Farah wins 10,000 m. on golden night for Britain

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. AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus

(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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