Shakes-Drayton and Farah shine at London Grand Prix

Shakes-Drayton on her way to clinching victory in the 400m hurdles. Photo: David Davies/PA Wire

Hurdler Perri Shakes-Drayton outraced some of her main Olympic rivals when she clinched victory in the 400 metres hurdles at Crystal Palace, setting a personal best in the process. Shakes-Drayton's time of 53.77 seconds is the second fastest time ever run by a British woman. It is also the joint second fastest time in the world this year. No wonder that Shakes-Drayton was overjoyed after her performance.

Mo Farah celebrates after winning the 5,000 metres. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

There was no surprise in the men's 5,000 metres where Mo Farah provided a devastating last couple of laps to break the field and surge to victory. The world champion won in 13 minutes, 6.04 seconds in his last warm-up race before the Olympics.

Dwain Chambers (right) could only finish fifth in the 100 metres semi-final.

However, there was disappointment for Dwain Chambers who ran a time of just 10.35 seconds in his 100 metres semi-final. He finished fifth which was not enough to qualify for the final. Afterwards, he described the run as "terrible".