Constantina Tomescu-Dita finally won a major global title with a rock solid display of front running in Saturday's IAAF World Half Marathon Championships.
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Constantina Tomescu - the Ironwoman from Romania

Constantina Tomescu-Dita finally won a major global title with a rock solid display of front running in Saturday's IAAF World Half Marathon Championships.... Read More

Standing beneath an overhead heater inside the press conference tent,  a doping control pass hanging around his neck, Tanzania’s Fabiano Joseph Naasi was the picture of contentment.
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Fabiano Joseph - World Champion at 19 years old

Standing beneath an overhead heater inside the press conference tent, a doping control pass hanging around his neck, Tanzania’s Fabiano Joseph Naasi was the picture of contentment.... Read More

Constantina Tomescu-Dita with a powerful display of front running easily clinched the IAAF World Half Marathon womens title in Edmonton on Saturday afternoon.
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Tomescu wins first Global Title in World Half Marathon

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

One of great names in the sport, the reigning Olympic 1500m and 5000m champion Hicham El Guerrouj,  was present in Edmonton, but this time he was there not as a top competitor, but in a new role as representative of the IAAF Athletes' Commission.
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A Star's Face in the Crowd

One of great names in the sport, the reigning Olympic 1500m and 5000m champion Hicham El Guerrouj, was present in Edmonton, but this time he was there not as a top competitor, but in a new role as representative of the IAAF Athletes' Commission.... Read More

After finishing second in the two previous IAAF World Half Marathon championships Tanzania's  19 year old sensation Joseph Fabiano Naasi scored his first major victory today with a time of 1:01:08.
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Shami's slip gives Joseph Gold

After finishing second in the two previous IAAF World Half Marathon championships Tanzania's 19 year old sensation Joseph Fabiano Naasi scored his first major victory today with a time of 1:01:08.... Read More

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News30 Sep 2005

Selected Quotes from the pre-event Press Conference

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.

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News29 Sep 2005

Edmonton – Men’s Race, Expected Highlights

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.

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News29 Sep 2005

Edmonton – Women’s Race, Expected Highlights

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.

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News28 Sep 2005

Edmonton - a new Road Running Ranking leader to emerge this weekend?

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.

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News28 Sep 2005

Madai Perez carries Latin American hopes in Edmonton

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.

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News28 Sep 2005

World record holder Matsumiya leads strong Japanese squad in Edmonton

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.

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News26 Sep 2005

Kiplagat is determined to win that elusive medal in Edmonton

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.

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News22 Sep 2005

Edmonton prepares to welcome a road running legend in the making

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.

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News21 Sep 2005

Second largest ever gathering of nations for the World Half Marathon in Edmonton

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.

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News18 Sep 2005

Tadesse runs 59:05 Half Marathon at Great North Run

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.

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News18 Sep 2005

Kastor lowers Benoit's 21-year-old American Half Marathon record

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.

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News13 Sep 2005

Sihine and Tulu lead team, as Adere pulls out of Ethiopia’s squad for Edmonton

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.

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