Mo Farah Wins Gold In Men's 10,000m At Rio Olympics 2016

Despite falling over...
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Mo Farah has won Olympic gold in the men’s 10,000m, retaining his title from London 2012, despite falling 11 minutes into the race.

He saw off a field including long-time rival Kenyan Geoffrey Kamworor to finish in a time of 27:05.07.

Paul Tanui of Kenya was second with Tamirat Tola of Ethiopia coming in bronze medal position.

It's #GOLD for @Mo_Farah in the 10,000m!! Incredible strength, passion & energy #GoMo #SuperSaturday #Rio2016 pic.twitter.com/ldAzJUQDkw

β€” Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) August 14, 2016

Farah, 33, is the first British athlete to win three athletic Olympic gold medals.

The Brit spent the first few laps of the race at the back letting the Ethiopians set the pace before moving his way up the pack.

Farah had a hairy moment when he tripped but quickly recovered and got back into his stride.

When you fall over mid race and still win Olympic Gold πŸ˜‚ @Mo_Farah is the King!

β€” Adam Gemili (@Adam_Gemili) August 14, 2016

I couldn't even tweet. I'm just overwhelmed watching Mo in that race.

Cut to commercial so I can gather myself.

β€” Lolo Jones (@lolojones) August 14, 2016

Star 🌟 #MoFarah #Rio2016 #Olympics pic.twitter.com/rguGocgT0N

β€” Caroline Flint (@CarolineFlintMP) August 14, 2016

Wow. Mo Farah. What a performance, what a champion. Absolutely phenomenal to recover from that fall to win. The People's Champion. Sir Mo?

β€” David Lammy (@DavidLammy) August 14, 2016
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