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Athletes back GNR runners

Olympic and Paralympic heroes have spoken to ITV Tyne Tees about the BUPA Great North Run and how they admire those taking part.

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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...

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