Rio Olympics 2016: Mo Farah makes history by winning 10,000m gold

Mo Farah overcame a tumble to become the first British athlete to win three Olympic golds on the track with a thrilling victory in the 10,000m final in Rio. The 33-year-old powered through to the front

Mo Farah overcame a tumble to become the first British athlete to win three Olympic golds on the track with a thrilling victory in the 10,000m final in Rio.

The 33-year-old powered through to the front in the final 100m to win in 27 minutes and five seconds.

Kenya’s Paul Tanui took silver, with Ethiopia’s Tamirat Tola in bronze.

Farah is back on the track next week when he looks to defend the 5,000m title he won at London 2012.

Should he win that race, he will become the first man since Finland’s Lasse Viren in 1976 to retain two Olympic distance titles.

He has already achieved the world double-double having defended his 10,000m and 5,000m titles at the championships in Beijing last year.

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  • Naizghi August 22, 2016

    Our peaceful world is only used or knows moslem terrorists, rapists, beasts, abuductors and barbaric followess of the evil 7th century moon-god cult Islam. This Mo Farah must have been born and raised in the peaceful country and mother of so many great athletes Ethiopia. And why is he so ashamed to hide and change his moslem name from Mohammed into just Mo like Moses or Morrison? He probably wants to convert to the peaceful and civilized world and humanity of Christians after all he married a beautiful black Christian British woman. I admire him for his great athleticism but I respect him more for not going after the backward and ugly Halimas and Khedijas.

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