Four-time Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah finished fourth in his final event, London’s The Big Half.
The 40-year-old stayed with the front runners for the opening 30 minutes of Sunday’s top men’s race but then fell back.
Jack Rowe won in a new personal best time of 1 hour, 1 minute, and 8 seconds, while Farah finished in 1 hour, 2 minutes, and 43 seconds.
The elite women’s race was won by Calli Thackery, who finished in 1:10:15.
Abbie Donnelly finished in third at 1:10:31, 47 seconds behind Thackery, while Rose Harvey came in second at 1:10:02.
Throughout most of the men’s race, Mahamed Mahamed was in the lead. However, he eventually finished eight seconds behind the winner, Rowe. In third place was Andrew Butchart (1:02:15).
Next to cross the line was Farah, who has announced his retirement after the Great North Run on September 10. He has won six world crowns in addition to his four Olympic gold medals.
I haven’t been feeling great this week due to a cold, so it was extremely emotional for me,” Farah admitted.
I wasn’t sure whether I could finish the race, but I thought about how many people had come out to watch and how I might not get another shot.
You can’t take anything away from Jack, even if I came out here and gave it my all today. He earned that victory; he’s been toiling away at it for three years.
He said, “When you reach the pinnacle of success, it must inevitably cease. I’m a little bit older now.
The men’s wheelchair race was won by David Weir in a photo finish with Danny Sidbury; Johnboy Smith came in third.
The women’s competition was just as exciting, with Samantha Kinghorn coming out on top, narrowly edging out Eden Rainbow-Cooper. Mel Woods came in third.