World Athletics 2011: Mo Farah misses out on 10,000m gold
Athletics World Championships 2011
Venue: Daegu, South Korea
Date: 27 August - 4 September
Coverage: Listen live on BBC Radio 5 live, 5 live sports extra and online (UK only), watch daily video highlights on the BBC Sport website (UK only); live text commentary on the finals; watch live on Channel 4
World gold snatched from Farah
Britain's Mo Farah missed out on 10,000m gold in agonising fashion as he was overtaken by Ethiopia's Ibrahim Jeilan just metres from the line.
A gutsy run saw Farah become the first Briton to win a world medal at 10,000m.
But it had looked like being gold and not silver as the 28-year-old stormed to the front with less than two laps remaining of a thrilling 25-lap race.
Farah told BBC Radio 5 Live: "At the end I just didn't have anything left. It's agony. You always want the gold."
Farah, the fastest man in the world over 10,000m this year, kept pace with the leaders throughout and looked comfortable as he kicked for home with around 600 metres left.
Farah surprised by 10,000m winner
But Jeilan slowly clawed back Farah's healthy advantage and overtook the Briton as they entered the home straight to win in a time of 27 minutes 13.81 seconds, with Farah just 0.26secs behind.
Jeilan's fellow Ethiopian Imane Merga claimed the bronze but Kenenisa Bekele, winner of the last four 10,000m titles, dropped out with 10 laps still to go.
Three-time Olympic champion Bekele had been sidelined since January 2010 through injury and never looked likely to challenge for a medal.
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