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Usain Bolt defeat proves 'anything is possible', says 5000m favourite Mo Farah

Usain Bolt defeat proves 'anything is possible', says 5000m favourite Mo Farah

The silver adds to Farah's 10,000m gold medal won here on the opening night of these World Athletics Championships, the only medals won by Great Britain.

Farah admitted after last Saturday's 10,00m victory that his quest for a double World Championship gold would be "tough" - and it showed as the 34-year-old struggled to assert his authority on tonight's race.

Farah finished in a time of 13:33.22, with Edris's time clocked at 13:32.79.

Kenyan-born American Paul Chelimo claimed bronze in 13:33.30 while Farah's late burst also consigned another Ethiopian Yomif Kejelcha to fourth place in 13:33.51.

Mo Farah couldn't win the last track race of his professional career, as Muktar Edris beat the Brit to the finish line in the 5,000 meters of the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London on Saturday.

"To be honest with you it takes so much out of me".

He fell several metres behind them going down the back straight.

Farah did a little boxer's routine as he took to the line psyching himself up for another bruising battle like the 10,000m where he was spiked and nearly elbowed off the track.




But after the race, almost all of the attention went to Farah.

"I have a few more races on the track and then I will take a short break and then this chapter of my life is closed".

Coe said: "I was chatting to Usain before the medal ceremony and, slightly tongue-in-cheek, he looked at me and said, 'So what do you want me to do now, boss?'"

"I have to focus on myself".

It is also about Kenya's bid to end 12-year gold drought in men's 5,000m, which Benjamin Kipkoech Limo last won in Helsinki, Finland, in 2005.

Farah will run in Birmingham next Sunday before ending his track career in Zurich.

"It was close but not close enough but when I reflect I've got to be happy with that in my first-ever high jump final", she said.