Rio Olympics 2016: Mo Farah makes history by winning 10,000m gold

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Mo Farah overcame a tumble to become the first British athlete to win three Olympic golds on the track with a thrilling victory in the 10,000 metre final in Rio.

The 33-year-old, who won the 10,000m and 5,000m at London 2012, won in 27 minutes, five seconds.

Kenya’s Paul Tanui took silver, with Ethiopia’s Tamirat Tola in bronze.

Farah is back on the track next Saturday when he looks to defend his 5,000m title.

Should he win that race, he will become the first man since Finland’s Lasse Viren in 1976 to retain two Olympic distance titles.

He has already achieved the world double-double having defended his 10,000m and 5,000m titles at the championships in Beijing last year.

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