Unlike Usain Bolt who ended his running career with a third place win, famous long distance runner, Sir Mo Farah said goodbye to his track career in dramatic fashion as he claimed gold in the 5,000m at the IAAF Diamond League in Zurich.
The four-time Olympic champion was clinging on with his fingernails down the final straight as Muktar Edris flung himself towards the line.
In the end it was a perfect send off for Farah as he won the enthralling race by four hundredths of a second to finish in a time of 13.06.05.
The 34-year-old took gold in the 10,000m at the World Championships in London this month before losing his 5,000m crown but was able to win his final British track race in Birmingham.
And following the dramatic race in Switzerland, Farah admitted he had been forced to dig deep getting over the line to claim victory.
“I wanted to win, and it is amazing that I have won, but it was hard work,” said Farah. “I will miss the track, the people, my fans.
“I have enjoyed running in stadiums for a lot of years, but now first of all I will enjoy being with my family.”
It was a fineChijindu Ujah clinched the final Diamond League 100m with a time of 9.97seconds.
Ujah fended off World Champion Justin Gatlin with the superb time to cap off the biggest win of his career.
It was a season’s best for Ujah, who was part of Great Britain’s gold medal 4x100m relay team at the London World Championships, and the 23-year-old was delighted with his season ending display.