Sir Mo Farah claims silver in 5000 metres at world athletics championships

Muktar Edris defeats Mo Farah to win Gold Medal for Ethiopia in Men's 5000m

Farah still doubled Great Britain's medal tally, remaining the only GB athlete to have won any honour at the home championships.

However, Edris and team-mate Yomif Kejelcha seized the initiative as the bell went and Farah struggled to go with them.

Ethiopia's Mukhtar Eedris has defeated Briton Mo Farah to win gold in the 5000m final at the World Athletics Championship in London.

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Farah, who had won the 10,000m last Friday to open the championships with a bang, said he couldn't have given it more but added he had proved that it was possible to break up the Ethiopian and Kenya hegemony over the distance races.

"I gave it all but I had nothing left at the end", a crestfallen and emotional Farah said. The better man won.

In a thrilling finale, Farah looked to be completely outgunned by three rivals only to fight back and snatch second place behind Edris, who clocked 13 minutes, 32.79 seconds after a searing final lap.

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With nine laps to go Farah's fellow Brit Andrew Butchart briefly led with the pace slow as Edris and Cyrus Rutto made the moves to go up with Farah. Last Friday night, he produced another bold if not ballsy display in the 10,000m, riding each wave of surge and counter surge with utter fearlessness: he very almost fell over himself too with 300m to run - yet held his nerve and ultimately devastating kick to win in 26:49.53, the fastest time in the world this year.

Pearson delivered the flawless championship performance too, her 12.59 seconds run from the front and enough to hold off the American Dawn Harper Nelson, with Germany's Pamela Dutkiewicz beating world record holder Kendra Harrison for the bronze.

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