How many miles is the great north run

The Great North Run is a half-marathon at 13.1 miles (21.08241 km).

Simplyhealth Great North Run is the world's biggest half marathon which in 2017 took place on Sunday 10th September. The first event took place on 28 June 1981 with 10,677 runners.

Many would agree that one of the things that makes the event so special is runners of all abilities coming together with the field including the world’s best international elite road runners, celebrities and thousands of runners taking part for fun, charity or as part of their own personal challenge.

In latest buzz, Britain's Mo Farah claims a record fourth successive victory in the Great North Run, beating New Zealand's Jake Robertson in a thrilling duel to win in one hour six seconds.

London Marathon winner Mary Keitany of Kenya surged to her third victory in the women's race in 1:05:59. Three-time runner-up Simon Lawson won the men's wheelchair race and Manuela Schar broke the course record by over a minute in the women's wheelchair event. Read more at BBC.

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