Mo Farah British wins 5000m at World Championships in Beijing.

Mo Farah completed yet another golden double by adding the 5000 metres title to his 10,000m success at the World Championships in Beijing.

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Mo Farah completed yet another golden double by adding the 5000 metres title to his 10,000m success at the World Championships in Beijing.

Farah claimed his sixth successive global track long-distance crown at the Bird's Nest Stadium last weekend and once again kicked clear of his rivals on Saturday after a slow pace had been set in the early stages.

The Briton has now won the 5000m and 10,000m at back-to-back World Championships, having also achieved the feat on home soil in the 2012 London Olympics.

Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku did his best to deny Farah, hitting the front with two laps to go, but the defending champion produced a trademark kick to power past the Kenyan in the home straight and become the first man to win this event three times.

Farah came into the race as a hot favourite and the odds of him securing further glory shortened as the field plodded around their opening laps.

There was an eventual rise in intensity, but Farah continued to look in control - even when Ndiku made his bid for glory.

As the rest of the field found themselves left behind, Ndiku continued to hold the edge as the final 100m approached.

Yet Farah ultimately triumphed with a degree of comfort, a searing sprint finish seeing him home in a time of 13 minutes and 50.38 seconds.

Hagos Gebrhiwet of Ethiopia almost pipped Ndiku to second place, but had to settle for the bronze medal, with compatriot Yomif Kejelcha fourth.

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