BBC Sport - Great North Run: Runners from around the world taking part on Tyneside

Great North Run - the world's favourite

Runners from 178 different nations, from Azerbaijan to Zambia, will be represented in the Great North Run on Sunday.

Now in its 36th year, the Great North Run will have more countries represented in a single running event in history.

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