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Last Updated: Sunday September 20 2009 14:07 GMT

In pictures: Great North Run 2009

The Great North Run

Thousands of people have been running for charity in Gateshead and Newcastle. They took to the streets in the Great North Run.

The Great North Run

More than 50,000 people took advantage of a good day to race around the course.

Blue Peter's Helen Skelton

Lots of celebrities were pounding the pavement too. Blue Peter's Helen was one of those raising money.

The Great North Run

Jessica Augusto was the winner of the women's elite race, breaking clear of the field early on to finish first in a time of one hour, nine minutes and 42 seconds.

The Great North Run

The men's elite race was won by Kenya's Martin Lel. He blasted around the course in just 59 minutes and 32 seconds.