Mo Farah came third in his 5,000m heat today to guarantee a place in Saturday’s final, as the British runner looks to seal a double Olympic gold haul at London 2012.
He became the first Briton to win the 10,000 meters on an historic Saturday night and the crowd showed their appreciation for Farah when they announced his name at the starting line. The hard work he put in for his super Saturday triumph certainly showed, as he had to dig in for his place in another final.
"It was pretty difficult as I was tired," he told BBC Sport.
"The heat took a bit more out of me than I was expecting," he added. "But I'm really happy with where I am now and I've got a couple of days off.
"I kept getting caught as there was a lot of pushing and shoving going on. That's what happens in the heats. Hopefully, it will settle down in the final."
The 29-year-old will have to work just as hard in the 5,000m final and he will be looking to create another emotional sporting memory for Team GB, after his wife and daughter joined him on the track after his 10,000m victory. Farah is weary of the opposition and stayed behind to study his rivals in the second heat as he begins to focus on doubling his gold medal tally at these games.
Fellow Briton Nick McCormick was 12th in heat two and failed to reach Saturday's final, although he did narrowly miss out as the fastest loser.
"I did everything I possibly could," he said. "I'm disappointed I missed out by two spots, but it was a brilliant occasion.
"I loved the crowd, they were absolutely fantastic. I gave it everything, but I have come a long way from where I was two years ago and I'm just disappointed not to make the final.
"I think I could have done. It was a very scrappy race. I just didn't have enough but I gave it everything, I've got no regrets."