Mo Farah was driven to perform by Jessica Ennis heptathlon victory

Farah spurred on by Ennis win
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Mo Farah says that seeing Jessica Ennis win the heptathlon inspired him to take gold in the men's 10,000m.

Great Britain 10,000m Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah has revealed that he was inspired by Jessica Ennis winning the heptathlon on Saturday night.

Ennis clinched victory minutes before Farah took to the track to prepare for his 10,000m final.

Farah told BBC Sport: "I saw Jess with a flag and knew she must have won gold and I just felt I had to win."

"As I came through the tunnel, people were just shouting 'Go Mo!' and the atmosphere was something else. I was really buzzing, it was like someone had just given me 10 cups of coffee, I was just pumped up so much."

Farah and Ennis joined long jump winner Greg Rutherford to complete a hat-trick of gold medals for Team GB in a memorable night of athletics at the Olympic Stadium.

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