Haile Gebrselassie and Mo Farah have begun to pull ahead of Kenenisa Bekele at around the 10km mark.
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The British-Iranian mother held in Iran on spying charges has called for her ‘unconditional release’.
The comedian, 61, made the remarks on the BBC Radio 4 programme Heresy on Tuesday night.
Shahan Choudhury is currently held in what he describes as an "underground prison" with no hope of ever being released.