Mo Farah to lead 57,000 at Great North Run

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The Great North Run weekend is one of my favorite of the year. The City Games on Saturday, followed by a huge half marathon on Sunday is a great way to celebrate running in Northern England.

This year, Mo Farah and Mary Keitany will be leading 57,000 of their closest friends. The course is fast and pretty flat. In past years, Kenenisa Bekele, Haile Gebrselassie and Mo Farah have battled through the streets of Gateshead and NewCastle.

This year, Brendan Foster, founder of the Great Run Company, and 1976 Olympic bronze medalist at 10,000 meters, will be the race starter.

We will be watching it via streaming video very early from California, so good luck to all 57,000 running the Great North Run!

It's that time of the year again Great North Run!!! Looking to Sunday half marathon..!! #onemomile

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