London 2017: Farah fails to win 5000m gold, settles for silver

London 2017: Farah fails to win 5000m gold, settles for silver

London 2017: Farah fails to win 5000m gold, settles for silver

Having won gold in the 10,000m Farah was the favourite to take the 5,000m gold as well. It's not an excuse, but it took a lot more out of me than I realised. That's what they did tonight, and the better man won on the day.

Ethiopia's Mukhtar Eedris has defeated Briton Mo Farah to win gold in the 5000m final at the World Athletics Championship in London.

Admitting he had been outmanoeuvred, Farah said: "I got boxed in early on - it doesn't normally happen - but I got boxed in early and couldn't get out".

Farah just couldn't keep up with them and he was grimacing as he fought off Paul Chelimo from the United States to make sure he took silver.

With nine laps to go Farah's fellow Brit Andrew Butchart briefly led with the pace slow as Edris and Cyrus Rutto made the moves to go up with Farah.

Meanwhile, Sir Mo Farah has missed out on his dream double after finishing second in the 5,000 metres.

Roared on again by a home crowd, the Briton had looked comfortable from the start.

In a unusual way, however, this defeat might well offer some brief respite from the shadow of doping and some of the hard questions that have come with his previously unbreakable displays of championship distance running.

Australia's Sally Pearson celebrates winning the final of the women's 100m hurdles.

It was a glorious win for 23-year-old Ethiopian Edris, the fastest man in the world this year, who had lost all his five previous meetings with Farah. That he finishes with silver on the track clearly wasn't the farewell he had planned.

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