Farah finishes second in final major race on track - highlights & report

From BBC - August 12, 2017

Mo Farah missed out on a fifth major championships distance double in a row as he finished second in the 5,000m at the World Athletics Championships.

The 34-year-old, who won 10,000m gold eight days ago, was swamped by his rivals in the final lap and Ethiopia's Muktar Edris broke clear to win gold.

Britain's Farah kicked again to take silver at the London Stadium in his final major track championships.

Britain's men won a stunning 4x100m relay gold as the women took silver.

"It's been a long journey but it's been incredible," Farah told BBC Sport.

"It did not quite hit home until after I crossed the line and had a couple of moments to myself when I realised - this is it.

"I gave it all - I did not have a single bit left at the end."

Four-time Olympic champion Farah will finish his track career with a record of 10 golds and two silvers in major championships.

He is set to focus on marathons after his final track appearance at the 5,000m Diamond League final in Zurich on 24 August.

Gold and silver in the two 4x100m relays takes Britain's medal tally at London 2017 to four - Farah supplying the other two - but the hosts look set to fall short of UK Sport's target of six to eight.

Same style, different winner

Edris, 23, ran a superbly judged final 600m to claim his first major title with a sprint finish reminiscent of so many Farah triumphs.

After a brief burst from Farah's compatriot Andrew Butchart at the front of the race, the Ethiopian trio of Edris, Yomif Kejelcha and Selemon Barega moved up to box in the home favourite.

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