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Denise Lewis: Great North Run participants are "inspiring"

Olympic gold medalist Denise Lewis OBE says she loves coming to the Great North Run 'because of the energy, atmosphere and the people with inspiring stories'.

Speaking to ITV News Tyne Tees, the retired track and field athlete said she has always wanted to take part in the half marathon, but that she has not 'quite got there yet'.

PICTURES: Red Arrows display at Great North Run finish line

The Red Arrows have performed a display over the end of the Great North Run half marathon route in South Sheilds.

The Red Arrows perform a display above the finish line of the Great North Run Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
The Red Arrows perform a display above the finish line of the Great North Run Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Earlier in the day, the Red Arrows conducted their annual flypast over Newcastle as participants of the Great North Run crossed the Tyne Bridge.

Red Arrows fly over Newcastle Credit: Steve Drew/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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Mo Farah wins Great North Run

Mo Farah crosses the Great North Run finish line in South Shields Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah has won the Elite Men's Group race in this year's Great North Run, completing the half marathon in 59 minutes and 22 seconds.

Mo Farah and the Elite Men's Group Credit: Steve Drew/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Great North Run: Elite men's race gets under way

The Elite Men's race has begun Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Elite Men's Group, including Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah, has set off in this year's Great North Run.

Mo Farah and the Elite Men's Group take part in the 2015 Great North Run Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
The Elite Men's group set off in Newcastle Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images
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