Valencia Diary: News of the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships

Kamworor_GeoffreyFH1-WorldHalf16.jpgGeoffrey Kamworor, photo by
VALENCIA (ESP): Legends of distance running are going to be present at IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Valencia on Saturday. World champions Paula Radcliffe, Sonia O´Sullivan, Elena Meyer and Lornah Kiplagat. They will be also part of the traditional IAAF/LOC press conference on Fridaymidday in the area of finish line of the race. From current participants announced to meet the media are two-time World champion Geoffrey Kamworor, legendary Bernard Lagat, Spanish champion Marta Esteban and South American gold medalist Florencia Borelli from Argentina. On the officials side IAAF President Sebastian Coe and Spanish federation president Raul Chapado.
VALENCIA (ESP): IAAF informs that Valencia is ready to welcome more than 15,000 runners from 87 countries at the IAAF/Trinidad Alfonso World Half Marathon Championships. A record entry of 300 athletes will contest the elite race. The masses, meanwhile, will have the opportunity to run alongside some of the world's greatest distance athletes on a spectacular course. The 21.1km course has been specially designed for the championships, providing a quick route along wide avenues without any sharp bends. The stunning start next to the City of Arts and Sciences combines with a special finish line on a boardwalk over water, providing a rapid finale to the event. Teams may have five runners to start and top three finishers for each team will score points. Team results are decided by the aggregate of places recorded by the scoring athletes of each team.

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