Thousands take part in 2016 Cardiff Half Marathon

Thousands of runners and well-wishers have descended upon the Welsh capital today for the annual Cardiff Half Marathon.

The 13.1 mile race got underway at 10:00am in the city centre.

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Cardiff Half organisers promise a full marathon in 2017

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The start of Sunday's Cardiff Half Marathon

Run 4 Wales chief Matt Newman told the BBC an announcement would be made "in the next two weeks" of a full marathon to take place in April.

It recognises that at the moment Wales uses the London Marathon as its Welsh championship, which is crazy.

The demand is there. We've got plans in place... they're almost finalised.

– Matt Newman, Run 4 Wales


Record numbers take part in Cardiff Half Marathon

More than 17,000 runners are said to have taken part in the Cardiff Half Marathon today.

Credit: Kelsey Redmore / ITV Wales

The race remains Wales' largest charity fundraising event, with an estimated £2.5million raised this year alone.

The runners set off from Castle Street in the city centre at 10am this morning Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

In the men's race, Shadrack Korir set a course record and a personal best of 1:00:54, while Violah Jepchumba, 25, won the women's race in another record time of 1:08:12.

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