Great Britain yesterday celebrated their biggest medal haul in World Indoor Championship history.
That feat was made to seem even more remarkable given that Mo Farah had his medal effectively taken away from him by the officials.
Farah finished fourth in a physical 3000 metres final in Istanbul, but was promoted to third when, prompted by UK Athletics head coach Charles van Commenee, the race referee agreed that Kenya's Edwin Soi had been guilty of obstruction. That was briefly reflected in the official medal table, but was then overturned following an official appeal from the Kenyan team, which could not be challenged further under IAAF rules.
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