Tadese makes it four in a row – World Half Marathon

Eritean Zersenay Tadese, the outstanding pre-race favourite confirmed the predictions in a time of 59:35 taking his fourth successive World title, delivered thanks to a sustained attack which began some 10 kilometres into today’s IAAF / EDF Energy World Half Marathon Championships in Birmingham. Last year in Rio de Janeiro Tadese had destroyed the hopes […]

IAAF Press Conference: World Half-Marathon Champs

There was pre-race drama ahead of tomorrow’s IAAF / EDF Energy World Half Marathon Championships in Birmingham, when three of the main medal contenders, Mary Keitany, Sammy Kitwara and Dathan Ritzenhein, were stuck for nearly an hour in the lift of the REP Theatre, which is being used as the press centre for the event, […]

IAAF World Half Marathon, Birmingham 2009 Preview

Zersenay Tadese of Eritrea is the favourite to win the global road running title for a fourth consecutive year at the IAAF / EDF Energy World Half Marathon Championships which take place in Birmingham on Sunday 11 October 2009. Tadese took the first of his victories in 2007 over the 20km distance at what was then […]

Sato and Nakamura head Japanese squad to Birmingham

Atsushi Sato and Yurika Nakamura will lead the Japanese contingent at the IAAF / EDF Energy World Half Marathon Championships in Birmingham, UK on Sunday 11 October. The Japanese team was selected based upon performances in three domestic Half Marathons: the Japanese Corporate team Half Marathon championships in Yamaguchi in March, the Sendai international Half […]

Toroitich heads Ugandan squad for World Half Marathon

Martin Kityo Toroitich who was a member of Uganda’s bronze medal winning team at the 2004 World Half Marathon Championships in New Delhi leads his country’s assault for honours at next month’s IAAF / EDF Energy World Half Marathon Championships in Birmingham, UK on Sunday 11 October. Toroitich, the elder brother of reigning 10,000m Commonwealth […]

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