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12th Aug 2017

Mo Farah bows out of track athletics with 5000m silver at World Championships

A disappointing end for Mo Farah's track career in 5000m final

Simon Lloyd

Mo Farah had to settle for silver medal in the final race of his track career.

The Briton, who won 10,000m gold in London World Championships last weekend, was beaten by Ethiopia’s Muktar Edris in the final of the 5,000m.

The 34-year-old couldn’t hide his disappointment after crossing the line in the race, which took place in the same stadium in which he won two Olympic golds five years ago.

Farah finished in a time of 13:33.22, with Edris’s time clocked at 13:32.79. The bronze medal went to American Paul Chelimo (13:33.30). Andrew Butchart, the other Briton appearing in the final, finished eighth with a time of 13:38.73.

Farah will retire from track athletics this month to focus on marathon running.



Mo Farah