Most athletes can hardly raise a word after running hard over 3,000 metres.
But Mo Farah could hardly stop chatting away confidently about his chances of tasting more golden success at the World championships in Moscow next month.
Not that Farah needed to hit top gear to race away from a field that knew the writing was on the wall the moment the British star took the lead 500m out in London on Saturday and pushed the cruise control button.
Twelve months on from ‘Super Saturday’, the greatest day of his sporting life, Farah was just as impressive as he romped to victory cheered on by 60,000 adoring fans at London’s Olympic Stadium.
Farah may now be 30, and have little to prove to the worldwide audience which witnessed his stunning distance double triumph in East London in 2012.
But the drive, desire and determination was there for all to see in his body language as he switched his focus from thanking the British public for roaring him on again to the prospect of a more fame and glory in Russia.
Farah took over the spotlight from Friday’s 100m drawcard Usain Bolt, who still had the last say on Saturday when he anchored the Jamaica 4x100 team to victory in a meeting record of 37.75 secs.
Bolt was even more upbeat about the possibility of setting a new world record or two at the World championships after a Diamond League meeting which recreated some of the London 2012 atmosphere.
The fastest man on the planet insisted: “I would love to set a new world record in Moscow. We will have to wait and see but I feel like I am gradually getting to my best and you never know.” — AFP