Farah crouched on the lane heartbroken after loosing to the ethiopian muktar in london iaaf 5000m.
Not so fast Farah! No more superiority in 5000 meters race. Muktar Edris, 23 years of great Ethiopian witnessed that. But one may ask how he did it? No magic, except a spectacular team work with Keljesa.
After Mo Farah had forced to settle for 5,000m silver in final major track, he told media that, “They (Ethiopian) Athletes were good at team work,” he said. “Muktar’s victory is attributed to his diligence.”
After six years, ten straight global titles and four double golds, they finally found a way to beat him in his last big track race.
Sir Mo Farah’s conqueror even had the audacity to celebrate with a ‘Mobot’ as Britain’s most successful track-field-athlete collapsed to the floor in tears.
His shock was shared by 56,000 people packed into the London Stadium who came to witness history repeat itself five years on from Farah’s glorious Olympic 5,000 meters and 10,000m double at the same venue, according to The Telegraph.
There had been four more global doubles since then at Olympic and World Championships level, with the 34-year-old going for the mythical ‘quintuple-double’ at London 2017.
But just as with Usain Bolt in his farewell 100m exactly a week earlier, Farah’s final big 5,000m proved a race too far.
“[I] had tears in my eyes,” he said afterward. “Never had that before.
“I felt, ‘Wow.' It’s been an amazing journey. To achieve what I have achieved through the years has been incredible.
“And to end it in London, what a way. This is where it all started, and I got little emotional because I look at my family, I look at what I’ve done, and it gets to you because I’m just a human.”
Indeed, there was no shame in defeat in a contest where Farah’s rivals once again made dethroning him their number one priority.
Finishing behind Ethiopia’s Muktar Edris even made the Briton’s achievement in winning an unprecedented ten successive major championship titles all the more impressive.
“If you look at the history, history doesn’t lie,” he said. “What I’ve achieved for the last six, seven years has been incredible, and it just shows what kind of person I am and what it takes to be a champion.”
For Farah, the warning signs had been there in a brutal 10,000m eight days earlier, when the Kenyans and Ethiopians threw everything at him.
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