Great North Run: Sir Mo Farah wins record sixth consecutive men’s race

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 was too powerful in the final mile to the Ethiopian to complete the 13.1-mile half an course in 59 minutes and 6 seconds.
Together with Britain’s Callum Hawkins coming home fourth, seven seconds behind Farah, tola, crossed the line 42 seconds before Holland’s third-placed Abdi Nageeye.
Farah’s next race will be the Chicago marathon on October 13, in which he’ll look to improve his own record.
In 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 seconds.
Britain’s Charlotte Purdue was fourth, in the third quickest time set by a British athlete with a single houreight minutes and 10 seconds.
Jade Hall and david Weir won the men’s and women’s wheelchair races respectively.

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