Mo Farah ends track career with a win at Zurich
Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah brought the curtains down on his illustrious track career with a final win at the Zurich Diamond League 5000m event. In a thrilling race, Farah was chased down by Muktar Edris in the final 100m and managed to clinch the win narrowly in 13 min 06.05 sec. Farah lost his World Championships 5000m gold to Edris earlier this month.
Who is Mo Farah?
Mohamed 'Mo' Farah is a Somali-born British long distance runner. He moved to London at the age of 8 and was spotted by his PE teacher for his talent for sport. His breakthrough came when he first won silver in the 5000m at the 2006 European Championships, Gothenburg. The same year he also won the European Cross Country Championships in Italy.
After a couple of lacklustre years, Mo Farah won the European Championships 5000m and 10,000m titles in 2010. In 2011 he moved to Portland, Oregon to train under American coach Alberto Salazar. The training yielded results and in the 2011 World Championships, Daegu, Farah finished with a gold medal in the 5000m category and silver in 10,000m.
In 2012, Farah clinched double gold medals in 5000m and 10000m categories of London Olympics. He continued his winning streak in 2013 when he won 5000m, 10000m gold at World Championships, Moscow, repeating the feat at 2015 World Championships, Beijing. Farah won two gold medals at 2016 Rio Olympics (5000m and 10000m), and gold (10000m) and silver (5000m) at 2017 World Championships, London.
What next for Mo?
The 34-year-old Mo Farah after his track career will concentrate on road races from next year. Mo is also known for his Mobot celebration where he arches his arms on top of his head.