Great North City Games, 15/9/12

James Brewer finished his season in style at the Great North City Games in Newcastle as he pushed former World Champion Bernard Lagat close in the GB v USA match. Competing in the road mile, Brewer was prominent in the early stage of the televised race before Lagat, who finished fourth in this year’s Olympic 5000m, took up the running and dictated the pace. Brewer remained tucked in behind Lagat and the pair opened a small gap over the rest of the field with around 300m remaining. With both athletes demonstrating impressive sprints it was Lagat who just held off Brewer as they both crossed the line in a time of 4:02. Full Results

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