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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.


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.


Farah "delighted" at Great North Run debut

Mo Farah Credit: John Walton/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Mo Farah says he is delighted to be making his debut in this year's Great North Run in September.

"I competed in the mile and two mile events on Great North Run weekend in past years and I am delighted to finally make my debut in the main event," he said. "I have experience on the roads but this will be only my third half marathon race."

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