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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

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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.

Watch: A runner's-eye-view ahead of the Great North Run

This year's Great North Run is only a few days away. As Tyneside gears up for more than 57,000 runners to pound across the Tyne Bridge on their way to South Shields, here's a very quick glimpse of what they'll see as they cross the river.

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Over £250m raised by the Great North Run

Great North Run 2014 Credit: Steve Drew/PA

The organisers of the Great North Run have revealed that over £250m has now been raised by runners for good causes since the start of the event in 1981.

Over 41,000 people took part in the famous run yesterday, which is the highest number yet.

Together, they raised a total of £21m for charities this year.

Tracey Crammond, from Darlington, became the one millionth runner to finish the world-famous race.

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