HS Sports timed the BUPA GREAT NORTH RUN with a 57,000 strong field on Sunday, September 7th using IPICO Sports equipment.
The 2014 staging of the world’s biggest half marathon was guaranteed to be a momentous occasion, with the tally of runners who have crossed the finish line at South Shields in the 33 year history of the event set to break the one million mark
MARY KEITANY WINS AND BREAKS THE COURSE RECORD
Mary Keitany (Kenya), the 2012 London Marathon champion who has returned from time off to have a baby, was well clear of the rest of the field and her time of 65 minutes and 39 seconds beat Paula Radcliffe’s mark set in 2003 by one second. Gemma Steel (Great Britain) set a new personal best of 68:18 in second place. 2012 Olympic Marathon Champion Tiki Gelana (Ethiopia) was third.
1 Mary Keitany KEN 1:05:39
2 Gemma Steel GBR 1:08:13
3 Tiki Gelana ETH 1:08:45
MO FARAH INCHES TO VICTORY
Mo Farah (Great Britain) inched out a victory over Mike Kigen (Kenya) in 60.01.
Olympic, world and European champion Mo Farah became the first British winner of the Great North Run men’s race since 1985 after holding off Kenya’s Mike Kigen in a thrilling finish. Olympic Marathon Champion in 2014 Stephen Kiprotich (Uganda) was a distant third.
1. Mo Farah-60:00
2. Mike Kigen-60:00
3. Stephen Kiprotich-61:35
38,128th place – 3:02:02
– The time and place of the Great North Run Half-Marathon’s one millionth finisher, 51-year-old Tracey Cramond. The UK race is the first in history to break the million finishers barrier.