Farah Takes Incredible 5000m Gold

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Mo Farah added the 5000m gold on Friday to his 10000m world championship gold medal he won last Sunday.

The British distance running star, who won 5000m and 10000m at London 2012, repeated  the double again in Russia by winning both events.

With total of 5 world championship golds and and 2 Olympic champion titles, Farah has become one of the greatest distance runners in history. 

Kenenisa Bekele and Mo Farah are the only runners to hold the Olympic and World Championship 5000m and 10000m double simultaneously.

“It was hard – a lot harder work than last year,” Farah said afterwards. "I never thought I would achieve something like this. It was so tough but thankfully I've come through it with another gold medal." said Farah in an interview after the race.


Results 5000m Final Men Courtesy IAAF.ORG

1 482 Mohamed Farah GBR 13:26.98
2 423 Hagos Gebrhiwet ETH 13:27.26
3 716 Isiah Kiplangat Koech KEN 13:27.26
4 718 Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa KEN 13:27.67
5 722 Edwin Cheruiyot Soi KEN 13:29.01
6 1142 Bernard Lagat USA 13:29.24
7 418 Muktar Edris ETH 13:29.56
8 1162 Galen Rupp USA 13:29.87
9 412 Yenew Alamirew ETH 13:31.27
10 1131 Ryan Hill USA 13:32.69
11 229 Dejene Regassa BRN 13:34.54
12 912 Elroy Gelant RSA 13:43.58
13 835 Sindre Buraas NOR 13:45.67
14 845 Zane Robertson NZL 13:46.55
15 141 Brett Robinson AUS 14:03.77


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