• Farah wins 3rd straight Great North Run

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The four time Olympic champion Mo Farah won his 3rd straight Great North run on Tyneside on Sunday.

Farah pulled pushed away from Dathan Ritzenhein  (USA) one mile to go to win his 3rd consecutive Great North Run in 60:04 in his final race in 2016. 

The women's race was won by Kenya's Olympic 5000m champion Vivian Cheruiyot, who clocked 67:65 minutes beating compatriot Priscah Jeptoo and  Ethiopian Tirunesh Dibaba into second and third respectively. 

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Name Pos Finish Time
MO FARAH 1 01:00:04
DATHAN RITZENHEIN 2 01:00:12
EMMANUEL BETT 3 01:01:22
BASHIR ABDI 4 01:02:03
DUNCAN MAIYO 5 01:02:06
ABDI ABDIRAHMAN 6 01:02:46
CHRIS THOMPSON 7 01:03:35
BEN CONNOR 8 01:04:13
SCOTT OVERALL 9 01:04:39
MIKAEL EKVALL 10 01:04:52

Top Results Women

Name Pos Finish Time
VIVIAN CHERUIYOT 1 01:07:54
PRISCAH JEPTOO 2 01:07:55
TIRUNESH DIBABA 3 01:08:04
JOYCE CHEPKIRUI 4 01:09:57
ELOISE WELLINGS 5 01:11:27
CHARLOTTE PURDUE 6 01:12:13
CASSIE FIEN 7 01:13:05
GEMMA STEEL 8 01:13:23
LILY PARTRIDGE 9 01:13:45
FREYA ROSS 10 01:15:22
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