Olympic athletics: Farah adds 5000m title to 10000m gold

  • IANS, London
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  • Updated: Aug 12, 2012 11:29 IST

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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