Mo Farah wins historic World Championships 5,000m gold

Saturday 29th August , 2015 12:01 pm

Great Britain’s Mo Farah has completed a historic ‘triple-double’ by winning 5,000m gold at the World Championships.

Farah, who won the 5,000m and 10,000m double at the 2012 Olympics and 2013 World Championships, has already won the 10,000m title in Beijing.

The race started at a slow pace until Caleb Ndiku took the lead with two laps to go.

But Farah, 32, stayed on the 22-year-old Kenyan’s shoulder and sprinted clear in the final 100 metres.

Mo Farah, speaking to BBC Sport: “It is great to make history. I didn’t feel great, my hammy was playing up a bit but the medical team helped me through it and tonight come out here and make a double means so much to me.

“I was kinda getting nervous for the first time in a little while but thanks to all the medical team. It was amazing to do it.

“Hopefully the younger kids watching me will be encouraged. I want to be able to do something for them.

“I am so looking forward to spending time with my family. I just want to go home and celebrate with them.”

Mo Farah, on being called the greatest British sportsman by Brendan Foster:  “That is amazing.

“We had people such as David Beckham and the rest of the guys, we have had so many legends and to be in the same category as them is amazing. If you believe in something you can get there. Do what you can.”

“I never doubt myself. I love the sport I love what I do and I just want to continue that. Everything comes with obstacles and you just have to get them out of the way. Sometimes you have to appreciate, you see me on the ground and that is when I appreciate.”



Source: BBC