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Super Saturday: Mo Farah runs into history books with 10,000m win

Mo Farah has won gold in the men's 10,000m. Credit: PA

Mo Farah has won gold in the men's 10,000m in Rio, adding to Team GB's gold rush on Super Saturday.

Farah overcame a fall in the race to win, and is now the first British athlete to win three Olympic gold medals on the track.

The 33-year-old won with a time of 27 minutes and five seconds.

Mo Farah crosses the finish line in style. Credit: Reuters

Paul Tanui of Kenya came second, while Tamirat Tola of Ethiopia took the bronze.

After crossing the line after 25 laps, Farah fell to the floor and kissed the track in joy before getting up and performing his "Mobot" sign.

Mo Farah completes a lap of honour. Credit: Reuters

Speaking after his victory, Farah said: "I've won an Olympic gold for three of my children. Now I'd like to win the 5,000m gold for my little boy."

Farah returns to the track on Wednesday as he looks to defend the 5,000m title he also won at London 2012.

Earlier on Saturday Team GB's female cyclists took gold in the team pursuit, while the men's rowing eight took gold less than an hour after the women's eight took silver.

Jessica Ennis-Hill was unable to defend her London 2012 title in the heptathlon, but won silver to Belgium's Nafissatou Thiam.

Welsh cyclist Becky James also performed well on Saturday, winning silver in the women's kierin.

Greg Rutherford failed to retain his Olympic title in the long jump, but still landed a bronze medal.

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