Mo Farah to compete at the Great North Run weekend

World Champion and Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah will face fellow distance-running greats Kenenisa Bekele and Haile Gebreselassie at the Bupa Great North Run in Newcastle today.

Farah will fire the starting pistol for the shorter 5km event, organisers said.

Mo Farah celebrating as he wins the Men's 5,000m at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow. Credit: EMPICS Sport

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