Mo Farah wins record sixth successive Great North Run as British star sets ANOTHER personal best
- The Olympic champion complete the 13 mile course in 59 mins and 6 seconds
- Farah had been joint with Baroness Tanni-Grey Thompson on five victories
- The women’s record was beaten by Brigid Kosgei, who finished in 1:04:28
Mo Farah has won a record sixth successive Great North Run after setting another personal best.
The 36-year-old completed the 13.1mile course in 59 minutes and six seconds after racing ahead in the final mile.
The Olympic champion had been poised on five straight victories alongside Baroness Tanni-Grey Thompson.
Mo Farah has won a record sixth successive Great North Run after another personal best
The 36-year-old Olympic champion completed the run in 59 minutes and six seconds
There was plenty of support for the British athlete as the run took place in Newcastle
Farah, 36, was pushed hard by Tamirat Tola at the death but proved too strong for the Ethiopian.
Tola then 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.
The women’s course record was beaten by Brigid Kosgei, who finished with a time of 1:04:28 just five months are winning the London Marathon. Her relentless pace saw her also break the world half marathon 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.
The women’s course record was beaten by Brigid Kosgei, who finished with a time of 1:04:28
Kosgei had won the London Marathon just five months before her glory in the Great North Run
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.
British men finished first and third in the men’s wheelchair race as David Weir came home first in 43:31 ahead of second-placed Canadian Brent Lakatos (43:36) and fellow Briton Simon Lawson (45:58).
In the women’s wheelchair race, Jade Hall triumphed in 50:15 ahead of fellow Brit Shelly Woods (51:41) and third-placed Pole Martyna Snopek (1:06:38).
Six-time Paralympic champion David Weir won the Men’s Elite Wheelchair race in Newcastle