Mo Farah became the first British track and field athlete to win three Olympic golds with a thrilling victory in the 10,000m final in Rio.
The 33-year-old overcame a mid-race fall to win in 27 minutes and five seconds after powering through to the front in the final 100m.
Kenya’s Paul Tanui took silver, with Ethiopia’s Tamirat Tola in bronze.
Farah is back on the track next week when he looks to defend the 5,000m title he won at London 2012.
Should he win that race, he will become the first man since Finland’s Lasse Viren in 1976 to retain two Olympic distance titles.
He has already achieved the world double-double having defended his 10,000m and 5,000m titles at the championships in Beijing last year.
Farah looked comfortable at the start as he sat at the back of the field and waited to make his way through the pack.
His chances of victory looked in danger when he was tripped by training partner Galen Rupp with 16 laps to go, but he recovered to surge past Tanui on the home straight.
Originally posted 2016-08-14 01:25:52.