Britain's Mo Farah, right, competes in a men's 5000-meter heat at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

 

What's up with Mo Farah getting tripped all the time at the Rio Olympics? 

The British distance star was clipped and fell in the final of the 10,000 meters. He got up and won to retain his Olympic title.

And again in the 5,000-meter heats on Wednesday, Farah was hit from behind in the closing stages. He stumbled but caught his balance when a fall would have probably meant he was out.

That would have ended his hopes of a double-double in the 5,000 and 10,000 at the games. British hearts were in mouths.

 

 

 

Maybe there's a conspiracy by other runners to stop Farah's dominance? He smiled at that thought. 

But Farah's explanation for the trippin' was this: He's got a really long stride, and that means he's always colliding with other runners.

"It’s quite nerve wracking," he said.

Britain's Mo Farah, left, leads the pack during a men's 5000-meter heat at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)