London 2017: Farah finishes with 5000m silver

World Championships: Mo Farah finishes second in dramatic 5000 meters final

THE SHOCKS keep coming at these World Championships as Ethiopia's Muktar Edris beat Sir Mo Farah to take the 5000m gold in 13:32.79.in what was Farah's last race on the track in the London Stadium.

Ethiopia's Muktar Edris, right, celebrates winning the 5 000m gold medal as Britain's Mo Farah, third right, takes the silver.

2005 marathon world champion Paul Radcliffe: "Mo Farah just doesn't have the pace in his legs anymore to be able to live with challengers like that but this isn't the end of Mo Farah in athletics".

Having won gold in the 10,000m Farah was the favourite to take the 5,000m gold as well.

Edris won in 13 minutes, 33.79 seconds, .43 seconds ahead of Farah in second.

"Mo has many victories but now I have one".

"It's very special.it's been a long journey, but it's been incredible", Farah told BBC Sport. It doesn't quite sink in until you compete here and cross the line - I had a couple of minutes to myself - that this is it.




"They had the game plan - one of them was going to sacrifice themselves".

Farah embraced his family and then took a lap of honour to soak up the adulation of his home crowd, but as with his great friend and fellow legend Usain Bolt, he was denied the win he so desperately wanted in his last individual outing.

"I have a few more races on the track, then I will take a short break and then this chapter of my life is closed".

"I gave it all but I had nothing left at the end", a crestfallen and emotional Farah said. "I got boxed in early on - it doesn't normally happen - but I got boxed in early and couldn't get out".

Meanwhile, Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Morgan Lake finished fifth and sixth respectively in the women's high jump.

"When it comes to the debate on the greatest distance runner of all time, I'm tough on this", said Coe, who himself is in the shake-up for the title best middle-distance runner of them all.

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