Kenya's Tanui Bags Bronze As Farah Signs Off in Style in London

Kenya's Tanui Bags Bronze As Farah Signs Off in Style in London

Kenya's Tanui Bags Bronze As Farah Signs Off in Style in London

Farah has now won 10 major global finals in succession, with four Olympic golds to go with six World Championship triumphs over both 10,000m and 5,000m.

Somalia-born Farah won in 26 minutes 49.51 seconds from Ugandan youngster Joshua Kiuprui Cheptegei (26:49.94) and Kenya's Paul Tanui, who added bronze in 26:50.60 to Olympic silver from previous year.

Despite a scratchy, attritional race, Farah held off the prolonged African challenge to win the first World Championships athletics medal to be run on these shores and the sixth world gold of his track career.

The latest victory set Farah on course towards a fifth and final big event 5,000m/10,000m double - following the 2013 and 2015 worlds, and 2012 and 2016 Olympics. The Briton says the 5,000m will be his last championship track event before he concentrates on marathon running and he hopes to make it the ideal farewell next Saturday by winning a seventh world title.

Moreover, despite his advancing age, Farah remains the heavy favourite to retain the 5,000 title next Saturday and receive further investitures to round off a glittering track career before he moves to the marathon next season. I'm losing in my home town. "This is tough.'" The race was also wild and stormy, and several times Farah was spiked by his opponents" shoes and almost stumbled on the last lap.

The 34-year-old shrugged off continued doping allegations and produced a typically ruthless sprint finish to claim a third straight 10,000m World Championships glory.

"I got caught twice and I was thinking, "I can't go down, I can't go down".

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"I tried to play with the other guys' heads and get the crowd going".

All three Britons - CJ Ujah, James Dasaolu and Reece Prescod - will join him in the semi-finals, Prescod clocking a new personal best of 10.03 for third in his heat. "It has all been unbelievable", Farah said. I deal with things like Mo wants it done.

Bolt ran a time of 10.08 seconds in his heat without really stepping out of second gear, while compatriot Yohan Blake and Christian Coleman of the United States also progressed from the preliminary round. "It is just not what I am used to, not as sturdy or firm".

Farah hung on during a relentless race which began at a blistering pace with Kenya's Geoffrey Kamworor and Tanui and Uganda's Cheptegei and Timothy Toroitich putting the pressure on at the front.

With it looking like one of the quicker 10,000m we have seen, they hit the last mile with Farah still looking very much in contention for a testing finish.

Potter moved to Yorkshire in January having made a decision to extend her focus to three disciplines following a disappointing Rio Olympics Games a year ago. When he briefly took the lead with five of the 25 laps to go, his rivals were already anxiously glancing at him.

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