Though Usain Bolt’s last 100 metres race ended in a disappointment, another World Champion Mo Farah had the last laugh in the World Athletics Championships where he ended winning the 10,000 metres establishing his dominance and stamping is authority as the greatest distance racer in the sport’s history.
The home stadium was packed with 55,000 fans where the sprint great had won his 10th consecutive gold medal in a global track final despite having had to trip over and being forced to take a step off the track in the final lap.
Farah’s leg was also injured and has to be treated but still he got the better off the Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei and Kenya’s Paul Tanui. He finished the race in 26 minutes 49.51 seconds, the world’s fastest time in 2017, where as the Silver medallist Cheptegei, ju clocked his lifetime best 26:49.94 and Tanui 26:50.60.
Farah had won it in the same stadium five years back and has not lost any race since then.
“What a way to end my career in London. It’s special,” Farah said. He also continued “It was one of the toughest races of my life. With one lap to go I nearly get tripped, twice, that was hard. But I just had to be mentally stronger and think I didn’t work this hard for nothing.”
“I’ve got such long strides that I got caught and at that point I was just trying to stand up and think ‘I can’t go down, I can’t go down’, I just wanted to play with the guys’ heads,” he said.
“I did actually hurt my leg but I’m going to see the doctor now and take care of it – a few stitches, maybe,” Farah said.