Cardiff to host World Half Marathon Championships

The event is the first of its kind to be staged in Wales (file picture) Credit: Rebekah Downes/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Cardiff will host the prestigious IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in 2016 - a decision that's been described as a 'major coup' for Wales.

The announcement, made in Monaco today, will see some of the world's best endurance athletes using the Cardiff Half Marathon course as part of preparations for the 2016 Olympics.

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Cardiff racing event 'major coup'

Cardiff will host the prestigious IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in 2016 - a decision that's been described as a 'major coup' for Wales.