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Bolt, Farah take to the track 1 more time at worlds

14 August 2017

Sir Mo Farah missed out on another double gold as the British distance great was beaten into second in the 5,000m at the World Championships.

Not what he or the expectant capacity London Stadium crowd wanted but a race which illustrated the character of the man as much as any of his long list of golden triumphs.

Edris did the "Mobot" - Farah's trademark celebration - soon after crossing the line but Farah dismissed any suggestions it was a taunt in his own back yard.

But Farah remained a fighter and a racer to the end.

The 30-year-old from the Gold Coast claimed the world title at Daegu in 2011 before taking silver in Moscow two years later. Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo of the United States took bronze in 13:33.30.

"It's been unbelievable. It's been a long journey but it's been incredible", said Farah who was embraced by his fans as he made his way around the stadium on a lap of honour.

"To be honest with you it takes so much out of me".

"I've achieved what I have achieved - you're trying to destroy it". "That's what they did and the better man won on the day".

"I gave it all but I had nothing left at the end", a crestfallen and emotional Farah said. The fact is I've achieved what I have from hard work and dedication.

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It was a four-man race over the final 200m with Edris passing the three others over the final 100m and holding off a charging Farah who was gaining on the inside.

His mum though was the parent that Farah - who had to live with his aunt Kinsi when they settled in England - felt closest to, a similarity he shares with Bolt who also described himself as a "mummy's boy".

Chelimo said afterwards to the BBC: "It is what it is, I just meant that I was going to take Mo down". After the 10K, he was maybe exhausted so he did not have enough for the last kick.

"My second championships and my second medal, I can't ask for more", he said. Put me in another championship, and I'll bring home a medal. Sometimes I find it weird how certain people write certain things to suit how they want to sell the story.

"I am the next champion".

Harrison had to settle for fourth a further 0.02 back and is in danger of becoming an athlete pigeon-holed for running fast times but failing on the big stage. That's why I did the Mo-bot.

"It felt like a part of me had been missing the whole time I had been growing up separately from Hassan".

'I want you to write the truth about what's out there and educate people out there. I hope I can leave a legacy behind for the younger kids and show anything is possible in life if you stick at it. "I'm expected to do well".

Bolt, Farah take to the track 1 more time at worlds