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World half in Cardiff

Friday 15 November 2013

The IAAF World Half Marathon Championship will be held in Cardiff in 2016, the IAAF announced today.

Building on the success of the established Cardiff Half Marathon, UK Athletics and Welsh Athletics, supported by the Welsh Government and Cardiff County Council, presented a convincing case to the IAAF Council at its meeting in Monaco.

This is something for Cardiff to look forward to and congratulations go to all those involved in the successful bid.

Lynn Davies, a life member of Cardiff AAC and President of UK Athletics said:

“Wales is a proud athletics nation - the birthplace of greats such as Colin Jackson, Steve Jones, Tanni-Grey Thompson, Dai Greene and many more – and it is my great pleasure to welcome the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships to Cardiff.

“In my time as President of UK Athletics I am delighted that we have hosted so many successful IAAF events in the UK, and we put a lot of hard work in to ensure the best possible experience for the athletes, the IAAF Family, the media and spectators.”

Numerous Cardiff AAC members have been involved in the organisation of the Cardiff half marathon and bringing it to such a high level.