Mo Farah eyes gold at the 2017 IAAF World Championships

Rufina Vignone
Agosto 5, 2017

Hometown favourite and Olympic champion Mo Farah raced to his third world title in 26:49.51, to the delight of 55,000 fans, whose roar reached ear-splitting levels when the Brit glanced over his shoulder to pull away with about 150 metres to go.

In front of a full house of 60,000, his stars aligned exactly five years - to the day - after winning his first global 10,000m title inside this same stadium, at London 2012.

"The void that Usain will leave, it's not going to be a vacant void, but a void of excitement to be able to see who's going to fill in after that, " Gatlin said.

"I knew with 12 laps to go when they went hard from there, I knew it was going to be tough", Farah said. "But I just had to be strong". I've got a few cuts and bruises, just recover and get ready for the 5k.

"But I'm excited to get into the final and do my best".

Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda won silver with a time of 26 mins 49.94 secs while Kenya's Paul Tanui took bronze after clocking in at 26 mins 50.60 secs.

BBC commentators Steve Cram and Brendan Foster believe the win - Farah's 10th global title - required the finest display of his career and Farah, who has now won six world titles over the two distances, said he "definitely agreed with them". "I am with Tanui and we have discussed on team tactics to enable us deliver the title".

Black defended the athlete, who has always denied taking performance-enhancing drugs, and said: 'You look people in the eye and work out if there's anything that suggests otherwise and there's nothing that does to me. "I miss spending time with them".

At nearly 31 years of age he may not have the gears he once had and he's only ranked seventh in the world this year, but his one good race of the season, a 9.95 second victory in Monaco, had a bit of a languid element about it that suggests that there's at least a low 9.8 or 9.7 in those slightly ageing legs.

Another shift in pace saw the three Kenyans hit the front with Farah boxed in a little by the Ethiopian runners, stretching down the back straight to pick up the pace with half the race to go.

Farah shrugged off continued doping allegations to mount a second defence of the 10,000m in London after victories in Moscow in 2013 and Beijing two years ago. It helped a lot having the experience. I have to get this start together.

Sifan Hassan, the world indoor champion, won a big scramble to the line to win the second heat, and Jenny Simpson of the United States was boxed in before she slowed in the final straight and veered out to dash for the line in second place. "I felt really good coming into these championships and I just can't comprehend why my legs wouldn't switch on". I can only control my legs.

The 30-year-old world record holder also voiced his frustration with the starting blocks after he slipped at the start of the race and needed to play catch up.

What he does best is win _ a trait he shares with Bolt.

Muir's heat was a competitive affair, as she did enough to stay in the pack at the end with Laura Weightman keeping herself out of trouble in the final heat.

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