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Muktar Edris crashes Mo Farah party with 5000m gold

Muktar Edris crashes Mo Farah party with 5000m gold

Edris won in 13 minutes, 33.79 seconds, .43 seconds ahead of Farah in second.

Farah embraced his family and then took a lap of honour to soak up the adulation of his home crowd, but as with his great friend and fellow legend Usain Bolt, he was denied the win he so desperately wanted in his last individual outing.

"I gave 110 per cent", he said in the immediate aftermath. Tactically, I was trying to cover every move.

In the dying metres, Farah shot down the inside to overhaul American Paul Chelimo and clock 13:33.22.

The Briton, who won 10,000m gold in London World Championships last weekend, was beaten by Ethiopia's Muktar Edris in the final of the 5,000m.

However, Edris and team-mate Yomif Kejelcha seized the initiative as the bell went and Farah struggled to go with them. Although Australian Patrick Tiernan hit the front on the 3,000m mark and tried to stretch the field, ...

Seeking a fitting end to his matchless long-distance racing career before moving to marathon running, the 34-year-old Briton's bid for a fifth straight global 10,000/5,000m double was scuppered as he had to settle for the silver. Last Friday night, he produced another bold if not ballsy display in the 10,000m, riding each wave of surge and counter surge with utter fearlessness: he very almost fell over himself too with 300m to run - yet held his nerve and ultimately devastating kick to win in 26:49.53, the fastest time in the world this year.