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Mo Farah reels in second gold

Updated: August 11, 2012, 3:22 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Mo Farah won the 5,000 meters to complete an Olympic distance double for Britain on Saturday night.

Backed by a boistrous, capacity crowd at 80,000-seat Olympic Stadium, Farah surged ahead late and held on to win in 13 minutes, 41.66 seconds. He still had the energy to do a few playful situps on the track before he grabbed a flag for the real celebrations.

Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia won silver in 13:41.98, while Thomas Longosiwa of Kenya took bronze in 13:42.36.

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