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Muktar Edris crashes Mo Farah party with 5000m gold

13 August, 2017, 01:13 | Author: Christina Hansen
  • Mo Farah competing in the Men's 5,000 meters heats
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Farah was bidding to end his final track race at a major championship with a gold medal but was forced to settle for silver after a well-timed run down the home straight from Ethiopia's Muktar Edris.

The four-time Olympic champion failed to mount a third defence of the 5000m as Ethiopia's Muktar Edris claimed gold in London on Saturday.

In the end, it was a tremendous race as Edris, Farah, Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Yomif Kejelcha separated themselves from the field on the back straight of an exhilarating final lap.

But when he starts his career as a marathon runner, Farah will be able to reflect on having created an awesome legacy with his four Olympic and six World Championship gold medals.

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Farah had won the 10,000m on the opening night - but it was not to be in the 5,000m.

Chelimo, a native of Kenya who now lives in OR and is a member of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete program, finished in 13:33.30.

"Mo has many victories but now I have one", said the 23-year-old.

"It's been a long journey but it's been incredible", Farah added. It didn't quite hit home until after I crossed the line and had a couple of moments to myself when I realised - this is it.

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"I don't think there was any more I could have done".

"I gave it my all, 110 percent", said Farah. That's what they did tonight, and the better man won on the day.

Farah, a two-time double world champion and two time double Olympic champion, finished in 13:33.22 just failing to repeat his memorable Olympic double on the same track in 2012.

"For me that still has to be Haile Gebrselassie, for the distances that he covered, the titles he won and the world records he broke". "I did the Mobot out of respect as well for him".

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"I got boxed in early on (in the final charge) - it doesn't normally happen - and couldn't get out".

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