Mohamed Farah wins Olympic 10,000m gold for Somalia & Great Britain.

Mo Farah makes history as first British man to take gold in Olympic 10000m. It will be a picture to live with British athletics for ever and a day. Mo Farah, open-mouthed, eyes bigger than saucers, banging himself on the head with both hands four times, unable to believe that he had just put the golden crown on the most fantastic day in his country’s Olympic history.

The Eritreans, Ethiopians and Kenyans all worked their wiles, all enjoyed nudging and trying to put him off his elegant stride in the early exchanges as the 29-strong field chopped and changed, yet every change of pace, every little bit of intimidation was serenely ignored by the Londoner.

He had just sprinted into athletics legend with what must go down as the most accomplished, perfectly executed and dazzling track triumphs by any British athlete in Olympic annals. So, yes, why not? It really was time for the “Mobot”, that daft bonce-slapping ritual, to go quite global. SEE MORE PICTURES

When you have a night like this, so surreal that you can barely take it all in, it seems almost unfair to pick a favourite moment.

Yet after 100 years of attempting to win a global gold medal in the longest track discipline, it felt utterly perfect that here in the land of the harrier, Britain’s greatest male endurance runner should deliver at last in a home Games. With a practically perfect race. READ MORE ABOUT THIS ARTICLE

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