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London 2017: Farah finishes with 5000m silver

13 August, 2017, 00:28 | Author: Carla Brady
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The Briton, who won 10,000m gold in London World Championships last weekend, was beaten by Ethiopia's Muktar Edris in the final of the 5,000m.

"I don't think there was any more I could have done". That's what they did tonight, and the better man won on the day.

"I gave it all but I had nothing left at the end", a crestfallen and emotional Farah said.

America's Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo finished in 13 mins 33.20 secs to take bronze. Perhaps this was a step too far into greatness, even for an athlete like Farah.

With nine laps to go Farah's fellow Brit Andrew Butchart briefly led with the pace slow as Edris and Cyrus Rutto made the moves to go up with Farah.

Then came surge after counter surge, Farah riding on the back of each one. Although Australian Patrick Tiernan hit the front on the 3,000m mark and tried to stretch the field, ...




Roared on again by a home crowd, the Briton had looked comfortable from the start.

The British runner, 34, added a silver to the gold he won in the 10,000 metres at the London Stadium last week.

That effort may well have taken more out of him that Farah himself had realised.

It was a glorious win for 23-year-old Ethiopian Edris, the fastest man in the world this year, who had lost all his five previous meetings with Farah.

Pearson delivered the flawless championship performance too, her 12.59 seconds run from the front and enough to hold off the American Dawn Harper Nelson, with Germany's Pamela Dutkiewicz beating world record holder Kendra Harrison for the bronze.

Farah is due to retire from the track at the end of the month, after the Diamond League final in Zurich, to focus on the marathon.

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