British long distance runner, Mo Farah has won the fifth world 10,000m title of his career. He won the men’s 10,000m in 26:49 at the IAAF World Championships in London on Friday night., just three seconds off Ethiopian, Kenenisa Bekele’s championship record.
It was no tea party for Farah as he had to dig real deep to overcome the fierce challenge of three Kenyans and the sole Ugandan, Joshua Cheptegei. The Keynans ran with determination from the start to destabilise Mo Farah. Farah kept to his trademark style of not pushing himself hard during the early laps.
The Kenyans Geoffrey Kamworor, Bedan Karoki Muchiri, and Paul Tanui traded the lead until the last two laps when Farah took the lead but and not without some clipping and a determined chase.
At the bell, Paul Tanui made a strong push for the lead but Mo Farah, urged upon by the packed crowd, fought on to clinch the first medal of the championship.