Sir Mo Farah successfully defends 10,000m title at 2017 World Championships
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 05/08/17 10:10am
Sir Mo Farah completed the first stage of his golden track finale after a thrilling defence of his 10,000 metres title at the World Championships.
The 34-year-old, who will retire from the track later this month, won in 26 minutes 49.51 seconds to claim his sixth world title.
Farah shrugged off continued doping allegations to mount a second defence of the 10,000m in London after victories in Moscow in 2013 and Beijing two years ago.
He also survived being clipped twice from behind in the final lap, nearly tripping over, before unleashing a trademark burst down the home straight to burst away from Ugandan silver medallist Joshua Cheptegei and Kenyan bronze medal winner Paul Tanui.
Cheptegei clocked a lifetime best 26:49.94 and Tanui 26:50.60 but, five years to the very night when he won the 25-lap title at his home Olympics on 'Super Saturday' in the same London Stadium, Farah had still not lost that invincible aura.
"What a way to end my career in London. It's special," Farah said, after hugging his children on the track.
"It was amazing. I had to get my head around it and I got a bit emotional at the start. I had to get in the zone.
"It wasn't an easy race. I work on everything and it's been a long journey."