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Great North Run

Gabby Logan presents live coverage of the 2016 Great North Run, with commentary by Steve Cram, Brendan Foster and Paula Radcliffe.

Gabby Logan presents live coverage of the 2016 Great North Run. Now in its 36th year, the world's leading half-marathon has grown from 12,000 on the start line in 1981 to 57,000 entries. The course starts in Newcastle and stretches 13.1 miles to the finish at South Shields, taking in iconic sights such as the Tyne Bridge on its way.

In 2014, the Great North Run made history as the first official athletics event in the world to welcome its millionth finisher. This year the organisers are trying to set a world record for the number of nationalities taking part in a mass-participation running event.

In the group of elite runners is Mo Farah, fresh from retaining his 5,000 and 10,000m Olympic titles in Rio. Mo is aiming for a hat-trick of Great North Run titles, having won in 2014 and 2015. Lining up alongside Mo is a strong international field hoping to end his grip on the title.

The women's race sees former world marathon champion Edna Kiplagat of Kenya against a field that includes her compatriot and 2013 Great North Run winner Priscah Jeptoo, and Britain's former European cross-country champion Gemma Steel. Steel has finished runner-up the past two years.

The Great North Run is nothing without the mass runners, many of whom are raising money for causes close to them, and we will hear some of those stories during the programme as well as live updates from out on the course with Denise Lewis and Colin Jackson.

Commentary comes from Steve Cram, Brendan Foster and Paula Radcliffe.

4 hours

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Gabby Logan
Participant Denise Lewis
Participant Colin Jackson
Commentator Steve Cram
Commentator Brendan Foster
Commentator Paula Radcliffe
Editor Lucy Cutler
Producer Matthew Coliandris

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