Britain’s Mo Farah has now established himself as one of the greatest ever distance runners. In 2013 he won the classic 5,000 and 10,000 metres double in the World Championships in Moscow, to repeat his Olympic success in London a year earlier. Only Kenenisa Bekele, the world record-holder at both distances, has ever managed such a feat before. 
Farah, who moved to London from Somalia when he was eight, showed his versatility during the year by breaking the European 1,500 metres record to become the sixth fastest man ever over that distance.

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