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Summary

  1. Mo Farah wins for record fourth successive year
  2. Mary Keitany wins women's race
  3. Simon Lawson wins men's wheelchair race
  4. Manuela Shar wins women's wheelchair race
  5. 37th year of world's biggest half marathon
  6. 43,116 people took part

Live Reporting

By Amy Lofthouse and Alan Beck

All times stated are UK

Get involved

  1. Post update

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    Video caption: Sights and sounds of the 2017 Great North Run

    That’s all from us at Get Inspired on the live text, but you can watch highlights of the Great North Run on BBC Two at 18:00 BST (BBC Two Wales 22:30).

    If you’ve been inspired by any of the action and stories you’ve seen today, we have activity guides to running, mass participation events, volunteering, disability sport and much, much more.

    So get involved and maybe we’ll see you on the start line of the Great North Run next year (or just running round your local park - it's all about giving it a go). Bye for now!

  2. 'I've spent my whole life watching other people do sport'

    Watch how Stockport Harriers coach Rick Hoskins is inspiring wheelchair users of all ages to try wheelchair racing...

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    Video caption: Para athletics coach encourages people to try wheelchair racing

    Go to our Get Inspired guides to find out more about coaching and disability sport.

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    Dave finished in 2:13:50. Pretty good for 69, we reckon!

  4. Brendan's blast from the past

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    This is a great pic shared by one of today's runners - Dave Leng from Gateshead Harriers, who was a boyhood team-mate of GNR founder Brendan Foster. This is the pair aged 15 in 1963.

    Love the way in the original pic, Brendan looks pretty casual while the rest of the boys look absolutely shattered!

    Dave Leng and Brendan Foster at Gateshead Harriers in 1963
    Dave Leng, Brendan Foster and team-mates at Gateshead Harriers in 1963

    Now aged 69, Dave's still running for Gateshead and he's out on the road today...

    Dave Leng

    You can find out more about his involvement in the Great North Run, his volunteering work for Great Run Local, and other inspiring stories from today's event, here.

  5. Getting out there yourself

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    Looks like the Great North Run has worked its magic again......

    Find out how you can get into running and mass participation events with the Get Inspired guides.

  6. Couch to 5K - download the app today!

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    Video caption: Go from couch to 5k in just nine weeks

    Stuart was talking about using the Couch to 5K app, a nine-week plan that helps you reach the goal of running 5K, three times a week.

    It's a brilliant motivational tool, which you can download here. Why not check it out now?

  7. 'If I can do it, anyone can!'

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    This is Stuart Warner, a teacher from Birmingham who was inspired by the London Marathon to transform his life and train for the Great Birmingham Run...

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    Video caption: 'If I can do it, anyone can' - teacher's Couch to 5K story

    If today's event has got you in the mood, you can still apply for the Birmingham half marathon in October and there are also junior and mini runs if you want to get the whole family involved!

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    We've tracked Kim down and she is (presumably alongside a couple of hundred pink-clad These Girls Can Run members) nearly 8.5 miles into the run.

    Less than five to go, Kim - you can do it!

  9. These Girls Can Run!

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    This is a great story about the power of social media to make good things happen.

    When Kim Scott, a mum from Northumberland, didn't want to train alone she set up a Facebook group asking if anyone wanted to join her. What happened next is one of the best things we've seen around this year's Great North Run...

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    Video caption: These Girls Can Run take on the Great North Run

    You can find These Girls Can Run sessions across the north-east of England, here. And for more information on how to get into running wherever you are, check out our Get Inspired guide.

  10. Music to our ears!

    Alistair Magowan

    BBC Sport in Newcastle

    Here is one of the bands who have been encouraging all the runners on the course. Top work guys!

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    Video caption: A band encouraging runners during the 2017 Great North Run
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    Live coverage on BBC One has come to end, but we'll staying with you for a little while longer to bring you more inspiring stories and colour from the 57,000 people taking part today...

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    Steve Cram

    BBC athletics commentator on BBC TV

    We've just passed 21,000 people who have passed the finish line. Superb scenes and a pretty good day for running.

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    Talking of the British Red Cross, here's some great advice for offering assistance if you see a runner who's struggling on the road...

  14. Medals well earned!

    British Red Cross medal winners at Great North Run
    A Great North Run finisher's medal
    A Great North Run finisher with his medal
  15. Team Brenda - stepping out

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    This is a story we were following at Get Inspired in the lead up to today's race. Team Brenda is the support team for Dr Brenda Whittle, who has spent the last 15 years determinedly re-learning motor skills after a viral brain injury left her unable to walk or talk.

    Today she plans to get out of her chair and walk the final 10 steps of the Great North Run.

    You can find out more about Brenda's story and the amazing work of Marske Hall Leonard Cheshire home, here.

    Brenda is currently 6.5 miles into her race, but here they were at the start earlier, ready to get cracking. Good luck, Team Brenda!

    Team Brenda
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    Some more notable finishing times:

    Davina McCall (TV presenter): 2:06:52

    Gail Emms (badminton Olympian): 1:48:55

    George Riley (BBC commentator): 2:01:13

    William Murray (dad of Andy and Jamie): 2:15:40

  17. 'You can do more than you'd ever imagine'

    Two years ago, Matt Hadden from Darlington was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer. His left leg was amputated but the cancer spread and is potentially terminal.

    But the 28-year-old is determined to do as much as he can in the time he has left and one of the things on his bucket list is the Great North Run.

    He's also running to raise funds for the Maggie's cancer support centre in Newcastle. Check out his inspiring story...

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    Video caption: Cancer will not stop me - inspiring story from Matt Hadden
  18. RIP Mike Neville - north-east broadcasting legend

    Mike Neville

    He started the first ever Great North Run - with the small matter of an army howitzer - and it's with sadness that we learned of the death of Mike Neville, for many years the face of news broadcasting in the north-east, at the age of 80 this week.

    Brendan Foster paid tribute to him on the start line earlier:

    "He was a warm man and a genius broadcaster – he was outstanding. We almost hoped something technical would go wrong so he could come into his own. The reaction in the north-east has been amazing."

    Here are some more of the tributes paid to Mike...

  19. Runaway brides!

    Alistair Magowan

    BBC Sport in Newcastle

    Here in challenging running gear are Claire and Ann from the Isle of Arran.

    They call themselves the runaway brides but say they are both "happily married to their respective husbands"!

    Runaway brides Claire and Ann