Mo Aims For A Great North Run Hat-Trick

Mo Farah, Britain's greatest ever male distance runner, is to defend his Great North Run title in September and bid for his third consecutive title.

Farah will return to the North East of England on 11 September for the world's biggest half marathon.

He will be joined by 57,000 others on the startline, including his wife Tania, who will be taking part in the Great North Run for the first time.

Having finished runner up to Ethiopian superstar Kenenisa Bekele in 2013, Farah claimed the Great North Run crown in 2014 before retaining it a year later with a British and European record time of 59.22.

The thirty three year old is a huge fan of the region.

He said: “I love the Great North Run and the incredible atmosphere at the event. The noise from the crowd in those last few hundred metres is just unbelievable!”

“It will be great to end my season at one of my favourite events, with Tania taking part as a fun runner too.”

Brendan Foster, Chairman of event organisers The Great Run Company, said: “Mo has become one of the biggest sporting superstars of our time.

“We are absolutely thrilled he will be back on Tyneside in September aiming to make it three in a row.”