Constantina Tomescu-Dita with a powerful display of front running easily clinched the IAAF World Half Marathon womens title in Edmonton on Saturday afternoon.... Read More
The traditional IAAF press conference on the eve of the 14th IAAF World Half Marathon Championships was held this afternoon in the Fairmont Macdonald Hotel in Edmonton.
Carlo – With US$245,000 in prize money on offer, including US$30,000 for a win in both the men’s and women’s races, the 14th IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, Edmonton, Canada, which will take place on 1 October in William Hawrelak Park, are sure to provide memorable competitions. In the men’s race especially there is even the distinct possibility of a World record intermediate split time or even two, being clocked on route to the gold.
Carlo – The 14th IAAF World Half Marathon Championships will take place on 1 October in the Canadian city of Edmonton, which also hosted in 2001 IAAF World Championships in Athletics. We are promised two fast, exciting contests this Saturday in William Hawrelak Park in which the course starts and finishes. Many of the world’s best half marathon distance exponents will be racing with US$245,000 in prize money on offer.
With only a few days to go until the 14th IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Edmonton, Canada, 1 October - the last IAAF World Athletics Series event of 2005 - the focus of the World Rankings has now switched to Road Running.
After an impressive run at the Helsinki World Championships, Mexico's Madai Perez aims to achieve the best performance by a Latin American woman in the history of the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, whose 14th and final edition will be held this Saturday 1 October in Edmonton, Canada. In their place next year the first IAAF World Running Championships will be inaugurated in Debrecen, Hungary.
The Japanese team for the 14th IAAF World Half Marathon championships in Edmonton, Canada (1 October), was selected from the top finishers of the All JPN Corporate Team Half Marathon Championships in March and Sapporo Half Marathon and Sendai Half Marathon in July.
Sitting at a table outside the Trident Café, sipping a cup of steaming tea – extra hot, lots of milk – Lornah Kiplagat looks like any of the hundreds of lean and athletic climbers, triathletes and runners who make this college town home.
Carlo – A global championship medallist is always a high profile draw for any competition, and Eritrea’s Zersenay Tadesse, Olympic 10,000m bronze medallist, is certainly one, if not ‘the’ principal entrant for the 14th IAAF World Half Championships in Edmonton, Canada, on Saturday 1 October 2005.
The final entry deadline for the 14th IAAF World Half Marathon Championships passed by on 19 September (midnight Monaco time), and, except for the 2002 celebration in Brussels, this year’s championships which take place in Edmonton, Canada on 1 October have attracted the greatest ever number of IAAF Member Federations. In all 57 nations are seeking to send athletes to Canada, as opposed to the record of 60 who competed in the Belgium capital three years ago.
Eritrea's Olympic 10,000
metres bronze medallist Zersenay Tadesse won this morning’s 25th anniversary running of the BUPA Great North Run in a time of 59:05.
Philadelphia, USA – Olympic Marathon bronze medallist Deena Kastor shattered the American half marathon record at the 28th annual Jefferson Hospital Philadelphia Distance Run today. Kastor, 32, covered the 13.1-mile distance in a time of 67:53, to lower Joan Benoit's 21-year-old mark of 68:34 set at this same race in 1984. She also eclipsed the event mark of 68:30 set by Catherine Ndereba in 2001.
World Championship 10,000m double silver medallist Sileshi Sihine for the men and former World and double Olympic 10,000m champion Derartu Tulu for the women will lead Ethiopia’s squad in the 14th IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Edmonton, Canada, 1 October 2005.