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The Great South Run has enjoyed it's biggest turn-out yet.
This year a record-breaking 25,000 runners from across the South, took part in the 10 mile race through the streets of Portsmouth.
Some ran for charity, others for a personal challenge. One man even ran with a fridge on his back. Juliette Fletcher has more.
GB's Jo Pavey has regained the title she won six years ago at the Great South Run.
It was only the second 10-mile race of Pavey’s career, but it came following a superb track season in which she won European 10,000m silver and finished seventh in both the 5000m and 10,000m at the London Olympics.
Stephen Mokoka (RSA) took the men’s title in a time of 46:40 while Jo Pavey (GBR) took the women’s title in a time of 53:01.
Around 30,000 runners took part in the Bupa Great South Run 5k, Bupa Junior & Mini Great South Run and the Bupa Great South Run on 27 and 28 October - which all saw record entrants in 2012.
One of the greatest names in British athletics’ history, Dame Kelly Holmes, was the honorary starter for the Bupa Great South Run today.
The Great South Run takes place today with the largest number of entrants ever including Tony the Fridge. Yes a man who runs with a fridge on his back!
Dame Kelly Holmes will start the race.
A record number of people have been competing in the first day of the Great South Run's weekend of events.
Thousands of young and first time runners lined up in Southsea earlier, inspired and led by some of the finest elite distance runners in the world. This report from Sue Kinnear.
2,500 children are taking part in the Great South Run mini race in Portsmouth today in a precursor to the main race which starts tomorrow.
A record number of people will be taking part in this weekend's Great South Run. Thirty thousand will pound the streets of Portsmouth during what is the region's biggest mass participation event
Setting off from Southsea seafront on Sunday morning, runners will make their way through the city's historic dockyards before heading back out to what is traditionally a very windswept seafront.
But one naval diver has already begun his ten mile journey.
Olympic medallists Tariku Bekele and Abel Kirui will lead the overseas visitors for the Bupa Great South Run on Sunday, but a head-to-head confrontation between four top British women led by Jo Pavey looks likely to overshadow their high profile appearances.
Bekele and Kirui, both 2012 Olympic medallists, are the main contenders for the men's title at the IAAF Gold Label event in Portsmouth.
Apart from Mo Farah’s victory three years ago, the Bupa Great South Run has been dominated by African runners since German Stéphane Franke claimed his 1998 success.
Leading the British challenge will be USA-based Andrew Lemoncello, who after a lengthy absence won last month's Denver half marathon, followed with second position at the Bupa Great Edinburgh Run and Jonny Mellor - a surprise winner of last month's Bupa Great Yorkshire Run.
The women's elite race promises to be a fascinating engagement with the evergreen 39-year-old veteran Pavey bidding to regain the title she won in 2006 facing a posse of much younger rivals, including fellow Team GB Olympians Julia Bleasdale and Claire Hallissey.