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The Great North Run 2018: In pictures

The Great North Run 2018: In pictures

The streets and skies above Tyneside were awash with colour as thousands took part in the 2018 Great North Run.About 57,000 people registered to take part in the annual half marathon between Newcastle and South Shields.As ever, fun-runners followed in the footsteps of the world's elite distance athletes with Sir Mo Farah sealing a record-breaking fifth victory in the men's event.The Olympian reached the finish line in an impressive 59 minutes and 26 seconds - while many others had only just crossed the start line back in Newcastle.
Thousands take on Great North Run
Fifth Great North Run win for Farah
The Great North Run 2018: In pictures

As has become an annual tradition, the Red Arrows soared above the Tyne Bridge as thousands of runners made their way across
The Great North Run 2018: In pictures

Under grey skies, thousands of runners passed the start line
The Great North Run 2018: In pictures

Sir Mo Farah made this fan's day by snapping a selfie after sealing his record win
The Great North Run 2018: In pictures

Pop singer Olly Murs was one of the celebrities taking part
The Great North Run 2018: In pictures

Geordie Shore and Ex On The Beach TV star Vicky Pattinson was among the starters
The Great North Run 2018: In pictures

Fancy dress runners made a splash with their inventive outfits
The Great North Run 2018: In pictures

And many saw it as a chance to have some fun while raising money for charity
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