Sir Mo Farah has won the men’s elite race at the Great North Run for a record sixth successive year, while Brigid Kosgei set a new world record in the women’s elite race.
David Weir won the men’s wheelchair race for the eighth time, while Jade Jones-Hall finished first in the women’s.
Four-time Olympic champion Farah, 36, was pushed hard by Tamirat Tola, but proved too strong in the final mile for the Ethiopian to finish the 13. 1-mile half marathon course in 59 minutes and six seconds, a personal best.
Tola, seven seconds behind Farah, crossed the line 42 seconds ahead of Holland’s third -placed Abdi Nageeye, with Britain’s Callum Hawkins coming home fourth in one hour and 39 seconds .
In the women’s elite race, Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei set a new course record and and broke the world half marathon record by finishing in a time of 1. 04. 28, 23 seconds ahead of the previous record.
Kenya’s women filled the top four places, but Kosgei finished over three minutes ahead of second-placed Magdalyne Masai (1. 07. 36), with Linet Masai third and three-time winner Mary Keitany fourth.
Britain’s Charlotte Purdue finished fifth in 1. 08. 10 and, like Hawkins, will be buoyed by her form ahead of the World Championships in Doha later this month.
- Winner – Brigid Kosgei, Kenya, 1. 04. 28 (fastest half-marathon ever)
- Second Place – Magdalyne Masai, Kenya, 1. 07. 36
- Third place – Linet Masai, Kenya, 1. 07. 44
- Winner- Sir Mo Farah, Great Britain, 59. 07
- Second Place – Tamarit Tola, Ethiopia, 59. 13
- Third place – Abdi Nageeye, Netherlands, 59. 55
- Jade Jones-Hall, Great Britain, 50 . 15
- Second Place – Shelley Woods, Great Britain, 51.
- Third place – Martyna Snopek, Poland, 1. 06. 38
- Winner – David Weir, Great Britain,
- Second Place – Brent Lakatos, Canada, 43.
- Third place – Simon Lawson, Great Britain, 45.