Home support key for Farah

Mo Farah (7/4 5,000m Gold Medal Winner) believes the crowd at the Olympic Stadium might be able to give him the edge to claim his second gold medal of the Games on Saturday night in the 5,000m final.

The 29-year-old battled hard to win the 10,000m final last Saturday as he was roared to the finishing line by the rampant home support.

Farah always looked in control in his preferred event but now he will have to raise his game even further for the faster pace of the 5,000m, with Ethiopia’s Dejen Gebremeskel (7/4 5,000m Gold Medal Winner) set to push the British medal hope all the way.

Having been overwhelmed by the support in his opening race of the Games in London, Farah is hoping to give the home crowd something else to cheer about tonight, as Great Britain look to add to the 25 golds secured by the end of day 14 of the Olympics.

He said: “Hopefully, I will be able to do something again. I want to do well for the crowd and whatever I do I will give 100 per cent.

“If it comes down to the last 10 or 15 metres, and it’s really tight in the race, and everyone’s shouting your name, it gives you that bit more of a boost, so hopefully it will help.”

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