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Farah, Ennis-Hill and Rutherford lead record golden haul for Team GB

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Great Britain have achieved their greatest ever gold medal haul at the World Athletic Championships this summer after earning four golds.

Team GB athletes not only impressed with these winning rewards, but they complimented them with one silver and two bronzes to take back to Britain from Beijing, exceeding the initial target of six medals.

Mo Farah managed to kick start Britain's success with his victory in the men's 10,000m before both the men and women's 4x400m relay teams concluded the Championships by picking up final day bronzes, helping to cover up the low of the baton mishandling from the men's 4x100m relay.

And while the grand total of seven medals is the exact same as the returns from Daegu in 2011, the record four golds from this year will undoubtedly give something for British athletics to shout about after what has been a sour summer for the sport.

Here we briefly revisit the glory golds from this year's World Championships before stopping off at the other successes of British athletics from the past 10 days.

Mo Farah - Men's 10,000m DAY ONE

The Briton started the summers' medal collection off in impressive style by defending his 10,000m title which inevitably put a summer of speculation behind him. Farah withheld the Kenyan challenge and his devastating finishing speed meant he came home with more than half a second to spare.

Jessica Ennis-Hill - Heptathlon DAY TWO

Ennis-Hill secured her first major championship success since her 2012 gold at the London Olympics in truly heroic style. She only returned to action in May due to the birth of her son Reggie 13 months ago, but the 29-year-old cruised to victory after sitting in first place from the day one.

Greg Rutherford - Men's long jump DAY FOUR

Greg Rutherford completed the full set of major titles by landing long jump gold, producing his furthest jump of the year leaping to a massive 8.41m. He adds this gold to ones from the Olympics, European Championships and Commonwealth games.

Mo Farah - Men's 5,000m DAY EIGHT

And after fears that the Somalian-born runner would be 'too tired' after his day one win to be a genuine challenger, didn't he prove us all wrong.

Farah wrote his name into the history books by completing a hat trick of long distance doubles at global championships by retaining his 5,000m title. Can he do it in Rio, too?

Gold medals understandably steal the show when it comes to any event, but an honourable mention must go to Shara Proctor who finished second in the women's long jump. Not only did she secure silver, but set a new national record of 7.07m - the only female Briton ever to jump over seven metres.

And finally, both the men and women's 4x400m relay team sealed the envelope for Britain's medal haul when the two quartets claimed the bronze medal in their final races on the final day.