Four-time Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah wrote history as he won his fifth consecutive Great North Run race that was held on Sunday(9) in Newcastle, United Kingdom.
Farah led a four-man bunch including Jake Robertson, former London Marathon champion Daniel Wanjiru and Abdi Abdirahman clear of the field, but had dropped the latter pair by the halfway stage.
Farah has long held an iron grip over this event, which is Britain’s most popular half-marathon, and he blew away the competition again by cutting the tape 59:26.
New Zealand’s Robertson came in second for the second year running, the New Zealander finishing 31 seconds behind Farah to squeeze in under an hour.
Third place went to Abdi, who like Farah was born in Somalia but represents Belgium.