Farah retains 10,000m title

Great Britain’s Mo Farah has written his name in the history books after he retained his 10,000m title at the Rio Olympics.

Farah became the first British track and field athlete to win three Olympic gold medals when he won Saturday night’s race in a time of 27:05;17. Kenya’s Paul Tanui claimed silver, with Ethiopia’s Tamirat Tola in third.

In a dramatic race, Farah recovered from a mid-race fall to power to victory over the final 100m.

“I wasn’t going to let it go,” Farah said after the race. “I got up quickly. I thought about my family. It made me emotional.

“I thought ‘get through, get through’. I believed in myself.”

Farah will be back on the track on Wednesday when he begins the defence of his 5,000m title.

“I’ve won an Olympic gold for three of my children,” he said. “Now I’d like to win the 5,000m gold for my little boy.”

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