IAAF/CARDIFF UNIVERSITY WORLD HALF MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIPS
The largest athletics event to be held in Wales, hosting 200 elite athletes from 44 countries ahead of thousands of mass race runners – who had the opportunity to run in the footsteps of champions.
In the men’s race, Britain’s Mo Farah earned a bronze medal as Kenya’a Geoffrey Kamworor won in 59:10, with compatriot Bedan Karoki finishing second. Peres Jepchirchir led a Kenyan clean sweep in the women’s event, beating pre-race favourites Mary Wacera and Cynthia Limo.
A whole week of supporting activity took place including Spectator Celebration Zones across the city and the Cardiff Sports Expo, where members of the public were able to interact with sporting legends such as Farah, Steve Jones, Dave Bedford and Paula Radcliffe plus a range of global brands and sponsors.
The Mo Inspires programme gave local school children and event partners intimate access to beloved Farah, as they presented him with a Cardiff 2016 cake to celebrate his 33rd birthday.
The event was sponsored by Cardiff University and helped raise the profile of the annual Cardiff Half Marathon, which has since significantly grown in size whilst gaining global recognition.