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Mo Farah Defends World Title with 5000M Gold At Beijing World Championships

Mo Farah won the 5000 Metres IAAF World Title in Beijing. He ran a blistering last lap of 52.6 seconds to sprint away to a brilliant 5,000m gold and become the first man in history to pull off a distance 'triple-double'.

The Briton, who won 10,000m gold on the opening weekend of action, was in control of the race throughout, producing a devastating final 80 metres to romp home in 13min 50.38sec.

Kenyan Caleb Ndiku, in 13: 51.75, held on for silver after making a valiant break with 800m to run. Ethiopian Hagos Gebrhiwet took bronze.

The real kick came with 800 metres to run, Ndiku stretching out the field for the first real time with an impressive turn of pace.

As the bell for the final lap rang, the Commonwealth champion and reigning world indoor 3000m gold medallist from Kenya remained at the front, chased by Farah and Gebrhiwet at full tilt.

Farah failed to catch the Kenyan around the bend, but coming into the final straight, the Londoner rounded Ndiku to roars from a packed crowd with an amazing turn of speed for an ultimately comfortable victory.

Ethiopian Yomif Kejelcha, the world’s fastest performer in 2015, came in fourth.


Farah made it three successive world 5,000m titles and has now won golds in both track distance events at the Olympics and two World Championships as he once again found both the perfect tactical response and the form to pull it off.

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