Rio 2016: Brilliant Farah wins 5000m to achieve 'double-double'


Mo Farah confirmed his standing among the distance-running greats by claiming a superb victory in the men's 5000 metres to complete a famous 'double-double' at Rio 2016.

The Briton repeated his feat of winning the 5000m and 10,000m at London 2012 four years ago, becoming the first man since Lasse Viren in 1972 and 1976 to do so.

Farah put in a typically astute performance before producing a trademark strong finish to hold off a late charge from Paul Chelimo and take victory in a time of 13 minutes and 3.30 seconds.