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Great North Run founder Brendan Foster says this year's event - which will see Mo Farah, and Ethiopians Haile Gabrselassie and Kenenisa Bekele competing against each other - may be the greatest head-to-head in half marathon history.
Watch his full interview below.
Mo Farah says he is delighted to be making his debut in this year's Great North Run in September.
"I competed in the mile and two mile events on Great North Run weekend in past years and I am delighted to finally make my debut in the main event," he said. "I have experience on the roads but this will be only my third half marathon race."
Olympic champion Mo Farah faces his biggest racing challenge when he goes up against Ethiopian superstars Kenenisa Bekele and Haile Gebrselassie in this year's Great North Run.
Gebreselassie missed last year's race though injury and it's a first for Bekele at this distance.
Farah was the double Olympic gold medalist at 5,000 and 10,000 metres. Bekele managed the same double at the Beijing Olympics four years earlier.