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Mo Farah urges rivals to 'bring it on' ahead of World Championships

Mo Farah urges rivals to 'bring it on' ahead of World Championships”

"But what a way to end my career in London", he said. He said it was a trip around the 300m mark that had caused the issue.

Joshua Cheptegei took second place, and Paul Tanui finished third.

Rutherford wouldn't have been favourite to take gold but as defending champion, his absence certainly opens up the competition.

Mo Farah doesn't race, he teases.

"I know he [Usain Bolt] is a big football fan, so I'd jokingly say, do you fancy having a trial for Ipswich Town as we have been short of good wingers over the years". The Ethiopians and the Kenyans will be a threat, but in all honesty you can forget his rivals. I miss spending time with them (my family).

"I knew at 12 laps to go when they went hard from there that it was going to be tough".

"I believe in clean sports and I just have to enjoy what I do and keep smiling".

The last time he was not in that position was when his sprint left him just short for gold at the 2011 world championships.

His focus now moves to the 5,000m heats on Wednesday ahead of next Saturday's final, his last global race before he switches to the marathon, and he is confident he will recover in time.

"I can't have a situation where I've got federation presidents reporting to me that most mornings they are waking up to emails with names of athletes looking for flags of convenience". First up was Jessica Judd, putting up a PB after running a very gutsy heat hitting the front at the start to make sure she could get in a fast enough time to avoid the agonising wait.

"I didn't want to go down".

"But I'm excited to get into the final and do my best".

Coming in to the IAAF World Championships in London, Mo Farah was the man to beat in the 10,000m.

Karoki, a silver medallist at the 2015 World Cross Country Championships, expressed optimism that they are going to produce a performance and hope that they deliver the title. He is halfway there in London. After all, he fell at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and still won.

Farah's national record for the 5,000m.

Chepng'etich has won two Diamond League meetings this season in Shanghai and 3:59.22 and 3:59.67, while Hassan cracked 3:56.22 and 3:57.10 in Rome and Paris respectively.

It was the fastest he had run in any of his five global 10,000m victories by more than 11 seconds.

Meanwhile, Usain Bolt strolled into the semi-finals of the men's 100m after the Jamaican posted a time of 10.07 seconds to win his heat, but he admits he has work to do.

He therefore wins the first medal for the track event and Britain first gold at the 2017 World Athletics Championship.

The women's 10,000m will act as a precursor to the showpiece event and will see Leeds-based runner Beth Potter put her recent triathlon transition to the test against the dominant African contingent.



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