Edris ends Farah's invincibility in final race

  • Edris ends Farah's invincibility in final race

Edris ends Farah's invincibility in final race

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.

Victor of 10 consecutive global titles dating back to 2011, the Portland-based British Olympic star shockingly finished second in his last on-the-track IAAF World Outdoor Track & Field Championship race, a 5,000 meters on Saturday.

But he was beaming again on Sunday morning, back in his tracksuit and clambering outside a London Eye capsule on top of the 135m high wheel. But it happens. The better man won on the day.

"I've achieved what I have achieved - you're trying to destroy it".

Edris celebrated by performing Sir Mo's trademark "Mobot" celebration in triumph after crossing the line.

He said there was "no secret" to his ability, adding: "Just work hard, believe in yourself and keep grafting - that's the key".

Farah will now move on to concentrate on marathon running.

"I was highly prepared for this race and I knew I was going to beat Mo Farah", said Edris. "After the 10km he was maybe exhausted so he did not have enough for the last kick".

'How many races has he been to this year for me or last year?

"I am the new champion for Ethiopia".

"It's been a long journey but it's been incredible".

"I am the next champion".

In the end, it was an unlikely break from Australia's Patrick Tiernan, who finished 11th, which stretched things out after it looked like Farah, briefly in tandem with team-mate Butchart, had a lid on things.

Farah, who is planning to turn his attention to road racing, completed the 10,000m/5,000m double at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, and the 2013 and 2015 worlds.

The four-time Olympic champion hit out having been asked about Salazar after winning 5,000 metres silver at the World Championships in London on Saturday.

"I remember in 2008, being so disappointed and not sure whether to carry on with the sport or not".

Another is Allyson Felix, who secured a 10th outdoor World Championship gold medal today after running a blistering second leg in the women's sprint relay.

Barcelona was where Farah would reap the rewards of all his hard work, as he claimed gold medals in both the 5,000m and 10,000m at the 2010 European Championships - he became the first British male to claim a double at a major championship.