Farah celebrates historic third double gold in Beijing

Hounslow’s Mo Farah made history with a third major championship double as he took gold in the 5,000m at the World Championship in Beijing.

Farah, who won the 10,000m last weekend, produced a supreme performance to sprint away from Caleb Ndiku in the home straight.

The 32-year-old has now won at both distances in the last two World Championships and the 2012 London Olympics.

After a slow race, Farah bided his time at the back before emerging through the field with the rest of the favourites at about the halfway mark.

He and Kenyan Ndiku fended off the field and Farah overtook his rival on the final bend.

Meanwhile, West Drayton’s Shelayna Oskan-Clarke came a creditable fifth in the women’s 800m final.

The 25-year-old finished in a time of 1:58.99, one-tenth of a second outside the personal best that got her through the semi-finals.