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Bekele outshines Farah in Great North Run

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Kenenisa Bekele and Mo Farah are looking forward to extending their rivalry to the full marathon after their thrilling battle in the Great North Run half marathon on Sunday. 

Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele (left) wins the Great North Run half marathon as he crosses the finish line ahead of Britain's Mo Farah in South Shields, near Newcastle in northeast England on September 15, 2013.

On his debut at the 13.1 mile half marathon distance, Bekele - the 31-year-old Ethiopian who completed 5,000m-10,000m doubles at the 2007 World Championships, 2008 Olympics and 2009 World Championships - emerged from three years of injury troubles to get the better of Farah, the 30-year-old Briton who has dominated global distance running on the track in the past two years.

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