Mo’s early rise for double dream
WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS: MOSCOW
MO FARAH dragged himself out of bed at 6am to move a step closer to the double-double by cruising through his 5,000 metres heat.
The Brit – who admitted he was “not a morning person” – conserved as much energy as possible with Friday’s final in mind, easing up on the last lap to come home safe in fifth place.
Farah, who claimed 10,000m gold on Saturday, is looking to become only the second man ever – after Ethiopian great Kenenisa Bekele – to win both long-distance titles at the Olympics and the Worlds.
After his heat he said: “I just wanted to do as little work as possible to be fresh in the legs, ready for the final and I did that.
“I’ve been resting up since the 10,000m. This is just the prelims and it’s always going to feel harder as you’ve got to get up in the morning.
“I’m not a morning person and I had to get up this morning at six o’clock. You’ve got to get it out of the way and get to the final.”
Christine Ohuruogu revealed a gold medal was NOT her main target after winning the 400m.
The 29-year-old is now a twotime winner of the event after clocking a time of 49.41secs and breaking Kathy Cook’s British record.
And it was that landmark she claims she was chasing more than the gold.
“I needed to aim for something really, really high,” she said. “It’s a great achievement.
“Every medal, every win has a story behind it, but this one is special because it is a record.
“It was the record I was after more than a win.”
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