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Mo Farah takes world silver in 5,000 metres


Sir Mo Farah has missed out on his dream double after finishing second in the 5,000 metres at the World Athletics Championships.

The British runner, 34, added a silver to the gold he won in the 10,000 metres at the London Stadium last week.

The four-time Olympic champion was beaten in the shorter distance by Ethiopia’s Muktar Edris in a thrilling final.

Sir Mo had fought desperately to claw back the deficit in the finishing straight but Edris held on to win in 13 minutes and 32.79 seconds.

His British rival finished in 13:33.22.

Sir Mo Farah

Image: Sir Mo pictured after coming second in the 5,000 metres

Sir Mo was aiming to retain both world titles which he had won in Beijing two years ago. He had also won both distance events in Moscow in 2013.

The 5,000 metres was Sir Mo’s last track event at a championships before he concentrates on marathon racing.

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