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Summary

  1. World's biggest half-marathon with 57,000 taking part
  2. Mo Farah wins his third Great North Run title
  3. Kenyan Vivian Cheruiyot wins the women's race
  4. Mark Telford wins the elite wheelchair race

Live Reporting

By Andy Donley

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye for now!

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    The Red Arrows fly over the Tyne Bridge during the Great North Run

    The Great North Run bills itself as the greatest half-marathon in the world, and it isn't hard to see why.

    57,000 people started the race today, with 57,000 equally inspirational stories.

    If you want to catch up on any of today's action, catch the highlights on BBC Two at 18:00 BST - it's well worth a second watch, with Mo Farah making yet more history and thousands of people raising money for charity.

    I'm signing off now, and you know what, I may just go for a run.

    Thanks for following!

  2. Get involved

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    Michelle Boath: Well done Emma Duckworth! Running for Greyhound Gap.

    Julie Tan: Well done Gower Tan running for Cancer Research as his warm up for the Berlin, Chicago and then New York marathons.

    Barrister Ada-Ada: Soooo motivated/inspired by the This Girl Can campaign.

    Ceri Jones: So inspired by the stories of today's runners.

    Barrister, Ceri, so am I. Hopefully there's lots of people feeling the same out there as well.

  3. Smile for the camera!

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    Taking part in the Great North Run is a whole load of fun. But that doesn't mean it isn't a great feeling finishing it...

    You can take a look at all of our pictures from today on our Facebook gallery.

    A family with their Great North Run medals
    Image caption: A family affair
    Five Great North Run finishers with their medals
    Image caption: Five Great North Run finishers with their medals
    A Great North Run finisher with their medal
    Image caption: Big smiles at the finish line
  4. Get into running

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    Hopefully today will have inspired you to get out and start running.

    If you're looking to get fit, there's no better place to start. It's free, you can do it anywhere and there's no pressure to go any faster than what feels comfortable to you.

    Oh, and you have exactly one year to get ready for the 2017 edition of the world's biggest half-marathon in sunny Newcastle.

    Click here to find out more about how to get into running, or here to find sporting opportunities near you.

  5. Meet Tony the Fridge

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    This is Tony the Fridge. Tony the Fridge has today run his 100th half-marathon in 100 days to raise money for Sara's Hope Foundation.

    100 half-marathons in 100 days, with a fridge strapped to his back.

    That's the kind of stuff that makes today incredible. Well done Tony the Fridge. 

  6. Tom at the finish

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    Tom Gayle

    Our man on the course

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    Video caption: Runners having finished Great North Run

    There's a party atmosphere at the finish in South Shields - even though everybody is rather tired! 

    The weather has stayed warm and dry, and I think people will start thinking about sourcing a cup of tea - or something stronger!

    Runners at the finish of the Great North Run
    Personal message on the back of a runner who has finished the Great North Run
  7. 'Lift is great now'

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    Mandy Norris

    When her dream holiday to Marrakesh was spoilt because of her weight, 18-stone Mandy Norris knew she needed to do something. She decided to take up running with the help of her husband Tony and through exercise the weight started to fall off.

    Mandy fell in love with running and now sports a slim size 10 figure. She will be running the Great North Run for a fourth time on Sunday but she'll also be running the 5k race with her daughter on Saturday.

    "I've had four spine operations and always used that as a reason as to why I was fat but it was just an excuse," said Mandy. 

    "The reality was I was lazy and couldn't be bothered! Life is great now - I just wish I discovered running years ago!"

    Read more of Mandy's story here.

  8. 'I had a game plan and followed it'

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    Tania and Mo Farrah

    A time of one hour 49 minutes is more than enough to put a smile on Tania Farah's face, made all the wider by her husband's tremendous victory earlier in the day.

    What's on the menu in the Farah household tonight? "Burger, chips and ice cream."

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    Video caption: 'I had a game plan and followed it'
  9. That is quite a get-up...

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  10. Get involved

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    Alistair Dale: Go Emma Louise Spencer running for Bowel cancer over half way, go girl!

    debby moorhouse: Well done Anita Hurton and Sam Colbeck, running for Fight for Sight.

    Margaret Mitchell: Good luck to everyone running for the Ryan Stanford appeal in The GNR especially the Laidlaw family.

    Louise McNulty: Good luck to Joanne Hunter and Laura Hamilton who are running for the Foyle Hospice in Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

  11. 'It made me feel alive again'

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    Video caption: 'It made me feel alive again'

    Being an overweight child, Andrea had always struggled with her weight but it was the shock of losing her father in late 2015 that made her realise she needed to turn her life around. 

    At the time she weighed over 30 stone and struggled with her mobility and general health.  

    "I realised that unless I did something, my mum would be burying me soon and obviously that was something I didn't want to happen," Andrea said.

    "I weighed over 30 stone and reality had hit home - do something or die.   

    "Life is never too black, or too hard to do something about it. It may take time and dedication but it is so worth it. I chose life."  

    Read more of Andrea's story here. 

  12. Heartwarming scenes in Newcastle

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    Video caption: Blind runner guided across the Tyne Bridge

    The reception that this blind runner received as she crossed the Tyne Bridge is truly heart-warming. The crowds have been fantastic today.

  13. Cheruiyot waiting for birthday cake

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    Video caption: Cheruiyot waiting for birthday cake

    Gabby Logan caught up with women's elite race winner Vivian Cheruiyot, who is celebrating her 33rd birthday today. But she didn't bring her any cake!

    Scandalous behaviour Gabby.

  14. Start them early...

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  15. Get involved

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    Will Hulse: Good luck to Mike running for Alzheimer's research in memory of his mum.

    Nigel Platt: Go like the wind Ali Vaulkhard running for Cystic Fibrosis.

    Anne Dawson: Good luck Anna Christer and boyfriend Mike doing the run for Juvenile Diabetics, love Grandma and Dennis.

    Emily Morris: Good luck to Ellie Jenkins running for New Zealand today! So proud!

  16. 'It makes me realise how extremely lucky I am'

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    Ailis Corey

    Having battled and beaten blood cancer twice Ailis is set to take on her first half marathon.

    The 34-year-old was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma when she was 26 and, despite 12 rounds of chemotherapy and being declared in remission, the disease returned in 2012.  

    "It came as a huge shock to me to find out I had cancer as I had always been very healthy and rarely sick," Ailis said.

    "There were times when I was going through my treatment and particularly after my transplant, that I could barely stand, let alone walk. 

    "Now, as I prepare to run a half marathon, it makes me very proud of how far I have come and it makes me realise how extremely lucky I am."

    Read more of Ailis' story here.

  17. Diane going further

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    Video caption: 'If I didn't have running I don't think I'd be here'

    Diane Dargan told BBC Get Inspired her inspirational story before the Great Manchester Run earlier this year.

    She's out there again today, so best of luck Diane!

  18. Anybody fancy a pasta party?

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    You really do learn something new every day.

    As I mentioned earlier, I was told by a colleague today that "pasta parties" are a regular thing at big events, with the Great North Run seemingly no exception.

    The idea is to carb up before an event, and 22,000 people got involved in the fusilli festivities yesterday. 

    I don't envy the poor soul running that kitchen...

  19. Get involved

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    Ryan Thomas: Super proud of my brother Elroy running great north run for Mind Charity.

    Simon O'Hora: So proud of my sis Miriam running Great North Run for Mind.

    Julie Gill: Respect to our runners today: Charlie Bear for Cancer Care, Great North Children's Hospital, Sir Bobby Robson Foundation & HANC.

    Fiona: Big shout out to Jenny Radmore and Nix running the GNR today for Children With Cancer UK.

  20. The glamorous side of the Great North Run

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