• Mo Farah defends 10,000m Olympic title in style

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Great Britain's Mo Farah joined the greats in history of distance running after he successfully defended his Olympic 10,000m title in Rio on Saturday.

Despite a fall early in the race Mo Farah was able to recover and win the men's 10,000m in 27.05.17 and become the 5th man in history to successfully defend 10,000m Olympic crown.

Kenya's Paul Tanui won silver with a time of 27:05.64, while Ethiopia's Tamirat Tola took bronze in 27:06.26.

Farah is also became first British athlete to win three Olympic gold medals. 

"I've won an Olympic gold for three of my children," Farah told BBC. "Now I'd like to win the 5,000m gold for my little boy." he added. 

Men's 10000m top results | See full men's 10,000m results here>>

1 Mohamed FARAH GBRGBR 27:05.17
2 Paul Kipngetich TANUI KENKEN 27:05.64 SB
3 Tamirat TOLA ETHETH 27:06.26
4 Yigrem DEMELASH ETHETH 27:06.27
5 Galen RUPP USAUSA 27:08.92 SB
6 Joshua Kiprui CHEPTEGEI UGAUGA 27:10.06 PB
7 Bedan Karoki MUCHIRI KENKEN 27:22.93
8 Zersenay TADESE ERIERI 27:23.86
9 Nguse AMLOSOM ERIERI 27:30.79 SB
10 Abraham Naibei CHEROBEN BRNBRN 27:31.86 PB

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