Mo Farah wins final track race in illustrious career

Rufina Vignone
Agosto 25, 2017

Sir Mo Farah said goodbye to his track career in dramatic fashion as he claimed gold in the 5,000m at the IAAF Diamond League in Zurich.

Yomif Kejelcha, who crossed the line fourth - as just 0.13 seconds separated the first four men - was the first to attempt to pass Farah midway through the last lap, followed by Chelimo, the bronze medallist at this year's world championships, and Edris.

"I have enjoyed running in stadiums for a lot of years, but now first of all I will enjoy being with my family".

Thompson and Facey returned a few hours later to help Jamaica to a win in the Zurich Trophy women's 4x100m invitational with Christania Williams and Jura Levy completing the team that clocked 41.85 to edge Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 41.86 into second place with Germany, 43.32 taking third.

Beijing Olympics gold medallist and three-time World champion Asbel Kiprop (3:34.77) finished fourth with Charles Simotwo (3:34.93) and Vincent Kibet (3:34.96) sealing the top six spots. World champion Emma Coburn of the US was fourth.

After Farah won gold in the 10,000 and silver in the 5,000 at worlds in London, he prevailed in the 3,000 at last weekend's Diamond League meet in Birmingham, England, but there were some who felt he looked worn out after clocking 7:38.64.

Gatlin could only clock 10.04secs with Ujah's British relay team-mate Adam Gemili eighth in 10.13secs.

The London 2012 champion and world record holder failed to clear his opening height of 5.63 metres, with victory going to America's world champion Sam Kendricks, who cleared 5.87.

Third place in the women's 200m went to Marie-Josee Ta Lou, 22.09 with the other Jamaican in the event Simone Facey taking seventh place in 22.80 seconds.

Norway's Karsten Warholm, surprise victor of the world 400m hurdles title, ran a national record of 48.22 but still had to settle for second place behind Kyron McMaster of the British Virgin Islands, who tops the 2017 lists with 47.80 and won a first Diamond Trophy in 48.07.

Although Wenda Nel is also in the entry lists for the women's 400m hurdles race, her event is not a Diamond League contest, with the final set to be held in Brussels on September 1.

"It's a shame it has come now but with experience I should be getting it right at the major championships in the next couple of years".

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