It was a fitting send off for the Somali born athlete, to have the last race of his career at the stadium where he won two gold medals at the 2012 Olympic Games.
Sir Mo Farah had already won gold in the 10,000 metre race at this year’s World Championships in London a few days ago; but his final event on the track, the 5,000 metre, he placed second behind Ethiopian Muktar Edris.
While it wasn’t the result he wanted, the race caps off a stellar career that has spanned more than two decades; and he wraps up his time being the most successful British track athlete in modern Olympic Games history. Farah is such an incredible runner because while he mostly competes in the 5,000 and 10,000 metre races, he has also been competitive in shorter distances and marathons.
The 34-year-old’s talent was noticed by physical education teacher Alan Watkinson, who told him he’d buy Sir Mo a football shirt if he won the English schools cross country.