Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Farah denied winning send-off in London as Edris claims 5000 metre gold

Farah denied winning send-off in London as Edris claims 5000 metre gold

The Briton had won over 5,000m and 10,000m at the past two World Championships and Olympic Games, but Ethiopia's Edris denied him gold with a time of 13 minutes and 32.79 seconds.

Though Bolt arrived at the championships, Farah has already seen victory in the 10,000m, lauded by some as the greatest of his career.

The 27-year-old clocked 13 minute 35.69 second, almost one second better than his earlier personal best of 13:36.62, in the first round heat number one but he ended up at the 15th spot in a top class field, which included defending champion Mo Farah of Great Britain, to bow out of the championships. The bronze medal went to American Paul Chelimo (13:33.30).

"The 10,000m took a lot more out of me than I had realised".

Farah did a little boxer's routine as he took to the line psyching himself up for another bruising battle like the 10,000m where he was spiked and nearly elbowed off the track.

British track legend Mo Farah sauntered into the 5,000 metres world final on Wednesday looking good to sign off his brilliant track championship career with a fifth successive global title double. They (the Ethiopians) run as a team.

"I have to focus on myself".

This race was not as bruising and Farah looked in control until the final 100metres.

He fell several metres behind them going down the back straight.

Coe said: "I was chatting to Usain before the medal ceremony and, slightly tongue-in-cheek, he looked at me and said, 'So what do you want me to do now, boss?'"

He claimed the 10,000m title once again last Friday, only to suffer his first loss in a final for 2,176 days on Saturday night in front of another huge London Stadium crowd.

Johnson-Thompson tried to tap into the wave of emotion for Farah making her final attempt after the 5,000 race had started, but despite her efforts could not clear the bar.

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