29 Aug '15, 12pm

[email protected]_Farah wins third straight world 5K title: #Beijing2015

It was the seventh consecutive global world or Olympic distance final won by Farah. He won the 5K/10K double at the 2012 Olympics and last two world championships, as well as the 2011 5,000 world title. After an extraordinarily slow beginning, more akin to what would be expected in the women's 5,000 final, Farah covered the final kilometer in 2:19.23. The time for the last 400 was 52.69; because Ndiku led with one lap to go, Farah's final lap was slightly faster than 52.69. “I had to dig in deep, as you see,” Farah said. Following his 10,000 victory last Saturday and the 5,000 qualifying round on Wednesday, “I kind of felt a bit tired,” he said. Great Britain’s Tom Farrell (who would finish last), with True and Rupp alternating positions behind him, was the ostensible leader through 1600 meters in 4:48.33 and 2K in 5:58.68. The slow pace favored Farah, who has the European...

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