Mo Farah beaten in his last ever track race

Mo Farah beaten in his last ever track race

The 34-year-old had been unbeaten for six years against the best in the world.

National champion Kemoy Campbell finished 10th out of the 16 starters in the men's 5000-metre final on the ninth and penultimate day of the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London on Saturday.

Approaching the final bend, Farah found himself stuck behind by the Ethiopian and his compatriot Yomif Kejelcha, with Chelimo also in contention.

Farah embraced his family and then took a lap of honour to soak up the adulation of his home crowd, but as with his great friend and fellow legend Usain Bolt, he was denied the win he so desperately wanted in his last individual outing. "I gave it all, I didn't have a single bit left at the end". It doesn't quite sink in until you compete here and cross the line - I had a couple of minutes to myself - that this is it. "I don't think there was anything more I could have done". Tactically, I was trying to cover every move.

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"They had the game plan: one of them was going to sacrifice themselves". The better man won.

Farah just couldn't keep up with them and he was grimacing as he fought off Paul Chelimo from the United States to make sure he took silver.

Farah will retire from track athletics this month to focus on marathon running. Although Australian Patrick Tiernan hit the front on the 3,000m mark and tried to stretch the field, ... That he finishes with silver on the track clearly wasn't the farewell he had planned.