Great North Run: Sir Mo Farah wins record sixth consecutive men’s race

Mo Farah has won the men’s elite race at the Great North Run to get a record sixth consecutive year.
Four-time Olympic winner Farah, 36, was pushed hard by Tamirat Tola, but proved too strong in the last mile to the Ethiopian to finish the 13.1-mile half marathon course in 59 seconds and 6 seconds.
Together with Britain’s Callum Hawkins coming home in 1 hour and 39 seconds, seven seconds behind Farah, tola, crossed the line 42 minutes ahead of the third-placed Abdi Nageeye of Holland.
In which he will look to improve on his European record farah’s next race will be the Chicago marathon on October 13.
In the women’s elite race, Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei set a course record and it broke the world half marathon record by finishing in a time of one hour, four minutes and 28 minutes.
The Charlotte Purdue of britain was fourth, in the fastest time ever set by a female British athlete with one houreight minutes and 10 minutes.
David Weir and Jade Hall won the men’s and women’s wheelchair races.

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