Mo Farah has won the men’s elite race at the Great North Run for a record sixth year.
Four-time Olympic winner Farah, 36, was pushed hard by Tamirat Tola, but proved too powerful in the final mile for the Ethiopian to finish the 13.1-mile half an course in 59 seconds and 6 seconds.
With Britain’s Callum Hawkins coming home fourth, seven minutes behind Farah, tola, crossed the line 42 seconds ahead of the third-placed Abdi Nageeye of Holland.
Farah’s next race is going to be the Chicago marathon on October 13, where he’ll look to improve on his European record.
From the women’s elite race, a new class record was establish by the Brigid Kosgei of Kenya and it broke the world half marathon record by finishing in a time of one hour four minutes and 28 minutes.
The Charlotte Purdue of britain has been fourth, in the third quickest time set by a British athlete with 10 minutes eight minutes and a single hour.
David Weir and Jade Hall won the men’s and women’s wheelchair races .
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