Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia won the Great North Run on Sunday beating Mo Farah of Britain. Kenenisa's compatriot Haile Gebreselassie finished in 3rd place.
The event witnessed a breathtaking competition between Kenenisa and Farah. Kenenisa finished the half marathon in 1:08 while Farah finished in 1:09.
The legendary Haile, who has been in the lead for a long time, took the third place and celebrated the victory with Kenenisa and Farah.
Kenenisa Bekele is an Ethiopian distance runner and three-time Olympic champion in the 5000 and 10,000m. Bekele set the world record for 5000 (12:37.35) and 10,000 meters (26:17.53) in 2004 and 2005, respectively. In addition, Kenenisa won five gold medals from outdoor world championships and 11 from world cross-country championships. He is widely considered one of the greatest male distance runners of all time.
The women's race was won by Kenyan Priscah Jeptoo; while Meseret Defar and Tirunesh Dibaba finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.