Farah is the first Briton to claim three gold medals in athletics at the Olympic Games.

Watch Britains Mo Farah falls on track during 10000m gets back up and takes the goldScreenshots
Social Olympics Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 17:01

On Saturday, Britain's Mo Farah had a dramatic win at the Rio Olympics, finishing first even after he had a mid-race fall during the 10,000m event. 

Farah tumbled to the ground after appearing to trip over American Galen Rupp on the 10th lap at the Olympic Stadium. 

But he recovered quickly to set the pace before charging to the finish line in a time of 27:5:17 minutes.

A video of Farah tripping over, then getting up and leading the race has since gone viral on Facebook, with over 22,000 shares. 

According to the Mirror, Farah later told BBC Radio 5 Live that "At one moment I thought my dream was over, my race was over. I tried to be tough, and that is what I did."

"Once you've fallen, it's hard to get back up and win. I was thinking 'no, no. I can't let Rhianna [his stepdaughter] down'," he added.

Farah is the first Briton to claim three gold medals in athletics at the Olympic Games.

The 33-year-old previously won the 5,000m and 10,000m event at the 2012 London Games.

 

(Agency inputs)

 

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