Rio 2016: Mo Farah wins Olympic gold in 5,000m to secure historic ‘double-double’ | EYES AND VOICE

Mo Farah completes historic double-double with 5,000m gold...


[EYES AND VOICE] Is Mo Farah the greatest British Olympian? Probably, yes.

This time with no falls, no trips from behind, Mo Farah won the men’s 5,000m distance race with a late hard-fought-speed at the Rio Olympics in Brazil to complete the ‘double double’.

Farah has now repeated his successes of London 2012 to claim gold at both the 10,000m and 5,000m in Rio.


He clocked in at 13:3.30minutes to take the top spot on the podium.

It was a familiar performance from the 33-year-old: Starting the race at the very rear of the group, he picked off his competitors, one by one, over the course of 12 1/2 laps and surged across the finish line, well clear of the pack, in 13 minutes 3.30 seconds.

This follows his earlier gold medal in the 10,000m and confirms his status as one of Britain’s greatest long-distance runners.

This win means Mo Farah became the first man in 40 years to win gold medals in the 5,000 and 10,000-meter races in two separate Olympic Games.

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