Mo Farah Wins 4th Straight Great North Run Title

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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Mo Farah of Great Britain celebrates winning gold in the Men's 10000 metres final during day one of the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships London 2017 at The London Stadium on August 4, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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.