Great North Run 2017: Mo Farah wins race for fourth time
Up to 57,000 people took to the streets in the Great North Run, won by Mo Farah for the fourth time in a row.
The four-times Olympic champion won the elite men's race in one hour and six seconds, with New Zealand's Jake Robertson six seconds behind.
Kenya's Mary Keitany won the elite women's with the third fastest time in its history.
Cumbrian Simon Lawson took the elite men's wheelchair race with a time of 44 minutes and 22 seconds.
Switzerland's Manuela Schar set a course record winning the elite women's wheelchair race in 48 minutes and 44 seconds.
It was Keitany's third Great North Run, which this time she finished in one hour, five minutes and 59 seconds.
Kenya's Vivian Cheruiyot came second and fellow countrywoman Caroline Kipkirui came third.
Speaking to BBC One, Mo Farah said the race had been "really tough".
"I'm sore everywhere," he said.
"I've never been this sore - I think it's down to a lack of training.
"With four miles to go, I was hanging on and gritting my teeth.
"I was thinking if I can just sit on him then, at the end, I can sprint."
While Farah was lying on the road recovering, Robertson proposed to his girlfriend Magdalyne Masai from Kenya - who had just finished fourth in the women's elite race.
Celebrities running in this year's race included television presenter Davina McCall, newsreader Sophie Raworth and X Factor contestant Sam Lavery.
The 13.1-mile race from Newcastle to South Shields - now in its 37th year - originally had 12,000 runners take part.
Organisers said the 2016 event had participants from 178 countries.
Julie Robinson from Jesmond in Newcastle, who was cheering on her stepdaughter, said the race was "wonderful, fantastic".
"I've probably been here coming to support for about 15 years," she said.
"I've ran it quite a few times myself.
"It's a great atmosphere and there's no excuse for me because I'm only across the Town Moor home."
This year's event was started by the run's founder Brendan Foster, who recently announced his retirement.
There was also a minute's applause for veteran television presenter Mike Neville, who died on Tuesday, and who started the first run in 1981.