Seven amazing pictures that sum up Mo Farah's brilliant 5000m win

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Mo Farah made history last night by claiming gold in the 5,000m at the Rio Olympics, adding to the 10,000m gold he won earlier on in the games.

The Team GB runner became only the second long-distance ever to do the 'double double' and retain his titles while helping his country to surpass their medal tally from London four years ago in the proccess.

The 33-year-old was made to work for his win however, having entered the home straight alongside three rivals - but his trademark late kick meant there was only ever going to be one winner.

"It shows I didn't just fluke it in London. To do it again is incredible. I can't believe it," he said after recording a finishing time of 13 minutes and 3.30 seconds. "My legs were a bit tired after the 10k, I don't now how I recovered," he told BBC Sport. "I wished for just one medal as a junior.

"It has been a long journey but if you dream of something, have ambitions and are willing to work hard then you can get your dreams."

American Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo came home in second but was later disqualified only to be reinstated after an appeal, with Dejen Gebremeske taking bronze. Farah's team-mate Andrew Butchart finished sixth.

Farah spends much of his year away from his young family in training with Alberto Salazar in Oregon, and every inch of that sacrifice was etched across his face as he came across the finish line - and that has led to some epic images. You can check out seven of the best below:

There were calls for Farah to be knighted after he made history in Brazil, and there could be plenty of other Team GB athletes on the next honours list after one of the most successful games in team history.

They are guaranteed at least one more medal with Joe Joyce competing in the Super-Heavyweight final and that will take their tally to 67.

In case you haven't seen it, you can watch the final lap of Farah's epic performance below:

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