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Usain Bolt, Mo Farah show their stuff in victories

Usain Bolt, Mo Farah show their stuff in victories
Jamaican Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt smiles after crossing the finish line of the "Mano a Mano" men's 100-meter challenge Aug. 17 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Silvia Izquierdo / Associated Press)

The past weekend offered a chance for two of track's biggest names to reassert their dominance of the sport. Sort of.

Mo Farah of Britain recovered from a difficult season to win the 5,000 meters at the European Championships on Sunday, completing a 5,000-10,000 sweep -- a feat he had previously accomplished at the world championships and the Olympics.

"It's been a brilliant championship for me," he said. "It gives me good confidence."

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt was not as thrilled by his 100-meter victory in a special event in Rio de Janeiro. Running at that distance for the first time this season, Bolt finished the "Mano a Mano" in 10.06 seconds.

"The race was OK," he said. "My first part wasn't as explosive as I wanted it to be but overall I think I executed well."

The world's fastest man expressed hope that he'll run faster in two upcoming races.

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