On this day in 2015: Farah writes history

Sport360 staff 09:46 29/08/2016
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British endurance athlete Mo Farah has shown a welcome habit of making history throughout his storied career.

Another landmark was reached by him on this day, one year ago.

He wrote his name in the record books by completing a hat-trick of long-distance doubles at global championships by retaining his world 5,000 metres title in Beijing at the World Championships.

A blistering last lap of 52.6 seconds was to prove the difference as he chased down Kenya’s Caleb Ndiku, who had gone to the front before the bell and stretched away down the back straight.

A year ater, Farah would succeed yet again in the 5,000m and 10,000m at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

More memorable sporting events on this day:

1895: Rugby league can trace its origins back to a meeting of 21 Yorkshire and Lancashire clubs held on this day in Huddersfield.

1964: Mickey Mantle ties Babe Ruth’s career strikeout record (1,330).

2005: Italian Pierluigi Collina retires from football refereeing.

2012: Andrew Strauss steps down as England Test captain and retires from professional cricket.

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