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Day 1, Part 2

Continued live coverage from the opening session of the World Athletics Championships in London, featuring Mo Farah, Usain Bolt and Laura Muir. With analysis by Michael Johnson.


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Welcome to BBC Two viewers who have just joined our coverage of the

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World Aquatics Championships. A few moments ago we saw Mo Farah winning

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his sixth world title as he stormed to victory, an incredible race. I

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said stormed, he held off incredible challenges, a concerted effort from

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his Kenyan competitors but eventually he got there. We're

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staying on BBC One for the medal ceremony which will happen shortly.

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For the moment, so you don't miss this historic moment in world

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athletics, we're staying on BBC One and then coverage will continue

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until 10:30pm on BBC Two. Often medal ceremonies, a late race like

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this, the ceremony would be tomorrow but the crowd are going to witness

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the ceremony tonight, which is a great thing for them to enjoy the

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moment. It is, they are staying, no one is leaving, everyone is staying

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to hear the national anthem playing, for the first medal given out in

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these championships. Let's hope that there will be more to follow. We

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must give a nod to the girls in the 1500, four into the semifinals, two

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personal bests, that was outstanding running from Jessica Judd in

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particular. On this race, your thoughts on this, Jess? You were

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quite nervous in that. One month to go until your second baby, we didn't

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want it to the too nervy! When you're on the track as an athlete

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you are in control but as a spectator, it is out of control and

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it is nerve-racking. Seeing Mo running the way he does over and

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over again, it is incredible. Really special to actually witness it here.

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He tried all sorts of tactics we haven't seen him employ, firing up

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his opposition, beating his chest, getting the crowd going which seemed

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to get his opponents going. I think Brendan said it best, he knows how

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to orchestrate the race and that is what he is brilliant at, controlling

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what the others are doing. He did not have to make those surges that

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they were doing as well. It worked well for him, he could run at the

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even pace. You said that maybe he wasn't in the greatest shape he has

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been in the past. Ultimately he showed that he's in pretty good

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shape. I wonder what this means for 5000 later. The hope is that it

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hasn't taken too much out of him. The plan, the Kenyan athletes

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working with the Ugandans and Ethiopians, to work as hard as they

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could and they were definitely trying to throw him. They were

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trying to stop Mo Farah being in the lead with one lap to go. From the

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beginning. What he was trying to do was to create more atmosphere, as if

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he needed it. He knew that the crowd in this arena worldwide behind him.

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-- were right behind him. Then letting it go a little bit too much.

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Then we saw Mo going back to the front. Staying I'm still here,

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controlling this. They were still trying to get in front of him. He

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was having to work hard again to come back to the front. I think this

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shows he is actually in better shape than he has been. He has gone back

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and he has worked really hard after that 10,000 metres where he was a

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little bit disappointed. He knew he was fast but he was trying to get

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back, he knew that they were trying to block him and get around him.

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Tanui was the last one to try to get in front of him. When Mo is in front

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at the Bell, no one is going to beat him. His worst enemy was himself, he

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was looking to see where the dangers were coming from, looking over both

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shoulders and he stumbled onto the rail. He manages to stay up, so good

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at staying calm, not letting those little things that can not queue and

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take away your momentum -- that can knock you. Cheptegei looking the

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best. Gathering himself. Anybody else, he would have won the race but

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he couldn't get past Mo Farah because he had that extra gear. He

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hasn't run the fastest lap he has run for his titles and they had made

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the race so hard until that point and they tried everything they

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could. Cheptegei, 20 years old, the Ugandan, so are we seeing someone

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who may dominate the way that Mo Farah has done over the last decade?

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I'm not sure that they can but Cheptegei is to be watched, the

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bravery he showed in the world Cross country to go as hard as he did,

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trying to win the race. Reflected in the wisdom he used there, trying to

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judge that and he still came out of it with a huge personal best. He

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hasn't been able to beat Mo Farah, probably didn't believe he could do

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it but he has got a Silver Medal. Going back to the first weekend of

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January, on a cold Saturday in Edinburgh, he was disappointed in

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the Edinburgh Cross country, saying he had not done enough work over the

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winter. Off the back of his celebrations from Rio, he took some

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time out but from then on he knew that he would have to work hard and

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dig deep to get into this position. I think that he knew that. This year

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I think is the last year where he's decided he is prepared to make all

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of those sacrifices. He is 34, it's getting harder to keep working hard.

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What he did coming into this year was to give himself more of a break,

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more time with the family before going to the camp. He came for that

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in January, his ego took a knock but then he got the wake-up call that he

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had to work harder and he did that. He committed to that, the training

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he has done has done great. Now he must recover, get his medal first,

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but start now tonight on the McCaffrey plan ready to come back

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for the 5000 metres heats. He's not had to do the 5000 metres heats and

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the final after a race as hard as that one tonight. -- the recovery

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plan. The news will take place shortly. As soon as the athletes

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come out we will take you to that. Athletes come to -- coverage

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continuing on BBC Two. There has only been one gold medal and it is

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Mo Farah. You mentioned the 1500 metres women in terms of qualifying

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and the men's 100 metres, from the British perspective, it was OK.

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Actually it was very good. We thought that CJ Ujah could get into

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the final, he is into the semifinal, all three are into the semifinal

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which bodes well for them. They will feed off the energy from one

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another, they will go into the semifinal with some confidence. I

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think CJ Ujah is still the class of the three and he has a very good

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perspective on his possibilities. Looking around the stadium, a lot of

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people have stayed for the medal ceremony, which is fantastic because

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the temptation to go home just after ten the end must be great. But they

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will be rewarded because the medal ceremony is about to begin. Mo Farah

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coming into the stadium, with his tracksuit on. In a state of euphoria

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from that incredible race. The exhaustion won't have kicked in but

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the emotions will be running wild. Let's go over to Steve Cram.

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COMMENTATOR: Thanks, Gabby. What a night. We thought that it couldn't

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get any better after 2012, I don't think any of us knew the journey

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that is was going to go one. -- going to go on. Sadly, Brendan I

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think has already gone to the pub! One thing you can say, this young

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man in the last three World Championships that Mo has won he has

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come third. Tanui. Moscow, Beijing and now, London. He gives everything

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every time. He is a shoe in for the Kenyan team. On the night he

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produces a run like that. They all had a go. I'm pleased for this young

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man. Cheptegei, I was watching him on the Ugandan news earlier today.

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He was being criticised for not winning a medal in Kampala, saying

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that the pressure is on for him to win a medal for his country in

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London, and he has done that. Septar was in Kampala for those World

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Championships. Going from first to 30th in the last 600 metres in the

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race. Not tonight. His first 10,000 metres race in 2008, he lost in

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Stanford and he lost in the World Championships in 2011, but not any

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more. Win, win, win, gold, gold, gold, all the way. And here,

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tonight, his tenth global worlds, his tenth global gold medal.

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Incredible. It's easy for us to keep adding them on but each one of these

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wins in itself... If he had only won this race tonight it would be a

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phenomenal achievement. It is another one to add tonight. Another

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one for his list of achievements. This is for Mo.

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# Long to reign over us

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A true British sporting hero. He's going to be back what we hope will

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be a brilliant career on the track. If it ends here tonight, the success

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he has had. It was incredible. Perhaps his best ever. STUDIO: A

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sixth World Championship gold, not just a British great, perhaps the

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greatest British athlete, but alongside the world greatest, his

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name sits alongside the likes of Carl Lewis, Michael Jackson, Sergey

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Bubka, Dibaba, to name a few. One of the greats of the sport. That is

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ending our coverage on BBC One. We are live on BBC Two until 10:30pm.

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For now it is time for us to go and for you to enjoy the news. Good

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night. So, we continue enjoying these

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scenes of Mo Farah Pinilla and an stadium, holding his sixth World

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Championship -- in the London Stadium. Sami people have stayed to

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enjoy the moment with him as well, as they know it is history -- so

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many people. Jess and Paul and Michael watching on. He does not

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look like he'll be too tired for the 5000 metres -- and Paula. The only

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thing we can say is that the conditions are good for 10,000

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metres Manning, not like the 10,000 metres we saw in Rio and in Beijing

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-- 10,000 metres running. It is reflected in the fact he has run the

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world lead in 10,000 metres. We know that he is in great shape. He must

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stick to his recovery plan which will be in place. He will have

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already taken a recovery snack on board, he will go into the cryo

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chamber tonight, if not tomorrow to start on the recovery process, doing

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very little running. The medal ceremony was orchestrated to be here

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tonight, but not having to come back here for that so many will be a

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bonus. Yes, it means he can get on with the process, getting your body

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checked out, massages, making sure that having someone on his shoulders

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hasn't damaged his neck! Getting his head ready for the next race. He

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won't be thinking too much about the 5000 metres, that will start now,

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thinking about what he must do to get through the heat, although he

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can get through it however he would like but how he's going to react to

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the plan that they will bring in the 5000 metres. Jess, he will go back

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to the camp and the atmosphere there tonight, everyone has done what they

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had to do, everyone has qualified for the finals of semifinals. This

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will boost the amp sphere and morale, knowing that the first medal

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has gone to Great Britain. It is hard to describe this but when you

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are in the village, you feed off it and you are so happy for whoever has

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won the gold medal. You take something from that and hope to put

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it into your performance. A great start to the Championships. Yeah,

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hopefully we'll win a view more medals over the next few days. What

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a great start, we have had super Saturday but this was fantastic

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Friday. It was entertaining, it was really thrilling to watch because it

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was so close to the end and we were on pins and needles to see how it

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unfolded and it is great that Mo was able to win. The competition was

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fantastic to watch. I'm going to let you get some rest because we have a

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busy day tomorrow. Not you at home, it is these guys here! We are back

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here at 9:30am, the heptathlon is going to start, Katarina

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Johnson-Thompson is the British hope. We aren't finished on BBC Two,

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we are going to go outside. I imagine that the crowds are starting

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to leave and Rayudu Uber is out there. -- Ore Oduba. No doubt a few

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of them have made their way here. They are here! That evening, this

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will be our spot after 10pm every evening for these championships as

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these 50,000 supporters steadily make their way out of the Queen

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Elizabeth Park, in the shadow of the beautiful Orbit in front of us. For

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the duration of the championships we are going to get analysis, reaction,

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soaking up the thrills and spills. Mo Farah gave us some of that. Most

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importantly we are going to get magnetic heads on some slightly

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oversized props, starting with the man himself! Starting with you, Mo

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Farah. Another great night in the career of that man. Two people who

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know all about successful Great Britain. Denise Lewis and Colin

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Jackson, welcome. That wasn't easy. It certainly wasn't the plan that in

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the 10,000 metres, like in the Olympic Games, you can have a full

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or a stumble but when you are Mo Farah you can still come out

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smiling. He can smile but we were on the edge of our seats! It was great.

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We should never take for granted just how difficult it is to win.

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We're so used to seeing him doing it so well, we think what he does is

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easy but a fantastic night for Mo, his family, the sacrifices he has

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made. Boy, what an epic night. The general public has an incredible

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time. The atmosphere in that stadium was magical. That will be difficult

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to beat by even the main man himself. Tomorrow will be tough.

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Exactly. You predicted one gold medal for Great Britain. You are

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bang on 100%. Let's talk about your main man then. We will try and wrap

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up the action of what we have seen over the day. Talking about the 100

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metres and Usain Bolt, himself did not have a steady go of things in

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the heats. He wasn't really happy with the starting blocks. He

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mentioned that quickly. For me, what was special is he ran about five

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strides and accelerated away. He's highlighted here, out of the blocks.

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He stumbles a bit. He goes right, one, two, three, four. Five heavy

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strides, eases away and then slows down. He still runs 10. 07. You

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know, this guy is a marvel. He's so talented. I think sometimes, and I

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really mean, this, he plays himself, people say he plays himself as an

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entertainer. He's so talented. I have never seen anything like this.

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What is amazing is how he's striving for perfection. After all these

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years we know how much he struggles with the blocks and he still talks

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about it. That drive phase, coming out, it is awkward. It bothers him,

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even after all the gold medals he' ashiefed. Shiefed. -- - aachieved.

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He'll have to step it up for the semis. He will have to make the

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steps up. He is possibly the only person who can run 10. 07 and say it

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was rubbish! That was most likely a sub 10 performance. He didn't see it

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through. He's gone two metres faster than that for the final. Do you

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think he'll have that difficult balance of being an entertainer,

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soaking up the last moments of a World Championships in the last

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minutes and having to deliver as the fastest man in the world? No. He

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will not have a problem with it. This is his arena, his domain. It is

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like he's home-grown. He loves the entertainment, the showmanship. When

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he puts his focus head on, he's fine. He has done a last race

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already. In Jamaica he said he struggled a little bit to raise his

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performance when the crowd were cheering him. He knows it is a major

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championship. He wants a gold medal. He is saying goodbye to the track

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and the world of athletics after this. Great Britain has a real

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prospect in 21-year-old Reece Prescod. He blew himself away today.

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Highlighted in the track. Got out the blocks well. I was anxious when

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you sometimes work on your start you lose some of the good bits of your

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performance. He has come out of the blocks well. He's nailing that now.

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That will give him consistency which I hope will see him through to a

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better semifinal. He has almost a similar problem, as you are saying,

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he is a rangy and tall athlete, but he struggles getting that drive

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phase completely nailed. He is still young. Still learning. Like Colin

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says... I was anxious about how he would respond to this crowd. As he

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said in the interview, he said when he came into the stadium, he was

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like, wow! There are all these people here. He responded in the

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best possible way. He did as well. Chijindu Ujah as well.

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Justin Gatlin did not have a nice time of it in there as far as the

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response from the crowd. No, he didn't. Rightly so. A lot of people

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are still bitter and angry. We have seen all these new allocation of

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medals. That hurts the British public. Hurts people who come and

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love the sport. They still have this dislike for Justin Gatlin. He will

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do what he does and he will run. Mo Farah had a much better time of it

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in there. He's been speaking to Phil Jones, with the gold medal around

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his neck, one more time. Congratulations was this one of the

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most satisfying of all? It was amazing tonight. I had to get my

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head around it. I got a little bit emotional at the start. Then I had

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to just get in the zone and... It's just been amazing. The crowd are

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incredible again. You were orchestrating the crowd, wanting

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them involved from the start. Getting involved with the crowd, get

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them going. It was not an easy race though. It was a tough race. They

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took it to you in that one. You ended up with a world-lead time.

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Whatever the tactics, whatever they tried to do, they cannot beat you. I

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work on everything, Phil, you know. It's been a long journey. At the

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same time I try and cover everything in training, long, speed, and what a

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way to end my career, in London, and tonight was special. The guys put it

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out there. Was there any point where you felt

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this could be the one where they take you to the finish? I knew from

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when 12 laps to go they went so hard. I knew it would be tough. It

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is a matter of believing in my sprint finish and big confidence and

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knowing I have been in that situation before. It helped a lot

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having that experience. How about sharing the moment with your family?

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That was a special moment for me. It's spending time with them. To do

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a lap of honour, it was a once in a lifetime. And, yeah, it's

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incredible. We are looking for number 11 now. We are a bit greedy!

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Anything is possible. Anything is possible, if you train hard, work

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hard at it - anything is possible in life. We have to see life in a real

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positive way and work for it. All the kids out there, youngsters who

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want to be just like me, it is possible. If you work at it, stick

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at it, comes to hurdles and obstacles in the way, but you will

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get there. If you believe in that, then it's possible. Mo,

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congratulations! See you for the five. Thank you. Thank you to all my

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Arsenal fans. The big boss was here watching me, I hear. And so many

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other people. I love you all. And they all love him. Every one of

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the 50,000, pretty much coming out of the stadium. They feel the same

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way about Mo Farah. Colin, ten major gold medals on that list. Just

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beggars belief. It is phenomenal. In 2011 when he won the gold and

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silver, who would have thought that there on in this man was conquer the

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world and continue to conquer the world in the way he has. It is an

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incredible amount of medals he amassed in a short time. Not like

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he's gone through challenges. They have not come on a plate, those gold

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medals. Going through those challenges, he finds himself on this

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list with the greats. He's a legend. It is the very best we have seen on

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the list. Mo is right up there. I just think it is staggering how he's

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managed to keep himself in such good shape. Relatively injury-free. But

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to join that illustrious list is a phenomenal achievement. He's not

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done yet. There is a 5,000 metres. Why put the pressure on the guy to

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say he wants the 11th. I am sure that is what he'll be going for. If

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only we could have Greg Rutherford on the track today going for another

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of those medals that we saw on Super Saturday in that very stadium.

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Speaking of the field events, Steve Backley can round up some of the

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action. Especially Holly Bradshaw in the pole vault. Holly did well. The

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night belonged to Mo Farah. It was good for others too.

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This is for 50. That opening effort, that took her

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through to Sunday's final. She didn't have to jump again after

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that. So flawless evening for Holly Bradshaw.

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It went well for Morris of the United States. 4. 55. Way clear of

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that. Only lost the Olympics on countback. She's a contender.

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Absolutely someone we should keep an eye on. When we think of Holly

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Bradshaw maybe being a medallist. Jenn Suhr, the champion here at the

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Olympic five years ago. Didn't go so well tonight. A third time failure

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for Jen Suhr. Went out with three fouls. Took the gamble. Passed all

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those heights previous to 4. Ds 55, as you can see -- 4. 55.

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The world champion, Katerina Stefanidi of Greece, making 4. 60

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look comfortable. She led the way into Sunday's final.

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And she's the favourite to take the world title.

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Here are the athletes who are in that final on Sunday.

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Stefanidi, on top of the world, as expected.

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Watch out for Holly Bradshaw. A good evening's work for her.

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Another great field event was the men's long jump. No Greg Rutherford.

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Ankle injury kept him out. But it wasn't really of high class as

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anticipated. The South Africans went well.

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Every-Henderson, the Olympic champion -- Jeffrey Henderson, the

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Olympic champion is out. So that is Jeff Henderson, the

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Olympic champion, from Rio 2016, not making it through to the men's long

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jump final. So, we will not have either of the last two Olympic

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gold-medallists going in the long jump final.

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Clearly you see he was well behind the board. Obviously he's had

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trouble with that runway all night. Trying to compensate, but just

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overcooked it, really. Too far back. You can see there's his coach...

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Triple jump record-holder, sorry Olympic champion. Even with his

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abilities he still couldn't quite nail it right. But it is a shame to

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see him going out. You want to see the best athletes in the

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A word on Jessica Judd, who had a great performance. Great run. Great

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lift by the crowd. She got through six qualifying in her group. Great

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to see all our girls doing well in the 50. Laura Muir through. Great

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Britain are on a roll. We are on the way. One gold medal has gone the way

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of a certain Sir Mo Farah. It has been brief. Do you know what, it has

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been lovely. One day I will get myself inside the Olympic Stadium.

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If you don't mind coming to join us most nights, that would be lovely.

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Appreciate it. The night will go to Mo Farah. Another world title goes

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to his name. He's got gold, has Mo. He survived a couple of trips and

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slips. He likes to keep it interesting. See you tomorrow. 9.

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30pm. BBC Two. See you then. This will not be easy for Mo

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Farah... In front of his home crowd n the city he knows so well. The

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city he loves. Mo Farah knows he's in a distance race. Never been as

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quick as this. Never been as hard as this. One more effort from Mo Farah.

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Here he goes. He's a one-man world superpower.

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The latest of our Premier League commentaries for you this season,

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Continued live coverage from the opening session of the World Athletics Championships in London, including reaction and analysis. Mo Farah attempts to defend his world 10,000m title, while world record-holder Usain Bolt begins his bid for a 12th World Championship gold medal in his final appearance in a major competition. Elsewhere on the track, double European indoor champion Laura Muir is in action in the 1,500m heats.

With expert analysis by eight-times world champion Michael Johnson.