Mo Farah becomes first British runner to win Great North Run since 1985

After winning the Olympic gold and World championship, British middle and long distance runner, Mo Farah has won the Great North Run.

Mo Farah becomes first British runner to win Great North Run since 1985

New Delhi: After winning the Olympic gold and World championship, British middle and long distance runner, Mo Farah has won the Great North Run.

With this win, Farah became the first British winner of this race since 1985. The 31-year-old held off Kenyan Mike Kigen to mark off a memorable win.

It was a fascinating duel between Farah and Kigen for majority of the race but then the Olympic champion displayed his class by pulling clear in the last 200m.

The Somali-born Farah also set a new personal best of one hour and one second during the race on the 13.1-mile course.

In the women's race, Paula Radcliffe's course record was matched by Kenyan Mary Keitany who beat competition from Gemma Steel to finish in first place.

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