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Super Saturday the sequel: Ennis-Hill, Farah and Rutherford aim for gold repeat

Farah, the strongest favourite of the three at Rio 2016, believes he has the edge over his rivals because of his pedigree. It will be tougher for Ennis-Hill and Rutherford

It sounds eerily familiar: Jessica Ennis-Hill favourite in the heptathlon, Mo Farah gunning for gold in the 10,000m and Greg Rutherford desperate to prove the doubters wrong in the long jump. Between them, they provided the greatest 46 minutes in British athletics’ history by winning three golds in London 2012. Four years on in Rio they have every chance of creating a spectacular sequel: Super Saturday Redux.

Farah has long been the strongest favourite of the three, and his price shortened further still after he became the quickest over 5,000m this year at July’s Anniversary Games. A £100 bet on him at most British bookies to win 10,000m gold would win around £25.

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