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Olympic athletics: Farah adds 5000m title to 10000m gold
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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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Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
England 58 59 57 174
Australia 49 42 46 137
Canada 32 16 34 82
Scotland 19 15 19 53
India 15 30 19 64
New Zealand 14 14 17 45
South Africa 13 10 17 40
Nigeria 11 11 14 36
Kenya 10 10 5 25
Jamaica 10 4 8 22
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