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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

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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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Couple to tie the knot before Great North Run

Tracy Young and Nik Lamont will tie the knot at the Great North Museum Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

A couple from County Durham will marry shortly before taking part in the Great North Run.

Tracy Young and Nik Lamont will marry at the Great North Museum before running the 13.1 mile race.

Tracy Young and Nik Lamont will marry before taking part in the race Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Farah starts Great North 5k

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah starts the Great North 5k Credit: North News

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah has launched the Great North 5k on the Newcastle Gateshead Quayside.

The 32-year-old, who recently won both the 5,000m and 10,000m at the World Championships in China, fired the starting gun and jogged the 5k course.

Farah is competing in the Great North Run on Sunday.

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