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Great North Run 2017

Thousands of people are in the North East for the world's biggest half-marathon. Runners will take on the 13.1 mile route from Newcastle to the South Shields seafront.

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Tyne and Wear Metro struggles to keep up with high demand from Great North Run

Credit: Nexus

High numbers of metro passengers as a result of the Great North Run is causing delays on the Metro lines.

Nexus which runs the service is urging travellers to remain patient.

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