A pregnant mother who was paralysed in a horse riding accident was the first person to cross the Great North Run finish line.
Claire Lomas, 36, used a "bionic suit" to help her complete the famous half marathon, which this year saw 57,000 registered entrants from 177 countries.
Mo Farah's wife Tania was also among the racers on Sunday, having taken tips from her husband who raced ahead to a win in the elite men's race.
Ms Lomas had set off before Farah and the elite male runners started their race - on Wednesday, to be exact, walking three miles a day, step by laborious step, with the help of her husband Dan.
The head start meant she could comfortably watch Farah cross the line himself, in a time of one hour and three seconds
That means the four-time Olympic champion has won the race three years running, prompting former Newcastle United footballer Alan Shearer to quip that the people of Newcastle had erected a statue to commemorate the hat-trick.
In fact, the statue is of Shearer and is to be unveiled outside St James's Park on Monday in celebration of the Premier League's record scorer.
Farah, in his final strides towards the finish line, mimed kicking a ball and copied Shearer's trademark goal celebration.
And after the race said: "That celebration was for Shearer, I think he is a legend."