Mo Farah wins Great North Run second year in a row

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Mo Farah has extended his winning streak this summer by taking first place at the Great North Run for the second year in a row. Farah won the half marathon in 59:23, knocking 37 seconds off his previous time of one hour exactly. He beat Kenya's Stanley Biwott to the title by just one second. The women's title was won by Kenyan Mary Keitany for the second consecutive year, with a finish time of 67:32.

Farah told the BBC “It is nice to finish with a win, that is the most important thing. I really enjoyed it and if it wasn’t for the crowd just edging me on, I think it would definitely have been a different result.

“I definitely want to come back and see if I can do a hat-trick! It has been an amazing year – I couldn’t have had a better one than this.”