That's why I was quite emotional at the end, because it nearly went'. Since that golden night in London, the mood has darkened.
"The guys at the front didn't see me, if they saw me they would have hammered it down".
Thompson, 24, took the title in a time of 10.71 seconds, just 0.01 seconds outside her personal best. He no longer works directly with Farah, but still sets sessions for him. "I guess my life is going to change, I am still at university so maybe I have a decision to make". Nailing me for everything I do. "We should be able to enjoy our sport and enjoy this moment because my career is short", he said.
Lucky to have not caused anyone else to fall in the process, Farah got back on his feet and regained his stride.
For example, he was asked in the wake of his victory about a photo that emerged of him with Jama Aden, the coach who hit the headlines when EPO was found at the Spanish hotel he and his athletes were staying at in June. His first was at the Olympic Trials in February, which he won.
"Ultimately I didn't jump long enough today and that's very hard for me to take", he said.
"It feels awesome to make history and to be along with Kenenisa and Haile", he said. And the public don't always know that.
"I got up quickly". If I chose something and did it deliberately you've got me.
"If we're going to judge who are the greatest athletes, the only thing missing for Mo Farah is he doesn't hold a world record", Black told BBC Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek. "It is hard for me because I am an honest guy. I didn't think about it at all", said Thiam. "In America it's not the same", he said.
There was disappointment for Farah's fellow Beagle, Asha Philip, as she ran 11.33secs in the semi-finals of the women's 100m to rank 23rd and miss out on the final.
"I've won an Olympic gold for three of my children", he said.
"It's just a bit the media".
'I'm a guy who wins medals rather than runs fast times so for me, what keeps me going is winning medals for my country and making my nation proud'. "I try and be honest with you".
Shoulld he manage it, he will become the first man since Finland's Lasse Viren in 1976 to defend two distance titles at an Olympic Games. Farah also had history on his side.
"I should have fully recovered by then". "I know I've done everything in training".
Ennis-Hill, who came back from having a baby to win the world title previous year, led overnight but Thiam sneaked into a five point lead after a personal best 6.58 metres with her final attempt in the morning long jump.
For a start, he was toppled to the superfast blue track half way through the race, only to dust himself off and turn on a 55 second last lap where he spent as much time checking who was claiming silver and bronze as sprinting for the line. He is now the favourite to add a fourth in the 5,000m next weekend.
While a silver medal for Tanui was a great accomplishment on his Olympic debut, it provided scant consolation for the Kenyan team for yet again coming short against the dominant Farah. That's what drove me home.