2016 - The IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships

2016

The IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships - the most important athletics event to come to Wales since the 1958 Empire Games took place in Cardiff in March. Despite falling at the start, Kenya’s Geoffrey Kamworor retained the title he won when the event was last held in 2014 in Copenhagen. Britain’s double Olympic champion at 5,000m and 10,000m Mo Farah was third. Another Kenyan, Peres Jechirchir led a Kenyan 1-2-3 in the women’s event. Altogether 16,000 athletes took part in the event which included an open race. The last time an IAAF organised event was held in Wales was the IAAF world cross country championships in Chepstow in 1976. All-in-all an extremely well organised event which did much for the prestige of organisers, Run 4 Wales.

 

Top