'Awesome' Farah wins 2nd gold
Mo Farah has won his second Olympic gold medal of the summer with victory in the 5,000m – a performance hailed as “awesome” by London Mayor Boris Johnson, while Ed Miliband described it as “amazing, emotional, inspiring”.
Mr Farah, who was born in Somalia, is expected to attend David Cameron's hunger summit at Downing Street tomorrow. Mr Cameron has said the runner, who also won the 10,000m last week, is "an Olympic legend and a true British hero". The head of London 2012 Lord Coe said Mr Farah was now "arguably the greatest" British runner ever.
Other victories today by Ed McKeever in kayaking and Luke Campbell in boxing mean Team GB's gold medal tally stands at 27.
Mr Johnson tonight paid tribute to Mr Farah and the rest of Team GB: "It is the icing on the London 2012 cake to witness this awesome athlete's stunning and historic victory tonight sealing two amazing golds in middle distance running.
"He follows so many of our great team who have excelled beyond even their wildest dreams, in what has been the best Games ever and rounding off another fantastic day of sporting action."