at successive Olympics and World Championships, and the first in history to defend both distance titles in both major global competitions — a feat described as the 'quadruple-double'. The streak ended in Farah's final championship track race, when he finished second to Ethiopia's Muktar Edris in the metres final. On the track, he mostly competed over metres and 10, metres , but has run competitively from metres to the marathon. In he indicated his intention to switch wholly to road racing following victory at his final track race, the IAAF Diamond League metres final. His running style has been described as "bouncy" and tactical,   which he has attempted to alter for a more efficient and energy-saving stride pattern, especially in the longer distances. Farah is the most decorated athlete in British athletics history , with ten global titles, and was the first British athlete to win two gold medals at the same world championships, although Dame Kelly Holmes had achieved the feat at an Olympic Games.