The man who trailed in Mo Farah s wake in the 5000 metres at the World Championships in Daegu admitted the Briton was as good as unbeatable in Sundays final.
Farah held off American Bernard Lagat to win gold in a dramatic race and help make up for the disappointment of having to settle for silver in the 10-000m seven days earlier.
Lagat- the world champion over 1500 and 5-000m in 2007- tracked Farah for much of the race- but had no answer to the 28-year-olds final-lap kick.
Farah having learned from the mistake he made in the 10000m when he was passed in the last 30m by unknown Ethiopian Ibrahim Jeilan, bravely held on to win by 0.28 seconds and become the first British man to win a world title over 5,000m.
Mo Farah is a strong athlete he said he wanted to put himself in a winning position and he did Lagat said. I knew with the way he ran there was no way he was going to get beaten. Halkaan ka Daawo