IAAF World Championships 2015, day 1: Mohamed “Mo” Farah won the gold in 10 000 m


Mo Farah, who won the gold medals in 5000 and 1000 metres at home in the 2012 Olympic games in London, was one of the main events of the first day in the 2015 IAAF World Championships. After being accused of doping connected to his former coach, all eyes was on Farah in tonight’s 10 000 metres final.

Late surge decided the race

The race was for a long time an open history. In the later half, three Kenyan runners, Mo Farah and the American Galen Rupp created a small group that took the lead. But it was not until the last lap the race was decided. Farah made a late surge with a few hundred meters left. Geoffrey Kamworor and Paul Tanui hanged on, but with 150 meters to go, Farah made a last effort that won him the gold medal. Farah’s time on the last lap was an impressing 54:15 seconds, despite a late stumble that could have cost him the race.

The gold in 10 000 metres was Mo Farah’s third in World Competitions: In Moscow 2013 and, as mentioned above, in London 2014 he won the gold as well. In both these competitions he won the gold in 5000 metres as well. This means that if Farah wins the gold in Friday’s 5000-meter race he will have three executive double-distance wins. In Daegu 2011 he won the gold in 5000 metres and silver in 10 000 metres.

Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin advances through the 100 metres qualifiers

The first round of the 2015 IAFF World Championships hottest duel, between Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt, and former doping-suspended Justin Gatlin, was decided today. Both runners advanced to the semifinals. Gatlin won his heat with the time of 9.83 and Bolt his with the time of 9.97. None of the two seemed to go with full speed in their qualifiers. The semi-finals and finals are decided tomorrow.


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