Great North Run 2012

Stories about the runners, celebrities and volunteers making up this year's Great North Run.

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Greg Rutherford: "This place is out of this world"

Greg Rutherford was part of a group of London 2012 gold medallists chosen to start the 32nd BUPA Great North Run in Newcastle. The Long Jump Champion is still basking in the glory of Britain's golden summer, but he wasn't sure about the prospect of handing out 55,000 high fives at the start line.

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