Emotional Farah speaks of ‘incredible adventure’ after last baanwedstrijd
Mo Farah could Saturday night not quite believe that he is the last big race on the track had walked. The multiple olympic and world champion on the long distance picked up at the world CHAMPIONSHIP of athletics silver medal in the 5,000 meters and will now focus on the marathon.
“It was a long, but incredible adventure. I had after tears in my eyes and that I really never had before. I am proud of what I’ve achieved in the last few years,” said Farah Saturday night in the Olympic Stadium in London against British media.
The 34-year-old Briton with Somali origin was a favourite for the victory in the 5000 metres, but had the gold to the Ethiopian Muktar Edris. In 2011, 2013 and 2015 captured Farah is still the world title at that distance.
Farah doesn’t think that there is more to him was. “I had not a shred of energy left on the last piece. I’ve given everything and the best man has won,” said Farah, who still can not quite believe that he is truly his last big race on the job has been running.
“When I was finished, I realized not completely that it is my last race was” acknowledged Farah. “That came only after I get some good exposure for myself had had. This was it then.”
Third world championship title
A week ago conquered Farah is still the gold on the 10 km, his third world title at that distance. Gold in the 5000 meter had a crown should be on his magnificent series on the long distance.
Farah crowned at the Olympic Games in 2012 (London) and 2016 (Rio de Janeiro) is already up to olympic champion at the two longest distances.
He captured three European titles in the 5km (2010, 2012 and 2014), and proposed two time european CHAMPIONSHIP gold safe on the 10 km (2010 and 2014).
Program day 10 world CHAMPIONSHIPS athletics: Hassan and Krumins in the final of the 5,000 metres