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Triple double for Farah

Mo Farah replicated his Olympic Games and World Championships heroics by winning the men’s 5,000 metres to complete a long-distance double at the European Championships.

The British runner took gold in the 10,000m on Wednesday and followed that up with another triumph on Sunday, crossing the line first in 14 minutes 5.82 seconds.

It is the third straight year Farah has won the two races at a major championships, doing so memorably at London 2012 and at the worlds in Moscow 12 months later.

Farah's achievements in Zurich have remedied what had previously been a difficult year for the 31-year-old.

He was disappointed by his display at the London Marathon and frustrated further when illness forced him to miss the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

But six weeks on from a health scare which involved him being airlifted to hospital after collapsing, he was back in typically prolific medal-winning form.

He kicked away just after the bell to beat Hayle Ibrahimov of Azerbaijan to the line in the 5,000m, with another Brit, Andy Vernon, taking bronze.

Vernon's medal took Britain's overall haul to 20 - breaking their previous European Championships record of 19 set in Barcelona four years ago.