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• Mo Farah seeks sixth success at Great North Run

Mo Farah is poised to create Great North Run history on Sunday (September 8) if he wins his sixth title in the iconic half-marathon race.

The 36-year-old will also be looking for a confidence-boosting run ahead of his Bank of America Chicago Marathon title defence next month.

Farah has a winning streak that dates back to 2014 in the 13.1-mile event between Newcastle and South Shields. Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson has also won five titles in the Great North Run in the women’s wheelchair race but Farah now has the chance to become the only athlete to win six titles.

Farah’s rivals on Sunday include Tamirat Tola of Ethiopia. The 28-year-old won Olympic bronze in the 10,000m behind Farah in Rio in 2016 and then 12 months later went on to take silver behind Geoffrey Kirui in the marathon at the IAAF World Championships in London.

Tola also has an impressive marathon PB of 2:04:06 and is training for the TCS New York City Marathon in early November.

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