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Mo Farah victorious in Diamond League

WINNER: Mo Farah celebrates after winning the 5,000m (PA)

TWO-TIME OLYMPIC gold medallist Mo Farah claimed another big win after crossing the finishing line first in the Diamond League’s 5,000m in Birmingham.

The 30-year-old won with a time of 13 minutes 14.24 seconds with his signature big kick in the final 200m, zooming past Ethiopian duo Yenew Alamirew and Hagos Gebrhiwet.

Supremely confident in the aftermath of his victory, Farah said he was still the runner to which others had to measure up.

He told BBC Sport: “The young guys wanted to beat me, I'm the guy to beat.

“The pace was slow and the conditions weren't great. It was very windy.

“[The Ethiopians] were working as a team, but you've got to hold your form and make sure you've got something else left.”

SHAKEN NOT STIRRED: Perri Shakes-Drayton hurdles her way to victory (PA)

Also making it a good day for Britain were Perri Shakes-Drayton and Christine Ohuruogu, who both won their respective events.

Shakes-Drayton continued her good form, notching up a season’s best in the women’s 400m hurdles in 53.82 seconds.

She said: “It wasn't the perfect race.

“It's always nice to peak as you get close to a championship. We need to stay fit and healthy.”

Ohuruogu claimed top spot in the 400m – her strong finish meant she recorded a time of 50.63 seconds, which was enough to beat the in-form 2011 world champion Amantle Montsho.

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