Small man, big winner.
Great North Run 2008
At just over five foot six inches Tsegay Kebede from Ethiopia became the shortest man in the history of the Great North Run to win the event. The annual half marathon, ran from Newcastle to South Shields yesterday, attracted a record entry of over 52,000 runners, many of whom are there to raise millions of pounds for needy charities. At the head of the run the elite athletes, male and female, use the event to help promote it’s popularity and to hone themselves in readiness for other major events.
Kebede ran the 13.5 mile course in 59 minutes 45 seconds, and he reckons he could have ran it in a faster time. His nearest rivals were a long way behind. You can watch video highlights of the event here.
More Great North Run pictures can be seen on my main blog here, and I will feature other pictures during the course of this week.
Camera details: Pentax K100D, 450mm lens, 1/180 second, f8, iso 400