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Tens of thousands in Great Scottish Run through Glasgow

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Tens of thousands of competitors and fun runners have taken to the streets of Glasgow for the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run.

Sunday's 10k and half-marathon races rounded off three days of action in Scotland's biggest mass participation running event.

Scotland's Callum Hawkins claimed victory in the half-marathon, setting a new Scottish record.

He is the first Scot to win the great Scottish Run since 1983.

Hawkins held off the challenge of the defending champion, Moses Kipsiro of Uganda, clocking a time of 60 minutes 22 seconds.

It rounded off a good season for Hawkins, who came ninth in the marathon at the Rio Olympics in the summer.

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Image caption Callum Hawkins was the first Scot to win the half marathon since 1983
Image caption The men's half-marathon was won by Scotland's Callum Hawkins

Kenya's Joel Kimutai came home in third ahead of England's Chris Thompson.

Fellow Kenyan, Betsy Saina, claimed victory in the women's race with a course record time of 67:20.

The half-marathon was set off by Commonwealth and Olympic medallists Charlie Flynn, Mark Bennett and Karen Bennett.

Olympic gold medal-winning cyclists Callum Skinner and Katie Archibald started the 10k event.

After heading off from George Square, the runners followed routes through the city before finishing in Glasgow Green.

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Image caption For some it was the money raised, not the time that counted

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