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Mini Great Manchester Run underway before the adult's event

Parents run with their children during the Junior and Mini Great Manchester Runs Credit: ITV News

As the Mini and Junior Great Manchester Runs took place before the adult's run, huge crowds were already gathering in the city centre to spectate the annual event.

The Mini Great Manchester Run is 1.5km where as the Junior, for older children, is 2.5km.

Parents run with their children during the Junior and Mini Great Manchester Runs Credit: ITV News
Parents run with their children during the Junior and Mini Great Manchester Runs Credit: ITV News

Great Manchester Run holds a minute's silence before the start, to remember those killed in Monday's bomb attack

The Great Manchester Run is underway today and before the start, there was a touching moment, as a minute's silence was held for the victims of the Manchester bomb attack.

The silence was for those killed at the Manchester Arena by a suicide bomb shortly after American artist Ariana Grande's concert.

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Gebrselassie will run in Manchester

Haile Gebrselassie has confirmed his participation in next month's Bupa Great Manchester Run.

The legendary Ethiopian has crossed the line first in each of the last three years and will be chasing a fifth title in total.

Although I will not be taking part in the Olympic marathon I am still enjoying my athletics career and looking forward to coming to Manchester again and to a course which I love

– Haile Gebrselassie