Triple double for Farah
Mo Farah replicated his Olympic Games and World Championships heroics by winning the men’s 5,000 metres to complete a long-distance double at the European Championships.
The British runner took gold in the 10,000m on Wednesday and followed that up with another triumph yesterday, crossing the line first in 14:05.82.
It is the third straight year Farah has won the two races at a major championships, doing so memorably at London 2012 and at the worlds in Moscow 12 months later.
Farah’s achievements in Zurich have remedied what had previously been a difficult year for the 31-year-old.
He was disappointed by his display at the London Marathon and frustrated further when illness forced him to miss the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
But six weeks on from a health scare, he was back in typically prolific medal-winning form.
He kicked away just after the bell to beat Hayle Ibrahimov of Azerbaijan to the line in the 5,000m, with another Brit, Andy Vernon, taking bronze.