Fifteen steps into the final homestretch of his final race, something gave in his left hamstring. No gold, no silver, not even a consolation bronze, the likes of which Bolt received a week earlier in his final 100-meter race. He gave a few waves to the crowd, then left for the trainer's room, and with that, presumably left track and field forever. Five years and one day earlier, on the very same track, Bolt helped Jamaica set the world record. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)Part of the wait was for the U.S. women's relay team to finish its victory celebration.
August 12, 2017 23:48 UTC
“I gave it all but I had nothing left at the end,” a crestfallen and emotional Farah said. Yet just like Usain Bolt in the 100 meters the previous weekend, it did look a race too far for the weary Briton. “I was highly prepared for this race and I knew I was going to beat Mo Farah,” Edris said. Edris hauled Farah to his feet as his other rivals all wanted to give him a hug of consolation. “Tactically, I was trying to cover every move,” said Farah, after being consoled by his wife and four children at trackside.
August 12, 2017 23:15 UTC
By Paul Gittings CNN(CNN) -- Usain Bolt's farewell appearance at the world championships ended in disastrous fashion as he pulled up injured on the final leg of the men's 4x100m relay Saturday. The capacity crowd in the London Stadium was still digesting the shock earlier defeat for home hero Mo Farah in the men's 5,000m final, before the drama of Bolt's last agonizing appearance. He had been bidding for a 12th world championship gold to bring down the curtain on his glittering career, but instead limped out of the London Stadium arena. Jamaican team doctor Dr Kevin Jones told AFP that Bolt had suffered from "cramp in his left hamstring". Jamaica's 110m hurdles champion Omar McLeod, who ran the first leg for the quartet, summed up the feeling of everyone.
August 12, 2017 22:41 UTC
By Ian ChadbandLONDON (Reuters) - Mo Farah's aura of invincibility after six years of unrelenting success was finally cracked in his very last major track race on Saturday as he lost his world 5,000 meters title to Ethiopia's Muktar Edris. In a thrilling finale featuring four athletes careering towards the line, Farah snatched back second place behind Edris, who clocked 13 minutes 32.79 seconds after a searing final lap of 52.6 seconds. "I was highly prepared for this race and I knew I was going to beat Mo Farah," Edris said. Behind Edris, Farah dug deep to battle back from fourth to second when space opened up on the inside over the last few meters to take silver in 13:33.22. Edris hauled Farah to his feet as his other rivals all wanted to give him a hug of consolation.
August 12, 2017 21:00 UTC
British athletics legend Mo Farah narrowly failed to complete a fifth successive global double on Saturday when he finished second behind Ethiopian Muktar Edris in a thrilling 5,000 metres world final. Farah, a two-time double world champion and two-time double Olympic champion, finished in 13:33.22. However, Edris and team-mate Yomif Kejelcha seized the initiative as the bell went and Farah struggled to go with them. Edris led round the final bend with Farah under pressure from Kenyan-born Chelimo as they hit the straight. MEYER WINS DECATHLONFrance's Olympic silver medallist Kevin Mayer won gold in the world decathlon.
August 12, 2017 20:37 UTC
In the 10,000m in Daegu in 2011 it was Ibrahim Jeilan who outkicked Farah on the final lap. Here it was Muktar Edris, the 2012 world U20 champion and the 2017 world leader. Throughout the 22-year-old’s adventure, Chelimo, Farah, Edris and his Ethiopian colleagues Yomif Kejelcha and Selemon Barega bunched and jostled for position. With the volume levels set at maximum, the bell rang for the final lap with Farah, Kejelcha, Edris and Barega all in contention. With 250 metres remaining Kejelcha and Edris made their decisive act, opening up a two-metre lead as Farah gave chase.
August 12, 2017 20:37 UTC
GETTY Mo Farah was left distraught after failing to win another world goldFarah had been aiming to complete a historic 10,000m-5,000m double in his last ever major championships but could only take silver in a thrilling race. And the Brit believes a combination of the Ethiopian tactics and his own fatigue left him unable to produce a signature sprint to victory. World Athletics Championship 2017 prize money revealed Tue, August 1, 2017 Click through the gallery to reveal prize money totals for the World Athletics Championship 2017 Play slideshow Getty Images 1 of 9 8th: $4,000 (Individual) $4,000 (Relay)"It’s not an excuse but it took a lot more out of me than I realised. “I got boxed in early on which doesn’t usually happen and by the time I’d got out I’d wasted a little bit of energy. “It was one of those races where you just have to take it.”GETTY Muktar Edris started the last lap ahead of Mo Farah and ended in Farah's signature celebration
August 12, 2017 20:26 UTC
Mo Farah's unbeaten run ends at final hurdle as Muktar Edris causes world championships upsetKAI PFAFFENBACH Mo Farah's aura of invincibility is no more after he was well beaten in the 5000m at the athletics world champs. Mo Farah's aura of invincibility after six years of success was finally cracked in his last major track race as he lost his world 5000m title to Ethiopia's Muktar Edris. In a thrilling finale, Farah looked to be completely outgunned by three rivals, only to fight back and snatch second place behind Edris, who clocked 13 minutes, 32.79 seconds after a searing final lap. In the dying metres, Farah shot down the inside to overhaul American Paul Chelimo and clock 13:33.22. READ MORE:* Bolt qualifies Jamaica* Willis squeaks into world championships 1500m finalKenyan-born Chelimo took the bronze in 13:33.30, while Farah's late burst also consigned another Ethiopian, Yomif Kejelcha, to fourth place in 13:33.51.
August 12, 2017 20:23 UTC
Source: Xinhua| 2017-08-13 03:55:35|Editor: huaxiaVideo Player CloseLONDON, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopian young gun Muktar Edris stopped the all-dominating Mohamed Farah from taking his fourth 5,000m world title at the London world championships on Saturday. 2012 world youth champion Edris, 23, produced a strong charge on the final stretch to lift his first ever major senior world title in 13:32.79, leaving two-time Olympic 5,000 titlist and newly crowned 10,000m winner Farah, 34, to the second place in 13:33.22. Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo of the United States took bronze in 13:33.30. Edris' fellow Ethiopians 2016 world indoor champion Yomif Kejelcha, 21, and this year's U18 3,000m winner Selemon Barega placed fourth and fifth respectively.
August 12, 2017 20:15 UTC
LONDON (AFP) - British athletics legend Mo Farah narrowly failed to complete a fifth successive global double on Saturday (Aug 12) when he finished second behind Ethiopian Muktar Edris in a thrilling 5,000 metres world final. Farah, a two-time double world champion and two time double Olympic champion, finished in 13:33.22. However, Edris and team-mate Yomif Kejelcha seized the initiative as the bell went and Farah struggled to go with them. Edris led round the final bend with Farah under pressure from Kenyan-born Chelimo as they hit the straight. Edris gritted his teeth and set sail for home with Farah moving down the inside to try and engineer a remarkable final burst but the gas just wasn’t there.
August 12, 2017 20:03 UTC
SharesNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 12- A well executed team tact by the Ethiopian athletes in the men’s 5000m floored home boy and crowd favorite Mo Farah on his final goodbye racing on track for Great Britain as 2012 World U20 Champion Muktar Edris won gold. Kenyan-born American Paul Chelimo, Rio 2016 silver medalist came through for the bronze just dipping past Kejelcha who was fourth. It was not the script he had eagerly waited for on his final track race, more so infront of his home fans. At the home straight, Kejelcha pumped up with Edris and Barega following suit as Farah and Chelimo followed. This is the first time Farah is losing a track race at a major championship in the 5,000m since the 2008 Beijing Olympics where he was sixth in the heats.
August 12, 2017 19:53 UTC
Britain has won gold in the men's 4x100 metres relay at the World Athletics Championships in London. Bolt had been hoping to sign off from the sport by leading his country to a fifth successive relay gold, but ended up on the floor with cramp in his left hamstring. In the women's 4x100 metres relay, Britain's Daryll Neita led her team to silver ahead of 2015 champions Jamaica. Image: Muktar Edris does Sir Mo Farah's famous 'mobot' after the Ethiopian won the raceHis British rival finished in 13 minutes 33.22 seconds. Sir Mo was aiming to retain both world titles which he had won in Beijing two years ago.
August 12, 2017 19:44 UTC
Seeking a fitting end to his matchless long-distance racing career before moving to marathon running, the 34-year-old Briton’s bid for a fifth straight global 10,000/5,000m double was scuppered as he had to settle for the silver. In a thrilling finale, Farah looked to be completely outgunned by three rivals only to fight back and snatch second place behind Edris, who clocked 13 minutes 32.79 seconds after a searing final lap. In the dying metres, Farah shot down the inside to overhaul American Paul Chelimo and clock 13:33.22. Kenyan-born Chelimo took the bronze in 13:33.30 while Farah’s late burst also consigned another Ethiopian Yomif Kejelcha to fourth place in 13:33.51. Yet there was only disappointment as, just like the anti-climax of Usain Bolt winning bronze in the 100 metres the previous weekend, Farah’s farewell just fell short of the dream finale.
August 12, 2017 19:41 UTC
Mo Farah missed out on his dream double after coming second in the 5000 metres at the World Championships. Mo Farah missed out on his dream double after coming second in the 5000 metres at the World Championships. The four-time Olympic champion failed to mount a third defence of the 5000m as Ethiopia's Muktar Edris claimed gold in London on Saturday. Farah had already won the 10,000m last week with the 34-year-old the only GB athlete to have won an individual honour at the home championships. An emotional Farah collapsed on the track after the race and appeared almost inconsolable as he held his arms over his face.
August 12, 2017 19:39 UTC
Fighting flared this week in South Sudan's northeastern Upper Nile state despite government forces' capture of a key rebel headquarters. We dislodged them from Pagak, so we are in full control of Pagak from 10 a.m.," he told VOA. "They took Pagak from us, and now we took it back. A spokesman for government forces, Dickson Gatluak, confirmed there was fighting in Pagak, but he denied that the rebels took control of the town. As South Sudan's war churns on, it is likely that even more civilians like Nyanath will be forced to run.
August 12, 2017 19:30 UTC