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• Mo Farah Wins Fifth Straight Great North Run in 59.26

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Great Britain's Mo Farah smashed the course record on Sunday in Newcastle and became the first man to win the race five times in a row.

The 4-time-Olympic champion, Farah, clocked a new course record time of 59 minutes and 26 seconds in the half marathon missing his personal best by only 4 seconds.

"Just coming into that headwind it was so tough, I wasn't going smooth, I was going up and down. I honestly thought I could beat my personal best today, but those last two miles really hurt." Said Farah.

New Zealand's Jake Robertson, who finished in a distant second to Farah, for the first time in his career broke the 60minute barrier in the half marathon. The 31-year-old Robertson crossed the line in 59.57, as Belgium athlete Bashir Abdi, European Athletics Championships 10,000m silver medallist, concluded the podium with 60:43.

2018 London Marathon winner Vivian Cheruiyot from Kenya won the women's race for a second time in three years in a new personal best of 67:43. Her compatriots  Brigid Kosgei (67:52) and Joyciline Jepkosgei (68.10) took second and third respectively.

 

Men's Elite Top Results

1 MO FARAH 00:59:27

2 JAKE ROBERTSON 00:59:58

3 BASHIR ABDI 01:00:42

4 SCOTT FAUBLE 01:02:18

5 RYAN VAIL 01:02:19

6 HIROYUKI YAMAMOTO 01:02:49

7 DANIEL WANJIRU 01:03:40

8 PAT TIERNAN 01:03:53

9 MOHAMUD AADAN 01:03:59

10 MICHAEL SHELLEY 01:04:49

 

Women Elite Top Results

1 VIVIAN CHERUIYOT 01:07:43

2 BRIGID KOSGEI 01:07:52

3 JOYCILINE JEPKOSGEI 01:08:10

4 LINET MASAI 01:08:11

5 YUKA HORI 01:11:14

6 STEPHANIE BRUCE 01:11:50

7 CAMILLE BUSCOMB 01:14:23

8 EMMA MITCHELL 01:14:38

9 HAYLEY CARRUTHERS 01:14:46

10 LILY PARTRIDGE 01:15:16



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