Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Sir Mo Farah claims silver in 5000 metres at world athletics championships

Sir Mo Farah claims silver in 5000 metres at world athletics championships

Farah had won the 10,000m on the opening night - but it was not to be in the 5,000m.

Farah, who is unbeaten in 5,000m global finals since winning the 2011 world crown, admitted to being exhausted but said he took his lead off a Kenyan catchphrase.

Farah, a two-time double world champion and two time double Olympic champion, finished in 13:33.22 just failing to repeat his memorable Olympic double on the same track in 2012.

Kenyan-born American Paul Chelimo claimed bronze in 13:33.30 while Farah's late burst also consigned another Ethiopian Yomif Kejelcha to fourth place in 13:33.51.

So they caught him in the end, Mo Farah losing his last race on the track inside a packed London Olympic Stadium, beaten into second place after a savagely competitive 5,000 metres final. Perhaps this was a step too far into greatness, even for an athlete like Farah. "It didn't quite hit home until I took a few moments to myself where I realised this is it". "I think I have gained a lot of experience after this race", he added.

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"I have a few more races on the track and then I will take a short break and then this chapter of my life is closed".

Farah - who immediately went to his family as he has made a habit of doing - said he had had an extraordinary ride in the past six years.

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?'" They had a game plan and that was that one was going to sacrifice themselves, but I gave it my all.

For Farah, there will be no comeback on the track, as he now moves up the marathon looking to extend his gold medal haul.

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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