ONE MO TIME: Sir Mo Farah lines up alongside a competitive field at the AJ Bell Great North Run

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The AJ Bell Great North Run has unveiled the line-up for this year’s elite men’s race, marking Sir Mo Farah’s last competitive appearance. He will be joining an impressive roster of international athletes for this momentous occasion.

Four-time Olympic Champion, six-time World Champion and six-time winner of the Great North Run, Sir Mo will face strong competition in the form of Kenyan Geoffrey Kamworor.

The 30-year-old, 3-time World Half Marathon Champion and two-time winner of the New York Marathon also bagged second place at the London Marathon earlier this year.

Looking ahead to the race Geoffrey Kamworor said, “I’m really looking forward to taking on my first Great North Run in Newcastle, I’ve heard many good things about the event.

“Sir Mo Farah He has had such an incredible career it’s exciting to be a part of his last ever race but I’m obviously here to win and add my name to the list of champions.”

Further challenges will come in the form of Ethiopian Muktar Edris. Edris is a 2-time World Champion over 5000m and has a personal best of 58.40.

“I’ve raced Mo on the track but this is the first time we have met on the roads, I have great respect for him, after we raced in London 2017 World Championships, I named my son after him, I look forward to renewing our friendship and rivalry”

Elite athletes will line up alongside 60,000 other runners at the 42nd Great North Run on Sunday 10 September for the world’s biggest half marathon. The iconic course starts in Newcastle city centre and finishes 13.1 miles later in the coastal town of South Shields. Many runners will be taking part to support worthy causes, raising an estimated £25 million pounds for charity.

Full coverage of the elite race will be shown live on BBC One from 10am.

AJ Bell Great North Run Men’s Elite Field 2023

Sir Mo Farah, GBR

Geoffrey Kamworor, KEN

Muktar Edris, ETH

Chalu Deso, ETH

Hamid Ben Daoud, ESP

Adam Lipschitz, RSA

Daniel Matteo, ESP

Kiseki Shiozawa, JPN

Koki Kamata, JPN

Yoshiki Oshiro, JPN

Efrem Gidey, IRE

Michael Cameron, GBR

Ryoma Inoue, JPN

Roy Hoornweg, NED

Andrew Heyes, GBR

Ian Butler, USA

Chris Livesey, GBR

Dougie Musson, GBR

Jonathan Collier, GBR

Alexander Lawrence, GBR

William Bryan, GBR

Dean Williamson, GBR

Hugo Milner, GBR

Lewis Gamble-Thompson, GBR

Paul Whittaker, GBR

Logan Smith, GBR

Linton Taylor, GBR

Mark Bostock, GBR

Peter Avent, GBR

Charlie Davis, GBR

Adrian Bailes, GBR

Daniel Haymes, GBR

Michael Eccles, GBR

Alastair Watson, GBR

Sam Hancox, GBR

Tony Payne, THA

James Reeder, GBR

Thomas Gostelow, GBR

Nicholas Barry, GBR

Chris Parr, GBR

David Bishop, GBR

Milan Campion, GBR

Carl Avery, GBR

Andrew Annett, GBR

Ollie Garrod, GBR

Fionn Brodie, GBR

Paul Piper, GBR

Salem Mohammed, EGY

Wai Ching Soh, MAS

Yahia Elsayed, EGY