Mo Farah Wins Men’s 5000m

Mo Farah Wins Men’s 5000m

It was another fantastic performance from Great Britain’s Mo Farah. His second gold medal of the games proved to be another sit and kick race, as the defending champion left no doubt with a blistering final lap to win the men’s 5000m.

No one appeared to be interested in making it a hard pace from the get go. The race worked right into Farah’s favor, which was much like the 10000m race a week ago.

On the final lap the only glimpse of hope for beating Farah came with about 90 meters to go when American Kevin Chelimo came up alongside the Brit for a brief second. After that it he left no doubt as he crossed the line victorious once again.

The win gives Farah his fourth gold medal in his Olympic career, and his second time completing the 5k, 10k double.

Final Results

#1 Mo Farah (Great Britain)

#2 Paul Chelimo (United States)

#3 Hagos Gebrhiwet (Ethiopia)

#4 Mohammed Ahmed (Canada)

#5 Bernard Lagat (United States)

#6 Andrew Butchart (United Kingdom)

#7 Albert Kibichii (Bahrain)

#8 Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei (Uganda)

#9 Birhanu Balew (Bahrain)

#10 Abrar Osman (Eritrea)

#11 Hassan Mead (United States)

#12 Dejan Gebremeskel (Ethiopia)

#13 Elroy Gelant (South Africa)

#14 Brett Robinson (Australia)

#15 David Torrence (Peru)

Muktar Edris (Ethiopia) DQ

Featured Image Credit: Paul Gilham/Getty Images 


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