Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Thousands take part in Great South Run in Portsmouth

Joseph Ebuya from Kenya on his way to winning the Great South Run
Image caption Joseph Ebuya from Kenya won the men's race

A record number of runners have taken part in the Great South Run in Portsmouth.

Organisers said 23,000 people - 2,000 more than last year - entered the 10-mile (16km) road race, which began in Southsea on Sunday morning.

Joseph Ebuya and Grace Mamanyi, both from Kenya, won the men's and women's races respectively.

Apart from elite athletes, the race attracts celebrities, sports stars, club runners and fundraisers.

The race has been held in Portsmouth since 1991 and the route passes many of the city's most famous landmarks.

Millions of pounds are raised for good causes each year.

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