Britain's Mo Farah, right, crosses the finish line to win gold ahead of Galen Rupp of the United States in the men's 10,000-meter final, at Olympic Stadium in London, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012.
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(CBS/AP) LONDON - Mo Farah has won the 10,000 meters at the London Olympics to give Britain three gold medals in track and field in about one hour on Saturday night.
The Somali-born Farah kicked away from a big pack coming into the final straight and won in 27 minutes, 30.42 seconds, holding off training partner Galen Rupp of the United States, who took silver in 27:30.90.
Rupp is only the third American in 100 years to medal in the long-distance event.
Tariku Bekele finished in 27:31.43 to pick up bronze for Ethiopia.
Earlier Saturday, Jessica Ennis won the heptathlon, and Greg Rutherford won the long jump for Britain.
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