Farah storms to victory in the 10,000 meters

Reuters News
|
Posted: Aug 22, 2015 9:34 AM

BEIJING (Reuters) - Britain's Mo Farah stormed down the final straight to retain his 10,000 meters world title in some style on Saturday and extend his dominance of men's distance running at major championships.

Bumped by one of his rivals as he took the first bend after the bell, the 32-year-old regained his composure to cross the line in 27 minutes 01.13 seconds.

Kenya's Geoffrey Kamworor was outpaced over the final 100 meters but finished second in 27.01.76 to claim silver, while his compatriot Paul Tanui was a distant third in 24.32.34.

Reigning Olympic and world 5,000 and 10,000 meters champion Farah has now won six straight distance titles at major championships going back to his second place in the longer event at the 2011 world championships in Daegu.

(Reporting by Nick Mulvenney, editing by Pritha Sarkar)