Mo Farah does it again, wins fifth 10K title

When is Mo Farah racing at the World Athletics Championship

Five years to do the day that the British distance runner lit up the Olympic stadium alongside Jessica Ennis-Hill and Greg Rutherford on Super Saturday, Farah provided another special night for British athletics on the opening day of the World Championships in London.

Farah, who was almost tripped up on the final lap of a hugely exciting race, proved too good once again for all-comers to further etch his name into track and field history.

Farah was certainly tested as his rivals set a harsh pace, but there were still familiar scenes in the closing 100m as the reigning champion kicked clear to beat Joshua Cheptegei and Paul Tanui.

He will run his last track race at the Diamond League final in Zurich this month before focusing on the marathon while Bolt will retire following the World Championships. "I'm not disappointed in the race, I'm just disappointed I'm not stepping on the podium, that wasn't enough to get me on the podium".

Farah told ITV News he is now determined to win gold in the 5,000m on Saturday, August 12, and end his track career on a high. "Physically, that race was insane", he said.

Prescod said: "My first World Championships I come out with a PB in the first round - I can't really complain".

He stormed home to take the first gold of the IAAF World Championships in the 10,000 meters in 26:49.51 in front of his adoring home support.

"The last lap, that was close - I honestly thought at one point I was gone because I stumbled. It's special", Farah said, after hugging his children on the track.

"I get emotional talking about it, but I owe it to the people in London, I owe it to the people in Great Britain and to have so many people supporting you, keeping you going, it makes the difference". They worked their hardest and they chucked everything at me. But it wasn't an easy race, though.

Somalia-born Farah topped the 5,000m a few days later and has never looked back since, winning the double at the next four big events - the 2012 and 2016 Olympics as well as the 2013 and 2015 worlds. "But I just had to be mentally stronger and think I didn't work this hard for nothing".

Defending champion Genzebe Dibaba won her heat in the 1,500 meters to qualify for Saturday's semifinals at the world championships. PU Chitra, who wanted a seat on the flight for the World Championships, wouldn't have qualified for the semi-finals.

"It was a fantastic race", said the Dutch runner who has the fastest time of the year at 3:56.14.

Earlier in the race Farah had got a boisterous crowd even further wound up when he gestured to the masses for more noise, waving his arms in the air as he rounded several runners on the outside and made his first move up the field.

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