Mo Farah
Farah strolled to gold in Switzerland.Getty Images/OLIVIER MORIN

Mo Farah claimed a record-breaking fifth European Athletic Championship gold after retaining his 5,000m title with another assured performance in Zurich.

The 31 year old controlled a calmly run race throughout before pulling away from Hayle Ibrahimov on the final lap, while fellow-Briton Andy Vernon won bronze.

The double success takes Great Britain's medal tally to 20, making the championships the most successful for the nation in its 80-year history.