Mo Farah reigns supreme over 10,000m at World Athletics Championships

Mo Farah came to Moscow in prime form having opted to step down his distances in competitive meets to hone his speed, sealing an unlikely European record in the 1500m in Monaco, his time of 3:28.81 credited as the sixth-fastest ever run.

updated: August 10, 2013 22:15 IST
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Moscow: Briton Mo Farah was pushed all the way in an ultimately well-executed victory in the men's 10,000m at the world championships on Saturday to carry on where he left off at last year's London Olympics.

The Somali-born 30-year-old clocked 27min 21.72sec in his first outing since his victory in the British capital over the 25-lap race, the longest around the track in athletics' biennial showpiece.

Ibrahim Jeilan of Ethiopia, who outsprinted Farah for the title in Daegu, won silver in 27:22.23, with early pace-setting Kenyan Paul Tanui taking bronze (27:22.61).

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