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Farah, Fraser-Pryce win at the double

MIGHTY MO:Britain’s Mo Farah is only the second man after Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele to hold the Olympic and world 5,000m and 10,000m titles simultaneously

Reuters, MOSCOW

Next came Menkov, who broke the Russian long jump record twice on the way to winning with 8.56m in a final in which six men leapt over 8.20m.

Four-time world champion Dwight Phillips of the US had postponed his retirement in a bid for one final golden moment, but the 35-year-old finished down in 11th with 7.88m.

Germany’s David Storl retained his world shot put title in controversial circumstances when his winning throw of 21.73m, originally ruled a foul, was allowed to stand after judges consulted a photographer’s camera.

Normal service had resumed for the US by the end of the night with the men’s 4x400m relay team dominating the race to win in 2:58.71.

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