Career Defining Moments: Mo Farah

Mo has always been able to mix track and cross-country success. At the start of his senior career in 2005, he was the fifth European to finish the 12K in the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, placing 37th in the field.

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After a thrilling sprint finish, Mo missed out on 5,000m gold to Spain's Jesus Espana in the 2006 European Championships in Gothenburg.

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With his trademark grimace as he sprinted down the final straights, Mo Farah took 3,000m gold at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Turin in 2009.

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After initially leading the pack, Mo had to settle for seventh in the 2009 IAAF World Championships - though he did finish as the fastest European.

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Mo became a household name when he took his first major title, the 10,000m gold in the 2010 European Championships in Barcelona. Not content to settle with one gold, Mo took the 5,000m gold days later in 13:31:18. Mo became the first Briton to win both the 10,000m and 5,000m European titles and this Championship truly signalled the start of his gold rush.

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After a long wait, Mo Farah smashed David Moorcroft's 28-year-old 5,000m British record. Mo finished in fifth place at the Diamond League event in Zurich with a time of 12:57:94 and the records have carried on tumbling ever since.

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Farah cemented his reputation as one of Britain's greatest ever middle distance runners after he took 5,000m gold at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu in 13:23:26. Mo's victory was even sweeter after he narrowly missed out on 10,000m glory, overtaken just 20m from the finish by Ethiopian Ibrahim Jeilan. Now Mo has set his sights on Olympic gold.

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