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Plymouth half marathon results

Ethiopian athlete Tadele Geremew has won the 20th Plymouth Half Marathon in a time of 69' 05". More than 3,000 competitors ran the 13.1 mile course. Second to finish was Jim Cole from Tavistock in 70' 26" followed by Plymothian Kairn Stone in 71' 07".

The first woman to finish was Selam Abera from Ethiopia in 75' 23". Abera was a full seven minutes ahead of the second fastest woman, Vicky Pincombe from Chulmleigh in 82' 36". Ami Yetton from Plymouth was third in 83' 21". Full results here.

Plymouth's Olympians to signal half marathon start

Heather Fell will sound the klaxon to start the event Credit: PA Wire/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Around 4,000 runners are to line up for the Plymouth Half Marathon which starts at 9am tomorrow. The road race which starts at the Hoe is now in its 20th year.

The starting klaxon will be sounded by Plymouth's Olympic heroes - modern pentathlon silver medalist Heather Fell, divers Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow and swimmer Antony James.

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New route announced for Plymouth Half Marathon

Plymouth Half Marathon route 2013 Credit: GO2 UK

People taking part in this year's Plymouth Half Marathon will find there is a new route this year. Organisers say they have come up with a course that improves the run while speeding up access into the east of the city.

It will still start on the Hoe and is due to take place on Sunday April 28th - slightly earlier than usual.

For more information and to see the route in detail, click here.