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Mo Farah Wins 5,000m To Secure Double Gold At London Olympics 2012 (PICTURES)

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Mo Farah has made sporting history yet again after running to victory in the 5,000m in the Olympic stadium - his second gold medal in a single games.

Farah now joins an elite group of British runners, which includes Kelly Holmes, who can claim to have won the double.

The 29-year-old Londoner will be considered one of Britain's greatest ever track and field athletes.

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Unbelievable: Farah looked stunned after crossing the line

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He broke the opposition with brutal pace in the final 100m

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Farah celebrates with a Union flag after winning a stunning 5000m race

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Mo kisses the track to mark an historic night

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He then kissed his Team GB vest

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Yes, it is real! Mo takes a nibble at his gold medal

He told the BBC: “It’s just unbelievable. I knew I just had to hold on to it and I got great support from the crowd.

"I just want to thank everyone who has supported me. It’s been a long journey, grafting and grafting.”

Farah's second gold comes just a week after he became the first Briton to ever win the 10,000m title.

Farah stuck to the back of the pack for the first few laps and despite a few breaks the pace remained slow.

But he burst through to the front of the group for the third lap to increase the pace.

On the bell for the final lap Farah held the lead, refusing to let anyone pass him. And into the final straight he looked strong and focused.

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The Mobot: Aside from his running Farah has started a craze for his trademark 'Mobot' celebration

Despite a challenge he held the front and stormed across the line in first place.

After kissing the track he then performed the famous 'Mobot' celebration as 80,000 people cheered.

David Cameron tweeted: "Olympic legend and a true British hero. We can all be proud of his extraordinary achievement."


Jessica Ennis
what a fantastic performance! Knew u would do it! You're a star!

Paula Radcliffe
Greatness is doing it two Saturdays in a row at the at the Olympic Stadium x

Boris Johnson
I thought last Super Saturday couldn't be topped but winning his second Gold of the Games I will never forget. Awesome athlete!

Piers Morgan
Next time some racist goon says 'we let too many bleedin' foreigners into this country' - say two words back: 'Mo Farah'.

London 2012 chairman Lord Coe, a two-time Olympic 1500m champion, told the Press Association: "Mo Farah - a distance running great and arguably the best British runner of all time."

Farah is now one of only six men have managed to the 5,000m and 10,000m Olympic double.

The others are Hannes Kolehmainen, one of the original flying Finns, Czech Emil Zatopek, the Soviet Vladimir Kuts, Finland's Lasse Viren - managed the double in both 1972 and 1976 - and Ethioipia's Kenenisa Bekele.

Farah finished in a time of 13:41.66, in silver was Dejen Gebremeskel and in bronze was Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa.

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Mo Farah during the Men's 5000m Final
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