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Get to grips with the Great North Run!
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BBC Sport Academy gives you a guide to the BUPA Great North Run.


The run is the biggest half marathon in the world with over 55,000 people taking part.

The 13.1 mile route starts north of the River Tyne near Newcastle city centre and finishes in South Shields.

As well as the elite men and women race, the wheelchair athletes will be competing and there's also the fun run.

Even the Junior Great North Run attracts over 6,000 kids.

Paul Tergat won last year's Great North Run and London marathon
Tergat: Champ in London and Newcastle last year

Kirk and Emily wwere the winners from the 2002 race held in Gateshead.

CBBC broadcasted the event live last year on the CBBC channel and hosted a party featuring chart-topping bands such as S Club Juniors.

And on to the elite runners.

The course record was clocked by Kenyan Benson Masya in 1994 when he finished in 60 minutes 2 seconds.

Click on the buttons above to see Steve Cram's top tips and guide, read our race history and what a runner should be eating.






Angellica's run
Crammie's guide
Crammie's tips
Route
History
What should I eat?

Route guide
Start Newcastle city centre
First landmark Tyne Bridge
Halfway point Big roundabout in Felling area
Finish line South Shields



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