Olympic star Mo Farah in action

Olympic gold medallists Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford are among the stars from the London Games to take part in today's Great North CityGames.

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Olympic hero Mo Farah gets the Great North Run underway

Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah acted as honorary starter today at the Great North Run in Newcastle.

The middle-distance runner cut the ribbon to open the famous race and met competitors as they passed the start line.

Mo Farah, who was acting as honorary starter, high fives runners during the start of the Great North Run in Newcastle. Credit: Hugh Macknight/PA Archive/Press Association Images
Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah pictured today. Credit: Hugh Macknight/PA Archive/Press Association Images

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