15 September 2013
Last updated at 11:36 ET
Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele held off Mo Farah to finish first in the men's elite race of the 33rd Great North Run. Those taking part faced wet and windy conditions for the 13.1 mile trek from Newcastle to South Shields. More than 55,000 people took part in the event - the world's most popular half marathon - with many running for charity.
Kenenisa Bekele celebrated his success on the podium alongside Farah and Haile Gebrselassie, also from Ethiopia, who came third.
The Great North Run got under way in Newcastle with the elite group of women. The line-up included Kenyan athlete Priscah Jeptoo (second from right) who would go on to win the race.
Joining Priscah Jeptoo, centre, among the medals were second place runner, Ethiopia's Meseret Defar, left, and Tirunesh Dibaba who came third.
Great Britain 400m world champion Christine Ohuruogu got the 2013 Great North Run under way.
Thousands of people streamed through the start line of the main race with plenty more gathering to watch.
Emmerdale's Tony Audenshaw is among the many celebrities taking part in this year's run.
Former Premier League footballer Robbie Savage and Spice Girl Mel C prepared for the start of the 33rd Great North Run in Newcastle.
Presenters from the BBC's Antiques Roadshow got ready for the Great North Run with Paul Waugh, centre, from Teesside dressed as Captain Caveman.
Radio 2 DJ Jo Wiley was at the start line of the Great North Run as rain began to fall.
Atomic Kitten's Natasha Hamilton waited with a charity fun runner at the start of the race.
The Red Arrows fly over thousands of runners as they cross the Tyne Bridge.
Britain's David Weir heads to the finish line to win the men's wheelchair race in the Great North Run.
David Weir, centre, received his medal and trophy for winning the men's wheelchair race with Canada's Josh Cassidy, left, who came second, and Spain's Rafa Botello Jiminez who finished third.
Mo Farah, Kenenisa Bekele and Haile Gebrselassie battled it out in the elite men's run before Bekele eventually came out on top.
Mo Farah was still smiling - and still had time for his famous "Mobot" celebration - despite being narrowly beaten in the Great North Run.