Keitany gives Kenya Gold in Great North Run

London Marathon Champion Mary Keitany won Great North Run for the third time after clocking 1 hour 05 minutes and 59 seconds in United Kingdom. Keitany who also won the New York Marathon last year completed the 21 kilometre race, one minute and 45 seconds clear of fellow Kenyan Vivian Cheruiyot, who won last year. Caroline Kipkirui, finished third in 1 hour 09 minutes and 52 seconds while Magdalyne Masai finished fourth.
The men’s title went to Britain’s Mo Farah who win the title for the fourth time in a row. Farah, a four-time Olympic champion, saw off a determined challenge from New Zealand’s Jake Robertson in the closing stages of the race to finish in a time of one hour and six seconds. The 34-year-old is the first athlete to win the Great North Run four times in a row. The 21 km race from Newcastle to South Shields attracted over 12,000 runners from all over the world.