16 September 2012
Last updated at 14:06
Kenya's Wilson Kipsang produced a superb sprint finish to win the Bupa Great North Run with a time of 59 minutes and six seconds. Fellow Kenyan Micah Kogo came second.
The women's race was won by Ethiopia's Olympic 10,000m champion Tirunesh Dibaba, who was making her debut in the Great North Run. She celebrates with Lorna Kiplagat and Tiki Galena after finishing in a time of one hour and seven minutes.
Canadian Josh Cassidy, a world marathon record holder, won the wheelchair race in a time of 43 minutes 18 seconds. He also won the Tyne Tunnel 2k wheelchair race on Tyneside on Friday.
Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah started the race for the second consecutive year. He said: "I'm having fun, I'm giving people high-fives but meeting Peter Beardsley in my hotel has made my day."
The Red Arrows flew over the start line on the central motorway in Newcastle before heading to the Tyne Bridge.
Paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds, rower Kat Copeland, boxer Nicola Adams and long jumper Greg Rutherford also started the race.
A record total of 39,953 runners crossed the start line. About 54,000 registered for the the annual half marathon from Newcastle to South Shields.
Roads across Newcastle, Tyneside and South Shields were closed to allow the runners through.
The Red Arrows also flew over the finish line at South Shields. Thousands of supporters cheered the runners on at the end of the 13.1 mile run.