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Mo Farah takes gold at IAAF World Championships in Beijing

Britain’s Mo Farah has retained his 10,000 metres world title at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing. The 32-year-old crossed the finish line in

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Mo Farah takes gold at IAAF World Championships in Beijing

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Britain’s Mo Farah has retained his 10,000 metres world title at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing.

The 32-year-old crossed the finish line in 27 minutes 1.13 seconds just ahead of Kenya’s Geoffrey Kamwoor who claimed silver. Fellow Kenyan Paul Tanui took the bronze medal.

In the men’s marathon, Eritrean teenager Ghirmay Ghebreselassie became the youngest ever marathon world champion when he ended the race in two hours, 12 minutes and 27 seconds.

In the women’s shot-put, Germany’s Christina Schwanitz won her first world championship gold medal with a throw of 20.37 metres.

China’s Gong Lijao took the silver followed by Michelle Carter from the United States.

Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin made it through the 100 metres heats, setting up a showdown in the final at the Bird’s Nest stadium.

Gatlin took the best time of the day with a time of 9.83 seconds.