Search

London 2017: Farah strikes gold again

PUBLISHED: 22:08 04 August 2017 | UPDATED: 22:45 04 August 2017

Great Britain's Mo Farah celebrates winning the men's 10,000 metre final during day one of the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday August 4, 2017. See PA story ATHLETICS World. Photo credit should read: John Walton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No transmission of sound or moving images and no video simulation.

Great Britain's Mo Farah celebrates winning the men's 10,000 metre final during day one of the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday August 4, 2017. See PA story ATHLETICS World. Photo credit should read: John Walton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No transmission of sound or moving images and no video simulation.

PA Wire

Sir Mo crowned World 10,000 metres champion

Five years on from his London 2012 Olympic success on ‘Super Saturday’, Sir Mo Farah produced a fantastic Friday with another long-distance running masterclass to claim World Championship gold at London Stadium.

The 34-year-old four-time Olympic champion claimed his sixth world title with a customary kick for home after coming under pressure from rivals throughout the 10,000 metres.

And Newham & Essex Beagles Farah finished in 26 minutes 49.51 seconds, just three seconds outside his personal best and a world leading time this year, ahead of Uganda’s Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei and Kenya’s Paul Kipngetich Tanui, who ran personal and season’s bests respectively to take silver and bronze.

Having seen the legendary Jamaican Usain Bolt ease through his 100 metres heat only minutes earlier, Farah was seen urging his home crowd to raise the decibel levels at the start line and also at times during his 25 laps of the track.

Running largely at his own pace throughout, as Ugandan and Kenyan rivals tried to dictate proceedings at the front, Farah twice managed to avoid a fall on a frantic final lap and kept his composure to hold off the pretenders to his throne.

Throwing his arms wide as he crossed the line, before bowing to the track to give thanks, Farah then took his children on a lap of honour as a sold-out crowd acclaimed their hero.

Farah will now look to recover in time for the 5,000m as he brings the curtain down on an outstanding track career and turns his attention to marathon running.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Newham Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Newham Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Newham Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Newham Stories

14:00

Austrian scored for east Londoners in 4-1 reverse at Gunners in Premier League

12:00

Leyton Orient manager Justin Edinburgh is keen to finish the season strong and take momentum into next season.

Justin Edinburgh
10:30

Leyton Orient are already planning ahead for the 2018/19 National League campaign says manager Justin Edinburgh.

Justin Edinburgh
10:00

A round-up of the latest Langdon Academy Sport Partnership event

52 minutes ago

A statue displaying the names of some of east London’s lesser known women’s rights campaigners was unveiled in Parliament Square this morning.

Theresa May
11:17

People are choosing to pay their Sky TV bills rather than feed their pets.

United Kingdom
09:21

A Windrush generation grandmother lost her job with a charity helping migrants because she couldn’t prove her right to work.

Home Office
09:09

A woman was reportedly grabbed by the hair and almost forced into a car in an attempted abduction in East Ham.

Scotland Yard

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Read more

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now