Farah finishes fourth after failed appeal on day of drama in Istanbul
17:30 GMT, 11 March 2012
Mo Farah finished fourth in the 3,000m at the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul on Sunday, but briefly thought he had won a bronze medal.
Farah finished the race out of the medals, as the brilliant Bernard Lagat won his third world indoor title at the age of 37.
But Farah was then awarded a bronze after Kenya's Edwin Soi, who originally finished third, was disqualified for obstruction.
Victory: Bernard Lagat celebrates as he crosses the line to win 3,000m gold
A subsequent appeal by the Kenyan
then saw the result changed again, and under IAAF rules there was no
chance for the British team to question the outcome again.
Britain's head coach Charles van
Commenee was disappointed afterwards, saying: 'For me it was clear. I
have studied the footage many times and the referee agreed so that's why
he changed the result. I feel pretty stuffed really.'
Straight after the race, Farah said: 'I was disappointed, I got pushed a bit.
'It's part of the sport, This is not an Olympic event, but it's a good learning curve.
'I've got to keep my head down and keep training twice as hard.'
Taking a tumble: Farah falls over after crossing the line in Istanbul
Asked if it was a case of him running
one race too much over the winter, Farah said: 'Not at all, it was all
about tactics and speed and that just proves again you can't take
anything for granted and I need to keep working hard.'
Lagat took the race by the scruff of the neck, adding to previously world indoor victories in 2004 and 2010.
If the American runs at the London Olympics in the summer, it will be his fourth Games. He won bronze in the 1,500m at the Sydney Games in 2000, and silver in the same event at the 2004 Athens Olympics.