Double Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes has been back in the region, passing on tips to aspiring athletes.
The former 800 and 1500 metres star was working with students at Gateshead College.
It is the final visit for Dame Kelly and a team of experts after overseeing a year-long programme to help young people achieve their dreams through physical and mental preparation.
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