Anniversary Games: Chris O'Hare, Laura Muir and Andrew Butchart celebrate

Mo Farah won the 3,000m at the Anniversary Games

Mo Farah won the 3,000m at the Anniversary Games

Mo Farah sounded warning to his nearest rivals that he remains in peak form ahead of the World Championships after he won the 5,000m with an impressive display of front-running at the Anniversary Games on Sunday.

And for quadruple Olympic champion Farah, it was business as usual as he glided to a season's best time of 7:35.15minutes, with compatriot Andrew Butchart coming home third, behind Spain's Adel Mechaal. This is where my life changed, this is where I have made my name.

"Initially I was going to try and fit a 1500m race in between now and the world championships, but this is my last race now".

Winning has become the absolute norm for Farah since his breakthrough at the London Olympics, and anything other than a conclusive triumph with his trademark final kick would have come as a huge surprise.

His victory was overshadowed somewhat, however, by fresh allegations of doping after a leaked email on Friday showed the IAAF in 2015 had suspected Farah of taking banned drugs over unusual results in his biological passport. "I love being on the podium, hearing the anthem and making people proud to be British". I just want to thank the crowd for supporting Paralympic sport for years. It is just a small majority (sic) who think to become a success you must be doing something.

"I'm over the moon with that performance", said Butchart. That is who I am. "And let you guys do what you do".

Kendra Harrison will hope too to bring the crowd to their feet like she did previous year when she set aside the disappointment of failing to make the American Olympic team by timing 12.20sec to break the 100m hurdles world record that had stood for almost three decades.

"I just took it on and the legs were a bit exhausted in the last 100 metres but considering the races I've put together in the last few days I'm pretty happy".

Asked if she was disappointed, Muir replied: "Yes and no".

Harrison's pre-eminence in her event is mirrored by that of Russia's world high jump champion Mariya Lasitskene, competing under a neutral banner, who appears firmly on course to retain her title after clearing 2m or more seven times during the outdoor season, culminating in her world leading personal best and Diamond League record of 2.06m in Lausanne on Thursday.

The Kenya Defence Forces Corporal shattered the six-year 5,000m National Record by over two seconds with her thrilling solo effort of personal best and World lead time of 14 minutes and 18.37 seconds. I may have paid for it in the last 100 metres but I did the best I could.

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