NEWCASTLE, United Kingdom -- An impressive weekend is on deck in Newcastle, UK as the Great North CityGames and Great North Run are taking place Saturday and Sunday, September 6 and 7. Both events, featuring several U.S. athletes, will air exclusively in the United States on USATF.tv. As always, USATF.tv broadcasts are free and the stream is exclusively for U.S. viewers.
The Great North Run boasts history in the making, as the millionth half marathon finisher will cross the tape for the first time.
The 2014 Great North CityGames will begin its broadcast at 9:30 a.m. ET on Saturday. The Great North Run pre-race program begins at 4:30 a.m. ET Sunday morning with the half marathon slated to start at 5:00 a.m. ET.
Expected athletes at the Great North CityGames include Olympic champions Aries Merritt, Christian Taylor, Allyson Felix, Dawn Harper-Nelson and Jenn Suhr. For full start lists for both events, please see the Great CityGames and Great North Run websites.