Battle of Britain as Chris Thompson wins men’s Great South Run race

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Chris Thompson won the Battle of Britain to beat Andy Vernon to Great South Run glory in a time of 47min23sec this morning.

In a fascinating men’s elite race, Hampshire-based Thompson got the pacing right to break away from home favourite Vernon (48.09).

Fellow Brit Matt Sharp came in third place In 48.18.

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