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IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships

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Cardiff, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Distance Date
Half Marathon ?

21.00KM

Run

March 26, 2016

Overview

On Saturday 26th March 2016 the renowned IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships will arrive in Cardiff, Wales, for what is set to be one of the most prestigious and enthralling UK endurance events of recent years. Run in the same race on the same course as the world’s best athletes and earn your own world championship medal. The world’s best runners will be descending on Cardiff’s streets next March for what is sure to be a hotly contested IAAF elite race that will offer plenty of excitement and entertainment for spectators and runners alike. Also open to mass participants, the event is the perfect opportunity for runners of all ages and abilities to run in the footsteps of champions in a World Championship race. The last time the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships came to the UK was in 2009 when Birmingham hosted the elite competition. 2016’s event is special as it will be the first time in which the UK has also hosted a mass race at the same time as the elites. With a limited capacity of 25,000 spaces up for grabs in the mass race, demand is high for the chance to run a world-class championship course alongside world-renowned runners. 2014’s event in Copenhagen, Denmark, saw Kenya’s Geoffrey Kamworor ease home to win in an astonishing time of 59:08; the world’s fastest time in 2014. In the women’s field, Gladys Cherono led Kenya to a team title with a season’s best of 1:07:29. The flat, fast and iconic Cardiff course is PB-ready and rich with potential for fast times from mass participants and an elite field.





Review Highlights

Below are the top three aspects of the IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships, as determined by athlete reviews.

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4.93
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Registration Process
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4.87
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Local Support
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4.79
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Safety
All Time Average
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star half-gold-star 4.52
2017 Average
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Latest Reviews

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Paul Scanlon
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star half-gold-star 4.6

Reviewed 2 years ago

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Wow my 1st ever world half marathon championship and although it rained very heavy it didn't dapper my efforts. Great views of this wonderful city. Plenty of water stations and loos around the course is a welcome bonus. Dont believe everyone that says this is a flat route ITS NOT...Read full review

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Brychan Govier
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Reviewed 2 years ago

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This race was a testemant to the insane persistance of runners and the Welsh spporters who came out to cheer them on. The weather was rough from the outset, you can guage an entrants performance in this race by asking them where they were when the hailstones hit. However the cro...Read full review

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Reviews (15)

All Time Average
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star half-gold-star 4.5
2017 Average
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star 4.8
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Logistics
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Registration Process
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Race Briefing
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Value For Money
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Quality of Aid Stations
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Environmentally Friendly

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Course Rating
Natural Beauty
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Uniqueness
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Ease of Navigation
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Local Support
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Safety
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Marshal Supervision
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