Tiki Gelana, the Ethiopian women who won the Olympic marathon this past August, will be running the Bupa Great North Run on September 16.
GELANA FOR GNR
NEWCASTLE (GBR): Tiki Gelana, the Olympic Marathon gold medallist, will be aiming to join several other world class Ethiopian runners who have triumphed in past Bupa Great North Run’s at this year’s race on September 16. Gelana, who stunned her rivals with her surprise win at the recent London Games, headlines a superb women’s line up for Britain’s biggest running event which will see the 55,000 competitors trek 13.1 miles from Newcastle to South Shields. The 24-year-old Ethiopian record holder will feature in a line up which includes last year’s World Marathon champion Edna Kiplagat and her fellow Kenyan Irene Jerotich, winner of the Commonwealth title in 2010 and Great Britain’s Jo Pavey making a swift transition from her Olympic track appearances back to road running.