Mo Farah wins men's 5,000 at world championships

By the Associated Press | September 4, 2011 | 9:45 AM EDT

From right, Ethiopia's Abera Kuma, Ethiopia's Imane Merga, Britain's Mo Farah and Kenya's Isiah Kiplangat Koech compete in the Men's 5000m final at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

DAEGU, South Korea (AP) — Mo Farah of Britain held off Bernard Lagat of the United States to win the men's 5,000 meters Sunday at the world championships.

Farah, who took the silver in the 10,000 last weekend, won in 13 minutes, 23.36 seconds.

Lagat was second, 0.28 seconds back. Imane Merga of Ethiopia won the bronze in 13:23.78.

Defending champion Kenenisa Bekele withdrew after dropping out of the 10,000.