You have heard of Mo Farah, and you may even be one of the thousands heading to the Quayside to perform the Mo-bot in his honour.
But have you heard of the other Olympic gold, silver and bronze medallists taking part in the Great North City Games?
The Olympic long jumper GREG RUTHERFORD won his gold medal on the same historic evening as Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis - Britain's greatest-ever evening of athletics.
He shares the world record of 8.35m with Middlesbrough's CHRIS TOMLINSON, who came sixth at London 2012.
They both compete against the USA's CHRISTIAN TAYLOR, Olympic triple jump champion, and WILL CLAYE, who won Olympic medals in both triple jump and long jump.
USA's** JASON RICHARDSON holds the world title and won an Olympic silver medal this summer. GB's **LAWRENCE CLARKE took a surprise fourth at London 2012 and hopes to continue his upward curve.
Pole Vault*British record holder HOLLY BLEASDALE *won the event on the Quayside in 2011 and hopes to do it again.
One Mile Race
Last year's winner BERNARD LAGAT from the USA takes on GB's Olympic finalist ANDREW OSAGIE.
For the women, **JENNY SIMPSON, who won a world title last year, runs alongside SHANNON ROWBURY for USA, while HANNAH ENGLAND, who won this event last year, partners a new face, 17-year-old JESSICA JUDD.
Two Mile Race
Double Olympics gold medallist MO FARAH (5000m and 10,000m) competes against Portugal's RUI SILVA, who won bronze in the 1500m. Both are trying to break the Great North City Games record of 8 minutes, 31 seconds, set by Craig Mottram in 2010.