The North East will be represented at the1500m Olympic final tonight.
21 year old Laura Weightman from Alnwick is coached by Olympic silver medallist and former world champion Steve Cram.
Laura, who is a member of the Morpeth Harriers, has been training in Hexham in the run-up to the Olympics.
She made it through to the final, after recording a new personal best of 4:02:99 in the semi-final on Wednesday.
Tonight's race starts at 2055hrs.
More top news
More than 40 people have been arrested in the first week of a crackdown targeting foreign national offenders in the North East.
Courtney Boyle, 19, was killed when a suicide bomber detonated explosives in a foyer of Manchester Arena in May.
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.