Ethiopian legends Kenenisa Bekele and Haile Gebrselassie are leading the field in the men's elite race together with Mo Farah.
Sutton's David Weir has won the wheelchair race at the Great North Run.
The starting pistol has been fired for the elite men's race in the Great North Run.
Mo Farah is taking part.
With poor weather set to affect conditions at the 2013 Great North Run between Newcastle and South Shields, hoodie-clad Olympic champion Mo Farah waits to start the race.
One of the world's greatest long distance runners has told ITV News he thinks that Mo Farah is wrong to move to road running.
Haile Gabrselassie says he made the same mistake when he first went from track to road.
Mo's is aiming to be the first British male to win the Great North Run this weekend, in his first ever half marathon. Luke Hanrahan has the story.
27 time world record breaker - Haile Gabrselassie says it's too soon for Mo Farah to switch the track for the road.
Mo Farah has another target in his sights this weekend as he bids to become the first male Briton to win the Great North Run since 1985.
Mo will be joined by two of the modern era's greatest distance runners, Keninisa Bekele - and Haile Gebrselassie.
It's the first time the three runners have lined up together to race...
Haile Gabrselassie says he thinks it is too soon for Mo Farah to move to the road from the track.
Speaking to ITV News Gabrselassie explained he made a mistake switching disciplines in 2002, and has questioned Farah's decision to move to longer distance.
Mo Farah told ITV News that he would love to be called 'Sir Mo'. It comes after David Cameron said he would "warmly welcome" a recommendation for him to be knighted.