The internet has too much fun with this photo of Bernard Lagat and Mo Farah

Written by: Joe Bosshard

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Finish line photo of Bernard Lagat and Mo Farah

Leave it to the good people over at reddit (I couldn’t not write a post about this) to take an epic picture and make it epic-er.  They got their hands on this finish line photo of Bernard Lagat and Mo Farah and went to work.

Here is the original picture.

Farah Lagat

First, a bit of background on the photo. 

The original picture comes from the 5k finals at the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea where Mo Farah just nipped Bernard Lagat for gold.  The top three finished within .56 seconds of each other.

Details 1 439 Mohamed FARAH GBRGBR 13:23.36
Details 2 1093 Bernard LAGAT USAUSA 13:23.64
Details 3 372 Dejen GEBREMESKEL ETHETH 13:23.92

Farah went on to get silver in the 10,000m a few days later.

Check out the 5k race. This was the start of Farah’s dominance.  A year later, he won Olympic Gold in the 5k and 10k and has been unstoppable in global championships since.

The last two laps are crazy!

Okay, enough about the race.  The internet saw this picture and decided it was ripe for a photoshop battle. Here are some of my favorites.

photo of bernard lagat and mo farah
GallowBoob/Reddit

Transformers, Mad Maxx, Jurrasic Park…what?  Lagat outrunning them all.

photo of Bernard lagat and Mo Farah
TicoMachi/Reddit

So much goodness.

Photo of Bernard Lagat and Mo Farah
Xamuel1804/Reddit

The Supreme Leader is no match for Lagat.

 

Photo of Bernard Lagat and Mo Farah
TT1008/Reddit

Always better with a shirtless Vlad.

 

 

photo of bernard lagat and mo farah
blue_awning/Reddit

Sorry Lagat but this crown goes to Mo Farah.

photo of bernard lagat and mo farah
azumlex/Reddit

I don’t know what to say about this one. It’s terrifying, but I can’t stop looking.  It’s so wrong, yet so right.

 

Photo of Bernard Lagat and Mo Farah
workingat7/Reddit

Age is just a number. Don’t retire guys!

photo of bernard lagat and mo farah
RetardedAcceleration/Reddit

Must be the only reason Farah was able to win this one.

photo of bernard lagat and mo farah
empa111/Reddit

Next level stuff.  However, in all seriousness, if there was a Mt Rushmore for American distance runners, then Lagat is probably on it.

 

photo of bernard lagat and mo farah
deknegt1990/Reddit

Obligatory Star Wars picture.

Photo of Bernard Lagat and Mo Farah
I_Am_Kylo_Ren_AMA/Reddit

Farah does love a stylish wedding dress.
Okay enough of all this, we have things to do.  Good job internet, you win again.

 

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Joe is a former University of Colorado runner with a penchant for numbers and filing tax returns. He started run2run as a distraction while studying for CPA exams.

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