Mo Farah shines, Usain Bolt cruises, Edna Kiplagat makes history at worlds

Track icon Usain Bolt, within touching distance of equalling American sprint legend Carl Lewis' record of eight world athletics championships gold medals, clocked an easy-going 10.07sec in his heat of the 100m, which featured neither American rival Tyson Gay nor Asafa Powell after both tested positive for banned substances.

updated: August 10, 2013 23:23 IST
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Moscow: Briton Mo Farah continued his impressive track form by claiming a hard-fought victory in the world 10,000m on Saturday, as Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt cruised through his 100m heat.

Farah, who is attempting to replicate the double 5,000-10,000m gold he claimed at last year's London Olympics, had a slow race pace, American training partner Galen Rupp and his own definitive race-end kick to thank for his victory.

There was an all-too-familiar finish to the 25-lap race when Ethiopia's defending world champion Ibrahim Jeilan tried to edge past Farah on the final bend.

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