Great Manchester Run

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Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Jonathan Edwards presents live coverage of the 2013 Bupa Great Manchester Run. Since its inception in 2003, over a quarter of a million runners have taken part in what is one of the nation's favourite 10k road races. Originally conceived as a legacy event to the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games, the event has grown to the extent that this year 40,000 runners have entered.

Leading the men's field is Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie, who is aiming for an unprecedented fifth victory. He faces tough opposition from the likes of Kenya's Wilson Kispsang, the London Marathon winner in 2012. In the women's race, Olympic 10,000m champion, Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba will face a strong challenge from British duo Gemma Steel and Helen Clitheroe.

One year on from his miraculous recovery after suffering cardiac arrest while playing for Bolton Wanderers, Fabrice Muamba will take on honorary starter duties for the race. Former snooker world champion Shaun Murphy leads the list of celebrity runners.

Paula Radcliffe joins Steve Cram and Paul Dickenson in the commentary box to provide expert analysis on the men's and women's races, while Denise Lewis and Phil Jones provide reports from the course.


Jonathan Edwards
Steve Cram
Paul Dickenson
Paula Radcliffe
Denise Lewis
Phil Jones
Matthew Coliandris
Paul Foster


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