Cardiff World Half Marathon Notes, Update 2, from EME News

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Farah_Mo1c-Lisbon15.jpgMo Farah, photo by photorun.net

CARDIFF NEWS

CARDIFF (GBR): A total prize purse of 245,000 USD is on offer at the World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff on Saturday. The winners will both receive 30,000 USD with the silver and bronze medallists receiving 15,000 USD and 10,000 USD respectively. Prize money goes down to sixth-place (3000 USD). The winning teams will also share a total of 15,000 USD with prize money also going down to sixth place (3000 USD). From IAAF.

CARDIFF (GBR): Geoffrey Kamworor has suggested that Kenyan team tactics might be on show on Sunday, reports The Star. "Things will not be easy but I will work hard to ensure I defend my title. I know I will be the target but I will work a strategy in conjunction with my team. I have prepared well and I took some lessons from the World Championships in Beijing where I competed with Mo" he said.

CARDIFF (GBR): Mo Farah has been suffering from illness in the build-up to the World Half Marathon Championships reports the Evening Standard. Farah, who is said to be running about 120 miles per week in training, hasn't raced since winning the 3000m at the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix last month in 7:39.55.

CARDIFF (GBR): The latest figures confirm that 189 athletes (98 men and 91 women) from 49 nations have been entered. Of the past 10 championships, just one edition has had more athletes. Both races take place on Saturday with the women's race starting at 13:35 and the men's race following at 14:10. Kenyans Geoffrey Kamworor (title defender) and Bedan Karoki are the favorites and should fight with local hero Mo Farah for gold. The question is also whether Farah will be able to chase his own European record 59:32 from last year in Lisbon. In women race Kenyans Cynthia Limo and Mary Wacera are considered as main names, from Ethiopia Genet Yalew.

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