Greg Rutherford shared his tips with promising young local athletes, putting them through their paces on a pop-up track in Eldon Square shopping centre in Newcastle.
Now entering its fifth year, the Great North CityGames has become an established part of the region's sports calendar.
Staged the day before the Bupa Great North Run, the event hosts athletes from Great Britain & Northern Ireland competing with their rivals from the USA.
Last year crowds reached an estimated 15,000.
The free event gives crowds the opportunity to see performances from some of the most recognisable names in international sport.
More top news
The 37-year-old woman was walking along a pathway at the end of Chiltern Gardens following a night out with family on Sunday November 29.
Temporary agreement reached with the government means the planned three-day strike has been called off
She was presented with a pastoral staff, the traditional bishop’s 'crozier' symbolising a shepherd’s care for a flock, at York Minster