Farah justifies rest with gold

LONDON 2012 medal hope Mo Farah believes last night’s 5000m

European Championship victory vindicates his decision to withdraw from the final of last weekend’s Olympic trials.

Farah pulled out on the morning of Saturday’s 1500m final but having won gold last night with a comfortable time of 13 minutes and 29.91 seconds, was adamant that his earlier judgment was right.

“I didn’t do the 1500m final but it was just to save my legs and to come out here and get a good race,” said Farah. “I apologise to everyone who bought tickets but this medal means more to me than doing the final and getting a medal there.”