Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Absolutely Mo Stopping Him

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Absolutely Mo Stopping Him

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ATHLETICS: Great Britain's Mo Farah said he was glad to prove his wins in London four years ago were not lucky after winning the 5000m in style at the Rio Olympics.

In taking the gold on the last day of competition in track and field Farah became only the second man in Olympics history to win both the 10,000m and 5000m in consecutive Games.

Farah emulated Finland's Lasse Viren, who won the long-distance double in Munich in 1972 and four years later in Montreal, to earn his place among the greatest of the sport.

The Brit also won the double-double at the world championships and withstood everything his opponents could throw at him to cement his place in history.

"I can't believe it," he said after the race. "My legs were a bit tired after the 10k ... I don't know how I recovered. It shows I didn't just fluke it in London, to do it again is incredible. …

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