A happy Mo Farah talked to the media at length after the race.
He was pleased to get the win, but said he really wanted to run faster. The problem was with the pacing. Once the rabbits stopped at 4k, the pace lagged. Ricky Simms, Farah's agent, told us that they offered guys five figures (more than they would get for winning the 5000m) to pace and they couldn't get anyone. The problem is to run 26:30 pace (13:15 for 5k), you need to be a sub 13:00 guy and sub 13:00 guys think they can win the 5ks, and they want to keep their world ranking etc, so they don't want to pace even if they will get paid a ton.
Ricky said the race even put financial incentives for the top guys in the 10k to lead after 5k, but it didn't work as the pace lagged the 2nd 5k.
Farah talked at length about racing everyone at all sorts of distances. His next race is a 1500m in England and he talked about his magical 1500m in Monaco.
He said he views Galen as his top rival at 10,000m and talked about their friendship and rivalry. He said he thinks Galen will be an Olympic 10,000m champion.
And he even talked about LRC hyping up Geoffrey Kamworor as the next guy who might be abe to beat Mo at 10k. A reporter asked Farah if it was important to beat Kamworor because he was the guy everyone was talking about. Farah said, "There's been a lot of talk. You guys hype up (the next guy who is going to beat me), particularly LetsRun. Are u (LetsRun) here?"
I identified myself and we both laughed and I said the sport needs more rivalries and Farah said, "The sport needs more characters."
Full interview here: https://youtu.be/F7Fsof07EBw