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RIO DE JANEIRO: There is no doubt about it: Mo Farah is among the greatest long-distance runners of all time.The British great produced one of his trademark controlled runs, topped with a blistering finish, to win the 5,000-meter gold medal Saturday and cap his second straight Olympic long-distance double.Farah came into the final stretch in the lead, and that meant it was over.Farah already won the 10,000 race in Rio to go along with his two gold medals from the same events in London four years ago. The last man to win both distance races in consecutive Olympics was Finnish great Lasse Viren at the 1972 Munich and 1976 Montreal Games.After another standout Olympics, Farah is ranking ever higher among the best runners in history.Farah now has four Olympic gold medals and five world championship titles.Nurmi has nine Olympic gold medals from the 1920 and 1924 Olympics, while Zatopek won the 5,000, 10,000 and marathon at the 1952 Helsinki Games.
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