Tuesday, 16 January, 2018

London 2017: Farah finishes with 5000m silver

London 2017: Farah finishes with 5000m silver London 2017: Farah finishes with 5000m silver
Vera Richards | 13 August, 2017, 01:45

Farah had already won the 10,000m last week with the 34-year-old the only GB athlete to have won an individual honour at the home championships.

That Farah gave it his all is undeniable: likewise that Muktar Edris of Ethiopia was the better runner on the night, getting in front of Farah on the last lap and simply never surrendering.

In his last track race Farah quickly went to the front of the race in order to keep the pace with the unsafe Chelimo.

Admitting he had been outmanoeuvred, Farah said: "I got boxed in early on - it doesn't normally happen - but I got boxed in early and couldn't get out". It's not an excuse, but it took a lot more out of me than I realised.

"Tactically, I was trying to cover every move", said Farah, after being consoled by his wife and four children at trackside.

Farah, a two-time double world champion and two-time double Olympic champion, finished in 13:33.22.

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

American Paul Chelimo added world bronze to his Olympic silver, timing 13.33.30. The better man won.

But when he starts his career as a marathon runner, Farah will be able to reflect on having created an fantastic legacy with his four Olympic and six World Championship gold medals.

Farah was welcomed to the start line by another roar from the London Stadium crowd and urged them to keep going with a wave of the hand in the opening paces. That he finishes with silver on the track clearly wasn't the farewell he had planned.

Recommended

  • Brighton won't roll over for Man City, says Bruno

    Brighton won't roll over for Man City, says Bruno

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is convinced that Chelsea will sign a number of other players in the summer transfer window. The Manchester City boss has spent close to £200 million on new players this summer - four of which cost more than £40m.
    Here's the undercard for the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing blockbuster

    Here's the undercard for the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing blockbuster

    Also on the pay-per-view undercard is the ten-round USBA cruiserweight title fight between Andrew Tabiti and Steve Cunningham . There were hints of the famous brashness though, when he said: "I didn't say I couldn't fight".
    Washington Trust Bank Sells 1221 Shares of Mylan NV (MYL)

    Washington Trust Bank Sells 1221 Shares of Mylan NV (MYL)

    The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link . The Tricadia Capital Management Llc holds 4.48 million shares with $27.53 million value, down from 4.98 million last quarter.
  • EnLink Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:ENLK) Under Analyst Spotlight

    Mckinley Capital Management Inc acquired 16,894 shares as Magellan Midstream Partners Lp ( MMP)'s stock declined 7.68%. As of the end of the quarter Mitsubishi Ufj Trust & Banking Corp had sold 2,616 shares trimming its holdings by 0.7%.
    On second day, Nawaz Sharif's rally gets mixed response

    On second day, Nawaz Sharif's rally gets mixed response

    He said that due to the wonderful policies of Nawaz Sharif, the country is fast moving towards prosperity and development. People had given mandate through their votes to Nawaz Sharif for the five year term, he added.
    Nawaz Sharif embarks on a roadshow from Islamabad to Lahore

    Nawaz Sharif embarks on a roadshow from Islamabad to Lahore

    Abbasi is a lawmaker from Sharif's ruling Pakistan Muslim League party. After the verdict, he ceased to be a member of parliament. Banners welcoming Nawaz Sharif on the GT Road.
  • Zinedine Zidane extends his contract with Real Madrid for another three years

    Zinedine Zidane extends his contract with Real Madrid for another three years

    Zidane also warned the European champions against a Barcelona backlash at the Camp Nou on Sunday (kick off 2000GMT). The staff are doing a great job, we do not fail because of the relationship in the dressing room.
    Video of Conor McGregor vs Paulie Malignaggi sparring session 'knock down' released

    Video of Conor McGregor vs Paulie Malignaggi sparring session 'knock down' released

    Nicola Fitton, Managing Director at Betsafe, said: "We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Conor McGregor ". McGregor invited Malignaggi to camp to gain experience sparring a high-level boxer ahead of the showdown.
    Inflation to stay below RBI's target of 4%: Economic Survey

    Inflation to stay below RBI's target of 4%: Economic Survey

    He said the Survey has also rightly pin-pointed the moderation in growth in industrial output as also services, the key drivers of the economy.
  • Senior Islamic State Commander Killed in Afghanistan US Air Strike

    Senior Islamic State Commander Killed in Afghanistan US Air Strike

    Last month a USA air strike killed 16 policemen in Helmand province. "It was not a valley or a mountainous area". IS in Afghanistan has primarily been active in several districts of eastern Nangarhar province.

    Liverpool deny claims that Philippe Coutinho has handed in a transfer request

    However, that has all changed once again now that Coutinho has made clear his desire to move on with an official request. Barcelona have had two offers for Coutinho rejected by Liverpool , the most recent reported to be worth €100m.
    Killed in Egyptian train collision

    Killed in Egyptian train collision

    Ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed told state television that more than a 100 people were also injured in the collision. Have you read Trendiee Today? Abu Homs said he fears the death toll and the number of injured could rise further.

Spurs planning to sign up to four players, says Mauricio Pochettino Spurs planning to sign up to four players, says Mauricio Pochettino Mauricio Pochettino spoke about Tottenham's lack of transfer activity but insisted the club will only sign the right players. The team is ready to compete. "I'm sure we'll add some players who will strengthen the squad, like every season".

Crystal Palace v Huddersfield Betting: Eagles set to maul newly promoted Terriers Crystal Palace v Huddersfield Betting: Eagles set to maul newly promoted Terriers It is only the second time in the last 13 seasons that two managers face one another in their maiden matches. If we had done that, then I would have been confident we would have at least got a point.

Trump tells Calvo he's behind Guam "1000%" Mr Trump agrees, saying "They should have had me in years ago. frankly you could have said that for the last three presidents". He then reassures Mr Calvo, who he describes as a "hell of a guy", telling him the United States military is "rock solid".

White House's West Wing getting a makeover White House's West Wing getting a makeover Politico said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders didn't immediately return requests for comment. New carpet, curtains and paint are part of the work that is going on in just a part of the White House.

Banker arrested in Putney Bridge investigation released without charge Banker arrested in Putney Bridge investigation released without charge Eric Bellquist , 41, was arrested by London police on August 10 in connection with the ongoing investigation into the May assault. The jogger is described as a white man, aged early to mid 30s, with brown eyes and short brown hair.

Shares in Snap Inc. (SNAP) Acquired by Dubuque Bank & Trust Co Shares in Snap Inc. (SNAP) Acquired by Dubuque Bank & Trust Co The company reported ($0.16) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.29) by $0.13. Snap began floating on the United States stock market in March this year for an initial offer price of $17 a share.

700k contaminated eggs have been sold in the UK 700k contaminated eggs have been sold in the UK It is unclear whether the meeting will involve all 28 European Union member states, or only affected countries. If consumed in large quantities by humans it can damage the kidneys, liver, and thyroid glands.

Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight Its name comes from the point at which the meteors appear to come from - its radiant - in the constellation of Perseus. This year, the bright waning moon will make the meteors a bit trickier to see, as it outshines the smaller fireballs.

Toshiba Unlikely to Delist After PwC Signs Off on Earnings Toshiba Unlikely to Delist After PwC Signs Off on Earnings The qualified approval by the auditor marks a step forward for Toshiba in maintaining its Tokyo Stock Exchange listing. It was good news for a company confronted with delisting fears and legal battles with Western Digital.

Bills trade Watkins and Darby, acquire Jordan Matthews, EJ Gaines Bills trade Watkins and Darby, acquire Jordan Matthews, EJ Gaines In the shadow of news that Ezekiel Elliott had been suspended, the Buffalo Bills pulled off two stunning trades on Friday. The deals come just a day after the Bills had their first preseason game of the year, a loss to the Vikings.

TTV Dinakaran is 420: Tamil Nadu CM E Palaniswamy TTV Dinakaran is 420: Tamil Nadu CM E Palaniswamy A meeting presided over by Palaniswami said the appointment of Dinakaran as deputy general secretary was against party rules. Interestingly, neither faction is ready for a fresh poll when four more years are left before the next assembly polls.

'Acoustics Device' May Have Sickened Diplomats At Cuban Embassy 'Acoustics Device' May Have Sickened Diplomats At Cuban Embassy CBS News has learned as many as eight or nine USA diplomats had their assignments cut short because of their ailments. The mysterious incidents led to the United States expelling two Cuba officials from their Washington , D.C. embassy.

Billie Lourd Will Inherit $6.8 Million From Late Mother Carrie Fisher's Will Billie Lourd Will Inherit $6.8 Million From Late Mother Carrie Fisher's Will This included several bank accounts, a life insurance policy, the ownership of several LLCs, as well as a used 2016 Tesla S. It has been heard that the actress has some possibility of inheriting more than the amount of property disclosed.

Benitez admits he has grown frustrated with the transfer business Benitez admits he has grown frustrated with the transfer business Benitez admitted his frustration at the lack of transfer activity so far this summer on Tyneside. It has to be something you can not control.

Korea releases jailed Canadian pastor: official media Korea releases jailed Canadian pastor: official media Lim's case, a government official said Tuesday, but the delegation was also to raise "other issues of regional concern". North Korea is ranked #1 on Open Door USA's World Watch List of countries where Christians face the most persecution.