Mo Farah ran a blistering last lap of 52.6 seconds to sprint away to a brilliant 5,000m gold and become the first man in history to pull off a distance ‘triple-double’.
Farah made it three successive world 5,000m titles and has now won golds in both track distance events at the Olympics and two World Championships as he once again found both the perfect tactical response and the form to pull it off.
This time he would not be allowed to lead it out from 500 metres to go, as we have seen so often, with Kenya’s Commonwealth champion Caleb Ndiku going to the front before the bell and stretching away down the back straight.
But as the field splintered Farah first hung on and then, coming off the final bend, surged past Ndiku to go away to his seventh global track title in a row.
“It’s great to make history,” Farah told BBC Sport.
“I didn’t feel great, my hammy (hamstring) was playing up a bit, but the medical team helped me through it and to come out here and make a double means so much to me.
“I was kind of getting nervous for the first time in a little while, but thanks to all the medical team. It was amazing to do it.”
Source: bbc sport