Athletics: Farah bids to emulate Bekele, Bolt returns
MOSCOW (AFP) - Britain's Mo Farah will bid to become the second man to achieve the double of the world and Olympics 5,000 and 10,000 metres titles, while Usain Bolt begins his defence of the 200m on Friday at the World Athletics Championships.
Farah, who won an emotional double gold at the Olympics last year in the Somalia-born athlete's adopted home city of London, produced a courageous display to win the 10,000m last Saturday and starts firm favourite to defend his 5,000m title.
If successful, he will emulate Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele's double in 2009 which followed his victories in the 2008 Olympic Games.
Farah, whose American training partner Galen Rupp was a huge help to him in the 10,000m and will again be in the field, admitted Sunday's race had taken more out of him than he had expected and just did the bare minimum to qualify for the final at the shorter distance.