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Sheffield race cancelled after water supply problem

The Sheffield half-marathon has been cancelled moments before it was due to start due to "insufficient water supplies". Runners had attempted to start the race but road blocks were set up by South Yorkshire Police.

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Public water support for runners who defied race ban

Several runners have started off on Sheffield's half-marathon despite the announcement that is had been cancelled due to problems over water supply.

Members of the public rallied to hand out water which was purchased at shops to the runners.

A member of the public hands out a bottle of water to the runners. Credit: Neil Tilbrook/Twitter
A man carries a case of bottled water to the race. Credit: Joanne Mathieson/Twitter
Tens of runners continued on with the race regardless of the cancellation. Credit: Joanne Mathieson/Twitter

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