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Mo Farah Fails to Win 5000m Gold Medal at IAAF World Championships

Mo Farah Fails to Win 5000m Gold Medal at IAAF World Championships

Clearly spent by his effort, Farah fell to the track, buried his head in his hands, hardly believing himself he'd been beaten in a championship race on the track for the first time in six years.

America's Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo finished in 13 mins 33.20 secs to take bronze.

Perhaps the exertions of his brilliant win in the World Championship 10,000m took their toll as the 34-year old couldn't respond to the late injection of pace from Ethiopia's Muktar Edris - whose tactics were straight out the Farah playbook and who secured the world 5,000m title. "I don't think there was anything more I could have done".

The Somalia-born runner will be joined in championship track retirement by Usain Bolt who missed out in the 100m but IAAF President Seb Coe insists the sport can survive without them. It doesn't quite sink in until you compete here and cross the line - I had a couple of minutes to myself - that this is it.

Yet even in defeat, Farah demonstrated his champion's spirit as he fought back in the dying metres when it looked as if he would be shut out of the medals completely.

"I gave it my all, 110 percent", said Farah.

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"They had the game plan: one of them was going to sacrifice themselves".

"There's more need for us to demonstrate that we have some incredible talent, but the athletes have also got to realise that they've also got a sizeable part to play in this".

He claimed the 10,000m title once again last Friday, only to suffer his first loss in a final for 2,176 days on Saturday night in front of another huge London Stadium crowd.

Mo Farah of Great Britain reacts after finishing second in the Men's 5000 Metres final.

Govindan Lakshmanan ran his personal best but it was still not enough for him to qualify for the final round of the men's 5000m race in the World Athletics Championships.

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