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Mo Farah wins best European men's athlete award

Updated: October 5, 2012, 8:21 AM ET
Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Double Olympic champion Mo Farah has won the men's athlete of the year award from the European Athletics federation for a second straight year.

The British distance runner, who completed a 5,000-10,000-meters double at the London Olympics in August, beat two Frenchmen to the European honor. Olympic pole vault champion Renaud Lavillenie finished second and sprinter Christophe Lemaitre was third.

Farah also successfully defended his European 5,000 title at Helsinki ...

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