An incredible day for all at the IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships 2016

Thousands of you took to the streets of Cardiff on Saturday to run in the footsteps of champions, completed a World Half Marathon course and didn’t let a bit of wind and rain stop you from crossing the finish line.

It was an incredible afternoon for all our runners, spectators, volunteers and everyone involved in the event.

 

26.03.16 - IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships 2016 -  Start of the elite men's race.
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Britain’s Mo Farah won a bronze medal as Geoffrey Kamworor won back-to-back World Half Marathon titles in testing conditions in the Welsh capital. Kamworor won in 59:10 despite falling at the start, while compatriot Bedan Karoki finished second.

 

26.03.16 - IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships 2016 -  Third placed Mo Farah and Abayneh Ayele.

In the women’s race Peres Jepchirchir led a Kenyan clean sweep in the women’s event. Pre-race favourites Cynthia Limo and Mary Wacera were both beaten into bronze and silver respectively by Jepchirchir in a time of one hour seven minutes and 31 seconds.

Kamworor’s 59:10 means a new Course Record for the Cardiff Half Marathon, whilst Mo’s time at the 15km mark (although still 200m off the leaders at this stage) was fast enough to break the 15km UK record.

Welshman Dewi Griffiths achieved a personal best of 1:04.10 and fulfilled his goal of placing in the top 3 GB finishers, taking 27th place overall.

 

26.03.16 - IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships 2016 -  Runners who participated in the mass race celebrate after finishing.

It wasn’t just the elite athletes who were heros yesterday – 16,000 registered runners took to the streets of Cardiff to #runtheworlds. All official chip and split times are now available to view -by clicking here, simply select ‘Follow Athletes’ and search your name.

Official photos from the event can now be viewed on the Run 4 Wales Flickr account, by clicking here.