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Haile Gebrselassie, the new world half-marathon champion, could return to the British Isles twice in the next six months for two of the biggest challenges which remain to be overcome in his career.
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World half-marathon title could encourage Gebrselassie to take on Tergat’s twin challenge

Haile Gebrselassie, the new world half-marathon champion, could return to the British Isles twice in the next six months for two of the biggest challenges which remain to be overcome in his career. ... Read More

When he lost his 10,000m world title in Edmonton in August, it was the first time since 1993 that Haile Gebrselassie had been unable to call himself “world champion”.
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Gebrselassie lives up to half marathon challenge

When he lost his 10,000m world title in Edmonton in August, it was the first time since 1993 that Haile Gebrselassie had been unable to call himself “world champion”.... Read More

What started as a wretched weekend for British athletics ended in triumph as Paula Radcliffe not only retained her world half marathon title in front of her home fans, but ran the second-fastest time in history.
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Radcliffe retains world half-marathon title and goes close to world best

What started as a wretched weekend for British athletics ended in triumph as Paula Radcliffe not only retained her world half marathon title in front of her home fans, but ran the second-fastest time in history.... Read More

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Politics overshadows the sport

On a day when the pages of the British press were ripe with condemnation of the British government for their decision to withdraw London as a candidate for the 2005 World Championships, one could only feel sympathy for the hardworking representatives of Bristol’s local organising committee and UK Athletics, who had hoped that the news would have been about athletics, and specifically what is set to be a classic edition of the World Half Marathon Championships.... Read More

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Gebrselassie going for Bristol Gold

Haile Gebrselassie laughed this morning when asked how seriously he took the comments of another former world champion - Morocco’s Khalid Skah - over whether or not he would manage to win a medal in Sunday’s IAAF World Half-marathon Championships, being staged around this historic port city.... Read More

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News05 Oct 2001

Meyer looks forward to Bristol outing

Both have been on the wrong side of Derartu Tulu on some notable occasions, and both are former World Half Marathon champions - and it is likely that Paula Radcliffe - Britain’s defending champion, and Elana Meyer, the South African who won this title back in 1994, will be on the podium after tomorrow’s race.

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News04 Oct 2001

Home ground gives Radcliffe title defence a boost

When defending champion and local heroine Paula Radcliffe lines up here for the 10th IAAF World Half-marathon Championship here on Sunday, she will at least have one less thing to worry about: EPO testing.

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News03 Oct 2001

The Japanese team for the World Half Marathon Championships

K. Ken Nakamura takes a look at the Japanese Team for Bristol 2001.

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News03 Oct 2001

Radcliffe the star of 10th IAAF World Half Marathon Championships

166 men and 86 women – will compete on Sunday in Bristol (GBR), on the occasion of the 10th IAAF World Half Marathon Championships. The course through the streets of this attractive port city will comprise two laps of a 10.55km circuit,

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News03 Oct 2001

Memory of Bikila dogs Gebrselassie’s move to marathon

It does not matter how fast he runs, whenever he is racing, Haile Gebrselassie can always hear from just over his shoulder the pat, pat, pat of bare feet padding along the Via Appia. No matter how hard he tries, Gebrselassie cannot outrun his sporting destiny.

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News02 Oct 2001

Slovak Republic's Stefko to run in Bristol

The top Slovak distance runner, Robert Stefko, takes Sunday’s jubilee edition of the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships as his main goal for year 2001.

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News30 Sep 2001

Tadesse pursues world title ten years on

marathon champion will make his first appearance in the Championships since that inaugural event in 1992, when he lines up in Bristol on Sunday.

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News25 Sep 2001

Ramaala to add South African excitement to World Championships

Hendrick Ramaala has competed in some of the most memorable half-marathons in history, and he should be able to add Bristol to that list after October 7.

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News25 Sep 2001

Skah plans to spoil Gebrselassie's fun

Khalid Skah is hoping to spoil the party when Haile Gebrselassie lines up in next month’s IAAF World Half-marathon Championships in Bristol, England.

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News23 Sep 2001

Haile Gabrselassie wins Prague 10km road race

Ethiopian legend Haile Gebrselassie showed excellent shape before the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships to be held in two weeks in Bristol. He won on Sunday in Prague in sunny weather the 10 km road race called the Mattoni Grand Prix

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News18 Sep 2001

Gebrselassie to make Half Marathon Debut in Bristol World Championships

Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie is to make his debut over the half marathon at the World Half Marathon Championships in Bristol according to reports from the Ethiopian Federation

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News28 Aug 2001

Triple trials for triathlete Emmerson

Annie Emmerson achieved an unprecedented feat when she was named alongside Paula Radcliffe in Britain’s team for the International Association of Athletics Federations World Half-Marathon Championships in Bristol on October 7.

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