Mo Farah on his amazing victory

Mo Farah ran the men's 10,000m final to perfection. Credit: PA

Following his victory in the 10,000m Mo Farah said he could not quite believe that he had won after all his years of hard work.

He also said the crowd buoyed him up with their enthusiasm and helped him stay positive through a difficult patch in the race. Farah said he was "over the moon" when he finally won.

Mo Farah's victory in the 10,000m left Team GB rejoicing in a night of unprecedented British success.

Farah displayed tenacity, talent and speed to beat Kenenisa Bekele, the Ethiopian 5,000m and 10,000m World and Olympic record holder, to win the Olympic 10,000m title.

He told ITV Sports editor Steve Scott he was still so excited about his win he had not slept.

His wife Tania, who is pregnant with twins, and daughter Rihanna came on to congratulate him on the track. Farah looked stunned but delighted as the crowd roared.