Mo Farah had lead the 2011 World Championships 10,000 meters until the last 100 meters, when Ibrahim Jeilan went by and won the 10,000 meters in Daegu, and then, Jeilan performed his matador dance.
Mo Farah, Ibrahim Jeilan battling over the 10,000 meters,
The loss by Farah was probably the best thing that happened to Mo Farah in 2011. He won the 5,000 meters in Daegu, and in 2012, he won the 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters at the London Olympics, to the delight of the British fans, all 80,000 of them who cheered and cajoled their Mo to become the first British male to win the 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters in an Olympics.
In Moscow, Mo Farah wanted the 10,000 meters more than just about anything. This time, Mo Farah kept a bit in the tank for the last 200 meters. Over the last 1,000 meters, run in 2:26, Farah kept winding up the pace, and Jeilan stayed right there.
Jeilan made his move with 100 meters to go, but, this time, Mo Farah was ready and in full sprint, as he moved away from Ibrahim Jeilan, and this time, Mo Farah took the longest race on the track, and showed, once again, that you have to get up pretty early to surprise Mo Farah in a long distance race!
Mo Farah is the Shoe Addicts’ Event of Day for Day One in Moscow! Please enjoy the video below: