Great North Run 2014: Mo Farah triumphs as thousands take part

Handout photo provided by NOVA International during as the The Red Arrows fly across the Tyne Bridge during the 2014 Bupa Great North Run, Newcastle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 7, 2014. See PA story ATHLETICS North. Photo credit should read: Scott Heppell/NOVA International Handout/PA Wire.
The Red Arrows fly across the Tyne Bridge during the 2014 Bupa Great North Run (Picture: Scott Heppell/NOVA International Handout/PA)

Mo Farah became the first British man to win the Great North Run since 1985, as thousands of runners took to Tyneside for the 2014 race.

The double Olympic gold medallist could only manage second place last year, but bounced back from illness to fend off Kenya’s Mike Kigen in this year’s race.

He is the first British man to win the 13.1mile race since Steve Kenyon 29 years ago.

Kenya’s Mary Keitany won the women’s race with a new course record, while Britain’s Shelly Woods won her sixth title in the women’s wheelchair race.

The men’s race went to Spain’s Jordi Madera.

56,000 runners had entered the main race, which saw the Red Arrows fly over the Tyne Bridge.

This year also saw the millionth runner cross the finishing line.

 

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7 September 2014 | 11:51 am – Source: metro.co.uk

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