Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Video highlights of the 2014 Great North Run

Monday, September 08, 2014

Video highlights of the 2014 Great North Run

 The Great North Run Half-Marathon was held in Newcastle in the NE of England over the weekend. With some 50,000 plus participants, it is one of the largest half-marathons in the world.

This year wasn't without controversy with some accusing Mo Farah of being paced to victory instead of there being a competitive race. Article in the Telegraph. If you look at the video link below, you can make up your own mind. Check out the results link as well if you know of anyone that took part.

1 M MO FARAH    Newham & Essex Beagles AC 01:00:00
2 M MIKE KIGEN 01:00:00
1 F MARY KEITANY 01:05:39
2 F GEMMA STEEL Charnwood A C    01:08:13
3 F TIKI GELANA 01:08:45

The highlights of the leaders finishing can be seen HERE (27 mins long)

The full results can be seen HERE


Anonymous said...

Maybe he was paced to victory, maybe not. The fact was that he was still well ahead of the rest of the field. I don't see anything wrong with it. Media backlash against Mo is starting...

John Kissane said...

Ran it for the first time this year, really good w/end as they have the Great North Games on the quayside on Sat afternoon.

Support & organisation are top notch although with the huge crowds not a place to go to chase a half-marathon pb through!

Anonymous said...

As obvious as the nose on your face. Mo was spent at finish and runner up had plenty in the tank.

Anonymous said...

Ya reckon if Kigan wanted to drop the hammer and kill him off at 11-12 miles he could have easily done, looks like he was holding back so Mo didnt lose ground on him.
Good race all the same, doesnt really bother me if he was there to pace him