Kipsang wins Northern run

KENYA'S Wilson Kipsang yesterday won the Great North Run with a time of 59 minutes and six seconds following an impressive sprint finish.

Kipsang's countryman Micah Kogo came second with Ethiopia's Imana Merga following in third as compatriot Tirunesh Dibaba, the Olympic 10,000m champion won the women's race on her half marathon debut.

"Towards the last part I believed in myself and I got the feeling that I could sprint," said Kipsang.