Mo Farah overcomes stitch in 'sweetest' victory at world championships

The Briton Mo Farah described his victory at the Luzhniki Stadium on Friday as the runaway best of his career, which has blossomed since he teamed up with Alberto Salazar in Portland, Oregon.

updated: August 17, 2013 09:22 IST
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Mo Farah overcame a crippling early stitch to defend his world 5,000m title and claim a rare world and Olympic double in the long-distance events.

In what will be reassuring news to amateur runners across the globe, the Briton admitted that he was hoping for a slow pace in Friday's race to recover from his stitch.

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