Day 1, Part 1 Athletics: World Championships


Day 1, Part 1

Live coverage of the World Athletics Championships in London. Usain Bolt features in the 100m first round along with Britain's CJ Ujah. Mo Farah and Laura Muir are also in action.


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Six of July, London winning the right to host the games for the

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first time since 1948. David Beckham, passing the Olympic torch.

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# Opening ceremony, only the start. # Before we look to the future,

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reminisced to the past. Take a trip to the Olympic Park.

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# Super Saturday, Team GB getting three golds. Greg Rutherford jumping

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his way to medals. # Mo Farah winning, collecting the

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trouble. What a night to be British. # One of the greatest cities on The

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Globe. The staff of visions. # These athletes play with

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precision. Watch them as they run laps around the Olympic Park, fined

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ways to channel your energy, I know it's hard.

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# We've got Usain Bolt, chasing gold.

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# 11 times across the line, top of the globe.

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# Mo looking to retire, so... # Legacies omitted in place, so over

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the next ten days, this is the next gen's phase to make this their

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stage. # London, 2017, the World Athletics

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Championships. London, 2017, the World Athletics Championships.

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# This is world domination for Farah!

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Michael Johnson, Stanning his way to a Commodore. -- Stanning his way to

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a gold medal. Jessica Ennis-Hill, top of the world. It is huge, it is

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massive. A world record. Champion of the world. Usain Bolt!

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Five years after the greatest show on Earth, the London Stadium in the

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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is the focus of the watching world once

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more and for the next ten days the best track and field athletes on the

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planet will go head to head in their quest to strive faster, higher and

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stronger, with precious metals in their sights. We're in for a treat

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and we are joint diminishing what we hope will be a special event, hosted

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in the capital city. The voice of Rebecca Ferguson, finishing the

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opening ceremony here, which has been taking place. It really now

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feels like this is alive and we are here with real athletes down on the

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track. We have the crowd packed in and I'm delighted to say that Dame

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Jessica Ennis-Hill, the full title, four words! A long name but I must

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give you the Dame but perhaps not every time, with Paula Radcliffe and

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Michael Johnson. Over the last hour it has been building and for you,

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Jess, it must feel very evocative of 2012. It does, to see the stadium

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full, the nerves are coming in, the adrenaline is building, and it is

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very strange for me to be sat here and witnessing the Championships

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from this perspective. You made your decision after Rio that retirement

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was the way forward for you. You called time on a very illustrious

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career, littered with golds and Championships but now there is an

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added reason why you weren't be there, you are a month away from

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giving birth. Yes, I feel very different being in the stadium,

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eight months pregnant. Very happy with my career, it's been a

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fantastic the Met years in the sport. My first World Championships

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was ten years ago so I have had a great time -- fantastic ten years in

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the sport. I had great success, so it is nice to retire now. We kick

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after night, starting the evening with the 100 metres qualifying

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heats, these are the men who probably won't trouble Usain Bolt

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later in the evening. He comes in later but you can see that the

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crowds are out there because they know that this is a big night for

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British athletics because Mo Farah's first attempt to add to his global

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hall will be in the 10,000 metres which is the last event on the

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track. Those men in the first of the preliminary rounds. We don't

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normally go that far back in the 100 metres. Countries you don't often

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see at the Olympic Games in the semis and finals. Yeah, this crowd

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is amazing, it wouldn't matter what's going on tonight. The

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preliminaries of the 100 metres, and 10,000 metres, for Mo tonight, these

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athletics fans have been waiting for a major event like this to come back

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to London and they've been waiting for five years and now they will be

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rewarded with some great athletics over the next ten days. The 100

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metres, yeah, these guys aren't going to bother Boult. You have

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11.20 four. Could you possibly take that tonight? No! Still a

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world-class athlete, I am a former athlete! Just thinking about that I

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pulled a hamstring! You were touching the medals earlier with

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glee in your eye. Let's go out and enjoy our commentary team. A good

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evening, Andrew Cotter. COMMENTATOR: Good evening, welcome. This is a

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mixture in the prelims, you've got Odhiambo, 10.14 this season. Matadi,

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the Liberian, 10.19. In lane three, ten .18 but it is done on season

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best's times and 10.18 would be 90 in terms of this season. So, here

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they are in the prelims but they are high calibre athletes alongside some

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who are going to enjoy the night Ulster three will go through

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automatically. -- enjoy the night. A good start, Odhiambo, the long

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striding Kenyon. It is Matadi. A long way clear, into a little bit of

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a breeze which may be a factor later on. But the giant, Matadi, the

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Liberian, who has raced for the Americans before but was born in

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Liberia, in 10.27, taking the first one and he will go through

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automatically. Just those three will go through because the others were a

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long way distance. Three will go through and the fastest two losers.

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Matadi takes victory in the first one and he will go through with

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Odhiambo of Kenya and the Canadian, Brendon Rodney. STUDIO: Matadi, the

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winner there, I'm not sure if he will go through to the semis and

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finals but there may be some rugby teams interested in his future.

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Boult is lucky they had to stand on the lane because he could take him

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out -- Bolt. He could be a linebacker. Usain Bolt is getting

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ready for the heat that come up later on, with his usual verve and

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aplomb and his style. He's been dancing, intimidating, no doubt,

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anybody who thinks they may have a chance against him. Trying to do

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what he can to psych out the opposition and entertain the others.

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Paula Radcliffe, a big smile for you when you see him. Yes, he just

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brings something extra to the Championships. He's a big reason

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that so many people have out to night. They are very aware that it

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is his goodbye to athletics this year and many people want to take

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that last opportunity to come and see him. So many people want to see

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the next people coming through, seeing athletics being healthy,

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wanting to capitalise on perhaps not getting tickets in 2012 and

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experiencing it today. So we would always see a full stadium. If you

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had a chance to seek Muhammad Ali's last fight or Pele's last match, you

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would take it. There is plenty more coming up tonight.

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Britain's greatest athlete in history, Mo Farah, aiming for world

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title number six and he is the favourite for the 10,000 metres

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gold. Laura Muir beginning her quest in the women's 1500 metres but even

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the heats of this top quality event will be tough to get through.

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Britain's pole vault record-holder, Holly Bradshaw, has sights on a

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medal. It is the tense qualifying rounds for her tonight. Simbine is a

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top contender in the men's 100 metres and has already run eight sub

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ten seconds runs this season. CJ Ujah is one to watch, he has been in

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fine form and he's in confident mood. But the one to watch is the

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main man, Usain Bolt. He already has it 11 world titles to his name. Can

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the fastest man ever take gold again in his final Championships? We hope

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you're going to stay with us throughout. This is how the evening

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looks. The men's discus features the reigning champion, Malachowski. Greg

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Rutherford won't take part in the long jump, he is absent through

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injury but no lack of talent. The world leader, from South Africa,

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Manyonga, is the man to beat. The WAP and indoor champion, Laura Muir,

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going for Britain -- the European and indoor champion. Pole vault

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qualifying, another British medal hope in Holly Bradshaw. At 9:20pm,

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it is the big man. Mo Farah rounding off the evening with his bid for a

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sixth World Championship. It is the longer distance for him to night. He

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hasn't lost a race over this distance since 2012, so fingers

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crossed that continues to night. There is CJ Ujah of Great Britain,

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who is a man who will fancy his chances here to get onto the

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rostrum, Michael, and you have been a fair critic of British sprinting

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in recent years. How do you rate him? I think he has a real

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opportunity at these championships. He has won three Diamond League

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races this year and I think that if he can take this round by round and

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focus on getting into the finals at not really think about getting on

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the rostrum at this point, just get to the final. If he's in the final,

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anything can happen. If he can put together one of the races he had

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earlier this year, maybe he has a possibility. He has talked about

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Bolt but he should focus on his own race. We will focus on him later.

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These are the prelims, the second heat and a good evening to Steve

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Cram. COMMENTATOR: Good evening, everybody. A packed house, getting

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some hors d'oeuvres, the preliminary round.

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Barnes, formerly known as Winston, formerly Jamaican, now running for

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Turkey. He is in lane four. Walsh of Antigua. Pretty good runners but

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watch out for lane two. The top three will go through. Barnes

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getting away well and so does Saaid. There are two fastest losers and

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spots. We are getting a feel for the conditions. A nice following wind.

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It was 1.4 in the first race. These guys, in the Middle 10.1 and a

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running 10.2, so conditions are that -- indications are that the

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conditions are good for when the big boys come in later on. Just watch

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Barnes here. He has run 10.17 this year. He competed pretty well, a

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good run in Lucerne, his last race before he came here. A former

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Jamaican. You can't blame him for leaving Jamaica. Now runs for

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Turkey. Safely through to come back later on. STUDIO: I'll be honest, I

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had to look where Kiri Barty was. None of my colleagues knew that

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either! It is just above Australia, to the right. Sadly their athlete

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didn't make it through to the heats but there is another heat in the

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hundred metres in a few moments. On the warm up track, just outside the

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stadium, it is where the athletes are preparing themselves for their

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event and you can see Great Britain's Laura Muir, in the heats

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of the 1500 metres. Paula, it is a brave assault, 15 and 5000, a tough

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double to go for. It is. She did the double indoors in Belgrade but this

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is a different kettle of fish at the World Championships. This is the

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toughest race, the 1500 metres and I think she wouldn't be doing it the

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other way around. But now she will be focused on really making it

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safely through the heats, making it through the semis and then think

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about the final. 5000 won't be in her head. She loves this stadium, it

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is where she got her British record in the 1500 metres. A great

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Championship form indoors, but this is London, this is a different

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kettle of fish, this World Championships will feel like a step

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up, even from Rio perhaps. Even though that was the Olympics, the

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crowds were not sold out on every session and this is a home crowd and

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you know what it is like to live job game for the home crowd. A different

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situation but we saw Laura's performances towards the end of the

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last year when she had that great time in the 1500. She is such a

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steely performer, you can see how she responds and trains, her being

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in this environment, on this stage, she's going to thrive and enjoy it.

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She was waiting in the wings in 2012 and didn't get the chance to

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experience it. Laura Weightman who is going to night raised in the

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final in 2012 but Laura Muir didn't even race in that. The next year she

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made the step forward and she has grown so much, she has learnt so

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much and I think that is the big thing for Laura. In those few years

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a lot has changed from making the first team, coming in as a gold

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medal favourite or being amongst the favourites in a tough race. The 1500

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metres is loaded with talent. It will arguably be one of the great

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races of the Championship, to get into the final will be HMP

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achievement. Even getting through the heats tonight. In a very tough

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heat to night. To get to the final will be a big achievement. It is a

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big ask, you have a big group and you have the likes of the Barber --

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Dibaba. There are so many people there, Laura has to be at her best.

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It can come down to those tactics. It is funny you say that, while we

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are talking about what the chances are for her to get a medal, she's

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focussed on producing her best performance and running the type of

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tactics which will give her the best performance at these championships.

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That is what she'll be focussed on right now, thinking about tactics,

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making sure she'll get it right, which is what she's thinking about

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right now, making sure she gets it right.

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The hardest thing, as well, in the heats is staying out of trouble and

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getting through. Thank you Paula. We will go back to

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the track now. It is the third of the men's 100 metres.

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Andrew Cotter has the pleasure. Some very, very good athletes in

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this third of four preliminary heats. First round, and Jan Volko,

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Mario Burke and Abdullah Abkar Mohammed will be the three to look

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out for here. Burke and Volko, in lanes six and three. Three to go

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through automatically. Rolando Palacios, the flag bearer.

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There is a little bit of a touch there, I thought, in the middle, but

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through come the three big names there. Burke, Volko. : Mohammed

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coming through quickly. The quickest time of the evening for Jan Volko.

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Following the breeze. Jan Volko, who is high quality. Runs 10.16,

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equalling his season's best time and he and Mario Burke, who runs for

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Barbados, at college in the United States, at Houston, he takes the

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victory. 10.15. A national record for him. There we are, the first

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national record of these World Championships and Jan Volko hand

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somely through to the quarter finals. Volko through with Mario

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Burke and Abdullah Abkar Mohammed. The youngster from Saudi Arabia.

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At 9. 20pm tonight, Mo Farah will race in the 10,000 metres. It will

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be his attempt to make it five double gold medals on a global

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stage. It will be his sixth World Championship gold. Earlier in the

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season Darren Campbell went out to his base in France to catch up with

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him. Sir Mo, when you look back, does it

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feel crazy? It feels crazy. It feels mad. It's hard to think that, you

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know, when you're so young you don't imagine yourself to be at that

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level. And to have won what I have won, it's just been incredible.

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In your early years, was it difficult to think that you could

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get up there with the best in the world? When I was a kid, I remember

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watching Sydney Olympics, seeing the 10,000 metres was just incredible,

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how it came down to the last two metres. From that point I told

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myself I want to go to the Olympics and be an Olympic champion. That is

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something I dream of. I went into Degu, that was my first silver medal

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at the 10,000 metres, where I narrowly got beat. The better man

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won on the day. For me, it was all about experience and learn from that

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race, understanding. I'm not going to make that mistake again. World

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domination for Mo Farah... It doubled.

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They've got nothing for him! Gold again!

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To be able to maintain that level, it's, it's difficult because when

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you're up there, you've got a target on your back and every year people

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are throwing their things at you, left, right, centre and you have to

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be smart, who you respond and what you do, knowing what counts. It's

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been hard over the years. They succumb to the inevitable. Mo

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Farah wins the gold! I'm excited to be competing in my

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last major championship on the track in London. It will be nice to be

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able to finish on a high. Why not do it where it all started, in London?

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Where I became Olympic champion. That is what changed me as an

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athlete. You come back years later and I am, you know, what I'm going

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to end it at that track. I am not going to carry on in terms of major

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champs. Well, there's only one final

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tonight, only one gold will be handed out this evening it is in the

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men's 10,000 metres. Will it be Mo Farah? Will he add to his incredible

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haul? This is where he is on the all-time list of gold medals.

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Loo The sprinters include relays, we should say that. Not that Michael

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Johnson, your eight is not incredible. It helps to boost the

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tally somewhat. That would be an awful event to

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contemplate. A four by 10,000 metres! Well, out there on the

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warm-up track Usain Bolt is still wandering around. It seems to take

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him a long time to get to do anything that looks sporty. We have

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watched him an hour wandering around. He's getting his warm-up. He

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has his routine. It is intimidating to some of the other guys. All the

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other guys have run with him for ten years. They know what he does. Now

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they can ignore him and do their thing. He must catch one of those

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young kids, I think he looks relaxed. I think I will do that,

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too! Big mistake, don't do that. What is it that makes him so unique

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we have fallen in love with him over the last decade. Sometimes in sport

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and you see them away from the track and they are funny, they are

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outgoing and then their game-head comes on. Maybe that is the way they

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get the best out of themselves. Maybe they don't dare to enjoy

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themselves. It is almost brave to allow yourself to throw off the

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shackles the way he does. It is very brave. I wouldn't say that, you

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know, and I think Jess could speak to this as well, being an athlete -

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I have always admired your level of focus. I enjoyed it. I enjoyed being

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under the pressure. I enjoyed the room, I enjoyed the stress. I

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enjoyed the target on my back. I know I had to be in the mind set,

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going over strategy until the last minute. It was the way I was as an

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athlete. Maybe it was the way you were as well Jess. Usain Bolt is

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different. He knows if he's that stressed and allowed himself to feel

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it then he will not perform in the way... You cannot take it.

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He said he wants to enjoy it and he wants to enjoy the sport. And it is

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the time to retire. He's relaxed. As soon as he's in the blocks, he's

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100% focussed. That is why it works for him. We loved your game head. We

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knew it was on. Let's see if the game heads are on for the final of

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these men's 100 metres prelims. Steve Cram is calling this one.

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Nick Miller from New Zealand. 10.1 a new personal best and Warren Fraser

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from, the Bahamas. Ran here in London, in 2012.

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And then also probably the top guy here, Ramon Gittens, from Barbados.

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He might be surprised to find himself in this. A very experienced

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athlete. In terms of ranks in terms of their season's best as to who

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runs in this preliminary round will come back at 8. 20pm.

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Gittens gets to it very well. Expect these three quickly pulling from the

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rest. 10. 26. We saw that very quick time

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in the previous heat. One or two will be looking at that

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later thinking I am not sure I want Volko in my heat. Gittens just doing

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enough there. The conditions, as I said earlier, look good for

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sprinting. The wind is blowing in the right direction. The men who

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were expected to go through have gone through. Fastest losers will be

:26:26.:26:30.

sorted out in a few minutes. Well the prelims are through and the

:26:31.:26:34.

heats will be coming your way in just under and hour's time,

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featuring Usain Bolt himself. He knows this track well.

:26:38.:26:41.

Of course he was magnificent in 2012. He's been back here to run in

:26:42.:26:48.

the Anniversary Games. It is Jamaica which made him. He's so proud what

:26:49.:26:54.

he's helped to do to Jamaican sprinting.

:26:55.:26:56.

The world champs can you go to London as motivated as you were in

:26:57.:27:04.

Beijing? One thing that keeps me going is losing. I can't lose. It is

:27:05.:27:13.

one of those things. To go out losing is not my thing. I definitely

:27:14.:27:20.

want to go out and to do my best as always. Give the fans one of the

:27:21.:27:24.

best farewells. Give the fans a show. That's what they want to see.

:27:25.:27:28.

They want me to go out and compete at my best and say goodbye in stars.

:27:29.:27:33.

I'm definitely going to train, which I am doing and stay on top of things

:27:34.:27:37.

and push myself throughout until August. So nobody will worry you in

:27:38.:27:43.

London? No new names to look out for? For me, you know me, I don't

:27:44.:27:48.

worry about people until the time's right. Because you don't know who's

:27:49.:27:53.

going to show up. Over the years, as you have seen through my career,

:27:54.:27:57.

there's always somebody else. I never try and pinpoint one person. I

:27:58.:28:01.

just sit and watch and see what happens when he gets there. London

:28:02.:28:06.

will be a farewell to the fans, many of whom would have been there in

:28:07.:28:11.

2012. Still happy memories of those games? Always. It is the right place

:28:12.:28:16.

to go out. I know London will be packed. It will be massive and

:28:17.:28:21.

people are just happy and the energy in the city will be great. I'm

:28:22.:28:25.

looking forward to it. I'm really excited to go there and compete

:28:26.:28:31.

again. For me it was one of the best championships of my life.

:28:32.:28:37.

He's pulling away... He 's going to win the gold!

:28:38.:28:44.

The champion becomes a legend! Every day the stadium was just

:28:45.:28:48.

always packed with people and just cheering on everybody and giving you

:28:49.:28:51.

a great feeling. For me, it was brilliant. I'm looking forward to

:28:52.:28:55.

going back to the atmosphere. Feeling the energy. As you guys know

:28:56.:28:59.

I feed off the energy of the crowd. It gives me that sense of relief and

:29:00.:29:03.

happiness. To compete at your best, to perform.

:29:04.:29:09.

For me, I really enjoy it. So I know it will be just... I hope I don't

:29:10.:29:13.

cry. I was going to say that. Will you get emotional? I don't know. If

:29:14.:29:19.

I get emotional in Jamaica I definitely get emotional in London.

:29:20.:29:24.

Let's see what happens! I'm not an emotional person, but to know this

:29:25.:29:30.

will be your last race in the championship, it might... You can

:29:31.:29:34.

hide it with a bit of sweat. And I sweat a lot. So we'll see!

:29:35.:29:38.

I think we might see tears. We might see emotion from the great man. That

:29:39.:29:42.

final is tomorrow. You will see him out on the track here around 8.

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20pm, the men's heats are going off. Shortly on the track. It is the

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women's 1500 metres heat. Laura Muir, British record-holder is going

:29:54.:29:57.

in the second of those heats. She's had a phenomenal indoor season.

:29:58.:30:01.

Taken it to the track as well. This is a hotly-contested event. Paula

:30:02.:30:07.

caught up with her in Monet co-a few weeks ago -- in Monaco a few weeks

:30:08.:30:11.

ago. European indoor champion. A new

:30:12.:30:20.

British record... So, Laura, things are picking up to the World

:30:21.:30:25.

Championships and you are coming in off an amazing indoor season, where

:30:26.:30:29.

you did that double. She's now got two gold medals. She's the champion

:30:30.:30:32.

again. It's another record. I remember the Laura Muir who walked

:30:33.:30:43.

out distraught in 2014 and how much you have matured and taken those

:30:44.:30:46.

huge leaps forward. So, it has to feel that you are in a good place

:30:47.:30:52.

going into London. Certainly. I am lucky, at this stage of my career,

:30:53.:30:56.

I've got a lot of championships under my belt. I think 2014, I was

:30:57.:31:03.

in good physical shape. Had to catch up in the mental side and dealing

:31:04.:31:07.

the championships and everything, I think going through all that has

:31:08.:31:10.

been good. I feel confident ahead of London. Coming into the

:31:11.:31:14.

championships you missed training with a foot injury. To reassure

:31:15.:31:19.

people at home, a lot of distance runners pick up at different points

:31:20.:31:24.

of their career. Sometimes is it a good thing to hold you back,

:31:25.:31:26.

frustration to come out in racing? It isn't until something is taken

:31:27.:31:37.

away from you that you appreciate how much you love your sport. You

:31:38.:31:41.

gain a fresh mindset going back into it. I had a take two in July but it

:31:42.:31:48.

is going well so far. We know that you are strong and you can cope with

:31:49.:31:52.

the physical impact of doing the double but mentally is there a way

:31:53.:31:56.

you go about it? Do you think first about one event and then move onto

:31:57.:32:00.

the second? It is round by round, why won't anchor that the final

:32:01.:32:09.

until I get there. It is easy otherwise -- I won't think about the

:32:10.:32:14.

final. In the 1500 metres, will that be the one where you think you have

:32:15.:32:20.

the stronger chance? Or are they pretty equal? I don't know, I'm

:32:21.:32:24.

pretty inexperienced in the 5000 but I think I have a shot. The

:32:25.:32:29.

competition in the 1500 is very strong. In the top three, you have

:32:30.:32:33.

Hassan, the Olympic champion and world record holder, Dibaba. With

:32:34.:32:45.

home support as well, that is a big ad planted, you can savour and enjoy

:32:46.:32:51.

that. I hope so, yeah. -- that is a big advantage. The Anniversary

:32:52.:32:58.

Games, the crowds were great and that has been a highlight so far.

:32:59.:33:03.

Laura Muir has got this raise won, that's for sure. The new British

:33:04.:33:10.

record. Kelly Holmes has been a bitter rated. -- has been

:33:11.:33:18.

obliterated. One of the British athletes coming to the fore in that

:33:19.:33:24.

Championships. Laura Muir, listing the great names that she must

:33:25.:33:30.

overcome to get herself through the heats. In the first heat she didn't

:33:31.:33:34.

mention Caster Semenya, a surprise she has decided to double up, the

:33:35.:33:39.

Olympic champion in the 800 metres. How is she going to fare in this? I

:33:40.:33:45.

might give you the answer after the race because I'm not sure. I don't

:33:46.:33:48.

know why she has chosen to do it this way around. If it was the

:33:49.:33:54.

801st, then doing the 1500, fine but before your main event, I'm not

:33:55.:34:00.

sure. -- if it was the 800, first. I'm sure Brendan Foster and Steve

:34:01.:34:04.

Cram will have an opinion. Good evening, Brendan. COMMENTATOR: Good

:34:05.:34:11.

evening, great to be here. Great to watch the opening round of the

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women's 1500 metres. Great to see Jessica Judd back after a couple of

:34:16.:34:19.

fallow years. Coming back to do justice to her own talent. Talking

:34:20.:34:27.

about Jessica Judd, heading up the start list. She has a tough heat.

:34:28.:34:35.

Semenya, and Cichocka, she has been great. Chebet has been running well

:34:36.:34:43.

for Kenya, moving up to the 1500 metres. The top six will go through

:34:44.:34:48.

but when you have to Barbour, Grace, Sifuentes, so much experience -- you

:34:49.:34:58.

have to Barbour -- Dibaba. She must think about what she does the best.

:34:59.:35:05.

It is the first heat and there are six fastest losers was available. A

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quick word about Caster Semenya, she is here because she won the African

:35:14.:35:20.

Championships in 26 -- in 2016, running 4.0 one. She was running

:35:21.:35:28.

three events. The defending champion, Dibaba. I'm not sure if

:35:29.:35:33.

she is in the same form she was in in 2016. At best this year, 4.16, so

:35:34.:35:39.

this will be interesting. Chebet, very dangerous, she will set off the

:35:40.:35:43.

pace. 800-metre runner who has moved up. Arafi has good pace as well and

:35:44.:35:50.

we all know about Semenya, the favourite for the 800-metre

:35:51.:35:54.

gold-medal. Three rounds here as well. Watching on the warm up track

:35:55.:36:01.

ready late last night, doing some strides. No one else was there.

:36:02.:36:08.

Vrzalova there and Gigot that will be dangerous as well. A big cheerful

:36:09.:36:15.

Jessica Judd. A great talent, had a great 2013. -- and Cichocka will be

:36:16.:36:24.

dangerous as well. Jessica Judd has been getting back in touch with that

:36:25.:36:27.

talent. Great that she has made the team. The women's 1500, the first of

:36:28.:36:37.

three heats. So, the top six will go through. I saw Jess on the way in,

:36:38.:36:42.

Brendan. I know how nervous she was. I said to her, if it helps, 4.9 last

:36:43.:36:49.

time, if you run under that, statistics tell you that you get

:36:50.:36:53.

through the first round. I think that's what we'll see her try and do

:36:54.:36:57.

here. I bet she's pleased she saw you because she is doing what you

:36:58.:37:02.

suggested, making decent pace. When you saw her on the start line, Just

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The Judge, from Chelmsford, easy to get here from there, a lot of

:37:10.:37:15.

supporters here. -- Jessica Judd, from Chelmsford. She had a couple of

:37:16.:37:20.

fallow years, but she came back and she will have a great future because

:37:21.:37:25.

she is a great long-distance runner. Showing wisdom. Her first major

:37:26.:37:32.

championships at 1500 metres. A wise head on young shoulders, going out

:37:33.:37:34.

there, trying to run the place, trying to run the race as to how she

:37:35.:37:45.

wants it. 64.05, the first lap, so a very good pace being set, the kind

:37:46.:37:49.

of thing that Jess did in the trials, the kind of things she likes

:37:50.:37:54.

to do and is most comfortable with. Dibaba the defending champion is

:37:55.:37:58.

moving up. Questions about her fitness but reports are that going

:37:59.:38:03.

very well. Just extricating herself on the back, Mageean. Caster

:38:04.:38:12.

Semenya, right on the inside in the middle of the pack, completely

:38:13.:38:14.

boxed. Interesting to see how she conducts herself in heats of 1500

:38:15.:38:22.

metres. Even with the women it can be pushing and jostling. On the

:38:23.:38:30.

inside, from South Africa, the 800-metre champion, running neatly,

:38:31.:38:33.

just biding her time. She could have run the 400 metres to go with the

:38:34.:38:39.

800 metres. She has such a range of talent and ability. Jessica Judd,

:38:40.:38:45.

the crowd are getting carried away. I think she's actually responding to

:38:46.:38:51.

it. 2.11 over the first 800 metres and she is striding down the

:38:52.:38:56.

straight. In third place, the defending champion, Dibaba. Dibaba

:38:57.:39:03.

deciding, hang on, this young Britain is going quickly. Yes, she

:39:04.:39:09.

got the 800. 2.11 was a bit slow and she has picked it up. Grace moving

:39:10.:39:15.

up. Terzic is struggling, five metres adrift. Semenya, for the

:39:16.:39:21.

first time, in the green of South Africa, moving up on the outside.

:39:22.:39:28.

Cichocka, the great Polish athlete, moving up. Jessica Judd has got to

:39:29.:39:33.

stay strong here. The top six will go through. She's going to make them

:39:34.:39:41.

run hard. She will, and Dibaba is going to enjoy that. Semenya moving

:39:42.:39:49.

up, Grace from the USA. Buckman, in contention but losing a few yards.

:39:50.:39:54.

Jessica Judd in her first 1500 metres, she has acquitted herself

:39:55.:40:00.

very well so far. Chebet will come into it behind Semenya. Chebet is

:40:01.:40:03.

running for Kenya, she is a quick finish. Cichocka is a good finisher.

:40:04.:40:11.

Jessica Judd has a good distance between her and the sprinters. The

:40:12.:40:14.

top six will go through and if she stays ahead of Buckman, the others

:40:15.:40:19.

might pass higher if they want to. Jessica Judd is looking strong. She

:40:20.:40:24.

just wants to keep in the top six. Dibaba goes away, Semenya, Chebet,

:40:25.:40:30.

Cichocka. Jessica Judd needs to keep going here to the line, she will be

:40:31.:40:35.

fine. She's done it, as we expected, running hard from the front. 4:02.68

:40:36.:40:43.

in the first round. She normally runs 4.4. That is brave, setting out

:40:44.:40:47.

your stall, you know what you've got to do, run as hard as you can, the

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big names behind you having to run hard as well. Jessica Judd,

:40:52.:40:55.

congratulations, brave running and that's what you get with her. I

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think that's right, the first British person on the track so far.

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Opening tonight. Caster Semenya, Chebet, Cichocka and the defending

:41:06.:41:14.

champion there, Dibaba. For me, young lady coming to the

:41:15.:41:16.

championships, getting on the train from Chelmsford, her supporters do,

:41:17.:41:22.

anyway, running a personal best, I'm pretty sure, and the crowd respond.

:41:23.:41:26.

The first British athlete on the track and let's hope that's a sign

:41:27.:41:29.

of things to come. You want to let them know. I love seeing a young

:41:30.:41:34.

athlete coming to the Championships, thinking about their plan and how

:41:35.:41:39.

they should do it. This young lady setting off, running hard, deciding

:41:40.:41:44.

that there were... It was too much of a gamble to spend her time

:41:45.:41:49.

amongst the sprinters. There goes Dibaba, we expected that. There goes

:41:50.:41:54.

the Olympic champion in the 800 metres, Semenya and there comes

:41:55.:41:58.

Jessica Judd. Six will qualify and let's be honest, Jessica Judd ran a

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brilliant race, you can't do better than that and I think it tells you

:42:02.:42:06.

that she will have a future that we first expected when we saw her as a

:42:07.:42:09.

junior and now expected in the senior competition. She's acquitted

:42:10.:42:15.

herself well. I like seeing young athletes respond in major

:42:16.:42:24.

championships. Well done, Jess. It is one delighted Jessica Judd as

:42:25.:42:27.

well. You said you didn't think you could get through but you took it

:42:28.:42:32.

out hard and you got through. I can't believe it! I think the crowd,

:42:33.:42:36.

they are just amazing, I problem we went off too fast. My dad said,

:42:37.:42:42.

don't go too fast and I thought, oh, no, but I controlled it. The last

:42:43.:42:47.

lap I was hurting a little bit. I thought I would have to run the race

:42:48.:42:51.

of my life to get through but to see that six had broken away, I thought

:42:52.:42:55.

my goodness, I can't believe it. I'm just so happy! You ran the race of

:42:56.:43:00.

your life, a new personal best that you can take to the semifinals

:43:01.:43:04.

tomorrow. What is it like an De Sart line when they announce your name.

:43:05.:43:09.

-- what is it like on the start line? I don't know, I'm normally in

:43:10.:43:14.

the zone and I don't do anything but I was so nervous, I couldn't ignore

:43:15.:43:21.

that. They were amazing. My dad has been fantastic. I'm sure I could

:43:22.:43:25.

hear him cheering me on. I can't believe it, what a great crowd.

:43:26.:43:30.

Everyone has been so nice and getting to the semis and to do it

:43:31.:43:33.

again is amazing. Congratulations, tremendous performance. Thank you!

:43:34.:43:42.

That's the way to do it, look at that, she made everybody else run

:43:43.:43:45.

hard. A personal best for Jessica Judd and one or two others behind

:43:46.:43:51.

her. Although the six fastest losers, even the tenth and 11th in

:43:52.:43:55.

the first feed, you have to go back to 1999 when you had to run 4.5 to

:43:56.:44:02.

get out of the first round. -- in the first heat.

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The men's long jump qualification. Manyonga, the world leader, second

:44:14.:44:20.

in the Olympics last year and boy, has he improved. His first band,

:44:21.:44:27.

8.05, automatic qualification. Comfortably, a big smile for him.

:44:28.:44:34.

The blue line is also qualifying. He has jumped 8.65 this year and he has

:44:35.:44:37.

moved on since missing out on Olympic gold by one centimetre last

:44:38.:44:42.

year. Looks like he has booked his place in the final. Just chopping

:44:43.:44:47.

his stride, so some work to be done. One and a half kicks. 8.05 or better

:44:48.:44:54.

books a place in the final. Clean on the board, the white flag will be

:44:55.:44:59.

raised. Very tidy for the world leader. Three South Africans joining

:45:00.:45:07.

Manyonga in what proves to be a top competition. We don't have Greg

:45:08.:45:11.

Rutherford, disappointing for him, couldn't recover from his ankle

:45:12.:45:15.

injury earlier this year. Manyonga, some questions over his fitness, but

:45:16.:45:22.

looks like they've been put to bed. 8.12, how about that, job done, he

:45:23.:45:28.

is in tomorrow's final. Now we have the men's discus. This is the

:45:29.:45:35.

reigning champion from two years ago, Mallash ski -- Malachowski. Was

:45:36.:45:46.

that low? 64 metres and 50 centimetres is what is needed for

:45:47.:45:51.

tomorrow's final. Two big finals. The big Pole is going to be involved

:45:52.:46:00.

again, looking to defend the title but he will have his work cut out.

:46:01.:46:13.

So, Malachowski, 65.13. Here is an interesting character from the

:46:14.:46:22.

sport, Robert Harting. Three times world champion. He has had an knee

:46:23.:46:27.

problems. Getting his hip onto that. He made it look easy. A big

:46:28.:46:31.

statement. He is in shape. 32 years of age now. He's got his

:46:32.:46:48.

knees heavily strapped there. He fixes his base. Drops that right hip

:46:49.:46:50.

on. League qualifier. So that is Luvo Manyonga, the world

:46:51.:47:03.

leader. Back story, he's a recovered crystal meth addict.

:47:04.:47:07.

Toni Minichiello, I know you have watched him closely. What did you

:47:08.:47:12.

make of that first attempt? I think a nice, steady approach there. The

:47:13.:47:16.

qualities he has is his flat speed. He runs so quick on the runway. If

:47:17.:47:20.

you look at him as he goes through the air, he, watch him, because he

:47:21.:47:25.

has a really still upper body. He doesn't forward rotate into the

:47:26.:47:28.

sandpit. He carries that over the top over the board. Probably the

:47:29.:47:33.

fastest man on the long jump in this competition. Job done. He can walk

:47:34.:47:37.

away. The others have two more attempt to join him in tomorrow's

:47:38.:47:44.

final. Luvo Manyonga - watch out for him.

:47:45.:47:57.

What a performance from Jessica Judd earlier on. One of our athletes who

:47:58.:48:04.

we hope has a good chance in the 1500 or 5,000, Laura Muir going

:48:05.:48:06.

here. Perhaps the easiest of the three. All these heats are tough.

:48:07.:48:15.

Laura said, I'm happy with the draw here. Particularly if you have the

:48:16.:48:19.

confidence she does. A huge reception for Laura Muir.

:48:20.:48:24.

Well, she didn't get to experience this in London, as Paula said

:48:25.:48:29.

earlier on. Here for me, perhaps the favourite for the gold medal, one of

:48:30.:48:35.

the many top three big names Sifan Hassan. She will contest the 5,000

:48:36.:48:46.

also after the 1500 metres. Tsegay very good. The Germans, you will see

:48:47.:48:58.

Klosterhalfen in the next heat. Jennifer Simpson, former world

:48:59.:49:02.

champion, has a happy way of running brilliantly in championships.

:49:03.:49:08.

Bronze-medallist in Rio last year. Chebet in four. So top six to go

:49:09.:49:14.

through. I suspect this heat will be, we thought before and it might

:49:15.:49:18.

be the slowest of the three. I think the likes of Jennifer Simpson, Laura

:49:19.:49:25.

Muir will think, I will happily fin nish the top six here.

:49:26.:49:38.

Let's hope that Laura can negotiate this safely. Her last race was 3,000

:49:39.:49:51.

in the Monaco Diamond League. In the Diamond League a week or so before

:49:52.:49:55.

that. Good preparation for 1500 metre running. She's had to prepare

:49:56.:50:00.

for two events. She won't have it in her head yet - your preparation is

:50:01.:50:04.

different if you're going to run 5,000 metres. So, she's been trying

:50:05.:50:10.

to cover both bases. That 800-metre set her up nicely. So, Laura will be

:50:11.:50:15.

wanting to settle in here and hope that it's a decent pace. Nobody

:50:16.:50:19.

wants to have a jog. I think she'll be happy if it is a little slower

:50:20.:50:24.

than that first one. Almost certainly will be slower than the

:50:25.:50:27.

first one. Six to go through. If you look at the first round, the six

:50:28.:50:32.

fastest losers are looking pretty impressive. Sixth fastest ran 4.8.

:50:33.:50:43.

4.5 the required time, almost. Laura Muir, carrying a lot of

:50:44.:50:47.

pressure on her shoulders. She's attempting a brave double in running

:50:48.:50:57.

the 15,000 and the 5,000. -- 1500 and 5,000.

:50:58.:51:02.

Right at the back of the pack, Laura Muir, right in among them. She'll

:51:03.:51:07.

have some thoughts about how she moves out of that position. Hassan,

:51:08.:51:11.

of the Netherlands, who is now training in America and making real

:51:12.:51:14.

progress in the States. Steve says he thought she might be the

:51:15.:51:17.

favourite for this race. I am certain she'll take some beating,

:51:18.:51:21.

but look at her. Her tactic in the orange vest, right at the back,

:51:22.:51:27.

behind Laura Muir. There Laura Muir, doing the sensible thing, moving to

:51:28.:51:31.

the outside and quickly through the field to put herself in contention.

:51:32.:51:37.

As I said, you've got to run five races, the heats you want to

:51:38.:51:42.

negotiate nice and smoothly with the least amount of energy expended as

:51:43.:51:45.

possible. You need to keep yourself out of trouble. Laura Muir doing

:51:46.:51:50.

that well. Jennifer Simpson realising the move has been made.

:51:51.:51:54.

Jenny's not a natural front mover either. They are eight seconds

:51:55.:52:05.

slower than the first heat. Tsegay another good athlete.

:52:06.:52:12.

Look at her stretching out her pace. Tsegay stretching them for the first

:52:13.:52:14.

time. Akdag on the inside. And still happy

:52:15.:52:31.

to bring up the rather. Plenty of company there. Hassan, one of the

:52:32.:52:35.

favourites, on the back there, moving very quickly through. Laura

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Muir is in a good position. Now we're in a race. There are few too

:52:39.:52:47.

many athletes for comfort here. 3.7 for the 1100 metres.

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Now it is about staying clear of danger, make your run at the right

:52:54.:52:58.

time. Laura's doing it right so far. Jennifer Simpson will be involved in

:52:59.:53:02.

the finish. Here comes Hassan, drifting down the outside.

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The talented Norwegian, on the shoulder of Laura Muir.

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Tsegay is in a good position here. Just controlling it from the front.

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Only the top six will go through. There's a lot of pushing and shoving

:53:18.:53:21.

here. Has to be careful. Klein is moving out as well. Laura Muir could

:53:22.:53:27.

just do enough here. Jennifer Simpson, pushing back in a

:53:28.:53:36.

battle with Akdag on the inside. There are seven there... Simpson

:53:37.:53:45.

just stepped out. So Hassan wins it, then Simpson, then Muir, Akdag, they

:53:46.:53:51.

all go through 4.8 the winning time. Nobody will go through as the

:53:52.:53:57.

fastest loser. It was a different type of heat. The

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one we normally would expect, very different from the first one led by

:54:04.:54:08.

Jessica Judd. Well done Laura Muir. She ran comfortably. Did everything

:54:09.:54:12.

she needed to do. Took up a good position at every point of the race.

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Hassan was there to prove a point, just to let them know, I will be a

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danger. Jennifer Simpson quickly moved out there. Got herself into a

:54:22.:54:24.

quick place. Here they come, into the straight. And there goes Laura

:54:25.:54:31.

Muir. Running strongly. Look at Hassan coming on the outside, just

:54:32.:54:34.

threatening a little. Looking more relaxed as an athlete, with a little

:54:35.:54:38.

bit of a bump there, too. As we have seen her in the past. She's

:54:39.:54:42.

stronger, she's faster. She's going to be a danger and her and Laura

:54:43.:54:46.

Muir neck and neck here. Both having done enough. Both comfortable and

:54:47.:54:53.

confident. Both crossing the rien. Comfortably qualify -- the line.

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Comfortably qualified. A decent day's work for Laura Muir. She looks

:54:57.:55:00.

powerful, strong. She's mentally in control. Glancing over at the screen

:55:01.:55:04.

to make sure no dangers are coming from behind. That is wise. She's

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learnt that lesson and Hassan, well, I think Steve's right, she's going

:55:09.:55:10.

to be a danger. Safely through for all the big

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names. No upsets in either of these two heats. This is the confidence

:55:21.:55:24.

that Hassan has in her 800-metre pace at the moment. She gave a

:55:25.:55:27.

little shove there. Simpson looking for room to make sure as well. Klein

:55:28.:55:32.

was the one who just sneaked ahead to get in there for the top six. And

:55:33.:55:37.

so the third heat, well they know what they have to do.

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Laura, mission accomplished. What is the mind set like - when you have a

:55:50.:56:01.

busy round? What do you negotiate? Stayed out of harm's way and really

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happy. Just job done. I got a top six. What it is like when there is

:56:07.:56:11.

such a build-up to a chasm Ionship and you are -- championship? Feels

:56:12.:56:16.

like it is a long time coming. The support was phenomenal. Cannot beat

:56:17.:56:26.

it I am excited to be in the semi rmt -- semifinal. What is it like to

:56:27.:56:31.

be part of it? Brilliant. Women's running is the best it's ever been.

:56:32.:56:36.

It is great to be part of that and running against these girls, I am

:56:37.:56:37.

just chuffed I got through. I Hope the semi goes well.

:56:38.:56:52.

In a few minutes Holly Bradshaw will hope to qualify for the finals. She

:56:53.:56:59.

knows what it is like to compete in these games. She managed fifth in

:57:00.:57:05.

her first major championship. She's the record-holder. Puts her among

:57:06.:57:09.

the best in the world this year. Phil Jones caught up with her and

:57:10.:57:14.

asked her about her aspirations for these championship.

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You haved a experience of London 2012 and now you get to experience a

:57:18.:57:24.

World Championships in London. What is the process like for you? I am so

:57:25.:57:29.

excited. I remember London very well. I finished

:57:30.:57:38.

Every time I go back to the stadium, it gives me goose bumps.

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First attempt for 55. Yes. Well done Holly Bradshaw. I'm in the best

:57:50.:57:53.

position I've been in for a long time. I'm fitter and stronger and

:57:54.:57:56.

technically the best I've ever been. I know when it comes to a major

:57:57.:58:02.

championships I step up my game. I have proven that for Beijing and Rio

:58:03.:58:06.

the last couple of years. I've jumped two records this year. I know

:58:07.:58:10.

deep down what I can achieve. She's got that, too! Unbelieve --

:58:11.:58:21.

unbelievable! I love major championships, it is what I love

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doing. Steve Backley is in commentary for

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us for this one. Steve I know you cannot go on what is written on

:58:30.:58:33.

paper, when you look at the heights she cleared this year, it puts her

:58:34.:58:36.

around the best in the world this year. She has a big game's

:58:37.:58:40.

temperament, doesn't she? Absolutely. She's proven that time

:58:41.:58:45.

and time again. Sixth and fifth at successive Olympic Games. She's on

:58:46.:58:49.

home soil. She said she's fitter and stronger than she's ever been. And I

:58:50.:58:53.

am very optimistic about Holly Bradshaw. Toni Minichiello, I bring

:58:54.:58:58.

you in on this. What do you make of holly's prospects? Hoping she makes

:58:59.:59:03.

the final. She's passed at heights now and she will not come in until

:59:04.:59:09.

four metres 50. She will take her time. The thing will be the waiting.

:59:10.:59:13.

It will be about waiting, getting ready, rewarming up, when it is

:59:14.:59:17.

appropriate for her ready to be ready to compete. So, at this

:59:18.:59:21.

moment, she's just biding her time. She's coming in at a height that she

:59:22.:59:23.

should easily be able to cope with. So pole vaulter at one end of the

:59:24.:59:34.

stadium. At the other the men's discus. Here's the world's leader.

:59:35.:59:41.

Ninth on the all-time list. 71-metre man. Likes that.

:59:42.:59:47.

Wasn't so good on his first attempt. Looks like he's woken up. Wow! Look

:59:48.:59:56.

at that! Daniel Stahl... Two metres tall. 150 kilos heavy. Arm span of

:59:57.:00:03.

two metres 20. Does that seem possible! He's going to be the

:00:04.:00:09.

favourite going into that final, courtesy of what he did there. What

:00:10.:00:15.

is it, 67. 64, the best throw we have seen so far.

:00:16.:00:20.

And we are ready for the last of the first round heats in the women's

:00:21.:00:28.

1500 metres. The north-east of Britain well represented.

:00:29.:00:36.

Alongside Weightman, Bahta. Certainly strong this one. The first

:00:37.:00:40.

one was strong. The second one, which Steve predicted, that would be

:00:41.:00:48.

the slowest of the heats and lo and behold, there's Klosterhalfen,

:00:49.:00:52.

incredibly talented athlete. The Olympic champion in this as

:00:53.:00:54.

well. Five Olympic finalists from Rio in

:00:55.:01:05.

this heat. Sarah McDonald going as well. And there is Sarah McDonald.

:01:06.:01:16.

Went to university in Birmingham and from the north-east, she has a

:01:17.:01:20.

chance of getting through to the semifinal. Everyone in this one

:01:21.:01:23.

knows what they must do because the six fastest losers are coming from

:01:24.:01:31.

the first heat. Klosterhalfen, looks like a strong breeze would carry her

:01:32.:01:35.

away but she is hard as nails and she has gone below four minutes.

:01:36.:01:40.

Germany has great hopes for her. Sado, another finalist from Rio and

:01:41.:01:44.

Bahta, from Sweden, the former Eritrea. Laura Weightman, the noise

:01:45.:01:49.

for the twice Olympic finalist. CHEERING

:01:50.:01:54.

So disappointing in the Olympic final, it was slow over the first

:01:55.:02:00.

800 metres, not her kind of race. The race was won by Kipyegon, that

:02:01.:02:13.

great duo, her and Dibaba. Pereira, the Spanish champion. Nadi, one of

:02:14.:02:20.

the athletes from the refugee team. Five athletes in the refugee team.

:02:21.:02:24.

She is from South Sudan, they've been training in Kenny. So six will

:02:25.:02:33.

go through -- training in Kenny. The six fastest losers come from the

:02:34.:02:39.

first heat. The last of the first round heats gets underway --

:02:40.:02:45.

training in Kenya. Laura Weightman, Stafford there. McDonald, glancing

:02:46.:02:52.

to her inside, she has a decent finishing kick. Paula Radcliffe, we

:02:53.:02:56.

know what must be done here. They do know what has to be done but is

:02:57.:03:02.

there anyone who is prepared to do what Jessica Judd did and take their

:03:03.:03:06.

opportunity and say, OK, what will I have to do to get through to the

:03:07.:03:10.

next round and run a personal best, running hard from the start? The

:03:11.:03:14.

only one with a tendency to be able to do that is Klosterhalfen. Is she

:03:15.:03:20.

going to do that or can somebody like Stafford or McDonald take it on

:03:21.:03:27.

and run as hard as they can to make it through to the semis? The

:03:28.:03:33.

Colombian, Coneo, is out there but so is Stafford, her personal best

:03:34.:03:42.

this season, four point 04 is this season. Laura Weightman is in a good

:03:43.:03:51.

position, in fourth. Sarah McDonald tucking in behind her. Bader is

:03:52.:04:01.

biding her time alongside Sado. -- Bahta is biding her time.

:04:02.:04:07.

Klosterhalfen is tucking into second place. Laura has got herself in a

:04:08.:04:16.

good position. Kloster Halfon isn't going to do much wrong. Kipyegon

:04:17.:04:23.

getting herself in position also. -- Kloster Halfon.

:04:24.:04:35.

Laura Weightman and Sarah McDonald in the middle of the pack. Out

:04:36.:04:45.

front, Kipyegon, Sado and Klosterhalfen. The first six will go

:04:46.:04:50.

through, the six fastest losers. But they will do well to get amongst the

:04:51.:04:54.

six who were the unlucky losers in the first eight, 4.50 five. Terzic

:04:55.:05:05.

from Serbia in that first heat. Wakeman is going with them. Just

:05:06.:05:14.

Dhading to react. -- Weightman. Ennaoui is moving up. Klosterhalfen

:05:15.:05:22.

thinking she's not going to leave anything to chance, she's going to

:05:23.:05:27.

leave it a long run for home. Sarah McDonald is trying to hang on in

:05:28.:05:30.

eighth place. It is stretching out further now. Klosterhalfen, then

:05:31.:05:38.

Kipyegon, then Sado. Weightman is in fifth, just ahead of Stafford. Six

:05:39.:05:43.

will go through automatically. They are detaching themselves from the

:05:44.:05:45.

rest but there are others who can get back into it. Klosterhalfen is

:05:46.:05:51.

looking good. Kipyegon moving on to her shoulder, letting her know who

:05:52.:05:55.

is boss. Klosterhalfen not going to have much of it but then remembering

:05:56.:06:00.

that this is just a heat and you only have to come in the top six.

:06:01.:06:04.

Ennaoui is trying to get into the top six. Formerly American,

:06:05.:06:09.

finishing third in the US trials. Kipyegon and Sado, Weightman is

:06:10.:06:17.

sitting in fifth place. Six will go through automatically. Around the

:06:18.:06:21.

final bend. The Olympic champion, Kipyegon, she is comfortable now.

:06:22.:06:28.

Bahta, the Swede, in second place. Weightman is in fifth place. Here

:06:29.:06:33.

comes Ennaoui and Stafford. Klosterhalfen is wavering now.

:06:34.:06:39.

Kipyegon easing across the line. Bahta, Ennaoui and Sado. In the end,

:06:40.:06:46.

Klosterhalfen looked uncomfortable but Laura Weightman did the job.

:06:47.:06:50.

Sarah McDonald was further down the field. Weightman, job done, she is

:06:51.:06:55.

through to the semifinals, the hint of a smile. She should have a smile

:06:56.:07:02.

because she ran very well, she kept her head, she looked around and

:07:03.:07:06.

checked where people were and where the gaps were and she did what was

:07:07.:07:09.

needed and nothing more in that race. Klosterhalfen had a bit extra

:07:10.:07:15.

left. She was running into the back of Sado in front of her and had

:07:16.:07:20.

nowhere to go as two went either side of her. She probably checked

:07:21.:07:23.

the screen and knew that she was in the top six, expending more energy

:07:24.:07:29.

than she needed to do. Kipyegon looking good and answering questions

:07:30.:07:33.

about her fitness. Down in ninth place, Sarah McDonald isn't going to

:07:34.:07:41.

go through. Kipyegon removing any doubt at all. She takes it.

:07:42.:07:45.

Weightman is safely through to tomorrow's semifinals. Interesting

:07:46.:07:53.

to get her thoughts now. Laura, a consummate performance, you've been

:07:54.:07:58.

in this stadium before in the Olympics, it really showed, your

:07:59.:08:01.

experience. I love racing in this stadium and on an occasion like this

:08:02.:08:06.

I can step up and use the crowd, the cheering was amazing. I felt good,

:08:07.:08:12.

for a heat that was a controlled heat. Sometimes I don't feel that

:08:13.:08:16.

great but I felt nice and controlled and I was aware of what was

:08:17.:08:19.

happening. It was nice to stretch out the last couple of laps, getting

:08:20.:08:23.

my legs going and I'm looking forward to tomorrow. That awareness

:08:24.:08:27.

on the track, tapping into your experience on the big stage. You

:08:28.:08:32.

have been spiked, you know the rough and tumble, and the ghostly aiding

:08:33.:08:37.

it is tough. I always get spiked somehow -- negotiating it is tough.

:08:38.:08:42.

You have to have your wits about you and I was aware of what is

:08:43.:08:47.

happening. You step up a gear tomorrow, is your mind going to

:08:48.:08:52.

change, is it going to be different? It will be very tough, the women's

:08:53.:08:58.

1500 is extremely talented, high-quality depth, not just a

:08:59.:09:01.

couple at the top, it is right through the ranks. It will be tough

:09:02.:09:05.

but I'm ready, let's see what I've got. All the best. Thank you. Great

:09:06.:09:11.

news for Laura Weightman. We have done the maths for Sarah McDonald,

:09:12.:09:18.

she has taken the last of the fastest losers places. You have gone

:09:19.:09:25.

through. Safe through to the semifinal. Waiting patiently to find

:09:26.:09:31.

out if you have got through. You have, well done. Really?! Yes. I was

:09:32.:09:39.

waiting by the screen. You were waiting for us, that is kind of you

:09:40.:09:44.

as we spoke to Laura. All of the Brits have gone through but this is

:09:45.:09:48.

new to you, so negotiating that round, that is so much more

:09:49.:09:51.

impressive in many ways. The noise was incredible. I'm so happy that

:09:52.:09:56.

I'm through. I can't quite believe it. So happy. Tell me about the

:09:57.:10:03.

thought process on the start line and what you were hoping to achieve.

:10:04.:10:08.

It was a tough ask, my first World Championships. I had a shout but I

:10:09.:10:13.

thought, I don't care if this goes badly, I wanted to try and get

:10:14.:10:18.

through. I couldn't do any more. I qualified with a personal best.

:10:19.:10:23.

Congratulations, we'll see you in the semis. Thank you, see you

:10:24.:10:31.

tomorrow! Confirmation of that. Laura Weightman going through.

:10:32.:10:35.

Looking pretty comfortable. Kipyegon, the Olympic champion,

:10:36.:10:40.

taking it. In ninth place, the personal best for Sarah McDonald

:10:41.:10:45.

sees her food to the semifinals. -- sees her through. Asking in the

:10:46.:10:52.

studio where a man you would be in this event. She very comfortable.

:10:53.:11:00.

Dibaba heading things. Jessica Judd, what a fantastic run in the first

:11:01.:11:05.

heat. All four British runners will go through to the semifinals.

:11:06.:11:17.

We've already seen one South African going through to tomorrow's final in

:11:18.:11:23.

the long jump. Manyonga is through and this is his team-mate, on 7.95

:11:24.:11:36.

at the moment, and that looked close to the board but it is good. Ranked

:11:37.:11:50.

number two in the world, Samaai. Tends to do his best in South

:11:51.:11:55.

Africa. The South Africans are in good shape and the Americans are

:11:56.:12:01.

bringing a strong trio. Samaai is waiting for his official

:12:02.:12:06.

measurement, it is 8.04, one centimetre short of auto. He will

:12:07.:12:11.

have his last job, he is ranked fifth at the moment -- his last

:12:12.:12:18.

jump. I mentioned the Americans, this is the 2016 World Indoor

:12:19.:12:35.

Championships, Debdt. -- Dendy. Underneath the automatic qualifying.

:12:36.:12:39.

Anderson, the Olympic champion -- Henderson. What an awkward dip and

:12:40.:12:44.

drive it was, looked really crumpled. He did not use his levers

:12:45.:12:58.

very well. Dendy, looking at a round summary, the end of the second

:12:59.:13:04.

round, he's going to need around 7.9. He is in 14th place with 7.70

:13:05.:13:12.

eight. I mentioned athletes struggling, this is the Olympic

:13:13.:13:17.

champion. Fifth in the Olympic trials. 7.70 four. In 20th place.

:13:18.:13:28.

Second round of three. 8.05 is needed for automatic qualifying or

:13:29.:13:33.

top 12. That looked better. It is better but it is a red flag.

:13:34.:13:38.

Pressure building on the Olympic champion. That's a massive jump,

:13:39.:13:42.

interesting to see how far this is. It wasn't far beyond the board. Wow,

:13:43.:13:47.

Henderson, that is a confidence boost for sure. But under lots of

:13:48.:13:55.

pressure, that's got to be around 8.40. Massive effort, the longest

:13:56.:13:58.

we've seen but it won't be measured. Doesn't count. Still in 20th place.

:13:59.:14:06.

STUDIO: Henderson has a lot of work to do, the Olympic champion. The

:14:07.:14:11.

world champion Greg Rutherford isn't here because of injury. In the next

:14:12.:14:16.

hour and a half we will see the beginning of the Long goodbye of two

:14:17.:14:20.

of the greats of athletics of this era. The sun is going down on two

:14:21.:14:25.

incredible careers. You know who I'm talking about!

:14:26.:14:29.

# We've come a long, long way together

:14:30.:14:36.

# Through the hard times and the good

:14:37.:14:42.

# I have two celebrate you, baby # I have two Prayuth -- I have to

:14:43.:14:51.

praise you like I should. # We've come a long, long way

:14:52.:14:55.

together. # Through the hard

:14:56.:14:57.

times and the good # I have to praise

:14:58.:15:08.

you like I should. It is indeed the end of an era and

:15:09.:15:26.

Jess was saying earlier that she feels her career ran parallel with

:15:27.:15:30.

Usain Bolt and maybe Mo Farah started later but the same thing,

:15:31.:15:33.

they've been at the major championships together and they are

:15:34.:15:36.

here again and they are both out somewhere on the warm up track and

:15:37.:15:42.

so is Ore Oduba. I am playing the role of Sir David Attenborough,

:15:43.:15:46.

having a look at the warm up track and seeing who we can find. I can

:15:47.:15:50.

tell you that in the mix we have seen him earlier tonight, the same

:15:51.:15:56.

bolt himself. He's just behind the tent. The moment you come to us, the

:15:57.:16:01.

lesser spotted Bolt has made his way around the tent but everybody who

:16:02.:16:06.

was in this enclosure now is trying to get a piece of Usain Bolt. Mo was

:16:07.:16:12.

here but these are the punters making their way into the stadium

:16:13.:16:16.

trying to get a sneaky peak of whoever they can get. On a night

:16:17.:16:21.

with Mo Farah and the same bolt they have a hot ticket. The number of

:16:22.:16:24.

these athletes haven't been into the stadium. We have had the message,

:16:25.:16:30.

Bolt is there as cool as a cucumber. Just striding up and down the track,

:16:31.:16:32.

making himself feel at home. A lot of these athletes have not

:16:33.:16:43.

made their way into the stadium. Mo Farah is one of them. When he goes

:16:44.:16:48.

in there, he'll be getting the roar of his life. We are about an hour or

:16:49.:16:54.

so to go before, where is he... ? Where's Mo? He's there somewhere. I

:16:55.:17:00.

got wind he's somewhere in this safari of athletes. You can find

:17:01.:17:05.

him, Ben? Can you find him? I can't find him. He's there somewhere. It's

:17:06.:17:14.

like a Where's Wally! It is like a Where's Mo? Gabby, it is all going

:17:15.:17:23.

on here. We have the two guys making their final farewell somewhere. It

:17:24.:17:24.

is hotting up. Thank you. We could see him. When

:17:25.:17:32.

you spot him running from behind you know him straightaway, his style.

:17:33.:17:38.

We'll miss his presence. We have seen Bolt here, he's ready for

:17:39.:17:41.

action. Of course there are other people lining up in those 100 metres

:17:42.:17:49.

heats later on. Here are the main contenders.

:17:50.:17:52.

It is a coveted throne. Will he be ousted at career's end. Once in the

:17:53.:18:16.

last four World Championships did Bolt slip. One false move and Yohan

:18:17.:18:25.

Blake comes again. Searching for the beast within.

:18:26.:18:31.

Mean time, a young pretender comes from the American north, Christian

:18:32.:18:35.

Coleman, just 21, and the quickest contender this year.

:18:36.:18:46.

A challenger from the African south - 23, a real Olympic and eight times

:18:47.:18:51.

under ten seconds this year alone. What of the threat from the British

:18:52.:19:00.

kingdom? Chijindu Ujah - aster, fighting on home ter -- territory.

:19:01.:19:12.

Usain Bolt... He's saved his title! May have even saved his sport. In

:19:13.:19:22.

this game of throne's though, only one can be king. The king is dead...

:19:23.:19:26.

Shsss. Long live the king! And you'll have to wait until the

:19:27.:19:38.

final heat of this round of the men's 100 metres, as the assault

:19:39.:19:43.

proper starts to work out who is the fastest man on the planet in 2017.

:19:44.:19:45.

Andrew Cotter is calling this one. THE COMMENTATOR: The fastest at the

:19:46.:19:54.

moment is Christian Coleman. We will see what he can do, this 21-year-old

:19:55.:20:00.

in the first of the quarter finals effectively. Christian Coleman has

:20:01.:20:07.

been outstanding. 9.82. He's run and American sprinting is

:20:08.:20:12.

just a little bit of a fallow period, waiting for the next

:20:13.:20:16.

generation to come through. Christian Coleman is perhaps going

:20:17.:20:23.

to spearhead that challenge. Three go through automatically here.

:20:24.:20:27.

The quality is higher across the board than we had in the

:20:28.:20:33.

preliminaries earlier on. Usain Bolt is the record-holder. Christian

:20:34.:20:37.

Coleman, based on times, it is whether at this age he has can race

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the championship and keep on delivering. Quite often we see

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sprinters from the United States who run so well, college athletes and

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they run so, so quickly, but then in the big championships they perhaps

:20:51.:20:55.

don't deliver quite as they did in college races in the US trails. Here

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is the line-up for this one. Jak Ali Harvey, the Jamaican, now

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running for Turkey. Senoj-Jay Givans, from Jamaica.

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Third in the Jamaican championships in the 100. 10. 02 this season.

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Matadi, gets a glance. He won his heats.

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Cejhae Greene, another youngster. 10. 05 this season.

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Jak Ali Harvey, 10. 10. We move on to Christian Coleman.

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Again, can he turn those very, very quick times into success at major

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championships? Without Andre De Grasse, he is perhaps the best of

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the next breed of bright young things and Coleman goes here in lane

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nine. The first of six. We've had the prelims on to the first round,

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semi-finals and finals tomorrow and three to go through automatically.

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Christian Coleman goes in lane nine for the United States.

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A little bit of a twitch there. Christian Coleman comes through.

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Julian Reus going well. Harvey of Turkey. It will be

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Christian Coleman. 10.01. Switched just a little bit on, all

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is dead calm when Christian Coleman came well so through. This track is

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fast. Everyone says so. And he made that look quite

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comfortable. A good run from Jak Ali Harvey, the Turkish athlete.

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Christian Coleman, again, the major championships, it is about

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delivering through the rounds and doing it time and time again. Trying

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to save energy and play the card that you look good to your fellow

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competitors as well. Christian Coleman looked good there. . It is

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one of those things you have to demonstrate to the others around you

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that you are in great shape and whatever you throw at me, I'll

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respond. Christian Coleman, out on his own. Well off the blocks.

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Nothing really taxing for him. Got himself into his upright running and

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gently pulled away. A very good performance by him. Nice and solid.

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Christian Coleman, the winner of that first heat is down there with

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Phil now. Got to stay composed. A lot of

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energy and excitement in the building. I had to calm myself and

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execute my race. How were the nerves at the start? A little bit. I wanted

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to focus and execute. As for your own chances - how much pressure do

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you put on yourself to succeed so early in your career? Not

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unnecessary pressure. I want to go out and do what I know I am capable

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with. At the end of the day I live with the results. All the best going

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forward. Thank you. Christian Coleman looking good. The fourth

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fastest American after all time after Gy Gatlang, Green. Almost

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below 10 seconds in these quarter finals of the men's 100 metres. So

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three going through -- Christian Coleman, Jak Ali Harvey and Cejhae

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Greene came through to take that third automatic qualifying place.

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Three jumps here in qualification. Lawson looking to make tomorrow's

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final. It is about the time. The blue line is the autoqualifying of

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8.05. 12 athletes will proceed to the final. Or automatic 8.05, either

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way to book your place. Lawson with plenty to spare.

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8. 49 to jump. Victory at the US championships. Lawson, fourth in the

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Olympics last year. Do you remember his hand scraped the sand. His

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challenger, 8. 05. Confirms his place in tomorrow's final. Here is

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his team-mate under some pressure. Marquis Dendy. A world class triple

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jumper, but not having a great time and needs something around, well,

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7.90. That looks like he's not going to make it. So Dendy, statistically

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in his prime at 24 years of age, has just bombed out in qualifying.

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It looks as though, anyway, that awkward dip again, looks like he

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loses his speed. And the distance is sacrificed.

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Good extension. That's not the problem. He just loses that

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horizontal speed. Such a capable jumper. This is Henderson -

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the Olympic champion from last year. Toni, he won that by one centimetre.

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Manyonga has moved on and Henderson, in a bit of trouble here, but

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looking good at the same time. I think it's awkward for them on the

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back straight. We're getting very low winds. Not a lot of assistance,

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which is necessary from the wind to give them the speed in order to jump

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the qualifying distances. So we saw Dendy just then, he was running into

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a -0.7 wind. If you add it to the situation where he sinks and loses

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his speed, it is a recipe he will not qualify, as we have seen.

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On the left of the picture is Yohan Blake. Of course Blake knows what it

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is like, I say to beat Bolt. When Bolt had the false start in Deagu.

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Blake has had a fraught time over the ensuing years and recently a

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groin injury stopped him running in the Diamond League. Abdul Sani Brown

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has won two personal bests. Volko, you would have seen him run a

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new national record. He's next to Xie, the best of the Chinese, up

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into 10.09. Barnes came through earlier on in the preliminary round

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running very smart as well. Then Yohan Blake. Huge support for

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all of the Jamaicans. He's a little quieter than he was two or three

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years ago. He's calmed down a little. He was known as the beast,

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or he wanted to be known as the beast. He's certainly capable of

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producing a performance that can push Bolt all the way. But as I

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said, a question mark Around his niggles.

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I have not mentioned Lima, from Portugal. 10.05. Coached by Linford

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Christie. Getting away smoothly, Blake got a terrible start. Blake

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has work to do to get into the top three.

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Blake will just get in there. 10. 06. This young man is a superb

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talent. He's a big name in Japan. He's got all sorts of sponsorship

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deals already. He's only 18. He may be better at 200 metres eventually.

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A very good 200-metre runner. But, dum Colin, he has shown a great

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performance. A great performance by this young man. I agree, I think the

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200 metres is where he'll go ultimately. He has that beautiful,

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silky smooth technique. When he comes out of the block, second from

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the right of the screen, doesn't spend that much time driving. As

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soon as he hits the floor, just works his way, doesn't he?

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Long strides, close to the ground. Doesn't have the same kind of tempo

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that you see from some of the other runners. Remember, just going to

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remind you of this Guy's age - he is just 18. He's gained all this great

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experience already. Good stuff from the youngster.

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Just a question mark about Blake, whether he drove hard out of the

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blocks. Look at this, Colin, his reaction was not too bad, but his

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pick-up was slow. I think he dipped under. Pushed out well. If you watch

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him there, he doesn't look like he's straining too much, Steve. He

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doesn't look like he's going to work himself. He's fighting for it, is

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the word I want to look for. He's got eyes ahead, focussed. Feels

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himself pulling through and left and right and glances at the right time

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once he's crossed the line. Confirmation then of Blake then.

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The long jump on the far side of the stadium there. And this athlete,

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Henderson, is under massive pressure. The Olympic champion from

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Rio. We saw the massive foul that he jumped in the second round. At the

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moment he's going out. Let me bring you in, Toni. Henderson is last

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comment leading 7.90 two. Is he going to do it? If the second round

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is anything to go by, he should. If he moves it up about six inches,

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running the way he did stop but there's a lot of anxiety and

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nervousness. He is one of those who can generate bead on the runway and

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run off the board and carry the speed deep into the pit. Very

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capable, but nervous moments. Very nervous moments for Henderson, the

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Olympic champion. All other eyes looking to him. The other athletes

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have finished trying to make the final. 20 First Place, a big foul in

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the second round. He need 7.92 or better to make the final. It's

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better. This is going to be really close. It is a valid jump. It is

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below the auto qualifying. I think he may have just done it. He shakes

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his head but I think he may have jump just enough. We're looking the

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summary. He made the adjustment, it was a bit of an over adjustment,

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overcompensating for being so close in the second round. The blue line,

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8.0 five. 7.92 or better to make the top 12. If he gets into the final,

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all of these performances are scrapped. It's not enough,

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Henderson, the Olympic champion, is out. Oh, that's distressing for him

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and for his coach. A puzzled look on his face, he's not sure. Maybe he

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doesn't understand that that is his competition over, a jump of 7.90,

:34:18.:34:22.

easy for a man of his class and ability. He is a pressure man, he

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proved that last year, a last round jump when he took gold in Rio. He

:34:29.:34:33.

came here as a contender for the world title. Well, Henderson, no

:34:34.:34:38.

part to play in tomorrow APPLAUSE

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Final -- in tomorrow's final. The frustration I'm sure already in

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place as a result of not being able to compete. Seeing competitors, who

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he would have loved to go go toe to toe with all stop -- go toe to toe

:34:56.:35:07.

with. Nothing he can do but watch, Greg Rutherford. Two Americans

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faltering. Athletes in the men's long jump qualification, looking way

:35:14.:35:18.

off their best. Tomorrow, the final, and Manyonga from South Africa is

:35:19.:35:22.

looking possibly like the favourite. It can quickly go wrong and the

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athletes know that one slip and it could be over. The first appearance

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of one of the three British athletes going in the men's 100 metres on the

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right, Reece Prescod, the UK champion, in lane two. Perhaps a

:35:40.:35:44.

slight surprise that he won the UK title. Four British athletes have

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gone quicker than him this season but Prescod delivered in Birmingham

:35:48.:35:54.

and took the title well. This is who he is lining up against. Simbine,

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very quick. Not De Grasse. A couple of days ago he pulled out. A big

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loss to the race. Three will go through automatically. As big a

:36:13.:36:19.

moment now when he won the UK title. Being welcomed to the Olympic

:36:20.:36:26.

Stadium. Needing to go close perhaps to his best. Alex Wilson alongside

:36:27.:36:38.

him from Switzerland. Simbine, well, so consistently fast this season, no

:36:39.:36:43.

man has more sub ten second runs than him, eight of them. But Meite

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and others have gone below ten seconds. Meite, the finalist in Rio,

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winning the 100 in the Paris Diamond League. Burke, if you were with us

:36:57.:37:01.

earlier, you may have seen him, from Barbados, coming through the

:37:02.:37:06.

prelims. The Grassi, even though he pulled out a couple of days ago, he

:37:07.:37:08.

is still listed in this race -- the Simbine was Wayde van Niekerk's

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roommate in Rio. They are taking South African's men's sprinting

:37:29.:37:35.

forward. Prescod in lane two. Wilson outside. Forte of Jamaica in four.

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Simbine of five. Meite in six and Burke in seven and Saaid of the

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Maldives is in eight. We will go through automatically to the

:37:49.:37:53.

semifinals. -- three will go through what radically. Prescod getting a

:37:54.:38:01.

decent start. Meite coming through and Simbine is in trouble. Prescod

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is going to come through. The victory will go to Forte but

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qualifying for the semifinals goes to Reece Prescod, very impressive

:38:10.:38:13.

run. Meite also but disappointing for Simbine. All those times he is

:38:14.:38:20.

delivered, he didn't go through but Reece Prescod certainly goes

:38:21.:38:25.

through. The winner, Forte. Many cheers here for this man, Reece

:38:26.:38:29.

Prescod, the UK champion, through to the semifinals. Strong performance

:38:30.:38:34.

from this young man. I was wondering if he'd be anxious on the line. The

:38:35.:38:38.

start is in his best part of the race but he nailed it, he got out

:38:39.:38:43.

well, driving hard for those first couple of metres and put himself in

:38:44.:38:47.

a very good position. Always strong from 60 two 100 metres. He keeps his

:38:48.:38:54.

form. He knows the quality of the athletes around him. He does what is

:38:55.:38:59.

necessary and is rewarded with a new personal best, 10.0 three. Great

:39:00.:39:04.

performance. Out again from the blocks hard. He knows the quality is

:39:05.:39:10.

to his right. He works hard, he keeps cool. He doesn't want to get

:39:11.:39:15.

tight, cause anything tends that would slow him down and a great job.

:39:16.:39:20.

Great to see that for the UK champion. Have a look again, bang,

:39:21.:39:26.

getting up right, pushing hard. He's a tall man, he's always going to be

:39:27.:39:29.

struggling for the quick start but that was pretty useful. It was the

:39:30.:39:35.

time to do it. You don't want to leave anything here, you want to get

:39:36.:39:39.

out and guarantee a place in the next round and that's what he's

:39:40.:39:43.

done. Awarded, 10.03, let's hear from him now. Impressive

:39:44.:39:51.

performance, to do it on H on a night like this and a personal best.

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The stadium here, I saw so many people, it is mad. Nice to have the

:39:59.:40:03.

people behind me. The run was pretty good. I've been working on my style

:40:04.:40:07.

and it is getting there. Hopefully do the same tomorrow, execute and

:40:08.:40:11.

just go for it. You are able to keep your nerves in check pretty well. I

:40:12.:40:15.

was nervous this morning, I had to force down my breakfast. Me and my

:40:16.:40:23.

roommate, CJ, keeping cool and hopefully keep going, really. So

:40:24.:40:26.

close to the sub ten seconds, that must be so close for you, hopefully

:40:27.:40:33.

tomorrow. I'm getting there, I feel it's coming and I got to take it

:40:34.:40:36.

step-by-step. Tremendous race, well done. Thank you. What a run. Forte

:40:37.:40:44.

is the first man to go under ten seconds this evening. Reece Prescod,

:40:45.:40:50.

personal best, tenth on the UK all-time list. Simbine come out of

:40:51.:40:54.

the automatic places but he is in qualification to go through as one

:40:55.:41:01.

of the fastest losers. A lot of Brits are in action here in the

:41:02.:41:06.

Olympic Stadium. One with a chance of winning a medal, Holly Bradshaw.

:41:07.:41:10.

She's proved she can deliver on the biggest stages of all. Across the

:41:11.:41:16.

last five or six years. She jumped 4.81 for a new British record in her

:41:17.:41:20.

last outing. She says she's fitter and stronger than she has ever been.

:41:21.:41:26.

The bar is at watch metres and 50 centimetres. She has passed the

:41:27.:41:31.

opening two Heights. The first attempt for Holly Bradshaw. Oh, yes!

:41:32.:41:43.

Good start. This is qualification. 4.16 is needed for Sunday's final.

:41:44.:41:49.

It is the perfect start -- 4.6 p. Toney, we talked about her needing

:41:50.:41:54.

to go well and that looked good. It was all right, she has been sat down

:41:55.:42:02.

since the competition started -- Toni. The poll needs to be high and

:42:03.:42:08.

up and in front of which is why you saw the kick the outside. 4.50,

:42:09.:42:16.

first-time parents, very good. STUDIO: What an evening we've

:42:17.:42:20.

experienced and we have so much more in store. Two legends of the sport

:42:21.:42:30.

beginning their farewell. 80 minutes until we see Usain Bolt. We seen him

:42:31.:42:33.

warning up and now we've seen the great man getting ready to walk

:42:34.:42:39.

through. Mo Farah is still going through his strides and reparations

:42:40.:42:43.

as well. Doing a little bit of elaborate stretching, moving the pal

:42:44.:42:50.

big floor, thrusting, I'm not sure what the technical term is. Jess is

:42:51.:42:53.

saying that isn't the technical term! -- pelvic floor. He will be

:42:54.:43:03.

out on the track. No doubt the atmosphere is going to go up a notch

:43:04.:43:07.

or two. It is the fourth round now of the men's 100 metres heats and

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the Crown is calling this one with representation from Reece Prescod's

:43:16.:43:24.

roommate, CJ Ujah. COMMENTATOR: What a season he has been having, CJ. A

:43:25.:43:29.

change in his coaching set up. Now he is with Stuart McMillan. Running

:43:30.:43:35.

with a new sense of confidence and consistency. He has been around the

:43:36.:43:39.

ten second mark, doing well on the Diamond League. 9.98, his best

:43:40.:43:45.

performance, in Rabat. Warmer than it is here but good conditions

:43:46.:43:48.

tonight, we've seen some good sprinting so far. He has a pretty

:43:49.:43:55.

good feet here, I think. Su may give him something to think about.

:43:56.:44:01.

Interesting to see how Christopher Belcher for the USA, his first time

:44:02.:44:05.

at this level. He has only run under ten seconds once, in the American

:44:06.:44:10.

Championships. Interesting to see how he goes here. CJ: I like his

:44:11.:44:17.

attitude. He brings a calm confidence to what he's doing. He is

:44:18.:44:24.

in the shape of his life. Just missed out on the final last year in

:44:25.:44:29.

Rio. Surely he can make it through to the final and then, you never

:44:30.:44:35.

know. Su also won on the Diamond League circuit in front of the home

:44:36.:44:38.

crowd in Shanghai. He was behind CJ in Rabat. And Bolt and others in

:44:39.:44:46.

Monaco. We saw Millar earlier on in the prelims. Dodson from Samoa as

:44:47.:44:58.

well. Going through to ten -- Belcher on the outside. He is a shy,

:44:59.:45:06.

reserved character! The arm warmers, maybe his comment on the weather

:45:07.:45:13.

here in London. Colin tells me that his father is German and Belcher and

:45:14.:45:23.

CJ Ujah, two bookends in this heat. The first three will go through. It

:45:24.:45:35.

is lanes two and nine, to watch. There will be a huge cheer if he can

:45:36.:45:41.

just compete in the way that he has done all year.

:45:42.:45:52.

False start in lane seven, that is less heart -- that is Lehata. He

:45:53.:46:06.

knows it. First one of the championships, a dubious accolade.

:46:07.:46:12.

Yes, you can see. Bang. Does he even wait? He just took off. These

:46:13.:46:16.

athletes have come a long way and they will be disappointed when that

:46:17.:46:20.

happens and so will the crowd, that's for sure. Clearly before the

:46:21.:46:22.

gun. He was fourth in the Commonwealth

:46:23.:46:36.

Games in Glasgow, 2014. Particularly in all the Caribbean countries.

:46:37.:46:50.

So Mosito Lehata, sadly for him, that's the end of his world champs.

:46:51.:47:01.

In the 100 metres, anyway. It is not a good moment, is it? When

:47:02.:47:05.

you see that red card, you have to be escorted off. You've done all the

:47:06.:47:10.

preparation, all the warm-up, all the procedure and just a little bit

:47:11.:47:14.

of a lack of discipline or nerves causes that.

:47:15.:47:18.

Probably nerves. You know, despite the experience that so many of these

:47:19.:47:22.

athletes have, you know, if you had run in the heats of Rio you wouldn't

:47:23.:47:30.

have had this size of crowd. So, a big occasion. What we are tliing

:47:31.:47:36.

about the Japanese strip by the way, that definitely needs a few minutes

:47:37.:47:43.

of discussion later in the evening. Aska Cambridge running in the lane

:47:44.:47:48.

next to Chijindu Ujah. There he is, in lane two. A cheer going up from

:47:49.:47:50.

the crowd on the far side. Safely away this time. CJ gets a

:47:51.:48:10.

nice start. Bell with work to do. Cambridge is right in there. Bell

:48:11.:48:19.

finally gets up there. -- Belcher finally gets up there. A season's

:48:20.:48:24.

best for him. A slight head-wind. Hardly a breath of wind on the

:48:25.:48:29.

track. We know it is fast. CJ got out nicely. 10. 07. That's all he

:48:30.:48:34.

had to do. Negotiate, come back tomorrow. He would have liked to

:48:35.:48:37.

have won his heat. You don't have to push that hard. A decent start. He

:48:38.:48:45.

really nailed that. Worked hard for the right time to work hard and just

:48:46.:48:49.

keep focussing. Just do what you can do. All season CJ has been doing

:48:50.:48:55.

these type performances. That's all we can ask for him to do right now.

:48:56.:49:00.

He will raise his game going through the rounds. Look, he's looking

:49:01.:49:04.

across, making sure he's in the right position at the right time. I,

:49:05.:49:08.

myself, am very pleased with that from CJ.

:49:09.:49:12.

CJ, well done. First round over and done with. Seems like you were

:49:13.:49:20.

relaxed. I was relaxed. Wanted to go through my phases and get ready for

:49:21.:49:23.

tomorrow. You've had such a tremendous season. This World

:49:24.:49:27.

Championships has been on the horizon for so long. What is it like

:49:28.:49:30.

to be out there? It is nice. The crowd is amazing. Obviously London

:49:31.:49:35.

World Champs, cannot get better than this. I will enjoy it. Hopefully I

:49:36.:49:39.

can make it to the finals. What is it like for you at your early stage

:49:40.:49:43.

of your career to be talked of as a contender or possible medal hope for

:49:44.:49:47.

us? It is nice. But I have to keep my head down and focus on me and

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just keep on improving. Is it good you have a roommate in Rhys? He's a

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good kid. You saw him win the trials. I am sure he'll probably

:49:59.:50:03.

smash his personal best again. It is good going forward for British

:50:04.:50:06.

sprinting. All the best for tomorrow. Thank you.

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A really good, solid performance. The heats are an indicator, nothing

:50:12.:50:16.

more, that tough stuff comes tomorrow. Absolutely. They'll all be

:50:17.:50:21.

nailing it tomorrow. For CJ, for me, it is a good season for him. Looks

:50:22.:50:27.

like he's got all that control - good running, CJ. Really good.

:50:28.:50:38.

So, Bingtian Su, from China, through safely and two good British

:50:39.:50:42.

sprinters. And the third of the British

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athletes will go in the final heat. Usain Bolt going in the last heat.

:50:50.:50:54.

We take you right back Michael Johnson to the first heat and

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Christian Coleman, obviously from the United States, has had a great

:50:59.:51:03.

season. He's raced a lot. Yesterday you were worried that intensity of

:51:04.:51:07.

racing he's done may make him not as sharp as you might like in terms of

:51:08.:51:11.

predicting medals for him. What did you see today that impressed or

:51:12.:51:15.

persuaded you otherwise? They made the right decision. He and his coach

:51:16.:51:20.

decided no t to run in Europe after the US championships and that rest

:51:21.:51:23.

has done him a service. As we see here. He looks very smooth, very

:51:24.:51:28.

relaxed. The only concern I would have had is whether he was still

:51:29.:51:31.

race-sharp because of the time off. It was certainly the right decision

:51:32.:51:35.

to make to take that time off because he has had so many races.

:51:36.:51:39.

He's obviously still very race-sharp here. This will boost his

:51:40.:51:43.

confidence. I am sure he wants to get up there and run. This will

:51:44.:51:46.

certainly boost his confidence. Very relaxed. He's a very impressive,

:51:47.:51:52.

very neat sprinter. He's very efficient, very quick and has a

:51:53.:51:56.

bright future. He's getting started. Just finished his college career.

:51:57.:52:01.

Think I the future bodes well for him. The future looks bright in the

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shape of Reece Prescod, who had a fantastic entry to the semifinal

:52:07.:52:10.

there. The way he ran that, very composed. You wouldn't know it was

:52:11.:52:14.

his first chasm pi whereonship. No, you wouldn't. -- championship. No,

:52:15.:52:20.

you wouldn't. He was able to recover from that, which is impressive for

:52:21.:52:23.

someone with his level of experience and acquitted himself very, very

:52:24.:52:26.

well here. This is what you want. You want to produce your best

:52:27.:52:29.

performances when it counts. He was able to do that and produce a

:52:30.:52:33.

personal best here. It will get tougher in the next rounds. He will

:52:34.:52:37.

go into the next round with quite a bit of confidence from this. He

:52:38.:52:40.

doesn't look like, you know, the pressure really affected him much at

:52:41.:52:43.

all. He said he was a little bit nervous this morning. But that is

:52:44.:52:48.

good coaching to get a young athlete like that, ready here in the first

:52:49.:52:52.

round in the 100 metres and produce a personal best. There is Justin

:52:53.:52:57.

Gatlin, out for the penultimate of these heats of the 100 metres. Did I

:52:58.:53:02.

imagine it, Andrew Cotter, or did I hear a boo there? Your imagination

:53:03.:53:07.

is not playing tricks on you. There was a boo or two. Perhaps more than

:53:08.:53:11.

that inside the stadium. Gatlin would be the golden man, but

:53:12.:53:33.

for Bolt, who goes in the next heat. Here, heat five, three to go through

:53:34.:53:38.

automatically and Gatlin, at the age of 35, starting his campaign again.

:53:39.:53:51.

The hand's coming up. Lane two, Keston Bledman, very experienced

:53:52.:54:03.

from Trinidad and Tobago. He has to explain why he wasn't happy.

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He has to explain to the starter. Gives us a start to talk about the

:54:10.:54:16.

starters. Keston Bledman, 29 now. He's, he's had some success. Again,

:54:17.:54:19.

if you put your hand up, you do have to come up with a decent reason for

:54:20.:54:26.

having done so. A very good reason. I was looking at him there and he

:54:27.:54:30.

was having a proper conversation with the official. Out comes the

:54:31.:54:35.

green card for everybody. Perhaps his foot was slipping down

:54:36.:54:38.

the block or something. There'll be a reason. Got Kim alongside him. 10.

:54:39.:54:47.

Ds 07. Justin Gatlin is there.

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Gavin Smellie, quick starter. He goes in six.

:54:57.:55:02.

Fisher, once of Jamaica, in seven. Abdullah Abkar Mohammed, came

:55:03.:55:09.

through the prelims, in eight and Thando Roto ran 9. 95 this season.

:55:10.:55:20.

Again, applause around the stadium. Now silence for the fifth of sixth

:55:21.:55:30.

first-round heats in the men's 100. Oh, called back. It didn't look

:55:31.:55:35.

pretty even that one. I was going to say a good start from Gatlin, as it

:55:36.:55:39.

often is. He's halfway down the track.

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And it might be Thando Roto, the South African... This is all going

:55:45.:55:53.

wrong for the South African sprinters. Anyone below 0.1 is

:55:54.:56:00.

considered a false start. Thando Roto will be heading off and

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his World Championships in the 100 metres, certainly, is over.

:56:07.:56:10.

Let's have a closer look at it, Colin. Far left. He's moving very

:56:11.:56:14.

early. Very early indeed. And again, it is

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what we were talking about earlier, I think a little bit of nerves.

:56:19.:56:23.

Anxiety. First time on a big stage, with a crowd like this - Andrew,

:56:24.:56:27.

where there's people who are very close to you. There's buzzing going

:56:28.:56:31.

on, but you have to hold your concentration. He's looking at the

:56:32.:56:36.

board. I can assure he'll be looking up in hope, because that red card

:56:37.:56:41.

will be on the way. That's painful for him.

:56:42.:56:48.

He'll try and argue his case. There's no arguing about it. It's

:56:49.:56:58.

there, on the computer. Sorry, but that's the rules... There

:56:59.:57:07.

we are! Harsh, but fair, you're out.

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So, two non-starters here. Chavaughn Walsh didn't come to the start line.

:57:16.:57:21.

We have Keston Bledman, Kukyoung Kim, of Korea. Justin Gatlin goes in

:57:22.:57:31.

five. Gavin Smellie of Canada. Andrew Fisher Abdullah Mohammed of

:57:32.:57:38.

Saudi Arabia. The rules... There we are!

:57:39.:57:39.

Harsh, This time clearly away. A great

:57:40.:57:44.

start from Kim in lane three. Gatlin making his move. Can he go through

:57:45.:57:48.

automatically. Fisher as well. Labourering to the

:57:49.:57:54.

line. Gatlin comes through. 10. 10.06. And

:57:55.:58:03.

the noise inside -- 10. 06 and the noise inside the stadium. That

:58:04.:58:07.

chequered history want to put it behind him, but the crowd in this

:58:08.:58:11.

stadium not allowing him to here. He will win, he will move on and he

:58:12.:58:16.

will shut it all out. He did what had to be done here. One of these

:58:17.:58:20.

athletes who is great out the blocks. When he gets into that

:58:21.:58:26.

rhythm, quite difficult. But look at that man - he's here and that will

:58:27.:58:31.

be a little bit of a noise. What Justin Gatlin has to put up with so

:58:32.:58:34.

often. We will show you Usain Bolt, the man

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who has beaten him so many times, but he's in the house and just about

:58:39.:58:40.

ready. Holly Bradshaw in the pole vault

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qualification has chosen to pass her next height of four metres 55. She

:58:55.:58:58.

shares the lead. 4. 60 is also qualifying. Talking

:58:59.:59:04.

about the fact, that is a confident move, isn't it? It was a good

:59:05.:59:10.

clearance at 4. 50. That has given her the confidence. It is a smart

:59:11.:59:15.

move, save your energy and clear the 4. 60 the first time and that's you

:59:16.:59:18.

through for qualifying. Let's wrap things up from the fifth

:59:19.:59:26.

heat, Justin Gatlin taking it. Thando Roto, so disappointing, the

:59:27.:59:43.

South African disqualified for that false start.

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Usain Bolt, striding out for his heat, the final of these heats...

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Listen to that! CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Not just from

:59:57.:00:04.

the Jamaican quarter. Anyone here with a ticket knows that tonight

:00:05.:00:07.

they are very, very lucky indeed. They may not have a ticket for

:00:08.:00:11.

tomorrow night and this could be the last chance they ever get to see him

:00:12.:00:17.

out there and we're lucky, too, I guess, about we, Denise to see him

:00:18.:00:20.

in the flesh as we have so many times. It has been a privilege to

:00:21.:00:24.

watch him and watch him grow, watch him become the legend that he is.

:00:25.:00:29.

You never get tired of seeing him connecting with his audience. I

:00:30.:00:34.

mean, it feels like, you know, just, it's his arena. He's owned it for so

:00:35.:00:40.

long. I cannot wait to see him meet his destiny, which is etched

:00:41.:00:45.

already. It is fantastic. And Jess, not every athlete gets the privilege

:00:46.:00:50.

of deciding when the end has come. Often injury cuts things short. You

:00:51.:00:54.

had that last year in Rio and you the esided -- and you decided it was

:00:55.:01:01.

the end. Anyone who saw the documentary saw the build up to Rio

:01:02.:01:04.

was a struggle to get that motivation. He's here now. He's done

:01:05.:01:08.

the hard work and it is about enjoying it. So many athletes have

:01:09.:01:12.

to cut their careers short through injury or whatever it might be,

:01:13.:01:17.

disappointments. He is that athlete. Purple is the colour of his school,

:01:18.:01:23.

school uniform. Gold - well that speaks for itself! . The green and

:01:24.:01:28.

gold of Jamaica. Steve Cram will call this one for you.

:01:29.:01:32.

COMMENTATOR: Say hello, wave goodbye. Usain Bolt, a rapturous

:01:33.:01:43.

welcome as he came into the arena. By contrast, as ever, to that of

:01:44.:01:48.

Justin Gatlin. Here, the journey begins, for Usain Bolt. Heat six,

:01:49.:01:57.

first round. Against him, James Dasaolu of Great Britain and Jimmy

:01:58.:02:02.

Vicaut, of France, two of Europe's best. Fraser came through the rounds

:02:03.:02:09.

early on, as did Rodney from Canada. Their reward, a chance to run

:02:10.:02:14.

against a great man. Vicaut, I was watching him doing some stance. He

:02:15.:02:19.

had some hamstring problems. He's been out for a few weeks. He says he

:02:20.:02:22.

doesn't know how he's going to do but he's going to give his best

:02:23.:02:26.

shot. He's worked hard to be fit and healthy. Everyone has been chatting

:02:27.:02:33.

about CJ and Reece Prescod, Dasaolu has quietly gone about his business

:02:34.:02:38.

and he's been in good form. Let's hope he can negotiate his way

:02:39.:02:39.

through here. Tada of Japan. You don't need to introduce the

:02:40.:02:59.

greatest athlete of all time. Here in London for the final time. As

:03:00.:03:05.

ever, the showman on the start line. Let's put all of the emotion and

:03:06.:03:18.

everything else to one side for the next few seconds. Now it's about how

:03:19.:03:24.

good Usain Bolt is. We've seen his races, one under ten seconds. See if

:03:25.:03:30.

he just does enough here. He has Vicaut and Dasaolu against him. Just

:03:31.:03:35.

get an indication of where he can go in the next two rounds tomorrow.

:03:36.:03:51.

Decent start from Bolt. Dasaolu was quick and so was Vicaut. Bowled has

:03:52.:03:59.

some work to do here. Here he comes and there he goes. 10.0 eight. A

:04:00.:04:09.

shake of the head. It's the pick-up that isn't quite there at the

:04:10.:04:18.

moment, is it? That is Jimmy Vicaut and Dasaolu, he has given them a

:04:19.:04:22.

three-metre head start over the first 20, 30 metres and then he runs

:04:23.:04:26.

them down. He doesn't need to be better than that. But he has that

:04:27.:04:31.

ability and quality, when he gets to top speed. It takes longer defined

:04:32.:04:40.

it than he used to. He didn't have much urgency, from ten metres, 230.

:04:41.:04:48.

It is when he glanced halfway down. He can afford to look around. You

:04:49.:04:54.

can see him going, one, two, three, four, I need to change my place

:04:55.:05:01.

here. -- my pace. I'm told by people who know this, Paula Radcliffe, he

:05:02.:05:09.

is called Hero the hedgehog. He is playing the game up very well. Let's

:05:10.:05:14.

have a look at this. It is that bit of the race where they get away from

:05:15.:05:19.

him between ten and dirty metres. He takes a glance, doesn't he --

:05:20.:05:25.

between ten and 30 metres. He starts hitting the floor a bit harder. He

:05:26.:05:30.

gets up bright and he takes a nice easy victory. 10.0 seven. Your good

:05:31.:05:37.

friend Colin Jackson talking over the replay, you've just watched it,

:05:38.:05:43.

what did you think? Very bad! I stumbled a little bit coming out of

:05:44.:05:48.

the blocks. I'm not very fond of these blocks, I think they are the

:05:49.:05:54.

worst I've experienced. I have to get this together, I must get the

:05:55.:05:57.

start together because I can't keep doing this. What is it about the

:05:58.:06:02.

blocks in particular? It's shaky, when I did my warm up and pushed

:06:03.:06:08.

back it felt like what I'm not used to. Not as firm as I'm used to. You

:06:09.:06:13.

are used to this reception from the crowd, how amazing is that? Always

:06:14.:06:17.

wonderful, they always show me so much love and I really appreciate

:06:18.:06:22.

it. Happy to be here. It will be ramped up tomorrow, the semifinal.

:06:23.:06:27.

We hope. Yeah, I'm excited, looking forward to the finals and doing my

:06:28.:06:29.

best. All the best. The thing is, when he does his best,

:06:30.:06:40.

it's pretty good! It's interesting, what he was saying about the blocks.

:06:41.:06:44.

I think Bledman was saying the same thing, indicating that the blocks

:06:45.:06:49.

had moved. When I was watching it I thought his foot actually slips

:06:50.:06:54.

down. They are struggling with the comfort element of it. They can

:06:55.:06:58.

practice it in the warm up. You can see his running with a little bit...

:06:59.:07:05.

He looks anxious, he's not happy, is he? He canters his way through. But

:07:06.:07:11.

when you're as talented as he is, you can afford to have those blips

:07:12.:07:16.

and still ease your way through. So that's what he did. Let's have a

:07:17.:07:21.

look at Jimmy Vicaut and Dasaolu there. Vicaut, that's good from a

:07:22.:07:26.

man who's had a hamstring problem. Delighted not to have any problems.

:07:27.:07:32.

Dasaolu never uses his full height. His knees get out in front of him.

:07:33.:07:38.

He's in good form, Colin. Nice and strong, both athletes. Vicaut and

:07:39.:07:41.

James know each other very well, racing head-to-head many times. Back

:07:42.:07:46.

in the day they were the top two Europeans, so they know each other

:07:47.:07:49.

well and it is nice that they have got through to tomorrow. It will

:07:50.:07:55.

mean that Tada goes through and I think Simbine has the fastest loser.

:07:56.:08:04.

Roto, his team-mate, with a false start. STUDIO: We need to get to the

:08:05.:08:09.

bottom of the blocks, I think! You are the experts, what is he talking

:08:10.:08:15.

to, what is he alluding to? Yeah, I'm not sure. They look like normal

:08:16.:08:21.

blocks to me but the race didn't look like normal Usain Bolt. That

:08:22.:08:29.

didn't look very good at all. I think he obviously felt something in

:08:30.:08:32.

the blocks that he didn't like and he wasn't happy with the start and

:08:33.:08:36.

it affected him in the race. Because what he started to do there, you see

:08:37.:08:41.

him start to look around much earlier than he normally does. You

:08:42.:08:46.

also see Usain Bolt coming out in the first round of a major

:08:47.:08:48.

Championship, when he knows that he's got to use these rounds to get

:08:49.:08:55.

himself sharp, to run a good first 60 metres, and he didn't. He threw

:08:56.:08:59.

the race away at the end and looked over and thought, I'm going to raise

:09:00.:09:03.

these guys and do what I need to do. He doesn't normally run in the first

:09:04.:09:10.

heat but he was actually competing. It looked weird. Can I ask a

:09:11.:09:14.

question. Because he doesn't race very often, over the years, does

:09:15.:09:19.

that impact his feeling, his flow when it comes to the championships?

:09:20.:09:24.

You said he looked across earlier, does he lose a feeling or does that

:09:25.:09:29.

not apply to him? I don't think it applies to him, because he is used

:09:30.:09:35.

to doing what he needs to do. In this first round, Jimmy Vicaut could

:09:36.:09:41.

be a medal contender, Dasaolu could be a finalist, but he doesn't have

:09:42.:09:44.

to race against those guys. He never thinks about that. He normally comes

:09:45.:09:49.

into the first round, this is my opportunity to work on some things,

:09:50.:09:54.

30, 40 metres and I will be in control of the race, but he wasn't

:09:55.:09:58.

and started to look out in front. The other thing he'll be

:09:59.:10:01.

disappointed about, he shook his head at the end, he let it affect

:10:02.:10:05.

him in the race, instead of continuing to do what he needed to

:10:06.:10:10.

do he let it affect him in the race. Will that be a psychological

:10:11.:10:13.

advantage for those who think they can take him on in the final

:10:14.:10:18.

tomorrow? No, it won't be because he will get it right in the next round,

:10:19.:10:24.

I guarantee you. That's who he is. He will get it right. We probably

:10:25.:10:27.

won't hear anything after this about the blocks. He'll be disappointed to

:10:28.:10:31.

make that comment because that's not who he is. At this point I imagine

:10:32.:10:37.

he's thinking, I want to go out and run again and be Usain Bolt because

:10:38.:10:43.

that wasn't Usain Bolt. But for the thousands and thousands here, they

:10:44.:10:46.

just saw Usain Bolt coming through and winning with ease, as they are

:10:47.:10:51.

used to seeing. When you micro-analyse the performance, it is

:10:52.:10:54.

like nothing we've seen in a major Championship. Great to see him but

:10:55.:10:59.

he didn't seem himself. He's had a turbulent year, and when you are at

:11:00.:11:03.

that stage, as I was, you can have injuries every time but he goes into

:11:04.:11:07.

every Championship with pressure. This is a different kind of pressure

:11:08.:11:13.

as this is his final one. You can see the frustration that he isn't

:11:14.:11:16.

where he wants to be but he will find it he is Bolt. We were talking

:11:17.:11:21.

yesterday about he gets through this in terms of motivation because he

:11:22.:11:25.

isn't going to break a world record, it hasn't been the strongest year in

:11:26.:11:30.

100 metres running in terms of a main protagonist. I said you need to

:11:31.:11:34.

create that. You said you didn't think he did. He enjoys being out

:11:35.:11:41.

here. Who does that? Bloopers themselves on the line like this

:11:42.:11:45.

when he's got nothing to prove that smack bloopers themselves on the

:11:46.:11:54.

line. Only Usain Bolt -- who put themselves on the line. It is about

:11:55.:12:00.

how he acquitted himself in the race. He will want to put it behind

:12:01.:12:06.

him. Even know that wasn't a very good race, in Usain Bolt terms it

:12:07.:12:12.

was all four, he still ran in 10.07 and controlled it. It didn't come to

:12:13.:12:19.

him in the way that he normally does, so he went back to school

:12:20.:12:22.

yard, getting in front of these guys and getting across the line before

:12:23.:12:26.

they do. He has the ability to do that. He's bad is still too good for

:12:27.:12:31.

the rest of the field, that is dispiriting for them! One of the

:12:32.:12:36.

greatest sportsman of all time. The greatest British athlete of all time

:12:37.:12:41.

will shortly be out in the arena. Mo Farah doffing his cap as he comes on

:12:42.:12:46.

for the 10,000 metres. He's done it all in this sport, hasn't he,

:12:47.:12:50.

looking for his sixth World Championship gold.

:12:51.:12:58.

A story of human movement. This looks easy. It has been anything

:12:59.:13:17.

but. 1983. The start. Twin boys are born in Mogadishu, Somalia. Eight

:13:18.:13:22.

years later, one twin moves to London. He loves football. Running.

:13:23.:13:34.

Running wins. There are setbacks. Disappointing performance by Mo

:13:35.:13:39.

Farah. Successes. He's destroying them in the home straight! The

:13:40.:13:47.

champion! Change, change of routine, coach, change everything. He must

:13:48.:13:54.

move, to move faster. Denying Farah! Is he ready now? Is this the time

:13:55.:14:02.

and is this the place? He's taken it again, Farah, it is gold! He is the

:14:03.:14:10.

double Olympic champion. These are Mo nights and this is Mo town. It

:14:11.:14:18.

becomes the motion picture of the age, to be repeated and appreciated

:14:19.:14:25.

time after time. As expected. Howarth monumental Mo. Mo Farah is

:14:26.:14:36.

the mode champion again. -- Usain Bolt monumental Mo.

:14:37.:14:37.

Rio. How will the finish be? This is the final straight, the final

:14:38.:14:51.

chapter. In the city where his love affair with Manning began -- with

:14:52.:15:00.

running began. STUDIO: Eddie Butler there. That is his global haul to

:15:01.:15:13.

date. That is a phenomenal haul in an area, it is unprecedented to keep

:15:14.:15:17.

doing it, round after round. Paula Radcliffe has joined us again. After

:15:18.:15:23.

Rio, we sat in the studio, has he got it, can he keep the intensity,

:15:24.:15:27.

the training that he does not being away from his family, his precious

:15:28.:15:33.

twins and his son and wife. Three daughters and a son, he's got, and

:15:34.:15:38.

he does, he leaves them for months at a time to do altitude training.

:15:39.:15:43.

It is the sleep and rest and everything it takes to be the best.

:15:44.:15:49.

It is the everyday grind of it. This is probably the first year, if I'm

:15:50.:15:54.

honest, where we start to see him a little bit tired in training and

:15:55.:15:58.

he's had to work hard. He has been heavy legged in some of the

:15:59.:16:02.

early-season racing but he still has that of invincibility and that is

:16:03.:16:07.

what is so incredible about him, how he controls the field, making the

:16:08.:16:13.

field bow to how he wants the race to be run and he's able to control

:16:14.:16:17.

them to make sure he is where he won smack to be and if he's in that

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position with a couple of laps to they can't beat him. They don't

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believe they can beat him. When you see the finish is, how fast he

:16:28.:16:29.

finishes, they know what they have to do. But they just aren't able to

:16:30.:16:35.

do it. They have to take it to him hard in the early part of the race

:16:36.:16:38.

and I don't think they can do it, they don't believe they can.

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They are coming out into the stadium. Paul larks I -- Paula I ask

:16:45.:16:55.

you this time and time ben again, how do they do it? They know what

:16:56.:17:01.

have to do. It has to be the Kenyans. We have et think yop ya in

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there. It has to be them working together.

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If they make it really hard in the beginning, possibly. It is a tough

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ask. Taking the applause there, Mo Farah.

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Lapping up the crowd. His final 10,000 metres on the track

:17:29.:17:34.

here in London - the scene of such heroics in 2012 for him and his

:17:35.:17:38.

small family - how it's grown. They are here to enjoy this moment. He

:17:39.:17:42.

talks about how he does it for them. For them to see him here is so

:17:43.:17:45.

special. So many sportsmen and women don't get that opportunity. Family

:17:46.:17:50.

comes after careers have finished. For Mo it has always been about his

:17:51.:17:55.

family and how wonderful if they could see him take another global

:17:56.:18:00.

gold here. Jess, you know what it is like with

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family and the commitments that you have to get through, as you did with

:18:07.:18:11.

Beijing. It is all about juggling. Mo has carried on. It is the

:18:12.:18:16.

motivational element for me as well. It is how Mo has managed to do it

:18:17.:18:21.

year on year, but motivated himself to be on top. That is what athletes

:18:22.:18:28.

find hard once they have tasted glory and the success they wanted to

:18:29.:18:33.

achieve. He's just mentally so, so together. It's incredible to watch.

:18:34.:18:38.

Staying healthy as well, that is the big thing - staying injury-free,

:18:39.:18:41.

with the amount of mileage, the amount of work he's putting in and

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his body doesn't break down and his form stays strong right through to

:18:47.:18:52.

that crucial last lap. Dig deep, Mo Farah, one last time. 10,000 metres

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on the track. Let's hand you over then to Brendan

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Foster and Steve Cram. THE COMMENTATOR: Here we go then.

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London's calling. Brip's watching.

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-- Britain's watching. We're all waiting. Since that brilliant night,

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two nights, I guess, five years ago now in London, he's had three more

:19:25.:19:29.

golds, at 10,000 metres. And he's had three more children.

:19:30.:19:33.

Keep the family thing going. He's keeping it nicely balanced. This is

:19:34.:19:38.

not going to be easy for Mo Farah. Too many people, including ourselves

:19:39.:19:43.

say start the programme, it is never that easy. Mo has never won the

:19:44.:19:49.

10,000 gold medal in all of his great races by more than 0 .6 of a

:19:50.:19:54.

second. It is always that close and may well be tonight. Up against him

:19:55.:19:59.

three very good Kenyans. The three who raced him in Beijing.

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It watch out for Cheptegei as well. A former training manager.

:20:17.:20:33.

Belihu, 19-year-old Ethiopian. An unknown quantity. Not this man.

:20:34.:20:41.

Twice the world half-marathon champion. Beating Mo Farah in

:20:42.:20:45.

Cardiff - famously after falling down at the start. Here we go...

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Certainly divides the British media. I read an article who said he is a

:20:54.:21:16.

hero. Everyone agrees with. That I think most people at home agree with

:21:17.:21:22.

that as well. I went to watch the Ethiopian trials

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- he won it, Hadis, 62nd last there's Tanui.

:21:28.:21:53.

Muchiri, he may well help as well. If we are going to see anything to

:21:54.:21:58.

test Mo, we said this, two or three of them have got to work together,

:21:59.:22:02.

at least, to make it hard. Not one of them is good enough to run away

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from him at the start. They have to make it hard and tough before they

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get into that part of the race, the last 600 metres that belongs to Mo

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Farah. Time and time again, he's delivered.

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One more time for Mo Farah. In front of his home crowd n the

:22:20.:22:32.

city he knows so well. The city that he loves. The track that set him on

:22:33.:22:37.

this brilliant journey over the last five years. The crowd already

:22:38.:22:46.

raising the noise level and we're only on lap one. 24-and-a-half laps

:22:47.:22:51.

ahead now. And Brendan, it is the age-old

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question - how do you think Mo Farah, he's orchestrated the crowd,

:22:58.:23:01.

because he orchestrates the races as well. Over the last few years he has

:23:02.:23:07.

orchestrated the races. He's often sat at the back, but I notice today

:23:08.:23:15.

he's not sitting at the back. His sensors - a plan ahead. I think he's

:23:16.:23:21.

absolutely right with that sense. He's actually closer to the front

:23:22.:23:26.

after one lap than he often is at these championships. 61. And there's

:23:27.:23:33.

Amlosom stepping off the track quickly. That is disappointing. You

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sense here the Kenyans, the Ugandans and a couple of the young Ethiopians

:23:39.:23:43.

are thinking, we're going to make a race tonight. They look like they

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are going to make a race tonight. Two Ugandans in the front there.

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This is the guy, who at the World Cross Country Championships, his

:23:56.:24:00.

home crowd in U began da, he had a host of good Ethiopians and he got

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very excited. He was running brilliantly on the day. In the pen

:24:04.:24:09.

ul the I mate lap, he had an 11-second lead into the last lap,

:24:10.:24:15.

and then he, around halfway through he fell apart.

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He was beaten. The two know each other well. What he's not got to do

:24:19.:24:23.

is get over excited. The race plan may well be, let's take it to Mo

:24:24.:24:27.

Farah right from the gut. Let's have a go. That looks like what they will

:24:28.:24:33.

do. It is unusual. We have never seen that, really. He set off a bit

:24:34.:24:38.

too quick there Cheptegei. He's in the front.

:24:39.:24:42.

Mo Farah knows if he didn't know it beforehand, that they were going to

:24:43.:24:47.

at least try something today, then he knows now. The two of them have

:24:48.:24:52.

set off at a good pace early on. Going through the first 1,000

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metres, if you think, 4.42 is about two minutes, which is fast for a

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championship. Only twice have we gone under 27 minutes. There we go,

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2. 39. That is what was suggested earlier. We talked about this many

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times. These two men, Cheptegei, the Ugandan, and the cross-country

:25:22.:25:28.

champion. Down the field, in a sensible place, relaxing, just doing

:25:29.:25:31.

what he wants to do, letting them do what they want to do at the front -

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he can't stop that. These are early days. These are the days for Mo

:25:36.:25:41.

Farah when the nervous tension is allowed to seep out of his body.

:25:42.:25:45.

That was a 67-second lap. That was slower. There goes Mo Farah, just

:25:46.:25:50.

doing what he knows how to do. The crowd are supporting him. I notice

:25:51.:25:54.

on the start line, Steve, he looked very, very relaxed. He was winding

:25:55.:25:59.

the crowd up, making them cheer, clap, making them shout for him.

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They all know him. They all love him. They want to see him run a

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great race tonight. We have talked about this before,

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there are great athlete in this race. Mo Farah is a great

:26:22.:26:27.

competitor. Nobody will be better prepared than Mo Farah. He came down

:26:28.:26:34.

on Thursday night, later flight than he initially intended to. His last

:26:35.:26:38.

couple of sessions went very well, I am told. Very quick 400 metres. For

:26:39.:26:45.

a 10,000 metre run tore be able to do that it is phenomenal. 67, as we

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said. So, he's gone through the same processes that he's gone through

:26:53.:26:55.

time and time again now. He knows which boxes he needs to tick. He

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knows how to come into to a chasm Into a championship.

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He's not reacting to the pace. He's not reacting to what they are doing

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in front. He's not getting involved in the up and down motion. This man

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is a chal talent Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor. This man eventually will

:27:29.:27:37.

run a fantastic marathon. He's already twice world cross-country

:27:38.:27:43.

chasm pi mpion. If this was a distance other than 10,000 metres on

:27:44.:27:47.

the track, if it was on a road, over a half-marathon, in the country over

:27:48.:27:52.

10 or 12 K, you would give Kamworor a strong chance. Look at Mo Farah -

:27:53.:27:57.

on the track now, he's not at all affected by this. Now, they have got

:27:58.:28:00.

to make the running. They have to take it to him. Mo's relaxing at the

:28:01.:28:04.

back of the field. But you know when they lined up, to be a strong man

:28:05.:28:09.

and to try and take on the great Mo Farah, you've got to be confident on

:28:10.:28:12.

the start line. A lot of these guys on the start line think they can win

:28:13.:28:17.

this race. There's one man on this start line who knows he can win this

:28:18.:28:21.

race and that's Mo Farah. He has to be careful. He has to be in the

:28:22.:28:25.

right position. He has to react to moves that happen later on. Most of

:28:26.:28:29.

all he has to be resilient and focussed on what he knows he can do.

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He's three and half seconds behind the leader, Geoffrey Kipsang

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Kamworor. At this point it is not a problem. He wouldn't want a gap to

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develop, even at this early stage. He needs to keep that train, as we

:28:43.:28:48.

sometimes call it. So he can pick people off, which will take him

:28:49.:28:52.

closer to the lead. What he's doing at the moment is thinking, you are

:28:53.:28:56.

going hard, guys. You are running around 27-minute pace. But I think

:28:57.:29:00.

you're going to slow down and I'm going to let you come back to me.

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You keep going like this, I will have to make the move to go up. At

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the moment, I am confident that you will not keep this up and you will

:29:08.:29:11.

come back to me. So why should I run harder tloo u the first 2,000/300

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metres than I have to? -- harder through the first 2,000-3,000 metres

:29:22.:29:27.

than I have to? At the end of the day Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor, in

:29:28.:29:30.

the lead there, in second place, sorry, behind Cheptegei, a friend of

:29:31.:29:33.

his. We have Paula Radcliffe in the studio. She's listening and watching

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closely. Have you got a view on this? I think you hit the nail on

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the head there. I think deaf -- definitely Kamworor has a plan. They

:29:49.:30:02.

are trying to work together. To maintain it after that and keep it

:30:03.:30:04.

working really hard through the middle part of the race. I think Mo

:30:05.:30:08.

is looking relaxed, sitting back there. He's confident that they

:30:09.:30:13.

cannot keep it up and cannot work together enough. Somebody when it

:30:14.:30:17.

gets hard will say, no, I will not take my turn.

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Mo has won 10,000 metres this year. He went out very hard and then

:30:24.:30:30.

slowed down. He had the pace making not going very far. He tried to go

:30:31.:30:35.

under 27 minutes on his own: He had to back off that.

:30:36.:30:42.

They are still running, 27. 10 pace. So Mo for the first time moving up.

:30:43.:30:47.

On that night he, even the last 1,000 was not that fast. It gave him

:30:48.:30:53.

a benchmark of where he was at. I know he's trained hard. He was a

:30:54.:30:56.

little disappointed with that performance. He's trained harder and

:30:57.:31:00.

make sure if they ran this hard he would be able to win it. So far, so

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good. It's a good race. As much as you want Mo to do well and as much

:31:05.:31:09.

as we want of course to see him win here, I really do like the fact that

:31:10.:31:12.

this time they are having a go. This time they are not going to just hand

:31:13.:31:15.

it to him. They have done this before. They have gone hard, but not

:31:16.:31:20.

hard enough. The big question is, are these guys good enough to keep

:31:21.:31:25.

this pace going lap after lap to really hurt Mo Farah? I think they

:31:26.:31:29.

may be physically good enough. The question is - who has got the

:31:30.:31:34.

determination? Who is mentally good enough? Can one man, clearly

:31:35.:31:38.

Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor is trying to direct operations. He wants it to

:31:39.:31:44.

be fast. He doesn't want it to be a test of speed. He knows that Mo

:31:45.:31:53.

Farah can outsprint him. Tanui is a danger. There's Mo

:31:54.:31:57.

relaxing. Way off the pace. Not involved in the race at all. They

:31:58.:32:03.

are making a decent fist of it. Cheptegei is running a really strong

:32:04.:32:08.

race there. Mo has an almighty group of talent ahead of him.

:32:09.:32:18.

and I don't think they can do it, they don't believe they can.

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Doing really good 65 second laps. And the age of 19 and 20, doing it.

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Youngsters who are inexperienced but are right there. Hadis, 2-1 the

:32:37.:32:52.

trial. -- who won the trial. You can tell it is slowing because look at

:32:53.:32:58.

the grouping. This is what is Mo wants. This is what he thought would

:32:59.:33:04.

happen. Not long and you're going to start slowing. He is relaxing. Just

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going to get in front and let him know that I'm in this. They really

:33:12.:33:19.

are slowing down now. The plan to run the finish out of Mo Farah isn't

:33:20.:33:26.

really working. That is clever distance running. He is the most

:33:27.:33:31.

experienced, he is the best and he's telling them, I'm here and he has an

:33:32.:33:36.

advantage. 16,000 people cheering him on. Just reminding them, give me

:33:37.:33:42.

a cheer, tell me that you want me to win. Kiprui Cheptegei is there and

:33:43.:33:55.

Mo is lucky that they aren't attempting to break away. Mo is now

:33:56.:34:00.

where he wants to be. He has the two leaders in his sights. He's already

:34:01.:34:06.

done his little bit of getting the crowd engaged. He has the

:34:07.:34:13.

temperature raised. He has two athletes and if they did not know

:34:14.:34:17.

earlier, they know now, they have heard the cheering for Mo Farah.

:34:18.:34:21.

This is an interesting piece of the race because if they can't keep the

:34:22.:34:26.

pressure over five, six, 7000 metres, they can wave goodbye to

:34:27.:34:31.

their chances of beating Mo Farah. Doing his best here, Kipsang

:34:32.:34:39.

Kamworor. Maybe somebody has got to start throwing out some 61, 62s. If

:34:40.:34:45.

they leave it to the last 800 metres, then they know what happens.

:34:46.:34:52.

If you are Kipsang Kamworor, he knows he only has a chance if it

:34:53.:34:55.

goes quickly. He's looking around for help. They have obviously said

:34:56.:35:03.

to him, they will help him. This is the first significant move from the

:35:04.:35:08.

Kenyan team. Mo just has to keep an eye on this. He doesn't have to

:35:09.:35:20.

sprint. There goes the guy we saw earlier in the year, and the three

:35:21.:35:27.

canyons, one, two, three. Mo is a few metres back. The lap times, that

:35:28.:35:32.

is quicker, 63 seconds and now you've got to take it seriously, Mo,

:35:33.:35:37.

because you don't want them running off the front. He ran a great race

:35:38.:35:43.

in the marathon here earlier this year, the leader. Tanui, the

:35:44.:35:49.

runner-up behind Mo Farah in the Olympic Games. Mo has got to react

:35:50.:35:53.

now. He needs to work harder and close the gap. You don't want it to

:35:54.:35:59.

grow and Mo is sensing it. The crowd cheering him on, we are now in a

:36:00.:36:04.

race. We come to the halfway point, 13.30 three. That was a very quick

:36:05.:36:10.

lap that he put in. That's what I was saying, you can't keep running

:36:11.:36:15.

65, steady pace. Suddenly the race is on and there is a test for Mo

:36:16.:36:24.

Farah. Now he knows. He wound them up, by going to the front and his

:36:25.:36:31.

reward is a tough 1000 metres. 2.39, it was in the last 500 metres.

:36:32.:36:35.

Another 61, this is what they haven't done to him before. Is it

:36:36.:36:37.

too early? Come row and you have the three Ethiopians there.

:36:38.:36:55.

And then Mo Farah are trying to make sure he stays on the back of the

:36:56.:36:58.

train here. Keeping them in distance, keeping that distance, he

:36:59.:37:05.

knows they can't keep it going. He knows that they have to slow down.

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When they do, he's going to be there. One lap to go, he was about

:37:10.:37:18.

20 metres behind and now it is ten metres and they have slowed down

:37:19.:37:23.

again. That surging, that is hard to do. They might try and do it again

:37:24.:37:29.

but it's hard to maintain that. Very hard to maintain it, Steve, and they

:37:30.:37:37.

haven't been able to. Once again, Kamworor is in the lead. Mo Farah,

:37:38.:37:42.

another 65 second lap and Mo Farah has found that the field has come

:37:43.:37:45.

back to him rather than him responding. He hasn't changed his

:37:46.:37:50.

pace which is an advantage. They changing pace which is difficult.

:37:51.:37:56.

These men, Tanui and Kamworor, determined and talented athletes. Mo

:37:57.:38:01.

just needs to remind them, OK, you've done a little bit, you've had

:38:02.:38:04.

your chance at the front, now, reminding them. That is what I

:38:05.:38:12.

thought he would do. Somebody who herself tried in many ways to break

:38:13.:38:19.

away at the front in the 10,000 metres and 5000 metres races, Paula,

:38:20.:38:23.

watching this. That surging is good but you must keep the pressure on,

:38:24.:38:26.

you can't slow down as quickly as they have done. No, you can't, you

:38:27.:38:32.

must keep the pressure going. I was wondering where Karoki was and he

:38:33.:38:40.

can be difficult to beat. Surging Tour de France there. Maybe there

:38:41.:38:47.

was another one -- surging Tour de France there -- surging to the

:38:48.:38:53.

front. A quick response from the others. They didn't like him winding

:38:54.:39:00.

them up. Well, he has orchestrated so many races by almost playing mind

:39:01.:39:08.

games with the others. When you have the track record, without wishing to

:39:09.:39:22.

pun that Mo has, reminding them that if you don't get away, I'm still

:39:23.:39:28.

here. Getting close enough Tour de France to give them a nudge and as

:39:29.:39:34.

Paula was saying -- close enough to give them a nudge. They are

:39:35.:39:42.

operating at 27 minute pace. There is the Eritrean Kifle. You can see

:39:43.:39:57.

the laps going around. It says there are nine laps to go and that's where

:39:58.:40:01.

you can start to say, we've had a hard part of the race but now we are

:40:02.:40:05.

thinking about the endgame. Am I strong enough and fast enough?

:40:06.:40:11.

Kamworor looking up at the screen, any hint of weakness for Mo Farah?

:40:12.:40:21.

No, there is and at the moment. Cheptegei has done some of the early

:40:22.:40:25.

leading, moving alongside Kamworor. Mo Farah knows that he's in a

:40:26.:40:29.

distance race which is going to be a test of endurance for the next

:40:30.:40:34.

couple of laps and hopefully, for Mo, a test of speed over the last

:40:35.:40:40.

couple of laps. You have to go back to 2009 for a sub 27 final, Kenenisa

:40:41.:40:46.

Bekele leak in his last world title. His last was 26.49, with Haile

:40:47.:40:55.

Gebrselassie. We may yet get something as quick as that if this

:40:56.:41:02.

pace stays on. 66, that is the slowest lap in a while. Tenui

:41:03.:41:13.

realises it. The crowd cheering, we have a long way to go but they are

:41:14.:41:16.

getting excited because they realise that Mo is in the mix. A lot of

:41:17.:41:20.

people around him, three young Ethiopians running well. You can see

:41:21.:41:35.

tucked on the inside there but these guys are running hard. Many of them

:41:36.:41:39.

are going to fall apart over the last few laps. They will have to

:41:40.:41:44.

because I think the pressure will mount. Cheptegei is in the lead

:41:45.:41:58.

here. Running strongly and running sensibly, not changing the pace, Mo.

:41:59.:42:06.

Basically five second lap with seven laps to go, that's OK, it isn't too

:42:07.:42:13.

severe. Still the two men, check to Mac -- Cheptegei and Kamworor and

:42:14.:42:27.

Tanui. The third-place man from the London Marathon is a strong man. A

:42:28.:42:30.

lot of strength and Ramon here. But out of them all, if you are going to

:42:31.:42:37.

bet on the last lap, you are going to go with Mo Farah. And the crowd

:42:38.:42:43.

are on their feet down the back straight. And then the home

:42:44.:42:49.

straight, they rise as the excitement builds, as the tension

:42:50.:42:54.

builds. The anxiety is growing. Is Mo Farah OK? He looks OK. Six to go.

:42:55.:43:04.

Cheptegei leading from Kamworor, from Hadis. 63, the quickest lap

:43:05.:43:15.

that we've had. Look at the crowd here. This is what they have come

:43:16.:43:22.

here for. Mo sitting there, waiting as ever. It is getting hard now,

:43:23.:43:32.

getting really hard. Tanui keeping up the pressure. A couple of crucial

:43:33.:43:39.

laps in the 10,000 metres. The last six laps, less than six to go and a

:43:40.:43:45.

move by Mo Farah. He is now thinking, when he will come into the

:43:46.:43:50.

finishing straight. It will save five more laps to go, 2000 metres

:43:51.:43:55.

and that is the zone when you have to start thinking about the endgame,

:43:56.:44:00.

what is the plan, how fast can he go, how fast does he need to go? Who

:44:01.:44:04.

will go first and how will he respond? Mo Farah is in the middle,

:44:05.:44:09.

where he wants to be. Within shooting distance. 63 seconds, there

:44:10.:44:14.

will be some more of them and then it will be faster. This will be one

:44:15.:44:18.

of the quickest World Championship 10,000 metres, it will be one of

:44:19.:44:22.

Mo's fastest, I can say without any doubt. The question is, can anybody

:44:23.:44:28.

put the pressure on him as they enter the last mile. Look at the

:44:29.:44:34.

crowd here. Haggas has moved to the front. This is the Obi and that we

:44:35.:44:43.

know very little about -- Hadis has moved to the front. The Kenyan that

:44:44.:44:45.

we know little about. This is the stiffest of tests. Mo

:44:46.:44:56.

Farah knows what he has to do from this point. They are making it

:44:57.:45:01.

tough. Some pushing and shoving and Mo Farah comes to the front. Mind

:45:02.:45:06.

games of the highest quality from the athlete of the highest quality

:45:07.:45:13.

in the field. He says, guys, it has been good, it has been hard, it has

:45:14.:45:17.

been tough, but is this all you got so far because you need to find

:45:18.:45:21.

something else? I think that they heard him, they have heard it a lot

:45:22.:45:26.

but I don't think they wounded him -- I think that they hurt him. I

:45:27.:45:32.

think he is powerful enough. And now young Hadis of Ethiopia. In 1993 we

:45:33.:45:38.

saw a young Ethiopian called Haile Gebrselassie arriving on the scene.

:45:39.:45:45.

Later we saw Ken Anisa Bekele -- Ken Anisa became the arriving on the

:45:46.:45:46.

scene. Mo is now drifting along. There are

:45:47.:45:57.

three canyons. What is going to happen now? Be careful, Mo, get on

:45:58.:46:05.

the outside. He's having a look behind, gathering himself with three

:46:06.:46:09.

laps to go. This is the sort of pressure we've never seen him put

:46:10.:46:14.

under in a 10,000 metres final. It had never been this quick or hard.

:46:15.:46:20.

63 lap. Hadis at the front but look at many are still there, the three

:46:21.:46:25.

canyons, Cheptegei is still there, Ahmed is still there. If you can

:46:26.:46:32.

just stay there and hang on, if you can get to that part of the race

:46:33.:46:40.

where he is better than everybody else. Mo Farah would normally be a

:46:41.:46:45.

little bit faster. He has had to work hard to hang onto this. Moving

:46:46.:46:49.

gradually with every step, getting closer his territory. Another step

:46:50.:46:55.

closer to the bell, when Mo Farah normally is able to unleash enough

:46:56.:46:56.

to win. Once more he comes on the outside to

:46:57.:47:05.

remind them to get the crowd going. This is phenomenal racing! This is

:47:06.:47:12.

fantastic distance run. Here is a fantastic distance runner taking it

:47:13.:47:16.

on. Two laps to go. He wants to be as clear as he can. He's got an

:47:17.:47:23.

Ethiopian - a familiar sight, three Kenyans, a familiar sight. We have

:47:24.:47:29.

one British athlete here, Mo Farah, in the zone. He's won races from

:47:30.:47:32.

this position. And now we're moving into the back

:47:33.:47:42.

straight. We are moving into Mo Farah territory. Moving up to 600

:47:43.:47:48.

metres remaining. Look at how good he looks.

:47:49.:47:56.

Fancy chasing this! Fancy having the best 10,000 metre runner the world

:47:57.:48:00.

in front of you! The gold-medallist in each of the last major

:48:01.:48:05.

championships, be it Olympic or World Championships. He's showing

:48:06.:48:08.

he's the quickest not only at the end but in the race. We are coming

:48:09.:48:14.

up to take the bell. Three very, very good Kenyans and Cheptegei is

:48:15.:48:18.

still there. One lap to go from Mo Farah. He's done it cleverly. He

:48:19.:48:23.

waited a little, slowed a little. Now it is where he's been before.

:48:24.:48:27.

Can he hold them off? He's done it before. He's done it in London

:48:28.:48:32.

before. He's done knit the World Championship -- done it in the World

:48:33.:48:37.

Championship before. Come on Mo! The crowd are on their feet, all around

:48:38.:48:42.

this wonderful stadium. Tanui couldn't beat him last year.

:48:43.:48:47.

Cheptegei didn't have the chance. But the British best, with the heart

:48:48.:48:52.

pounding beneath it. As hard as it can. Mo Farah, in the front,

:48:53.:48:59.

controlling things. One more effort from Mo Farah and here he goes. Mo

:49:00.:49:04.

Farah stretches away. Cheptegei trying to chase. Not over yet. Mo

:49:05.:49:10.

Farah will win it. He'll take another title. He's a world

:49:11.:49:17.

superpower. It's gold for Farah! Incredible! 26. 49, to win the

:49:18.:49:27.

hardest gold medal of his career so far.

:49:28.:49:34.

The pain etched on his face. Beneath that, the pride that this man must

:49:35.:49:43.

have in his achievements in his ability, in his resilience, in his

:49:44.:49:49.

competitiveness. You struggle as ever for words to

:49:50.:49:56.

describe how good that is, and let's just say a word to Cheptegei...

:49:57.:50:11.

We've had Gebrselassie and Mo Farah is surpassing their achievements.

:50:12.:50:16.

Give Mo a proper test, make him work hard. He couldn't have worked any

:50:17.:50:22.

harder than that. For those who doubt this man, that performance

:50:23.:50:28.

should just point out to everybody that he not only wins gold medals,

:50:29.:50:32.

but he can run fast as well. That is three seconds off his personal best.

:50:33.:50:36.

Surrounded by his family. And that is something that, to him, is so

:50:37.:50:44.

important. Brendan, we love great races. That I said at the beginning

:50:45.:50:52.

he never wins by more than 0.6. No, he didn't. It was four-tenths again.

:50:53.:50:56.

He makes us worry. For me, that was the best ever. That was the best

:50:57.:51:02.

ever. The best ever, his last ever 10,000 metres in a championship, in

:51:03.:51:08.

his favourite stadium, where he got the crowd on board. He was tested in

:51:09.:51:11.

the middle. He was hurting in the middle. And he still had what he did

:51:12.:51:17.

before, what we have seen him do before and Steve, sitting next to

:51:18.:51:21.

you here tonight, seeing that piece of athletic history, seeing Mo Farah

:51:22.:51:25.

doing it the way he did it. Seeing Mo Farah bring this crowd to their

:51:26.:51:30.

feet, taking his family on the journey, well, it's never been

:51:31.:51:34.

better. There's nowhere in the world you would rather be tonight, than

:51:35.:51:40.

here in this fantastic stadium n the middle of Newham, sitting next to

:51:41.:51:45.

you, getting excited. Well, what a fantastic performance! What a

:51:46.:51:49.

fantastic day! Take the family on to the track, Mo. Bring them all on to

:51:50.:51:54.

the track. They are all welcome. This man is a complete legend. It is

:51:55.:51:59.

a total pleasure and honour for us to be sitting here, able to talk to

:52:00.:52:03.

the great British sporting public about something that both Steve and

:52:04.:52:07.

I were nervous during that race, we were looking at the lap times. Some

:52:08.:52:11.

were getting faster. Some of them were hurting him. You could see him

:52:12.:52:16.

hurting occasionally. But this man is a ruthless winning machine.

:52:17.:52:19.

He really is. He's unstoppable. And that young

:52:20.:52:24.

man, Cheptegei, should be delighted with his silver medal. He worked for

:52:25.:52:29.

it. He gave us one of the great distance races that we have ever

:52:30.:52:32.

witnessed in this wonderful stadium. And there's the man. There's our

:52:33.:52:39.

hero - Mo Farah. His tenth global gold medal. Tenth!

:52:40.:52:46.

Ten of them! His chest isn't big enough to wear them all at once. He

:52:47.:52:55.

only weighs 53 kilograms. His eighth in a row. We have seen him get

:52:56.:53:01.

beaten indoors in the 5,000 a couple of times in his great career. Eight

:53:02.:53:06.

wins in a row over the 10,000 metres distance. A brilliant, brilliant

:53:07.:53:11.

night. As I said, for you, I know this is your last 10,000 metre

:53:12.:53:15.

final, we have you for the rest of the week, thank goodness, but what a

:53:16.:53:20.

race for him to finish, the 10,000 metre career for us, for us to sit

:53:21.:53:26.

here and watch. You look at the World Championship gold medal table,

:53:27.:53:29.

if you look at the individual medal table, Mo Farah has moved into

:53:30.:53:34.

second place behind Usain Bolt. Usain Bolt has won seven golds and

:53:35.:53:42.

one silver. In jumping from where he was to second place, he's overtaken

:53:43.:53:51.

Michael Johnson, Carl Lewis. A great discus player.

:53:52.:53:56.

What a... Let's get the BBC to publish an individual athlete's gold

:53:57.:53:59.

medal table for the World Championships and see Mo Farah in

:54:00.:54:04.

second place behind the legend which is Usain Bolt. Fantastic! Fantastic!

:54:05.:54:13.

Fantastic! Well, these are wonderful scenes and

:54:14.:54:19.

this stadium w the echoes of 2012 still reverberating around, but now

:54:20.:54:23.

they are being drowned out by the cheers of 2017.

:54:24.:54:28.

I bet you don't see a more exciting half an hour at this stadium in the

:54:29.:54:33.

next 12 months. I bet West Ham don't give the 60,000 people as much fun

:54:34.:54:37.

as we've had tonight with that one. I tell you t sustained noise that we

:54:38.:54:42.

were experiencing from about seven or eight laps out, it was

:54:43.:54:47.

phenomenal. They knew they were watching something great. They knew

:54:48.:54:50.

obviously that it was building for Mo. But, all the way through, he was

:54:51.:54:55.

using the crowd. This is right at the very beginning on the first lap.

:54:56.:55:00.

We know he orchestrates the races. He knew they had a role to play as

:55:01.:55:04.

well. You were saying, Brendan, he's done this before. On the last lap he

:55:05.:55:08.

was clipped a couple of times. There's nobody trying to do anything

:55:09.:55:12.

here. That is what happens. Trying to find position, move position. It

:55:13.:55:16.

occasionally happens. But he was, he's good at staying on his feet.

:55:17.:55:19.

He's brilliant at staying on his feet. Brilliant at the last lap. He

:55:20.:55:24.

gets knocked to the side. He wobbles a bit and then he starts to control

:55:25.:55:28.

this race. He's running fast. Running strongly. Totally a bump,

:55:29.:55:35.

accidental. Now he's made the decision. Nobody is coming past me.

:55:36.:55:39.

You can do whatever you want, you can run as fast as you want and I

:55:40.:55:43.

will run a bit faster. If you look at the difference, look at how much

:55:44.:55:50.

Mo has controlled. Tanui is wobbling from side-to-side. Mo is in control.

:55:51.:55:54.

I notice him slowing there. He just relaxed on the bend. Looked over his

:55:55.:55:59.

shoulder. Just decided, right, that's OK, that's it, there's your

:56:00.:56:03.

chance. Here he goes. Here comes Cheptegei. Tanui is all over the

:56:04.:56:07.

place. He's a beaten man. Here comes the sight we have longed for today.

:56:08.:56:11.

The sight you have seen on so many occasions. The sight you will never

:56:12.:56:18.

get tired of. The great, great sir Mo Farah, winning his sixth World

:56:19.:56:29.

Championship gold medal. I was pleased I was there! You made this

:56:30.:56:31.

nation very proud of you! Well, those closest to you are

:56:32.:56:40.

always the ones who feel the nerves more than anything. It is great for

:56:41.:56:45.

his youngsters to be able to see dad win a gold medal on home soil.

:56:46.:56:51.

I think most of them went up to see him at his training camp, which is

:56:52.:56:55.

unusual. He doesn't normally have that happen. What memories they will

:56:56.:57:02.

have. I am looking, Brendan, the last

:57:03.:57:07.

1,000 metres was 2. 29 again. That is not, they made it hard, but it's,

:57:08.:57:14.

Mo can handle the 63, 63, 63 and then a 55 at the end, that is one of

:57:15.:57:20.

his slowest laps. Only in Rio was a tad slower. I don't want to tell

:57:21.:57:24.

them how to beat him. Let's forget that. Those are the stats. The last

:57:25.:57:28.

thousand about the same as he normally does. You can tell them all

:57:29.:57:34.

the secrets. He had a lot of chances. You couldn't beat me. Now

:57:35.:57:39.

Steve Cram will tell you how to beat me. Write it down. He's gone now!

:57:40.:57:46.

Unbeatable! Unbelievable! For us, such a great pleasure. Such an hon

:57:47.:57:51.

tore be here watching him. Now they are on -- such an honour to be here

:57:52.:57:56.

watching him. Let's do it officially then.

:57:57.:58:07.

Mo's personal best is 26. 46. The winning time, as if we need to

:58:08.:58:11.

know the time, it is incredibly fast. 26. 49.51.

:58:12.:58:18.

Gold medal for Mo Farah of Great Britain for the tenth time.

:58:19.:58:21.

Cheptegei chep, brilliant silver for him, with a massive personal best.

:58:22.:58:26.

Reward for a great performance and making up for his loss at the World

:58:27.:58:33.

Championships in front of his home crowd and Tanui, getting on the

:58:34.:58:36.

rostrum. A personal best for him. So, welcome to day one of the World

:58:37.:58:46.

Championships here in London. What a way to start. Look at that gorgeous

:58:47.:58:52.

smile - Mo Farah's family loving these moments. Loving what they have

:58:53.:58:56.

just seen. Their incredible father. Paula Radcliffe, we have seen him do

:58:57.:59:00.

it in different styles. He's had different races, but we have never

:59:01.:59:03.

seen anything like that. No. I think it really, as Steve said, it with us

:59:04.:59:09.

the best of all of his victories. I mean, yes, 2012 kicked it off. It is

:59:10.:59:14.

where it started. It is where he burst through as the foremid-able he

:59:15.:59:33.

is. -- -- force he is. He needs to go back and he needs to really,

:59:34.:59:38.

really recover well. He needs to take... You take a sip of that.

:59:39.:59:43.

Michael and Jess are alongside us as well. Michael, you were pacing like

:59:44.:59:47.

an expectant father during that race. You gave me the eye a couple

:59:48.:59:53.

of times to say, I am not sure. Because Mo didn't look sure.

:59:54.:59:56.

Normally he looks very sure of himself. We have never seen him in

:59:57.:00:00.

that position before. It was a fantastic race to watch. It is what

:00:01.:00:05.

you want to see. It was an incredibly competitive race going

:00:06.:00:10.

back and forth. He didn't look sure of himself and that concerned me a

:00:11.:00:14.

little bit. He's got the one weapon he's always confident in and that's

:00:15.:00:17.

his speed. Because they did have a concerted effort. You said they have

:00:18.:00:21.

to work as a team and they did work as a team, Paula. They did. They had

:00:22.:00:25.

a plan and they stuck to the plan and they really worked as hard as

:00:26.:00:30.

they could. They couldn't have run that any harder. Cheptegei worked

:00:31.:00:36.

hard for that silver medal. A great moment with his family.

:00:37.:00:42.

And we say welcome to BBC Two viewers who have joined our

:00:43.:00:47.

coverage. A few moments ago on BBC One we saw Mo Farah win his world

:00:48.:00:55.

title. We held off incredible challenges from a concerted effort

:00:56.:00:59.

from his Kenyan competitors. But eventually he got there. And we are

:01:00.:01:03.

staying on BBC One for the medal ceremony. The news will follow as

:01:04.:01:08.

well. But for the moment, so you don't miss this very historic moment

:01:09.:01:13.

in world athletics we are staying on BBC One and then the coverage will

:01:14.:01:19.

continue until 10.30pm on BBC Two. Medal ceremonies as you know, often

:01:20.:01:23.

a late race like this, the medal ceremony would be tomorrow. But this

:01:24.:01:28.

crowd here are going to witness the medal ceremony tonight. A great

:01:29.:01:31.

thing for them to enjoy that moment. It is. And they are staying. Nobody

:01:32.:01:38.

is leaving this arena. Everybody is to hear our National Anthem played.

:01:39.:01:43.

Let's hope there'll be more to follow. You have to give a slight

:01:44.:01:49.

nod to the girls in the 1500s there. Two personal bests there. That was

:01:50.:01:52.

outstanding running from Jessica Judd, in particular. On this race

:01:53.:01:55.

though. I have not heard your thoughts on this, Jess. You were

:01:56.:01:59.

similarly nervous throughout that as well. And with a month to go, to

:02:00.:02:04.

baby two, we didn't want it to get too nervy. What did you feel about

:02:05.:02:08.

that moment? When you are on the track as an athlete, whether you are

:02:09.:02:12.

a coach or a family member, it is out of your control and it is so

:02:13.:02:16.

nerve-racking. And just to see Mo run like he does over and over

:02:17.:02:21.

again, on this stage, in front of this crowd was incredible. Special

:02:22.:02:27.

to really witness it here. He tried all sort of tactics, the kind of

:02:28.:02:30.

firing up his opposition, beating his chest, getting the crowd going,

:02:31.:02:35.

which seemed to get his opponents riled, Michael? . I think Brendan

:02:36.:02:40.

said it best. He knows how to orchestrate the race. That is what

:02:41.:02:43.

he is brilliant at, is controlling the race. Controlling what the other

:02:44.:02:47.

guys are doing. He didn't have to make all those surges that a lot

:02:48.:02:50.

were making as well. That worked really well for him that he was able

:02:51.:02:56.

to continue to run at an even pace. You talked about he wasn't, he is

:02:57.:03:00.

not in his greatest shape as he has been in the past. I think ultimately

:03:01.:03:06.

he showed he's in good shape. I wonder what this means for his 5,000

:03:07.:03:10.

later. The hope is that has not taken too much out of him. The plan

:03:11.:03:15.

of the athletes working together there, of the Kenyan athletes, and

:03:16.:03:19.

the Ethiopians as well was to work as hard as they could and they were

:03:20.:03:23.

definitely trying to block him. What they were trying to stop was Mo

:03:24.:03:28.

Farah being in the lead with a lap to Government so, from the

:03:29.:03:31.

beginning, they -- with a lap to go. So from the beginning they went out

:03:32.:03:35.

hard. He was trying to create more atmosphere, as if he needed it

:03:36.:03:40.

because he knew the crowd were really right behind him. Let it go a

:03:41.:03:47.

little bit too much in the middle of the race. Like the plan wasn't

:03:48.:03:53.

coming. Mo went back to the front, to say, yeah, I am still here and I

:03:54.:03:57.

am controlling this. It was hard at this point. They were trying to get

:03:58.:04:00.

back in front of him. They were working together. He had to work

:04:01.:04:03.

hard again to come back to the front. I think this year he's shown

:04:04.:04:08.

he's in better shape than he's been in any of the other ones. He's

:04:09.:04:13.

worked really hard after that 10,000 metres. He knew he was fast. He's

:04:14.:04:18.

trying to get back. He knew they were trying to block it. They were

:04:19.:04:25.

all trying to get around him. Tanui tried to get back in front of him.

:04:26.:04:30.

When Mo Farah is in front at the bell, nobody is beating him. His

:04:31.:04:34.

biggest worst enemy was himself. He was looking wide, looking to see

:04:35.:04:38.

where the dangers were coming from. Looking over both shoulders. He

:04:39.:04:41.

stumbles on to the rail. He stays up. He's so good at staying calm,

:04:42.:04:45.

not letting those little things that can really knock you and take your

:04:46.:04:50.

momentum away. He doesn't let them get to him. Cheptegei at the moment

:04:51.:04:55.

is looking the best. Gathering himself. Anybody else here, he would

:04:56.:04:59.

have come through and he would have won the race. He couldn't get past

:05:00.:05:04.

Mo Farah. Mo had that little bit extra gear to come through. He

:05:05.:05:08.

hasn't run the fastest lap he's run in any of his world titles, but he

:05:09.:05:13.

didn't need to and couldn't because they made the race so hard to that

:05:14.:05:16.

point. They tried everything they had. Cheptegei, 20 years old, the

:05:17.:05:25.

Ugandan. Are we seeing a future dominator of these events? Can

:05:26.:05:29.

anyone dominate like Mo Farah has the last decade or so? I think

:05:30.:05:32.

Cheptegei is somebody to be watched coming through. The bravery he

:05:33.:05:36.

showed in the world cross-country to go out as hard as he did and try and

:05:37.:05:40.

win that race was reflected as much in the wisdom that he used, a little

:05:41.:05:44.

bit there today, in trying to judge that. He came out with a huge

:05:45.:05:48.

personal best. He's not been able to beat Mo Farah. Didn't believe he

:05:49.:05:52.

could beat him coming into it. He's got away with a silver medal. We go

:05:53.:05:57.

back to the first weekend of January, on a cold Saturday, in

:05:58.:06:00.

Edinburghnd a he was disappointing in the Edinburgh cross-country. He

:06:01.:06:05.

said, I have t no done enough work this winter yet. Coming off the back

:06:06.:06:09.

of his celebrations from Rio he took some time out. From then on he knew

:06:10.:06:14.

he would have to work harder and dig deeper than ever to get to this

:06:15.:06:18.

position. When I say this year is the last year that he's really

:06:19.:06:23.

decided he's prepared to make all those sacrifices and do what it

:06:24.:06:29.

takes. He's 34 now. It's hard to work through that he gave himself

:06:30.:06:32.

more of a break. A little bit more time with the family before he went

:06:33.:06:36.

into the camp. Yes, he paid for that in January. His ego took a little

:06:37.:06:43.

knock. He got a wake-up call to work harder. He committed to it. The

:06:44.:06:48.

training he's done the last couple of weeks has been great. He needs to

:06:49.:06:53.

get his medal first and celebrate. But really start right now tonight

:06:54.:06:58.

on that recovery plan to come back for the 5,000 metres heats. He's not

:06:59.:07:02.

had to do the 5,000 metre heats after a race as hard as that one

:07:03.:07:06.

tonight. Indeed, he hasn't and the news will follow that medal ceremony

:07:07.:07:10.

which will take place here shortly. Hopefully soon. We don't have wind

:07:11.:07:15.

of the athletes coming out soon. The news will continue and we will

:07:16.:07:19.

continue our coverage on BBC Two. There have been other races tonight.

:07:20.:07:24.

There's only been one final. It is Mo Farah who has won it. A

:07:25.:07:31.

successful night for the women and the men's. It was OK. It was very,

:07:32.:07:37.

very good. We thought that Chijindu Ujah would, could get into the

:07:38.:07:42.

final. He's into the semifinal. All three into the semifinal, which

:07:43.:07:46.

really bodes well for those guys. They will feed off the energy from

:07:47.:07:50.

one and other. They will go into that semifinal with some confidence.

:07:51.:07:53.

I think that Chijindu Ujah is still the class of the three and he's got

:07:54.:07:57.

a very good perspective on his possibilities here. Looking around

:07:58.:08:02.

the stadium behind me and a lot of people have stayed for this medal

:08:03.:08:07.

ceremony, which is fan tas, because the tem -- fantastic, because the

:08:08.:08:11.

temptation to bolt off home, excuse the pun... They will get rewarded

:08:12.:08:16.

because the medal ceremony is about to begin and Mo Farah comes back

:08:17.:08:20.

into the stadium, this time with his tracksuit on.

:08:21.:08:26.

Still no doubt in a state of euphoria from that incredible race.

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The comugs will not have kicked in -- the exhaustion will not have

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kicked in. Let's hand you now to Steve Cram.

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I was going to turn and say have we seen a race like this? This young

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man here, in the last three he's come third.

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He gives us all every single time. In the Kenyan team, some people

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wonder why. On the night he produces a run like that. And they all had a

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go. And I am so pleased for this young

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man. Cheptegei, I was watching television

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news earlier today which was kind of criticising him for not winning a

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medal, saying pressure is on him to win a medal for his country in

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London. Well, he's done that. Seb was in Kampala at the

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championships when he went from first to 30th in the last 600 metres

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of the race. Not tonight. Brilliant silver medal.

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Well, his first 10,000 metre race in 2008 he lost in the USA. He lost at

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the World Championships in 2011, but not any more. Win, win, win, win.

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Gold, gold, gold all the way. And again, here tonight, his tenth

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global world, his tenth global gold medal. Incredible! It's, it is easy

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for us to keep adding them up, but each one of these wins, in itself,

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if they'd only ever won one, if he'd only won this race tonight, that

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would have been a phenomenal achievement. Another one to add to

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an incredible list of achievements. This is for Mo.

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# God save our gracious Queen Long live our noble Queen

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE. A true British sporting hero. He'll

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be back to finish off what we hope will be a brilliant career on the

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track. If it ends right here, with the success he's had tonight, thank

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you, Mo. That was incredible. This was perhaps the best ever.

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A sixth World Championship gold. Not just a British great, perhaps the

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greatest British athlete, but alongside the world's greatest. His

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name sits alongside Michael Johnson, Carl Lewis, Gebrselassie and others,

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just to name a few. He is one of the greats of the sports. That is the

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end of our coverage here. The news is following. If you want to stay

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with us, we will be over on BBC Two, until 10.30pm. Now it is time for us

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to go The latest of our Premier League

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commentaries for you this season,

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Gabby Logan introduces live coverage of the World Athletics Championships in London. Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt begins his bid for a 12th world championship title as the 100m first round gets underway. Britain's CJ Ujah will also be aiming to make it through to the semi-final. Other British medal hopes competing include Mo Farah and Laura Muir.

With expert analysis by Michael Johnson, Colin Jackson, Denise Lewis and Paula Radcliffe and commentary by Steve Cram, Brendan Foster, Andrew Cotter, Steve Backley and Toni Minichiello.