Mo Farah grabs gold at World Championship

Wednesday 02nd September 2015 06:13 EDT

The invincible Mo Farah grabbed a drink mid-race before he grabbed the title of becoming the first man in history to pull off a distance 'triple-double'. Competing in the 5000 m men's final at the World Championships, stopped to drink water before he joined the pack, catching up soon and making up for lost time and completing the race in 13 min 50.38 sec.

He paced himself with perfect ease, taking the lead with his signature burst of speed. Farah has made it in three successive world 5000m titles and won golds in both track distance events at the Olympics and two World Championships. It took seven laps before he moved forward, cruising past Ethiopian Imane Merga. He celebrated his victory with the trademark 'Mobot'.

He later revealed he suffered from a hamstring strain. “I didn't feel great, my hammy was playing up a bit, but the medical team helped me through it and tonight to come out here and make a double means so much to me,” he told the British media. “I was kind of getting nervous for the first time in a little while, but thanks to all the medical team. It was amazing to do it.”

“It's definitely been hard,” an emotional Farah said. “If you'd have said to me seven years ago, you'd have one medal I would have said OK, but to win as many medals as I have is just incredible. And it was great to make history, particularly at this moment when my wife and kids couldn't be here.”

On being hailed as the “greatest British sportsperson of all time”, by commentator Brendan Foster, Mo Farah said, “It's be incredible to be Sir Mo, wouldn't it?” “We have had so many sporting legends, so to be able to continue that and to be in the same category as them is amazing. For all the kids watching there, it takes hard work and dedication. If you believe in something you can get there. My message to you is, 'you can be like me'. Hopefully one day we will find the next Mo.”

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