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Mo Farah (Getty Images)
Mo Farah (Getty Images)

Eugene - Mo Farah laid down a marker to his rivals with a superb 5,000m victory in the Prefontaine Classic here Saturday as triple jump king Christian Taylor edged ever closer to his dream of a world record leap.

Farah, the four-time Olympic champion who is embarking on his final season of track racing, clocked the fastest time of the year after romping home in 13min 00.70sec at Eugene's Hayward Field in Oregon.

The 34-year-old British distance running king, who completed a 'double-double' of 5,000m and 10,000m gold at last year's Olympics, said he had been determined to send a message to his challengers as he builds towards his farewell at the World Championships in August.

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