Cardiff World Half Marathon Notes, from EME News

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Cherono_GladysFV-Copenhagen14.jpgGladys Cherono, photo by PhotoRun.net


CARDIFF NEWS

CARDIFF (GBR): Eritrean World record-holder Zersenay Tadese (has record number of 13 medals from this event) pulled out of the World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff due to illness which forced him to spend ten days in bed. He will miss so his 10th record appearance at this championships which started in 1992.

CARDIFF (GBR): Nearly 200 international athletes - including Kenya's defending men's champion Geoffrey Kamworor - are expected to be in action in the Welsh capital as 190 athletes (99 men and 91 women) have been confirmed as entered by 49 IAAF Member Federations. Latest withdrawal was Djibouti. Europe has 19 countries (35 men and 30 women). Last edition of Copenhagen had 108 male and 88 female finishers. The runners will be joining around 20,000 local runners who will also be in the mass participation race on the same course.

CARDIFF (GBR): At the pre-event press conference on Friday main athletes names will Mo Farah, Geoffrey Kamworor and Sara Hall.


CARDIFF (GBR): Gemma Steel has pulled out of the British team for the World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff due to a chest infection. She has been replaced by Tina Muir. From British Athletics.
CARDIFF (GBR): Kenyan Mary Wacera is hopeful she can improve on her individual silver medal from the 2014 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, reports the Daily Nation. "I am in a better form than when I took silver in Copenhagen. One can't be sure of winning since anything can happen. I can only hope and pray for the best," she said. Wacera won the Houston Half Marathon at the start of the year in a PB of 66:29.

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