Sir Mo Farah made history once again on Sunday as he won his fourth successive Great North Run title, finishing in a time of one hour and six seconds.
Great Britain’s four-time Olympic champion overcame the challenge of Jake Robertson of New Zealand in the closing stages to claim the prestigious half-marathon title once again.
Farah becomes the first athlete to win the blue riband Newcastle road race four times in a row, and is now level in terms of most victories with Kenya’s Benson Masya, who was champion four times in the 1990s (1991, 1992, 1994 and 1996).
Last month the 34-year-old finished his glittering track career with a thrilling 5,000m victory at the Diamond League final in Zurich.
Farah required a sprint finish in the north-east to see off Kiwi rival Robertson, who pushed him to the limit, by six seconds while Ethiopia’s Feyisa Lilesa finished in third.