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 and Greg Rutherford were at St James' Park this morning to launch this year's Great North Run.Read the full story ›
World class athletes including Olympians Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford are arriving in Newcastle for Great North Run event this weekend.Read the full story ›
A half-marathon personal best for Mo Farah and a new women's record, set in this year's Great North Run.Read the full story ›
Mo Farah has claimed first place in the elite men's event, crossing the line at South Shields with a personal best time of 60 minutes and 1 second.
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.
Double Olympic champion Mo Farah was the victim of a practical joke on the Newcastle Gateshead Quayside.
Farah was being interviewed by ITV News when British hurdler Andy Turner dropped his trousers and mooned at him. But Farah certainly saw the funny side of things.
Double world and Olympic champion Mo Farah has been announced as the honorary starter of the Bupa Great North 5k.Read the full story ›
Great North Run founder Brendan Foster says this year's event - which will see Mo Farah, and Ethiopians Haile Gabrselassie and Kenenisa Bekele competing against each other - may be the greatest head-to-head in half marathon history.
Watch his full interview below.
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."