In the final battle, @gomofarah wins
The pace was honest: 2:35.30 for 1000 meters, 5:13.3 for 2,000 meters, 7:51.27 for 3000 meters and 10:37.87 for 4000 meters. This was going to come down to some serious last kilometer running!
And it did. The final kilometer was in 2:28. But it was the final last 400 meters that did the trick!
In the last 800 meters, @gomofarah ran 1:53, with a 52.61 last 400 meters, but race was not won until last 20 meters, what control as three guys go down at finish! Winning time was 13:06.5, with Paul Chelimo, US, 13:06.09 in second, Muktar Edris, 13:06.09, Yomif Kejelcha, 13:06.19!
The difference in the last thirty meters was minute, but Mo Farah pulled it out, calling on some energy source inside and pumped his arms as Muktar Edris and Paul Chelimo went nearly down and Kejelcha fell apart.
That last lap, covered in 52.62, was brutal, heartfelt and agonizingly close. It is only in a race like this, with the best in the world, that one can really appreciate the quality of racing that we have seen with Mo Farah.
A fitting ending of a career for @gomofarah. No quarter asked, no quarter given.
We will miss you.