Olympics: Mo Farah overcomes tumble to retain 10,000m title

 Mo Farah of Britain celebrates winning the race.
Mo Farah of Britain celebrates winning the race.PHOTO: REUTERS

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - Britain's Mo Farah overcame a dramatic mid-race tumble to defend his Olympic 10,000m title on Saturday and extend his remarkable record at global championships.

The 33-year-old produced a trademark surge over the last 100m to time 27min 5.17sec over the 25-lap race. Kenyan Paul Tanui won silver in 27:05.64 with Ethiopian Tamirat Tola taking bronze (27:06.26).