Mo Farah Makes History, Wins Triple-double With 5,000m

Mo Farah
Mo Farah

Mo Farah has completed another glorious 5,000m and 10,000m double – and won his seventh consecutive world and Olympic title – after chasing down the Kenyan Caleb Ndiku in a thrilling final lap chase. The victory means Farah has completed a historic triple-double – having also won the 5,000m and 10,000m double at the 2012 Olympics and 2013 world championships, and having already won the 10,000 m title in Beijing.

“It is great to make history,” Farah told the BBC trackside. “I didn’t feel great, my hamstring was playing up a bit but the medical team helped me through it and to make a double means so much to me. I was getting nervous for the first time in a little while but thanks to all the medical team. It was amazing to do it.”

“I never doubt myself. I love the sport, I love what I do and I just want to continue that. Everything comes with obstacles and you just have to get them out of the way.”

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