Mo Farah Wins 10th Straight World Long-Distance Title

Britain’s Mo Farah celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men’s 10,000-meter final during the World Athletics Championships in London Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Mo Farah won his 10th straight global long-distance title, taking gold in the 10,000 meters at the world championships in the same stadium where he won his first Olympic title.

It was his third world title, adding to his two Olympic gold medals. He as the same tally over 5,000 meters.

The combined forces from Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia tried to shake him in a fast run but there was no stopping his final kick as he won gold in a season leading 26 minutes, 49.51 seconds despite a near-trip with 300 meters to go.

Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda took silver and Paul Tanui of Kenya got bronze.

The last time Farah missed out on a major title was when he finished second in the 10,000 at the 2011 world championships. Ever since, nothing but gold.

Source: Associated Press