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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Mo Farah won his third world 10,000 metres title with a fantastic performance in front of his own adoring fans in London on Friday. The multiple world and Olympic champion held off a determined assault from a group of Africans who forced the pace from the start. Farah stayed with them and survived two stumbles on a blistering final lap before delivering the trademark surge that nobody in the world can live with. He finished clear in 26 minutes 49.51 seconds – the fastest time in the world this year. Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda was second in 26:49.94 with Paul Tanui of Kenya third in 26:50.60.

(Reporting by Mitch Phillips, Editing by Ed Osmond)
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