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Last Updated: Sunday, 21 September 2003, 12:05 GMT 13:05 UK
Great North Run photos

Paula Radcliffe leads the women's race

In the women's race Paula Radcliffe gradually whittles down her rivals as the course meanders out of Newcastle

Paula Radcliffe shakes off the chasing pack

By the five-mile mark Paula is out on her own as the chasing pack can't match her blistering pace

Paula crosses the finish line in South Shields

Urged on by an enthusiatic crowd, Paula completes the 13.5-mile half marathon course in 65 minutes and 40 seconds

Paula clutches the Great North Run trophy

A delighted Paula clutches the Great North Run trophy as her impressive time sets a world-best time and smashes her personal best

Ireland's Sonia O'Sullivan poses wth husband Nick

Last year's winner, Ireland's Sonia O'Sullivan, must settle for fourth place after failing to keep pace with Paula

South Africa's Hendrik Ramaala (left) and Kenya's Jackson Koech battle it out for the men's title

The men's race becomes a showdown between South Africa's Hendrik Ramaala (left) and Kenya's Jackson Koech as the two battle for the line

South Africa's Hendrik Ramaala wins the men's race

It takes a sprint finish to split the two and give Ramaala the men's title honours

Lloyd Scott takes part in the race dressed in a deep sea diver's outfit

47,000 members of the public also take part in the race, including Lloyd Scott who dons a heavy deep sea diver's outfit

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