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Farah's Saturday night repeat
Mo Farah dedicated his two gold medals to his unborn twin daughters after becoming only the seventh man in history to complete the Olympic long-distance double.
Seven days after claiming Britain's third gold medal in the space of 45 minutes on 'Super Saturday' in the 10,000m, Farah produced another brilliant performance in the 5,000m to send a capacity 80,000 crowd into a frenzy.
And the athletics action was then rounded off in a fitting fashion as Usain Bolt anchored Jamaica to gold in the 4x100m relay, breaking their own world record with a storming run of 36.84 seconds. Bolt paid his own tribute to Farah, performing the Briton's 'Mobot' celebration as he crossed the line after powering away from American Ryan Bailey on the final leg.
"I told him I was going to try it out," Bolt said. "It looks good on me, I might just take it."
Farah, who somehow had the energy to celebrate his victory with a few sit-ups on the track - Bolt having chosen press-ups after his 200m win on Thursday - said: "It's an unbelievable feeling, the best feeling ever."
His wife Tania is pregnant with twins, due imminently, and Farah added: "Those two medals are to my two girls that are coming. They're twins so there's one for each. They could arrive any day.
"I just want to thank everyone who's supported me. All my coaches from previous years and all the people who've been involved in my life. I can't thank everybody enough. I want to say particularly to my wife, with her carrying twins, it hasn't been easy but I didn't want to know about it.
"If anything happens she promised she wouldn't let me know so I'm glad it all worked out well. I'm just amazed. Two gold medals - who would have thought that? I never thought coming to London I'd be double Olympic champion. It's been a long journey grafting and grafting, but anything is possible."
Farah took advantage of a slow race to hit the front with 700m remaining and was never headed, covering the last lap in under 53 seconds to hold off Ethiopia's Dejen Gebremeskel to win in 13mins 41.66sec. Thomas Longosiwa of Kenya claimed bronze.
The 29-year-old therefore added his name to the illustrious group of men who had previously taken the 5,000m and 10,000m titles at the same Games - Hannes Kolehmainen of Finland in 1912, Emil Zatopek of Czechoslovakia in 1952, Vladimir Kuts of the USSR in 1956, Finland's Lasse Viren in 1972 and 1976, Miruts Yifter of Ethiopia in 1980 and countryman Kenenisa Bekele at Beijing four years ago.