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Mo Farah Won The Double Double And GB Lost Its Shit

Adds Rio 5000m gold to his collection of Olympic medals.

Arise Sir Mo!!!!! πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

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Great Britain's Mo Farah has won gold in the men's 5000 metres final in Rio: his second gold of the games. πŸ…πŸ…

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The 33-year-old Londoner, born in Somalia, came under pressure on the back straight, but dug in and kicked for home on the final bend to win "comfortably".

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Farah has now banked a historic double double, with gold medals in the 5000m and 10,000m at London in 2012, and Rio in 2016. πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…

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(Not to mention five golds in World Championships at Daegu, Moscow and Beijing!)


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Plenty of Britons had stayed up late to watch Mo make history.

Mo Farah unbelievable! The double double πŸ…πŸ…#Rio2016

And they lost their collective shit...

OMG!!! #MoFarah incredible run, that was astonishing!!! #TeamGB

All Hail The Emperor @Mo_Farah. Legend. What a privilege to witness that man race. D Double. Ooower Ooower!!

Wow! Just Wow! Rio is Mo Town. @Mo_Farah is surely the greatest long-distance runner of all time. The double double.

And if Brendan Foster says #MoFarah is the best #TeamGB distance runner ever and one of the greatest the world has seen, that'll do for me.

Mo Farah represents the very best of the British character. He was a kid from a wartorn hellhole, and we took him in.

Britain right now...

Pretty sure this women in the @Mo_Farah selfie represents all of us in #GBR right now


Mo Farah’s last nine finals in the #Olympics and the world championships: πŸ†πŸ…πŸ…πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ…πŸ…

Ping Her Majesty: this guy needs a Knighthood ASAP! πŸ…πŸ… + πŸ‘‘ = πŸ—‘πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

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