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Organisers apologise for water delivery failure

Sheffield Marathon organisers have tweeted their "disappointment and regret" over the cancellation of the half marathon, due to a "problem with the delivery of water."

Their website is currently down.

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It is with huge dissapointment & regret that we have been forced to cancel this year's race due to a problem with the delivery of water.

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We would like to express our sincerest apologies to everyone involved in the race who will be affected. We will update you future plans asap

Half-marathon cancelled due to 'insufficient water'

The Sheffield half-marathon has been cancelled moments before it was due to start due to "insufficient water supplies."

Some runners attempted to start the race but road blocks were set up by South Yorkshire Police.

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Determined runners and volunteers doing the Sheffield half marathon inspite of the cancellation! Great effort!!!! http://t.co/3yhMKHdiKR

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Kipsang's record-breaking run ends behind disrupter

The conclusion of Wilson Kipsang's world record run at the Berlin Marathon was hit by a disrupter who evaded security to run across the victory tape a stride ahead of the winner.

The Kenyan runner appears to have been unaffected as he clocked a record time of 2 hours, 2 mins and 23 secs.

A disrupter crossed the line ahead of Wilson Kipsang at the end of the 40th Berlin marathon. Credit: Reuters/Tobias Schwarz

Wilson Kipsang smashes marathon world record

Wilson Kispang pictured ahead of the Berlin race. The largely flat route through the German capital is one of the fastest in athletics. Credit: Roland Popp/DPA

Kenya's Wilson Kipsang has broken the marathon world record with victory in Berlin in 2 hours, 3 mins and 23 secs.

The 31-year-old's time beat his countryman Patrick Makau's previous record, which was set two years ago at the same race, by 15 seconds.

Runners wear sci-fi costumes for French marathon

Around 8500 runners from 40 countries dressed in sci-fi costumes took part in the 29th Marathon Du Medoc race near Pauillac, France on Saturday.

The marathon runs through the famous Medoc wine region and famous castle, ahead of the annual harvest.

There was an array of colourful costumes on display Credit: Bernard-Salinier/ABACA/Press Association Images
Some of the runners dressed up as the "Incredible Hulk character Credit: Bernard-Salinier/ABACA/Press Association Images
One runner came as Star Wars character "Yoda" Credit: Bernard-Salinier/ABACA/Press Association Images

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