Farah denied final gold by Ethiopian Edris

Mo Farah

Mo Farah

Farah had won the 10,000m on the opening night - but it was not to be in the 5,000m.

Just as five years ago when he completed the first of his two Olympic distance doubles on the second Saturday of the programme to deafening acclaim in the same stadium, a 55,000 crowd roared on the home hero.

Seeking a fitting end to his matchless long-distance racing career before moving to marathon running, the 34-year-old Briton's bid for a fifth straight global 10,000/5,000m double was scuppered as he had to settle for the silver.

Indeed, Farah was only fourth coming into the homestretch and chased down Edris fast with the line approaching; just not fast enough, Edris winning in 13:32.79, slow by championship standards but in tactical execution perfectly impressive.

That Farah gave it his all is undeniable: likewise that Muktar Edris of Ethiopia was the better runner on the night, getting in front of Farah on the last lap and simply never surrendering.

"I gave 110 per cent", he said in the immediate aftermath.

"The 10,000m took a lot more out of me than I had realised".

American Paul Chelimo added world bronze to his Olympic silver, timing 13.33.30.

"I have a few more races on the track and then I will take a short break and then this chapter of my life is closed".

Farah did a little boxer's routine as he took to the line psyching himself up for another bruising battle like the 10,000m where he was spiked and nearly elbowed off the track. They worked as a team.

Johnson-Thompson tried to tap into the wave of emotion for Farah making her final attempt after the 5,000 race had started, but despite her efforts could not clear the bar.

This race was not as bruising and Farah looked in control until the final 100metres. He had also won both distance events in Moscow in 2013.

Farah will run in Birmingham next Sunday before ending his track career in Zurich.

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