Middle East Marathon pioneered by Great North organisers

Some of the organisers of the Great North Run have been putting their expertise into practice in the Middle East.

The Team have been busy working on the Dubai Marathon, which is due to take place tomorrow.

The event is known as the world's richest marathon as there is a one million dollar prize if anyone breaks the world record during the event.

Organisers say that the event is going from strength to strength, year on year.