The 2014 London Marathon runner up Stanley Biwott led most of the race. However, Mo Farah produced a sprint finish over the last 400m to cross the line first ahead of the Kenyan with a time of 59.22.
"If it wasn't for the crowd edging me towards the end, it definitely would have been a different result. I want to come back and see if I can do a hat-trick." The 32 year old Farah told BBC after the race.
Kenya's Mike Kigen took third crossing the line in 60:10, while South Africa's Stephen Mokoka finished in 4th place in 60:40.
Farah recorded the fastest time by European, however his time from of 59:32 from Lisbon earlier this year remains the European record because of the extent of the downhill gradient over the Great North Run course. He also became the first back-to-back winner of the Morrisons Great North Run since 1992.
There was a last year's 1-2 repeat in the women's 1/2 marathon race as Kenya's Mary Keitany retained the women's Great North Run title in 67:32 with British Gemma Steel finishing second in 71:00.The two-time new York Marathon winner, Jelena Prokopcuka, of Latvia was third in 71:52, while Great Britian's Alyson Dixon clocked 72:07 to take fourth place.
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