Farah celebrates track win with twins
Mon, 27 Aug 2012 6:21a.m.
Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah of Britain won the two-mile race, the final event of the day, with a time of 8:27.24 before a jubilant home crowd.
In addition to his victory, Farah was also celebrating the birth of twin girls late Friday.
"I can't believe the year. It will never happen again like this," Farah says. "It hasn't been easy coming back from the Olympics but I'm just happy with how everything is going - two twins and two gold medals."
The 29 year-old Farah claims he will have the names of his two newborn daughters inscribed on his two Olympic gold medals - once he and his wife have chosen names for them.
"The first born will have 10,000m and the second will have the 5,000m," Farah says.
Farah's compatriot, Christine Ohuruogu, finished second in her 400m race with a time of 50.67 seconds to Rosemarie Whyte of Jamaica, who recorded a season's best time of 50.2 seconds to claim the win.
Farah's fellow British gold medallist, Greg Rutherford, could not repeat his Olympic heroics in the long jump, finishing in third position. Russian Aleksandr Menkov won the event with a jump of 8.18 meters. American Christian Taylor finished second.
In the women's 400m hurdles, the crowd thought they had another home winner in Perri Shakes-Drayton after Jamaican Kaliese Spencer was disqualified for bringing her leg around a hurdle.
However, Spencer appealed successfully and was reinstated as the race winner.
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