Mo Farah wins World Championships 10,000m

10th August 2013 • News

Olympic Champion Mo Farah (GBR) added the World Championships 10,000m title in an exciting race in Moscow. The 30 year old was content to run in the middle of a large pack for much of the race only coming to the front in the last kilometre. After passing halfway in 13:49 the tempo was consistently 2:45 per kilometre as the Kenyan and Ethiopian runners knocked out laps in the 65/66 region. A penultimate lap of 60 saw the Alberto Salazar athlete at the front as he hit the bell with defending Champion Jeilan (ETH), Paul Tanui (KEN) and Galen Rupp (USA) close behind. Mo told reporters after the race, I’m very excited, I won the medal that was missing,” he said. “In 2011 in Daegu I was second…just. And today I won… just. It’s interesting for the spectators, so it’s great for the sport. I’m happy that I’ve won the first gold for my team here in Moscow. I’ve put a lot of work into it.“ A last lap of 54.4 took Farah clear but he was pushed all the way by Jeilan as the winner crossed the line in 27:21.71. Olympic silver medallist Galen Rupp did everything right but finished just outside the medals in 4th position in 27:24.39. “I was right there where I needed to be,” Rupp told reporters. “I just didn’t quite have it the last 200.”

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