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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Philip Thomas was a 10-year-old pupil at Pantglas Junior School in Aberfan when a coal tip collapsed and slid downhill.
ITV News speaks to Jeff Edwards - who was eight years old when he became the last survivor to be pulled from the rubble.
Until 21st October 1966, Aberfan was a place that most of the world had never heard of.