In the first of his gold medals in the 10,000m run, Farah actually fell midway through the race after tripping on another runner, but he was able to quickly get up, regain his composure, and get back into the race. Ultimately he controlled the tempo throughout the race, before using his trademark kick at the end to comfortably pull away from Paul Chelimo of the US and Hagos Gebrhiwet of Kenya.
In the 5000m final, Farah sat four or five back for most of the race, until the penultimate lap when he made a strong move to the front. From there, he consistently headed off all challenges for the lead, maintaining parity to the final stretch where he again pushed to victory. The US athletes turned in amazing performances, with Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo winning silver and Bernard Legat finishing an admirable fifth.
Caster Semanya was less of a surprise package as the defending Olympic champion and world champion, however her performance was strong and equally dominant in a tough field.
Watching these races was an absolute highlight of what has been an incredible Olympic Games.