Mo Wins Worlds 10K



 

MOSCOW — Just like in the Olympics, Mo Farah stood at the top of the podium on Saturday.

The Portland-based Briton’s stirring stretch run brought him the 10,000 meters title at the 2013 IAAF World Championships of Athletics opening day to add to his acclaim as the double London Olympic champion.

This time there was a bit revenge on the line for motivation.

Turning on the speed that brought him through the final 400 meters in an unofficial 54.4 seconds, Farah held off the man who defeated him for the world 10,000 title two years, Ibrahim Jeilan of Ethiopia.

“He was right there, and down the home straight I was thinking, ‘Another gear, another gear, another gear,’ and I had that little bit more,” said Farah, who finished in 27 minutes, 21.71 seconds.

Unlike in London, though, Oregon Project training partner Galen Rupp was unable to duplicate his silver-medal finish behind Farah in the Olympic 10,000.

In the mix for a medal for much of the latter stages of Saturday’s final, Rupp ended up fourth in the furious charge by Farah, Jeilan and Kenya’s Paul Tanui.

“I thought I did a good job of staying up there with the leaders,” Rupp said. “I just didn’t have it the last 200.”

His time was a season-best 27:24.39.

Jeilan clocked 27:22.23 with Tanui finishing in 27:22.61.

Farah, the Olympic champion at 5,000 and 10,000 meters, became the first European in 30 years to win the longer race at the world championships. He will bid to defend his 5,000 world title on Friday, with Rupp joining him in the race.

“He was the best last year and he’s still the best this year,” Rupp said. “He’s just done a great job of continuing to work hard and he keeps putting himself in position to where he’s able to win these races.”

“He is the best runner in the world,” added fellow Oregon Project runner Dathan Ritzenhein, who finished 10th in 27:37.90. “He’s amazing.”

Another member of the Alberto Salazar-coached team, Canadian Cam Levins, finished 14th, and Chris Derrick of Team Schumacher was 18th.

In the day’s other final, Kenyan Edna Kiplagat easily defended her marathon title, clocking 2 hours, 25 minutes, 44 seconds on a hot, muggy afternoon.

Top American Deena Kastor finished nearly 11 minutes back in ninth.

World record holder Usain Bolt also made an appearance.

The Jamaican triple Olympic champion, whose false start cost him a chance at the 2011 world 100 meters title, comfortably made it through the opening round of qualifying by winning his heat in 10.07 seconds.

Americans Mike Rodgers (9.98) and Justin Gatlin (9.99) both dipped under 10 seconds.

 

 

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TRACK & FIELD

Farah is ‘still the best’

The British gold medalist wins the world 10,000 meters, but Galen Rupp just misses a medal

 


 


MOSCOW — Just like in the Olympics, Mo Farah stood at the top of the podium on Saturday.

The Portland-based Briton’s stirring stretch run brought him the 10,000 meters title at the 2013 IAAF World Championships of Athletics opening day to add to his acclaim as the double London Olympic champion.

This time there was a bit revenge on the line for motivation.

Turning on the speed that brought him through the final 400 meters in an unofficial 54.4 seconds, Farah held off the man who defeated him for the world 10,000 title two years, Ibrahim Jeilan of Ethiopia.

“He was right there, and down the home straight I was thinking, ‘Another gear, another gear, another gear,’ and I had that little bit more,” said Farah, who finished in 27 minutes, 21.71 seconds.

Unlike in London, though, Oregon Project training partner Galen Rupp was unable to duplicate his silver-medal finish behind Farah in the Olympic 10,000.

In the mix for a medal for much of the latter stages of Saturday’s final, Rupp ended up fourth in the furious charge by Farah, Jeilan and Kenya’s Paul Tanui.

“I thought I did a good job of staying up there with the leaders,” Rupp said. “I just didn’t have it the last 200.”

His time was a season-best 27:24.39.

Jeilan clocked 27:22.23 with Tanui finishing in 27:22.61.

Farah, the Olympic champion at 5,000 and 10,000 meters, became the first European in 30 years to win the longer race at the world championships. He will bid to defend his 5,000 world title on Friday, with Rupp joining him in the race.

“He was the best last year and he’s still the best this year,” Rupp said. “He’s just done a great job of continuing to work hard and he keeps putting himself in position to where he’s able to win these races.”

“He is the best runner in the world,” added fellow Oregon Project runner Dathan Ritzenhein, who finished 10th in 27:37.90. “He’s amazing.”

Another member of the Alberto Salazar-coached team, Canadian Cam Levins, finished 14th, and Chris Derrick of Team Schumacher was 18th.

In the day’s other final, Kenyan Edna Kiplagat easily defended her marathon title, clocking 2 hours, 25 minutes, 44 seconds on a hot, muggy afternoon.

Top American Deena Kastor finished nearly 11 minutes back in ninth.

World record holder Usain Bolt also made an appearance.

The Jamaican triple Olympic champion, whose false start cost him a chance at the 2011 world 100 meters title, comfortably made it through the opening round of qualifying by winning his heat in 10.07 seconds.

Americans Mike Rodgers (9.98) and Justin Gatlin (9.99) both dipped under 10 seconds.


14TH IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPSRUSSIA MOSKVA (LUZHNIKI), RUSSIA 10 AUG 2013 - 18 AUG 2013



10,000 METRES - MEN

10 AUG 2013 18:55 

POSBIBATHLETECOUNTRYMARK
Details1482Mohamed FARAHGBRGBR27:21.71SB
Details2424Ibrahim JEILANETHETH27:22.23SB
Details3724Paul Kipngetich TANUIKENKEN27:22.61
Details41162Galen RUPPUSAUSA27:24.39SB
Details5426Abera KUMAETHETH27:25.27
Details6719Bedan Karoki MUCHIRIKENKEN27:27.17
Details7708Kenneth Kiprop KIPKEMOIKENKEN27:28.50SB
Details8362Nguse AMLOSOMERIERI27:29.21SB
Details9239Mohammed AHMEDCANCAN27:35.76SB
Details101160Dathan RITZENHEINUSAUSA27:37.90SB
Details111076Thomas AYEKOUGAUGA27:40.96PB
Details12428Imane MERGAETHETH27:42.02
Details131081Moses Ndiema KIPSIROUGAUGA27:44.53SB
Details14255Cameron LEVINSCANCAN27:47.89SB
Details15688Tsuyoshi UGACHIJPNJPN27:50.79SB
Details16422Dejen GEBREMESKELETHETH27:51.88
Details17365Goitom KIFLEERIERI27:56.38
Details181120Chris DERRICKUSAUSA28:04.54SB
Details19627Daniele MEUCCIITAITA28:06.74SB
Details20917Stephen MOKOKARSARSA28:11.61
Details21682Suguru OSAKOJPNJPN28:19.50
Details221084Timothy TOROITICHUGAUGA28:33.61
Details23174Bashir ABDIBELBEL28:41.69
Details24132Collis BIRMINGHAMAUSAUS28:44.82SB
Details25962Yevgeny RYBAKOVRUSRUS28:47.49
Details979Robert KAJUGARWARWADNF
Details684Yuki SATOJPNJPNDNF
Details844Jake ROBERTSONNZLNZLDNF
Details1070Polat Kemboi ARIKANTURTURDNF
Details226Alemu BEKELEBRNBRNDNF
Details367Teklemariam MEDHINERIERIDNF
Details786Juan Luis BARRIOSMEXMEXDNF
Details143Ben ST.LAWRENCEAUSAUSDNS
Details228Ali Hasan MAHBOODBRNBRNDNS
Details742Moukheld AL-OUTAIBIKSAKSADNS



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