It was an emotional night at the end of Day 1 at the IAAF World Championships in London, as British legend Mo Farah raced to a 6th World championship Gold medal in the men’s 10,000m.
The 34-year-old was racing for the last time in his illustrious career in front of home fans, once again crossing the line in 1st place with a world lead time of 26:49.51s to claim Gold.
Mo Farah said “It was amazing. I had to get my head around it and I got a bit emotional at the start. I had to get in the zone.
“It wasn’t an easy race. I work on everything and it’s been a long journey.
“What a way to end my career in London. It’s special.”
Ugandan Joshua Kiprui came in behind in 2nd with a PB of 26.49.94s while Kenya’s Paul Kipngetich Tanui settled for 3rd with time 26. 50.60s.
But the night was surely made for Mo Farah, who celebrated with his family on the track as the fans go delirious for the knight
“That was a special moment for me [having family on the track after the race]. I miss spending time with them. It was once in a lifetime to have them on the track with me at the end.” – Mo Farah
“Anything is possible in life if you train hard. To all the kids out there, if you want to be like me it is possible if you work hard.
“Thank you to all my Arsenal fans and Wenger, the big boss, was here I hear.” – he concluded.
MoFarah wrapped up his career by winning the last 10 finals in 5000m and 10,000m at the Olympic Games and world championships combined