Farah exits grand stage with a silver lining

Mo Farah

Mo Farah

Farah had already won the 10,000m last week with the 34-year-old the only GB athlete to have won an individual honour at the home championships.

Mo Farah had to settle for a silver medal. Farah had romped to victory in the longer event on the opening night of the championships last weekend. It didn't quite hit home until after I crossed the line and had a couple of moments to myself when I realised - this is it.

"I gave it all but I had nothing left at the end", a crestfallen and emotional Farah said.

However, Muktar Edris of Ethiopia broke with his compatriot Yomif Kejelcha on the last lap and though the latter faded Farah was unable to chase down Edris and had to settle for a battling silver.

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Farah is due to retire from the track at the end of the month, after the Diamond League final in Zurich, to focus on the marathon.

It was a glorious win for 23-year-old Ethiopian Edris, the fastest man in the world this year, who had lost all his five previous meetings with Farah.

Chelimo fell with four laps to go on the wet track in Wednesday's semifinals but came back and qualified.

At 10,000 metres, in which Farah has also won a record five global golds, he is also still only the 16th-fastest (26:46.57), almost half a minute down on Bekele's world record of 26:17.53.

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"I was trying to cover every move but they had a game plan - one of them was going to sacrifice himself and that's what they did and the better man won".

As the Briton was consoled - and congratulated on a peerless track career - by his competitors following his world 5,000 metres silver in the stadium where his legend was first properly sculpted in 2012, the only question that remained was where he stands in the annals of track distance running.

"I am the new champion for Ethiopia".

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