Runners cross the Tyne Bridge during the Great North Run
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Thousands contest Great North Run

16 September 2012 Last updated at 13:51 BST

Almost 40,000 people took part in the Great North Run - the annual half marathon from Newcastle to South Shields.

Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah was one of five London 2012 stars who acted as starters for the race.

Olympic 10,000m champion Tirunesh Dibaba won the women's elite race, with Kenya's Wilson Kipsang taking the men's title.

Ed Thomas reports.