IAAF /AL Bank World Half Marathon: elite race and people's race, all in one, from EME News

Wilson Kiprop, 2012 Nike Pre, photo by PhotoRun.net

COPENHAGEN (DEN): The IAAF/AL-Bank World Half Marathon championships will be held this Saturday in Copenhagen. At 12.30 women will start and 25 minutes later the men (12.55). The same time (12.55) also the Mass race will be started. Interesting connection of the elite championships race for prize money (individual and teams) with mass participation race. The obvious question is how many medals will be left there from the 12 (6 individual and 6 teams) for other countries than African (mainly Kenya, Ethiopia and Eritrea). Last time in Kavarna, Bulgaria in 2012 only one medal was not for an African country, the women team bronze for Japan.

(Editor's note: The IAAF/AL Bank World Half Marathon is a great idea. A combination of an elite championships and a people's race, the race will cover much of Denmark and give the IAAF it's most clear entry into the world of running.) 

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