Great Britain's Mo Farah repeated as the men's 5,000-meter run Olympic champion Saturday night, taking gold in Rio de Janeiro.
Farah completed the double-double in the process, as he has now won gold in both the 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter at consecutive Olympic Games.
Ethiopia's Hagos Gebrhiwet won the silver, while American Bernard Lagat nabbed bronze. Here is a rundown of the full finishing order:
|2016 Olympic Men's 5,000-Meter Results|
|Gold||Mo Farah||Great Britain||13:03.30|
|Bronze||Bernard Lagat||United States||13:06.78|
|4||Andrew Butchart||Great Britain||13:08.61|
|5||Albert Kibichii Rop||Bahrain||13:08.79|
|6||Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei||Uganada||13:09.17|
|9||Hassan Mead||United States||13:09.81|
|11||Elroy Gelant||South Africa||13:17.47|
|-||Paul Chelimo||United States||DQ|
By winning the double-double, Farah did something that had been just once previously in the history of the Olympics, according to ESPN Stats & Info:
Farah also became the most successful track athlete in Great Britain history, per BBC:
The rest of the field was no match for Farah and his finishing kick, which prompted BBC's Gary Lineker to marvel at his performance and overall body of work:
Aside from Farah's triumph, the biggest news was the disqualification of Paul Chelimo, who initially appeared to win silver.
Chelimo appeared to elbow a fellow runner while jockeying for position, which resulted in his time being wiped off the board.
He first became aware of his disqualification during an interview with NBC after the race, and Chris Nickinson of RunnerSpace.com remarked at how well Chelimo reacted:
When asked about the situation on the broadcast, Chelimo said he planned to appeal.
Chelimo's misfortune worked in Lagat's favor, though, as the 41-year-old won his third Olympic medal and first since changing nationality from Kenya to the United States.
Lagat also broke a long-standing record as the oldest 5,000-meter medalist:
Hassan Mead was the third American to make the final, settling for a ninth-place result.
While the controversy of what happened with Chelimo won't be soon forgotten, there was no controversy with regard to who won the race.
Farah was in complete control as usual, and although his legacy was already something special, he cemented himself even further as one of the all-time great distance runners.
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