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Great North Run Completed!

Well-done to everyone who took part in this years Great North Run. Radio Shields was there and spoke to members of the public about this historic and annual event. We also spoke to Mo Farrah and Sir Brendan Foster.

It’s believed that around 60,000 runners entered the event this year, many for the very first time. Below is a gallery of what has been a great day!

Presenters Kyle Scott & Martin Haskin with Sir Mo Farrah
Sir Brendan Foster with CEO Kyle Scott

Mo Farah, one of the greatest British athletes of all time, finished fourth in the final race of his career at the Great North Run.

The 40-year-old four-time Olympic champion slipped off the pace early in the famous 13.1-mile race from Newcastle to South Shields.

He finished three minutes 30 seconds behind Ethiopia’s Tamirat Tola, who won in 59mins 58secs.

“It’s very emotional. There was a lot going through my mind,”

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