Olympian Sir Mo Farah has crossed the finish line of the Great North Run this afternoon, finishing in 4th place and bringing his spectacular career to a close.

Sir Mo Farah has completed the final race of his glittering career with a fourth-place 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.

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The Northern Echo: Sir Mo Farah at the finish line.

He finished in 1:03:28 while Ethopia’s Tamirat Tola won 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, offering high fives as he approached the finish line.

The Northern Echo: Runners crossing the finish line.

Pictures show him interacting with the crowd who were holding up 'One Mo Time' signs, before ringing a bell to mark the bittersweet end.

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

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“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.”

Runners are still crossing the finish line in South Shields this afternoon, many of them with smiling faces as the sun shines down on those participating.