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Millionth Runner named as Tracey Cramond

One in a million: Tracey Cramond named as the millionth runner to take part in the event since it began Credit: North News & Pictures Ltd

Tracey Cramond from Darlington said she was "gobsmacked and totally shocked" to become the millionth person to complete the Great North Run.

She was presented with a special award by Lord Coe, a few minutes after crossing the finishing line at South Shields.

Tracey was running this year in support of the Butterwick Hospice in memory of her mother, Lynn Liddell, as she explained in her fundraising page online:

Last year I lost the most precious person a daughter could have, my Mom. I will be running in her memory to raise funds for a truly remarkable charity who do so much for so many. I will be the legs my Mom did not and will never have, because she is the wind beneath my wings.

– Tracey Cramond

After the run, Tracey thanked the supporters who cheered everyone along the way:

It was incredibly hot today, I think a lot of runners have struggled, I did struggle today too...the crowd this year were phenomenal, they have really done us proud. You get to a point where you're feeling really low, and then all of a sudden there's this spurt of enthusiasm from the sidelines, so you just keep going, it's amazing.

– Tracey Cramond


Great North Run in pictures

A Red Arrows escort for runners across the Tyne Bridge Credit: Scott Heppell/NOVA International Handout/PA Wire.
Thousands set off on the road to South Shields Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Crowds wave the runners on from the road bridge Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Early stages - the hardest part is yet to come Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
The sun shining on the runners Credit: ITV Tyne Tees


Mo Farah gets ready for the Great North Run

Mo Farah ahead of the start of today's Great North Run Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Mo Farah has set his sights on winning this year's elite event at the Great North Run.

He joins top athletes from all over the world, setting off before the main event in which the millionth runner to take part in the Great North Run will cross the finish line.

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