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Last Updated: Sunday, 20 May 2007, 15:51 GMT 16:51 UK
Thousands take part in city run
Dame Kelly Holmes: pic by  Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire.
Dame Kelly Holmes was among the thousands of runners
Thousands of people have taken part in the Great Manchester run around the centre of Manchester.

The 10km event - in its fifth year - attracts top runners from across the world as well as people looking to raise funds for charity.

Roads were closed until 1545 BST to allow the estimated 28,000 participants to complete the course.

Kenyan Micah Kogo won the men's race with a time of 27:24. UK's Jo Pavey won the women's race with a time of 31:41.

Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes also took part in the run, as well as Bolton's Olympic boxer Amir Khan and a variety of cast members from the Manchester-filmed soap opera Coronation Street.




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