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Leeds Runner Overcoming Crohn's Disease A 24-year-old from Leeds is running the Simplyhealth Great North Run this September whilst battling against the symptoms of Crohn’s Disease. Durham Cricketers Take On Simplyhealth Great North Run Durham cricketers Keaton Jennings, Chris Rushworth, Michael Richardson and Academy Director John Windows will all partake in this year’s Simplyhealth Great North Run Runner Fundraising For Sporting Memories A runner from York has entered the Simplyhealth Great North Run to raise money for a charity which brings sports to patients with dementia. Dad's Weight Loss Journey Inspired By Son A dad from Sheffield is running the half marathon to complete a year of physical challenges after an incredible weight loss. Family Of Four Fundraising At Great North Run A family of four from Washington will be raising money at the Simplyhealth Great North Run for charities they are closely connected to. Father Supporting Special Needs Charity For Sons Father-of-three, Ben McBean, has entered the Simplyhealth Great North Run to raise awareness of autism. 101 Dalmatians For Couple's 101st Half Marathon A couple from Leeds will be channelling their love for Disney into the Simplyhealth Great North Run this September. Great North Run Champion To Defend Title 2016 winner Vivian Cheruiyot will return to the Simplyhealth Great North Run on Sunday 10 September to defend her title, taking on Mary Keitany and Betsy Saina Mum Encourages 4,500 People To Run Ahead Of North Run Kim Scott turned her life around while training for the Simplyhealth Great North Run after her initial plea to find a training buddy turned into forming a running group of 4,500 women. Dave's A Whole New Man After Beating Cancer Dave Carr will join 57,000 others on the start line of the Simplyhealth Great North Run after successfully defeating cancer and losing more than half of his body weight.