Farah beaten in Great North Run

Mo Farah has been pipped at the post in the Great North Run, finishing second behind Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele in a sprint finish.

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Characters on the Great North Run...

Just some of the thousands of characters taking part in today's Great North Run...

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Tony the Fridge on possibly his last run... Credit: ITV News
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Character 1 Credit: ITV News
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Travel disruption expected during Great North Run

The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for the gales in Scotland and Northern Ireland for today and the public should be aware of the potential for some minor disruption to travel, as runners are expected to take part in the annual Great North Run in Newcastle.

A spell of gale force westerly winds is expected later Sunday, peaking on Monday across much of Scotland, the north of Northern Ireland and coasts of north west England and north Wales.

The public should be aware of the potential for some minor disruption to travel and keep up to date with the latest weather forecast information.

– Paul Gundersen, Met Office chief forecaster

Mo Farah to compete at the Great North Run weekend

World Champion and Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah will face fellow distance-running greats Kenenisa Bekele and Haile Gebreselassie at the Bupa Great North Run in Newcastle today.

Farah will fire the starting pistol for the shorter 5km event, organisers said.

Mo Farah celebrating as he wins the Men's 5,000m at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow. Credit: EMPICS Sport

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