SIR MO FARAH has completed the final race of his glittering career with a fourth-placed finish in the Great North Run.

The four-time Olympic champion announced he would be ending his career at the North East half-marathon earlier this year.

He finished in 1:03:28 with Ethopia’s Tamirat Tola winning the men’s elite race, finishing just shy of the hour mark with a time of 59 minutes and 58 seconds.

Farah has previously won the race six times and was greeted by vast crowds of people lining the Coast Road along the route from Newcastle to South Shields, offering high fives as he approached the finish line.

He told the BBC post-race: "(It was) amazing support. It is the end of my career. I wanted to come here and celebrate. It has been an amazing career.

"I wanted to end my career here in Newcastle. I won here six times. I wanted to take it all in and enjoy it. All I know is running. That is what made me happy for many years."