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Mo Farah triumph 10,000m European competition gold

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Mo farah-- 10,000 M

Mo Farah had won back his European 10,000m title as his fellow Briton Andy Vernon got a fine silver.

Farah, recovering from injury for much of the summer, came good in his second track race of the season to match his team-mate Jo Pavey’s distance gold.

In a slow race a large lead group went through halfway in 14 minutes nine seconds, and with four laps to go seven athletes were in theoretical contention.

He went to the frontage with 600m to go and opened out as always at the bell, but only in the final 60m did he get rid of Turkey’s Ali Kaya before Vernon’s late surge.

The winning time of 28 minutes 8.12 seconds was less relevant than the salvaging of something from a crisis-ridden season.

He won European golds five times a head of Steve Backley and Colin Jackson who won four times each and nine medals in major championships.

Many people believe that Mo Farah will win another gold in the 5,000m on Sunday.