8th September 2019 – Sir Mo Farah (GBR) made history on Sunday morning by winning the Great North Run for a record sixth time.
The largest half marathon in the world (57,000 runners) was run for the 39th time in near perfect conditions and a huge crowd lined the route to cheer the runners on. A good strong pace was maintained throughout and despite being put under pressure on a couple of occasions Mo used his experience of the course to finally move clear on the steep downhill section just before 12 miles. Coming into sight of the finish line it was clear he was not only going to win but also take down his personal best and he duly did so with a time of 59:07.
Stephanie Twell (GBR) is preparing for the World 10,000m Championships in Doha and the Frankfurt Marathon and showed that those preparations are going well with a personal best of her own. Steph finished in tenth position in 70:52.