British Paralympic stars won both the wheelchair races, with Ecort Weir the first man across the line in South Shields and Shelly Woods winning the women's event. I managed to close a little bit of it.
It's been fantastic. He has a great speed and it came down to the last m. More on this story.
That left Bekele to cross the line first in an unofficial time ofwith Farah just one second behind. World and Olympic champion Mo Farah narrowly missed out on becoming the first UK runner in 25 years to win the elite men's race in a thrilling finish.
Distance great Haile Gebrselassie was escoft. In the men's race, Bekele held off a late charge from Farah, who has won multiple world and Olympic titles at the shorter distances of 5,m and 10,m, to bring it to a thrilling end. It was a great finish. After the race Farah said: "It was a great race.
Mel C said: "It hasn't been the best of days weatherwise, but so many people have still turned out to support everyone and line the streets. The Ethiopian, running his first competitive half-marathon, made the break escorf a mile to go on the course from Newcastle to South Shields and looked to be heading for a comfortable win.
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From just 12, competitors at the first run inthe event has now grown to more than wscort, accepted entrants from more thanapplicants. But you know, you can't take away what he has.
I'll definitely be back. During the race an estimated 82, litres of water was drunk by parched runners.