Watch: Charity runner is millionth person to finish Great North Run

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Charity runner Tracey Cramond has become the millionth person to finish the Great North Run.

Ms Cramond - who passed the finishing line in South Shields today with a time of just over three hours and 22 minutes - is now the first millionth finisher ever in a running event worldwide.

She was in a mass of runners who surged through the line an hour and 22 minutes after race winner, the double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah.

Farah was the 964,806th person to cross the finish line in the Great North Run’s 33-year history.

The race is the biggest half marathon in the world, with 57,000 competitors taking part who are expected to raise more than £250 million for charity.

Ms Cramond was running for Butterwick Hospice Care, which supports hospice centres in County Durham and Cleveland.

As she crossed the finish line, donations to the charity on her online collecting site had reached £95.

She told the BBC: “I’m absolutely gobsmacked - totally shocked.”

Ms Cramond, from Darlington, said she started running last year after her mother died.

She said: “I thought I would raise funds for children’s charities because children meant so much to her.

“For the last two years I’ve ran the Great North Run. Last year I ran for Great Ormond Street (Hospital) and this year I managed to get a place in our local Butterwick Hospice team.

“So I’m really proud. Good going North East.”