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Byline: OLIVER HOLT

SOMETIME on Sunday, one of the 57,000 runners taking part in the Bupa Great North Run will become the one millionth person to finish the iconic race.

It is the first officially-sanctioned running event that will be able to claim the honour, quite an accolade. Two months from now, the New York Marathon will rack up the same distinction.

Anybody who has taken part in the Great North Run will not be surprised it has been such a success.

It is superbly organised along a spectacular course in a lovely part of the country.

I'm lucky enough to be running it again and as part of the build-up, I went for a jog with Mo Farah by the Thames last week.

The chance to take part in the same race as a champion like Farah is one of the many invigorating aspects of training for and running in events like this.

Farah will be a speck on my horizon on Sunday but it won't make the sweep down to the finish on the coast at South Shields any less rewarding. Best of luck to everyone taking part.

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Sep 3, 2014
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