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Farah becomes first Brit since 1985 to win Great North Run

Mo Farah became the first British man to win the Great North Run since 1985 by beating Mike Kigen with a personal best time of one hour and one second.

The double Olympic gold medallist held off the challenge of Kenyan long-distance runner Kigen to win his first title on Tyneside, after finishing second last year.

Steve Kenyon was the last British winner of the men's race 29 years ago.

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Millionth person crosses the line at Great North Run

A charity runner became the millionth person to finish the Great North Run in Newcastle.

A charity runner became the millionth person to complete the Great North Run. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA

Tracey Cramond crossed the line with a time of just over three hours and 22 minutes becoming the first millionth finisher ever in a running event worldwide.

She was in a mass of runners who surged through the line an hour and 22 minutes after race winner, the double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah.

She told the BBC: "I'm absolutely gobsmacked - totally shocked," adding that she started running last year after her mother died.

She added: "I thought I would raise funds for children's charities because children meant so much to her."

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