Double Olympic champion Mo Farah ended his season by winning the two-mile race at the Great North City Games on the Newcastle-Gateshead quayside.
Farah spent much of the race on the shoulder of Australian Collis Birmingham before easing away to win in eight minutes, 40.04 seconds.
"He dug in early on. That was tough," said 29-year-old Farah.
"It's been hard work since the Olympics, but this run in front of home fans was one to enjoy."
Lawrence Clarke, fourth in the Olympics, finished third in the 110m hurdles behind American pair Jason Richardson and Ryan Wilson.
"I got an amazing start, but these guys got ahead of me at the back end," said Clarke