Farah wins men's 10,000m, Rupp takes silver for U.S.
London, England (Sports Network) - Mo Farah of Great Britain won the men's 10,000-meters Saturday at the London Games, shocking two-time defending gold medalist Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia.
Farah, the European record holder, finished the race in 27 minutes, 30.42 seconds. Galen Rupp, the U.S. Olympic trials champion, crossed the finish line .48 seconds later.
The race stayed together for most of the 10,000 meters, but with a few laps to go Farah moved to the front. He began his kick with a little more than a lap remaining and held on for the victory, while Rupp surged for second.
Farah became the first British man to win the event, while Rupp is the fisrt American to medal in the men's 10,000 since Billy Mills won in 1964.
Ethiopia's Tariku Bekele was third with a time of 27:31.43, while his brother Kenenisa Bekele, winner of the last two gold medals, finished fourth. Kenenisa Bekele was trying to become the first man to win three gold medals in the 10,000m.
08/04 17:05:16 ET