World Athletics Championship 2017: Day One

Athletics

ByTheMinAthlete

Right then, that's all for day one of the 2017 IAAF World Championships! Much more to come over the next ten days. I've been @hannakin__, thanks for following!

Just time for the 10,000m medal ceremony, looks like the majority of spectators have stayed to watch which is good to see. Mo Farah steps up to accept his gold. The first of the London 2017 World Championships.

Just stepping away from the track briefly, Holly Bradshaw has safely qualified for the pole vault final. She cleared 4.55m and was then able to pass the final height.

A World Lead time for Mo, 26:49.51 Silver goes to Joshua Cheptegei with a PB of 26:49.94. Bronze for Paul Tanui of Kenya with 26:50.60

That's his 10th gold medal, his 8th 10,000m win in a row. He overtakes Michael Johnson and Carl Lewis in the all time medals list and now sits second only to Usain Bolt. Britain's greatest ever athlete.

Farah goes straight over to his family, they're all out on the track. The crowd has been cheering nonstop for the past half an hour and it doesn't sound like they're going to quiet down any time soon!

MO FARAH LEADS DOWN THE HOME STRAIGHT. MO FARAH IS WORLD CHAMPION. What a race that was. The hardest he's been pushed in a long time. But even that was not enough. And you didn't doubt him for a second, did you?

Sue Revell (@TheMissionMaven)

Excellence in Mo-tion. No words.

Hannah (@hannakin__)

Incredible!

Mo makes his move! He takes the lead and theres the bell! Three Kenyans behind him. Tanui his closest challenger. Come on Mo!

Farah on the outside and retakes the lead with two laps to go. Him and Hadis jostling for the lead.

That was a clear call out from Mo. Brief though. Hadis retakes the lead, Kamwara second, Cheptegi third. Three laps left.

Sue Revell (@TheMissionMaven)

Here he comes!