Farah storms to London win

2013-07-27 19:47
Mo Farah (AP)

London - Britain's Mo Farah said he was ready to defend his world title after storming to more glory at London's Olympic Stadium.

Returning to the track where he completed an Olympic long-distance gold medal double in winning both the 5 000m and 10 000m titles last year Farah, also the world and European 5 000m champion, won the 3 000m at the Anniversary Games Diamond League meeting on Saturday.

The 30-year-old hardly broke sweat as he thrilled the 60 000 crowd by bursting away from his rivals with over a lap to go and winning in a time of seven minutes 36.85 seconds.

He then did a lap of honour, signing autographs and performing his now trademark 'Mobot' celebration after winning what is set to be his final race before he competes in next month's world championships in Moscow.

Farah, after proving he was in prime form, said: "I am in great shape and ready for the worlds. I can't wait for them now after running here in front of this fantastic crowd.

"It's great to have the country behind you and I just want to do my country proud," he added.

"The noise was just as good as a year ago with everyone shouting and it brought back all those memories. My twins were here today (Saturday) so I had extra motivation to win," explained Farah, whose wife was pregnant when he triumphed at the Olympics.

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