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Mo Farah dazzles Olympic Stadium with stunning 3,000m win at Anniversary Games

Great Britain's Mo Farah celebrates winning the men's 3000 metres. Picture: John Walton/PA Wire Great Britain's Mo Farah celebrates winning the men's 3000 metres. Picture: John Walton/PA Wire

Saturday, July 27, 2013
4:58 PM

Mo Farah sent the Olympic Stadium into raptures as he obliterated the field to win the Anniversary Games 3,000 metres with a new personal best.

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The London 2012 hero finished almost six seconds clear of second-placed Ryan Hill of the USA as he opened up a massive lead in the final lap.

The 30-year-old, who collected both 5,000m and 10,000m gold at London 2012, crossed the line with arms aloft and bent down to kiss the track as the Startford crowd roared in appreciation.

Farah came into the race in good shape after breaking the European 1,500m record at the Herculis Diamond League meeting in Monaco last weekend, and he is showing no signs of slowing down ahead of the World Championships.

Farah said: “It’s great to be back, it was a good race and the crowd were great. There’s so many people here to support us.

“It’s good to be back and win here again, I have so many nice memories of racing here.

“I wanted to make them proud. I’m in great shape so it’s going well for Moscow.”

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