Great North Run

Thousands of runners took part in the great North Run on 15th September.

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Great North Run 2013

More than 40,000 competitors, 13.1 miles, millions of pounds raised for charity, and one epic sprint finish made this year's Great North Run one to remember.

Sports correspondent Simon O'Rourke takes a look back at what made this year a truly great race.


Tony the Fridge: "This will be my last race".

Tony Phoenix-Morrison from Hebburn - better known as Tony the Fridge - says the Great North Run will be his last race.

The 49 year old has become famous for running for charity with a 40kg fridge strapped to his back. He's just finished running the length of the country from John O'Groats to Land's End, carrying his fridge.

He spoke to us half way through today's run...


Characters on the Great North Run...

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

Tony the Fridge on possibly his last run... Credit: ITV News
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