Olympic star Mo Farah in action

Olympic gold medallists Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford are among the stars from the London Games to take part in today's Great North CityGames.

Olympic hero Mo Farah gets the Great North Run underway

Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah acted as honorary starter today at the Great North Run in Newcastle.

The middle-distance runner cut the ribbon to open the famous race and met competitors as they passed the start line.

Mo Farah, who was acting as honorary starter, high fives runners during the start of the Great North Run in Newcastle.
Mo Farah, who was acting as honorary starter, high fives runners during the start of the Great North Run in Newcastle. Credit: Hugh Macknight/PA Archive/Press Association Images
Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah pictured today.
Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah pictured today. Credit: Hugh Macknight/PA Archive/Press Association Images

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Great North City Games about to get underway in Newcastle

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Today's Great North City Games is almost underway at a Newcastle Quayside bathed in sunshine. World class athletics at the heart of the city

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Today we've got a GB v USA match featuring Olympic Champion Greg Rutherford, as well as an invitational 2 mile race with the great Mo Farah

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Team GB Olympic stars back in action today

Olympic gold medallists Greg Rutherford (left) and Mo Farah at a photo call ahead of the event in Newcastle.
Olympic gold medallists Greg Rutherford (left) and Mo Farah at a photo call ahead of the event in Newcastle. Credit: Tom White/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Olympic gold medallists Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford are among the stars from the London Games to take part in today's Great North CityGames.

Double Olympic champion Farah will run in a two mile international guest race, as athletes from Great Britain wcompete against the United States at NewcastleGateshead Quayside.