Moscow 2013: Mo Farah Wins His First 10,000m World Title.

Great Britain’s Mo Farah won his first 10,000m world title with a brilliant sprint finish in Moscow.

Mo Farah and Ethiopian Ibrahim Jeilan in Daegu Two Years Ago.
Mo Farah and Ethiopian Ibrahim Jeilan in Daegu Two Years Ago.

The double Olympic champion powered down the home straight to win in 27 minutes 21.71secs on Day 1 of the IAAF World Championships in Moscow.

Ethiopian Ibrahim Jeilan, who won the Briton in 2011, won silver and Kenyan Paul Tanui clinched Bronze.

Farah now becomes the second man in history after the great Kenenisa Bekele to do the long-distance double over 5,000 and 10,000 metre at the Olympic Games and World Championships.

Second-placed Jeilan loomed on Farah’s shoulder as he did in 2011 but was left straining without success as the small gap between him and the Brioton would not close.

“I had the experience from two years ago,” Farah told the BBC Radio 5 live. “I knew I just had to cover every move and the guys were going to go out there to take a lot out of me. I was just digging in, digging in.

After the victory he headed up into the stands to hug wife Tania and give sweaty kisses to his daughters.

“It was nice to come out here and win it. Training’s been really hard, I’ve spent a lot of time away from my family and when I came home from the Anniversary Games, my little daughter didn’t even recognise me. But it’s definitely been worth it,” Farah added.

He is expected to return to the track next week and try repeating his London 2012 distance double by defending his 5,000m title.

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