LONDON -- Mo Farah, who trains in Portland, won an Olympic gold medal for Britain in the men's 10,000 meters, followed by his training partner Galen Rupp.

Spotlight: Mo Farah

The Somali-born Farah kicked away from a big pack coming into the final straight and won in 27 minutes, 30.42 seconds, holding off partner Rupp, who took silver for the United States in 27:30.90.

Photos:Mo Farah and Galen Rupp in men's 10k

Rupp holds the American record in the 10,000 meter. He attended Central Catholic High School in Portland, where he trained under American marathon legend Alberto Salazar. He went on to lead a distance running renaissance at the University of Oregon, where he won five NCAA titles.

Spotlight: Galen Rupp

Rupp was a 2008 Olympian and three-time USA Outdoors 10,000 meter champion. Saturday's silver was his first Olympic medal and the first medal for an American in that event since 1964.

Farah's was the first gold medal ever for Britain in the men's 10,000 meter. He also trained under Alberto Salazar.

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