London 2012: Mo Farah wins gold in 5000-meter run
Dejen Gebremeskel finished strongly to earn silver for Ethiopia in 13:41.98, and Thomas Longosiwa of Kenya took bronze in 13:42.36.
Farah, gave plenty of thanks.
“I want to thank everyone who has supported me, all my coaches from the past, all the people who have been part of my life, particularly my wife,” he said. “Her carrying twins, it hasn’t been easy. It’s been a long journey of grafting and grafting.”
Farah is the seventh man to win both the 5,000 and 10,000 titles at a single Olympics, the first from Britain. He is also the first man to win the Olympic 5,000 title as the reigning world champion.
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