Kenenisa Great Run

Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele saw off double world and Olympic champion Mo Farah‘s late surge to win the Great North Run in a thrilling sprint finish.

Britain’s Farah, 30, chased down Bekele in the last 400m in a great finale but was pipped to the line by one second.

Another Ethiopian, Haile Gebrselassie, was a distant third after falling behind in the last of the 13.1 miles.

“I’m disappointed but I was second to a great athlete,” said Farah after finishing in one hour 10 seconds.

Women’s race

Kenya’s Priscah Jeptoo came close to breaking the course record as she ran the third-fastest half marathon in history by a woman to win the women’s race.

The 29-year-old, this year’s London marathon winner and London 2012 silver medallist, was only five seconds slower than the 1:05:40 Britain’s Paula Radcliffe. ran 10 years ago.

Meseret Defar broke the Ethiopian record as she came second to Jeptoo in 1:06:09 but ahead of compatriot Tirunesh Dibaba, another of the pre-race favourites.

For detail reports of the race, pleease visit london24.com and BBC.

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