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Mo Farah storms to Beijing gold in 10000 metres

Farah silenced his critics with gold in the 10,000 metres. Credit: Reuters

Mo Farah put a summer of speculation behind him to make it half a dozen global titles as he again proved unbeatable over 10,000 metres at the World Championships in Beijing.

Farah was ruthlessly focused amid all the off-track distractions as he burst away from the twin Kenyan challenge of Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor and Paul Tanui down the home straight.

The 32-year-old has endured a tumultuous year, caught up in the doping allegations surrounding his coach Alberto Salazar, but has not lost his aura of invincibility on it as he came home in 27 minutes 01.13 seconds.


Mo Farah roared on to Anniversary Games victory

Mo Farah celebrates his barnstorming win Credit: PA

Mo Farah received a rapturous reception as he won the 3,000m at the London 2012 Anniversary Games.

The double Olympic Champion was cheered from the moment he took to the track to crossing the line in seven minutes 24.66 seconds.

The 32-year-old hit the front with two-and-a-half laps to go before striding away down the home straight to claim a commanding triumph at the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games.

The Londoner's time was the fastest in the world this year and another confidence boost as he builds up to the defence of his 5,000 and 10,000m titles at the World Championships in Beijing next month.

Farah has come in for heavy scrutiny after it was alleged Salazar, head coach at the Nike Oregon Project in Portland, had violated anti-doping rules.

The Briton has not been accused of any wrong-doing, while Salazar himself has strongly denied the allegations.

Mo Farah to compete at Olympic Stadium this month

Mo Farah has confirmed he will return to the former Olympic Stadium in London to take part in the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games later this month.

Farah will compete in London at the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games. Credit: PA

It will be Farah's first competitive appearance in Britain since the BBC broadcast doping allegations against his coach Alberto Salazar and team-mate Galen Rupp.

Salazar and Rupp both strenuously deny the allegations made against them and there is no suggestion that Farah has done anything wrong.

The race will form part of his preparations for the World Championships in Beijing next month, in which he is aiming to defend his 5,000m and 10,000m titles.

Farah said:

The race will be exciting on the Friday night at the Olympic Stadium. My training is going well and it is just what I need to prepare more for the IAAF World Championships.

This year's World Championships are hugely important to me and the 3,000m at the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games will be the best possible preparation.

I can't wait to run in front of a home crowd again and thank the British public for all their support. I hope that the fans will come out and cheer me on at the Olympic Stadium on Friday, 24 July.

– Mo Farah
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