World Championships 2017: Mo Farah misses out on fifth consecutive distance double
So many times we have seen Mo Farah collapse to the track, usually in prayer and disbelief. Now he is in pain. He was in real trouble with maybe 300m to go and managed to fight back into second, but Muktar Edris had too much of a lead.
It was a beautifully judged last 600m from champion Muktar Edris, the Ethiopian had more in the tank than anyone else and he had the sort of kick finish that we have seen so often from Mo Farah in the last six years.
It’s a first major medal for Edris.
The stadium stunned, the great champion dethroned at last. Like Usain Bolt, his partner in track hegemony, Mo Farah proves himself mortal after all. Time catches up with even the fastest men.
Britain’s Mo Farah missed out on a fifth consecutive major championships distance double as he finished second in the world 5,000m.
The 34-year-old, who won 10,000m gold at the start of the championships, was swamped by his rivals in the final lap, with Ethiopia’s Muktar Edris breaking clear to win gold.
Farah kicked again to claim silver at the London Stadium in his final major track championships.
USA’s Paul Chelimo claimed bronze.