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Olympic athletics: Farah adds 5000m title to 10000m gold
London, August 12, 2012
First Published: 11:25 IST(12/8/2012)
Last Updated: 11:29 IST(12/8/2012)

Britain's Mo Farah added the 5,000 metres title to his 10,000 metres gold medal at the London Olympics on Saturday.

Farah took the lead at the bell and held it in a courageous, lung-busting final 100 meters to take gold in 13 minutes, 41.66 seconds.

Ethiopia's world bronze medalist Dejen Gebremeskel came strong but had to settle for silver in 13:41.98.

Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa of Kenya won a surprise bronze in 13:42.36.

It makes a long-distance double for Farah, who became the first Briton to win the Olympic 10000 metres a week ago.

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