Sir Mo Farah in numbers

Sir Mo Farah in numbers

Farah, who won the 10,000m once again last weekend, dug in to finish 0.43secs behind new world champion Edris, while Paul Chelimo of the United States claimed bronze.

"My two failed attempts at 1.99m woke me up", she said.

Farah, 34, is stepping up to the marathon and had hoped to add to the doubles he won at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, and the 2013 and 2015 world championships.

Although missing a podium finish, Kejelcha and this year's U18 3,000m victor Selemon Barega, who placed fourth and fifth respectively, have showed their potential.

Kejelcha eased off on the inside with Edris accelerating harder on the third second lane as Farah struggled on the first lane.

As a compelling 12-and-a-half laps came to the boil it was Farah chasing, not trying to fend off and kick as is so often the case.

Chelimo bolted to the lead, then slowed the pace down in what developed as a tactical race, USA Track & Field reported.

It looked at one point as if Farah may not even make the podium but he bravely challenged up the inside in the straight and managed to overhaul two of his rivals.

"So many times, you guys have been unfair to me", said Farah.

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"It's like I have achieved what I have achieved and you are trying to destroy it", Farah told reporters. They (the Ethiopians) had the game plan: one of them was going to sacrifice themselves.

"I'm disappointed with silver but at the same time a better man won on the day and there's nothing I could have done". I gave it all.

A confident Edris said he and the Ethiopians were prepared for Farah this time.

Chelimo said afterwards to the BBC: "It is what it is, I just meant that I was going to take Mo down".

"After the 10km he was maybe exhausted so he did not have enough for the last kick - I was stronger. I did the Mobot out of respect as well for him". I don't think there was anything more I could have done. A new world -- like when I went to Disneyland.

"That's why I did the Mobot".

UO's Ariana Washington helped set up the win by anchoring the US victory in the morning heats as Bowie rested.

In other events, Russia's Maria Lasitskene, competing as the authorized neutral athlete, retained the women's high jump title as the 24-year-old cleared 2.03 meters for the gold medal. What goes up must come back down.

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