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Mo fight in Farah to come

GOLD HUNTER: Farah is keen to add to his medal haul

MO FARAH demonstrated he has no plans to relinquish his world titles this summer with a blistering performance at the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) Diamond League in Eugene on Saturday, his last ever track race in the United States.

Farah, who will be chasing his third track double in London in August, was the class act once more as he won over 5000m in a world-leading 13:00.70 from Ethi- opia’s Yomif Kejelcha (13:01.21) and Kenya’s Geoffrey Kamworor (13:01.35) by producing his trade- mark kick on the last lap.


In a field of 29 - packed with potential dangers - Farah, 34, bided his time before moving to the front with menace with 800m left.

As his closest rivals attempted to go past him, he had that extra power to fend them off on the last lap before injecting the pace needed to secure victory in the home straight. And it is a win that will tell the world he is preparing for more glory in just over two months time.


“There was a lot of pressure on me,” said Farah, speaking to

“There were a lot of people doubting me, ‘Mo’s get- ting old.’ It was just better to let your running do the talking and that’s what I am good at.

“I have a target on my back, as I always do, because I have been on the top of my game for the last five years. Everybody wants to beat me.”

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