Great North Run

10 months 1 week ago #3422 by Jan Forrester
It was the Great North Run on Sunday in dry running conditions with 57,000 taking part. Sir Mo Farah won his 5th in a row GNR in a time of 59.26. London Marathon lady champ Vivian Cheruiyot, Kenya won the women's race for a second time in 3 years.
A little further back, but no less an achievement were 3 MACs. John Thorpe had a great race given recent calf and knee problems, to record his best time in the run in 253rd place in 1.25.46. James Fox 708th in 1.32.27 and Dennis Belbin 2,509th in 1.43.36.
Briton David Weir set a new course record to win the men's wheelchair race for the 7th time. Pole Martyna Snopeck taking the women's race

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