Having won gold in the men's 10,000m, Great Britain's Mo Farah had already had a successful 2012 Olympics heading into Saturday's men's 5000m final. However, he had a little extra incentive to add a second gold, something he accomplished with a winning time of 13:41:66.
Farah's wife, Tania, is pregnant and expecting soon, giving him even more reason to add a second gold medal to the collection.
"These two medals are for my two girls who aren't born yet," he said, according to the Associated Press. "My twins are coming. They could arrive any day and the doctors told us they could arrive any time in the next 12 days. It's amazing!"
Farah took the lead with 700 meters to go in the tightly-bunched race, then ran to the finish line while the 80,000 people in attendance cheered him on. The crowd served as an extra boost for Farah, who entered the race as the favorite.
"The crowd helped him. He ran 100 percent and they added another 10," said American runner Bernard Lagat, who finished fourth.
Farah became just the seventh man to win gold in both the 5,000m and 10,000m in the same Olympics, an impressive feat, even to him.
"It's unbelievable," Farah said. "Two gold medals, who would have thought that?"