Farah Wins Gold, Rupp Fifth in 10,000m / by Scott Bush

Getty Images - IAAF World Championships 2015

Getty Images - IAAF World Championships 2015

The IAAF World Outdoor Championships are underway in Beijing, China and Oregon athletes competed extremely well in the first day and a half of action. 

Nike Oregon Project's Mo Farah (UK) took home gold in the men's 10,000m Saturday morning (in the United States), while teammates Galen Rupp and Cam Levins (Canada) finished fifth and 14th. Oregon Track Club Elite's Hassan Mead placed 15th overall. 

Farah's big win followed some tremendous results from other Oregon athletes earlier in the day. Bowerman Track Club teammates Evan Jager and Dan Huling each qualified for the men's 3,000m steeplechase final, while Nike Oregon Project's Shannon Rowbury and OTC Elite's Lauren Johnson each qualified for the next round in the women's 1,500m. 

Meanwhile, OTC Elite's Brianne Theisen-Eaton (Canada) is standing fourth in the women's heptathlon with three events to go. She has a great chance to bring home a medal. 

Keep checking back for daily updates on Oregon's World Championships competitors.

Oregon Athletes Shine Bright Early On

Mo Farah (GOLD - 10k)
Galen Rupp (4th - 10k)
Cam Levins (14th - 10k)
Hassan Mead (15th - 10k)

Evan Jager (advances - steeple)
Dan Huling (advances - steeple)

Shannon Rowbury (advances - 1500m)
Lauren Johnson (advances - 1500m)

Brianne Theisen-Eaton (currently 4th - heptathlon)