ATHLETICS: Great North Run / Great City Games live on the BBC

Enjoy comprehensive coverage of the Great City Games and the 31st Great North Run, the most famous half-marathon in the world, on the BBC this weekend.

Some of the world’s finest athletes will compete on the streets of Newcastle in two seperate events, with all the angles covered across BBC Television, Radio and Online.

GREAT CITY GAMES 2011 – Saturday 17th September

Live on BBC One / Online – 1pm-2.30pm

Jonathan Edwards introduces live coverage of the Great City Games on BBC One, where newly crowned World Champion Mo Farah will be running his first race since winning the 5000m Gold at the World Championships.

The event sees Team GB & NI take on Team USA in men’s 100m, 150m, 110m hurdles, two miles and long jump and women’s 150m, 100m hurdles and mile.

The top line-up also includes the USA’s new world champions Carmelita Jeter (100m) and Dwight Phillips (long jump).

Edwards will be joined by regular BBC partner Colin Jackson and former Decathlete Dean Macey, with commentary from usual team of Paul Dickenson, Brendan Foster and Steve Cram.

 

GREAT NORTH RUN 2011 – Sunday 18th September

Live on BBC One / Red Button / Online – 9.30am-1.30pm
Highlights on BBC Two – 5.20pm-6pm

Sue Barker introduces extensive coverage of the Great North Run, live on BBC One.

Some 54,000 runners will be taking part in this famous half marathon, with elite runners including Helen Clitheroe and
Jo Pavey in the women’s race and Emmanuel Mutai and Martin Lel in the mens.

Paul Dickenson, Brendan Foster and Steve Cram will once again be in place to describe the actio, with
reporters Phil Jones, Denise Lewis and Colin Jackson out on the course.

Highlights from the run, presented by Jonathan Edwards, will be broadcast in the evening on BBC Two at 5.20pm.

The BBC Sport website will live stream both events and feature on-demand clips, plus reports, and there will also be coverage of the Great North Run on the BBC Red Button from 9.30am (not available on Freeview).

 

RADIO COVERAGE

BBC Radio 5 Live has live coverage of the Great North Run from 9.30am this Sunday.

Tony Livesey presents, with commentary by Mike Costello, and reports on the day’s events from Mark Clemmit.

Anna Foster will also be reporting all the build up and early news into Weekend Breakfast (6-8.30am).

BBC Newcastle will broadcast the start of the 31st Great North Run live before full match commentary of the Sunderland game that kicks of at 1pm.

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