Posted August 11, 2012 on
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Mo Farah won the 5,000 meters to complete an Olympic distance double for Britain on Saturday night.
Backed by a boistrous, capacity crowd at 80,000-seat Olympic Stadium, Farah surged ahead late and held on to win in 13 minutes, 41.66 seconds. He still had the energy to do a few playful situps on the track before he grabbed a flag for the real celebrations.
Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia won silver in 13:41.98, while Thomas Longosiwa of Kenya took bronze in 13:42.36.
The Somali-born Farah won the 10,000 meters on Britain's ''Super Saturday'' last weekend, the same night Jess Ennis won the heptathlon and Greg Rutherford the long jump.
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One of the indelible memories of the 2012 Olympics will be British track hero Mo Farah. Farah won double gold in the 10,000 meters and 5,000 meters in front of the home crowd at Olympic Stadium in two thrilling races. And you can't remember Mo Farah without also saving room in the memory bank for the home BBC broadcast that cheered him home to victory. The 10,000...
Mo Farah didn't want to leave anybody in doubt.
Roared on again by a boisterous, capacity crowd at the 80,000-seat Olympic Stadium, Farah surged ahead late and held on Saturday to complete a long-distance double by winning the 5,000 meters in 13 minutes, 41.66 seconds.
He still had the energy to do a few playful sit-ups on the track before he grabbed a British flag for the...
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