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Mo Farah clinches the 5000m gold; completes his second double at the World Championships

Modified 20 Dec 2019, 06:05 IST
Mo Farah won his second double at the World Championships

Mo Farah of Great Britain achieved the double on Saturday, after winning the 500m gold in the final t the IAAF World Championships in Beijing on Saturday. The 32-year-old athlete clinched the final with a timing of 13:50.38, ahead of Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku of Kenya who finished with a time of 13:51.75 followed by Hagos Gebhriwet of Ethiopia who finished with a time of 13:51.86.

This is the second time in his career that Farah has clinched both the 5000m as well as the 10000m gold at the World Championships. he had achieved the same feat at the 2013 Moscow Championships as well.

The victory also completes the triple for Farah, that include gold in the 500m and 10000m in the 2012 Olympics, gold in both the categories in the 2013 Moscow World Championships and now gold in the 5000m and 10000m in the Beijing Championships.

Published 29 Aug 2015, 17:09 IST
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