Great South Run full press conference.

The start of the Gosport Half Marathon race as James Baker, wearing 85, hits the front early on. Picture: Neil Marshall

Baker’s perfect timing with Gosport triumph

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The Great South Run 2013 has been launched at a press conference in Portsmouth.

Athlete Jo Pavey, TV star Andy Akinwolere and race director Colin Goater urged people to join the race this year.

The press conference was held at the Royal Marines Museum in Eastney.