Farah denied final gold by Ethiopian Edris

Mo Farah takes world 5000m silver to fall short of a farewell double

Farah embraced his family and then took a lap of honour to soak up the adulation of his home crowd, but as with his great friend and fellow legend Usain Bolt, he was denied the win he so desperately wanted in his last individual outing.

"I gave it all but I had nothing left at the end", a crestfallen and emotional Farah said. "It's not an excuse, but it took a lot more out of me than I realized". Tactically, I was trying to cover every move.

However, Edris and team-mate Yomif Kejelcha seized the initiative as the bell went and Farah struggled to go with them.

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.

Mo Farah's aura of invincibility after six years of unrelenting success was finally cracked in his last major track race as he lost his world 5000m title to Ethiopia's Muktar Edris. That's what they did tonight, and the better man won on the day.

Paul Chelimo of the United States took bronze.

Farah and his team-mate Andrew Butchart had tried to break up the field with 600 metres to go in a race that had been run at generally a very slow pace.

The British runner, 34, added a silver to the gold he won in the 10,000 metres at the London Stadium last week.

Farah is due to retire from the track at the end of the month, after the Diamond League final in Zurich, to focus on the marathon.

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