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Summary

  1. Ugandan Olympic distance runner Jacob Kiplimo wins men’s 10K with Britain's Nick Goolab fourth
  2. Britain's Johnboy Smith and Shelly Woods win the men's and women's wheelchair races
  3. World 5,000m gold medallist Hellen Obiri wins women's 10K ahead with Britain's Steph Twell fourth
  4. Approximately 30,000 competitors ran the 10k and half-marathon routes

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All times stated are UK

  1. What is it?

    Great Manchester Run

    Since hosting its first race in 2003, the Great Manchester Run has quickly grown to become one of the most popular events on Britain’s running calendar and Europe’s biggest 10km race.

    The route takes runners through the city centre and passes several of Manchester’s most recognisable landmarks, such as Old Trafford, before ending at Deansgate.

    In addition to the 10km, the event introduced a half-marathon distance in 2017 and over 30,000 competitors are expected to line up for both routes to raise money and awareness for many good causes.

    The Great Manchester Run has hosted some of road-racing’s biggest names over the years, including 2012 and 2016 Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah, five-time race winner Haile Gebrselassie and Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba in the women’s event.

    Kenya’s Micah Kogo holds the current course record in the men’s event after finishing the 2007 race in a time of 27:24, while four-time winner Dibaba broke the women’s record in 2013 when she finished in 30:49.

  2. Get Inspired: How to get into running

    Get Inspired

    #GetInspired

    • Running helps to get rid of stress hormones, boosts your mood and keeps you fit.
    • It burns more calories than many mainstream exercise activities. You can do it as little or as often as you like and fit it around your busy schedule.
    • If you want to start running but feel nervous about doing it on your own, RunTogether could be the answer.
    • Or check out parkrun UK,who organise free weekly runs in open spaces including parks, woodlands and beaches.
    • You can find more about how to get into running here with Get Inspired's handy guide.

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    Video caption: Running saved my life - Bella Mackie