Mo Farah Wins Diamond League 5,000m In Eugene, Oregon

By 10:39 Sat, 27 May 2017 Comments

Four time Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah ran the fastest time of the year to win the 5,000m in the Diamond League meeting in Eugene, Oregon.

The 34-year-old Briton led at the bell and kicked clear to win in 12 minutes 00.70 seconds.

Ethiopian teenager Yomif Kejelcha was second in 13:01.21, with Kenyan Geoffrey Kamworor third in 13:01.35.

Olympic silver medallist Paul Chelimo was seventh in 13:10.11, with GB's Andrew Butchart eighth in 13:11.45.

It was an accomplished final track performance in the US from Farah, who plans to retire from track racing after the World Championships in London this summer.

Having completed an unprecedented 'double-double' of 5,000m and 10,000m gold at last year's Olympics in Rio, Farah is targeting a fourth successive 5,000m world gold in August.

It was his second competition of the outdoor season following a second-place finish behind American Matthew Centrowitz over 1500m in Los Angeles earlier in May.



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