Farah eyes double gold glory

Mo Farah admitted he was tired in the aftermath of his third place semi-final finish in the men’s 5,000m, but the Team GB star will still be gunning for another gold in Saturday’s final (Farah 7/4 joint-favourite – 5,000m gold).

The 29-year-old has already claimed one gold medal in London when winning the 10,000m last weekend in what will go down as one of the moments of the Games for Team GB on the track.

That stunning success will always be remembered, but Farah can make himself the star of the Olympics if he can secure another win over the shorter distance.

However, his glorious achievement has taken a lot out of the Briton and he admitted he felt tired and not as fresh as possible after coming third in his semi to claim one of the five automatic qualifying places for the final.

Farah said: “I am definitely tired and I think it showed out there. The legs didn’t feel great but that is what happens.

“Hopefully I will recover well and look forward to the final, forget about what I have done and rest up.”

Farah faces a high-quality field on Saturday with US duo Galen Rupp (20/1 – gold medal) and Bernard Lagat (8/1) tipped to run well while Ethiopian Dejen Gebremeskel, the fastest qualifier, is the other joint favourite at 7/4.

Other contenders for gold include Ethiopian sensation Hagos Gebrhiwet (14/1) and Kenyan teenager Isiah Kiplangat Koech (10/1).

No Comments

Be the first to comment.

Leave a Comment


Petfre (Gibraltar) Limited, trading as Betfred, is licensed by the Government of Gibraltar, licence numbers 036 & 038
Copyright © 2009 Petfre (Gibraltar) Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Contact Us | Authors