Edris ends Farah's invincibility in final race

Edris ends Farah's invincibility in final race

Farah who hangs his boots after the tournament took silver in the tight long distance race.

It was a glorious win for 23-year-old Ethiopian Edris, the fastest man in the world this year, who had lost all his five previous meetings with Farah.

The British track icon was hoping to bow out on a high but like Usain Bolt, he'll have to settle for second best in his final race. It's not an excuse, but it took a lot more out of me than I realised.

American Paul Chelimo added world bronze to his Olympic silver, timing 13.33.30. "I gave it all, I didn't have a single bit left at the end".

It looked at one point as if Farah may not even make the podium but he bravely challenged up the inside in the straight and managed to overhaul two of his rivals. They had a game plan and that was that one was going to sacrifice themselves, but I gave it my all. Although Australian Patrick Tiernan hit the front on the 3,000m mark and tried to stretch the field, ...

"After the 10km he was maybe exhausted so he did not have enough for the last kick".

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This race was not as bruising and Farah looked in control until the final 100metres.

Sir Mo was aiming to retain both world titles which he had won in Beijing two years ago.

It is also about Kenya's bid to end 12-year gold drought in men's 5,000m, which Benjamin Kipkoech Limo last won in Helsinki, Finland, in 2005. A victory for Sally Pearson would find Australia a place in the medal tally.

Pearson delivered the ideal championship performance too, her 12.59 seconds run from the front and enough to hold off the American Dawn Harper Nelson, with Germany's Pamela Dutkiewicz beating world record holder Kendra Harrison for the bronze.

Farah will retire from track athletics this month to focus on marathon running. That he finishes with silver on the track clearly wasn't the farewell he had planned.

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