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Ohuruogu tweets her thanks to fans after photo-finish

World Championship 400 metre champion Christine Ohuruogu has tweeted her thanks to fans after her photo-finish

Six years after winning her first world crown, the British athlete recovered from a terrible start to surge down the home straight and pip reigning champion Amantle Montsho to the line.


Mo Farah books place in 5000m final at Championships

Mo Farah has booked his place in Friday's Men's 5000m final at the IAAF World Championships. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Mo Farah has booked his place in the Men's 5000m final at the IAAF World Championships.

Farah, who became the first British man to win a 10,000m gold medal at a World Championship this weekend, crossed the line today in 13.23.93 and took the fifth qualifying place.

Defending champion Farah will compete in the 5000m final in Moscow on Friday evening.

Londoner Shakes-Drayton makes it to 400m semi-finals

Great Britain's Perri Shakes-Drayton. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

London athlete Perri Shakes-Drayton has made it into the semi-finals of the 400 metre hurdles at the World Championships in Moscow.

The British number one has the third-fastest in the world so far this year behind favourite Zuzana Hejnova of the Czech Republic and the USA's Kori Carter who is absent from the championships.


Mo Farah reacts to his World Championships win

Mo Farah told the BBC "it was great to come here and win the one that was missing,"

Rival distance runner, Ibrahim Jeilan, who beat Farah for the title in the last World Championships in 2011 was hot on his heels throughout the race.

Mo Farah crossing the finish line to win the 10,000m at the athletics World Championships Credit: Reuters

Mo admitted: "I had the experience of a couple of years ago. This time I saw Jeilan coming...I was digging in and digging in, looking across. I knew I had won only when I crossed the line."

It is thought that he will compete again next week to try and regain his 5,000m. If he managed to win it, he would recreate his iconic double gold win at the London Olympics last year.

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