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Mo Farah does it again, claiming 4th Great North Run win in a row

Mo Farah Credit: PA

The man described as Great Britain's greatest ever athlete has done it once again.

Mo Farah has defended his title, claiming a 4th consecutive Great North Run win.

It is the runner's 5th win at the world's biggest half marathon.

It was a close call for Farah who left it until the 200 meter mark to break away from New Zealand runner Jake Robertson

Farah finished the race in a time of 1 hour and 6 seconds.

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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.

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