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Farah wins gold

Betting tips RSS / Jamie "The Pacman" Pacheco / 05 September 2011 / Leave a comment Bet Now View Market

Catch me if you can. Mo Farah isn't getting caught this time.

The Briton was matched at a high of 7.0 on the Betfair market...

There was redemption and a gold medal for Mo Farah in Daegu earlier today but disappointment for triple-jumper Philips Idowu, who found 17.96 a little too hot to handle.

Mo Farah won gold for Great Britain on the last day of the Athletics World Championship in Daegu. He had suffered disappointment earlier on in the Championships when caught on the line in the 10,000 metres by Ethiopia's Ibrahim Jeilan but he learnt from his mistake and timed today's final sprint to perfection. The USA's Bernard Lagat was always going to be his main threat but the eventual runner-up got caught up in traffic over the last bend and gave Farah too much of a head start down the stretch. Although he was closing in on him at the end, Farah had enough energy left in the tank to not allow for a repeat of Sunday's heart-break.

The Briton was matched at a high of [7.0] on the Betfair market and his gold and silver medals have seen him shorten to just [12.5] third-favourite to win Sports Personality Of The Year behind a duo of Northern Irish golfers in Darren Clarke (2.26) and Rory McIlroy (5.2). The new 5,000 metre World Champion has been backed at a high of [500.0] on the market.

There was however disappointment for Phillips Idowu, who was well-fancied to take gold in the triple jump. He traded at a low of [1.09] after taking the lead in the competition with a season-best 17:70m but American Christian Taylor responded with a monstrous 17.96m and that proved too good for Idowu.

In the women's 800m, South Africa's Caster Semenya went off at [1.45] and traded at a low of [1.2] when leading down the last 20 metres but she ended up going too early and was caught near the line by Russia's Mariya Savinova.


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