Su­per Mo makes history with ‘triple dou­ble’

The China Post - - INTERNATIONAL -

Mo Farah be­came the first man to win back- to- back world dis­tance dou­bles when he stormed to 5,000 me­ters vic­tory at Bei­jing’s Bird’s Nest sta­dium on Satur­day.

The Bri­ton, rocked this sea­son by dop­ing al­le­ga­tions against his coach, put the row be­hind him as he pro­duced a dev­as­tat­ing fi­nal 80 me­ters to romp home in 13 min­utes, 50.38 sec­onds.

Kenyan Caleb Ndiku, in 13: 51.75, held on for sil­ver af­ter mak­ing a valiant break with 800 me­ters to run. Ethiopian Ha­gos Ge­brhi­wet took bronze.

The vic­tory for Farah, who won the 10,000 me­ters on the open­ing week­end, seals a unique “triple dou­ble” of dis­tance ti­tles at con­sec­u­tive world cham­pi­onships and the Lon­don Olympics.

“Tonight I had to dig deep, it came down to the last 100 me­ters,” said Farah, 32. “I felt a bit tired go­ing through the rounds and com­ing back again.

“It’s dif­fi­cult as ev­ery­body has got great speed and there are a lot of guys ca­pa­ble of win­ning. They went for it. The im­por­tant thing was to win the race and I did that!”

Farah’s vic­tory gave him an un­prece­dented sev­enth suc­ces­sive dis­tance win at world cham­pi­onships and Olympics, stretch­ing back to his 5,000 me-

ters gold at Daegu in 2011.

Bolt Wins World Tre­ble

with Re­lay Gold

Usain Bolt capped a mem­o­rable world cham­pi­onships by win­ning a third gold medal on Satur­day as an­chor of the Ja­maican 4x100 me­ters re­lay team, while fierce ri­vals the United States were dis­qual­i­fied.

Bolt ran the fi­nal leg of the re­lay at a packed Bird’s Nest sta­dium, hurtling through the line in 37.36 sec­onds af­ter team­mates Nesta Carter, Asafa Pow­ell and Nickel Ash­meade had suc­cess­fully got the ba­ton around.

The vic­tory gave Bolt his 11th world gold medal — the only one miss­ing from his col­lec­tion be­ing the 100 me­ters in the 2011 Daegu worlds when he was dis­qual­i­fied af­ter a false start.

The U.S. quar­tet of 100-me­ter bronze and sil­ver medal­lists Trayvon Bromell and Justin Gatlin, and fel­low fi­nal­ists Tyson Gay and Mike Rodgers were ini­tially awarded sil­ver but later dis­qual­i­fied.

China, headed by in­di­vid­ual 100-me­ters fi­nal­ist Bing­tian Su, de­lighted the home crowd when they were up­graded to a shock sil­ver in 38.01 sec­onds while Canada were awarded bronze (38.13).

AFP

Ja­maica’s Usain Bolt crosses the fin­ish line to win for the Ja­maican team the fi­nal of the men’s 4x100 me­ters re­lay ath­let­ics event at the 2015 IAAF World Cham­pi­onships at the “Bird’s Nest” Na­tional Sta­dium in Bei­jing on Au­gust 29.

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