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Britain’s Mo Farah completes distance double by taking gold in 5,000m

Posted Aug 11, 2012

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LONDON (AP) — Mo Farah won the 5,000 meters to complete an Olympic distance double for Britain on Saturday night.

Backed by a boistrous, capacity crowd at 80,000-seat Olympic Stadium, Farah surged ahead late and held on to win in 13 minutes, 41.66 seconds. He still had the energy to do a few playful situps on the track before he grabbed a flag for the real celebrations.

Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia won silver in 13:41.98, while Thomas Longosiwa of Kenya took bronze in 13:42.36.

The Somali-born Farah won the 10,000 meters on Britain's "Super Saturday" last weekend, the same night Jess Ennis won the heptathlon and Greg Rutherford the long jump.

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