Britains Mo Farah made to work hard on way to 5000m final In London Olympics 2012
British world champion Mo Farah had to work harder than planned on Wednesday for a spot in the Olympic 5,000 metres final at the London Games, but remained on track towards a long-distance double in front of a noisy home crowd.
Farah, who brought the house down with Britain’s first 10,000m gold at the weekend, qualified for Saturday’s final as a third-place finisher in his heat – posting a time of 13 minutes 26.00 seconds after a fast last lap, in which he could not hold back.
“It was pretty difficult,” Farah said. “I was a bit tired, it took a bit more out of me than I was expecting, but I’m really happy with where I am now, and I’ve got a couple of days off.”