Tergat to miss Great North Run Welcome! › Forums › Running Forum › Tergat to miss Great North Run This topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by Ryan 11 years, 8 months ago. Author Posts September 25, 2006 at 10:33 pm #5587 RyanKeymaster Marathon world record-holder Paul Tergat has pulled out of Sunday's Great North Run in Newcastle. The Kenyan, 37, a former winner of the race, told organisers that his training performances had been disappointing. Matthew Turnbull, the Great North Run's elite athletes director, said: “We respect Paul's wishes for not wanting to race when not fully prepared.” BBC article Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.