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Alberto Salazar

Front-running Kenyans, a late stumble? Nothing stops Mo

Rarely has Mo Farah been challenged like he was Saturday. The combined might of the Kenyan team was working to sap his strength and a stumble in the chaos of lapping runners on the last go-round made this year's 10,000-meter race at the world championships truly memorable. It almost put a summer of doping allegations hitting his coach and training partner into the back of his mind. Yet again on Saturday, there was no denying Farah, who is halfway home to a third long-distance double in as many major championships. "To back it up year after year, it hasn't been easy," the British runner said, reflecting on a 5,000-10,000 double at the 2012 London Olympics and the...

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