Olympics 2012 - Can Mo Farah complete a famous double gold?

When Mo Farah won gold in the 10,000 metres last weekend, it was declared as the most famous and successful night in the history of British Athletics.

Not only did Farah win gold, but so did Jessica Ennis and Greg Rudeford. It was magical hour or so and Farah certainly played his part.

The celebrations will live with everyone who was there forever, although for Farah, he couldn't quite relax. A few days later he was involved in the men's 5,000m semi-final and having made it through that, he has the final on Saturday evening.

Speaking about the semi-final for a moment, those looking at betting offers for this event will notice that Farah really had to push it. He mentioned afterwards that he was tired and needed to push it more than ever.

The same will apply on Saturday evening. He of course will have the crowd behind him and if he is in contention going into the last 100m or so, you would expect him to bring home a medal at the very least.

Looking at the odds, Farah is being considered as the joint favourite alongside Dejen Gebremeskel. Betfred has both runners down at 7/4 and they are followed by Bernard Lagat at 9/1.

This highlights how it really is a two horse race. Of course, distance running doesn't always work like this, but Farah and Gebremeskel will be keeping an eye on each other in the early stages, no doubt about that.

Looking at other odds for this race, Farah is 3/10 with William Hill to get a medal. He is even the leading contender to get the new world record, but this race isn't about the time.

It is about finishing the race ahead of everybody else, something which Farah would make history with if he manages to do it.

Bring on Saturday evening!

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