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By budapestbill      
Elite womens runners Eilish McColgan (Scotland) and Hellen Obiri (Kenya) approaching the downhill entrance to the Swan House Roundabout Underpass, heading towards the finishing line some 10 minutes from the end of the race.

Eventual winner and Tokyo 2020/21 5000m Silver Medalist, Helen Obiri won in a time of 1:07:42 beating Eilish McColgan by 6 seconds, whose finishing time was 1:07:48

McColgan finished 9th in the Tokyo 2020/21 10,000m Olympics final.

Tags: Newcastle-upon-tyne 40th anniversary Great north run Road race Sports and action Elite Women Runners World Class Athletes Eilish McColgan Hellen Obiri September 12th 2021

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17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
16 Sep 2021 3:44PM
Excellent action...a good meal might help?😁😁
budapestbill 13 30 1 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2021 5:14PM
Thanks Isabel, I worry about Eilish sometimes - there's nothing to her, it's hard to see where she stores all that energy! I swear I can see her insides in motion during racing. 😁 😊

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