Even the rain couldn't dampen Gebrselassie's spirits

Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie has been enthusiastically describing his experience of running the course at the Great North Run.

The weather may not have been ideal for all but the runner wasn't phased and instead focused on the "beautiful" surroundings.

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Athletes at GNR half-marathon

Big names from the sporting world have been taking part at the Great North Run.