SIR MO FARAH has created history by winning a sixth successive Great North Run title.

Farah was pushed all the way by Ethiopian Tamarit Tola, but the multiple World and Olympic champion broke clear in the final half-mile on the run-in towards South Shields.

He eventually stopped the clock in 59:07mins, breaking his personal best for the half-marathon and bettering all his previous efforts on the Great North Run course.

Tola finished six seconds behind him in second position, with fellow Briton Callum Hawkins producing an impressive display to finish fourth.

In the women's elite race, Kenyan Brigit Kosgei set a new world's best time for the half marathon as she triumphed in 1:04.28.

Charlotte Purdue was the highest-finishing Briton as she finished in fifth position in a time of 1:08.10, the third best half-marathon performance by a British woman.

Teessider Jade Hall triumphed in the elite women's wheelchair race, with Paralympic champion David Weir claiming his eighth victory in the elite men's wheelchair event.