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Farah takes gold in 10,000m
Mo Farah made it a golden athletics hat-trick for Great Britain at the Olympic Stadium.
In a stunning display of tenacity, talent and speed he outshone Kenenisa Bekele, the Ethiopian 5,000m and 10,000m World and Olympic record holder, to win the Olympic 10,000m title.
His wife Tania, who is pregnant with twins, and daughter Rihanna came on to congratulate him on the track. Farah looked stunned but delighted as the crowd roared.
The packed stadium was already buzzing from Jessica Ennis's gold in the heptathlon and a surprise victory from Greg Rutherford in the long jump at the Olympic Stadium.
And Farah then rounded off an astonishing three triumphs in the space of 45 minutes with a blistering last lap in the 10,000m, completing it in 53 seconds to take gold ahead of American training partner Galen Rupp. Tariku Bekele took the bronze with Kenenisa Bekele finishing out of the medals in fourth.
World 5,000m champion Farah had thought his race would not come down to the last lap as his rivals feared his sprinting speed, but in the end that was what happened and Farah hit the front at the bell to time his finish to perfection.
Long jumper Rutherford earlier became the first British man to jump to gold for nearly 50 years. The Milton Keynes born athlete delighted home crowds with a 8.31 metre jump to take gold. His win in the long jump kept the feelgood mood going, coming just minutes after the stadium erupted with noise following Ennis's heptathlon gold.
The 25-year-old beamed for the cameras as he held the Union Flag aloft and hugged his trainers in the stand. Other than Ennis, Rutherford was the only British athlete to lead world rankings in his event this year but had largely slipped under the radar.
Rutherford said: "I knew I was in great shape. My team are incredible and I have the most amazing parents and beautiful girlfriend in the world. I've got a pretty good life, I cannot lie, and everybody has worked so hard for me. What a night for British athletics, three gold medals and I can't thank everyone enough. This is what I have dreamed of my whole life."
Britain had not won gold in the men's long jump since Lynn Davies's win in 1964 and the long jump was regarded as one of the most open events in the track and field programme.