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Official web site of the 9th IAAF World Half Marathon Championships.

The start of the men's raceTergat takes second World Half Marathon Title and gives team victory to Kenya
Sean Wallace-Jones
12 November 2000 – Veracruz, Mexico – In a masterful display of strength and tactics, defending World Half Marathon Champion, Paul Tergat of Kenya became the first man ever to successfully defend his title. More>>>

Paula Radcliffe WinsRadcliffe takes her first major gold in Veracruz
David Martin
12 November 2000 - Veracruz, Mexico - Paula Radcliffe needs no reminding that in the last three years she has won two World cross country silver medals and one for 10,000 metres on the track in Seville last summer when Gete Wami spoilt her gold medal ambitions. More>>>

Travel troubles threaten Ethiopian ambitions in Veracruz
Sabrina Yohannes
11 November 2000 - Veracruz - Tesfaye Jifar of Ethiopia broke the Ethiopian national marathon record in Amsterdam last year,  but illness kept him off the Sydney Olympic team. Jifar’s only major championship race this year will be in Veracruz tomorrow, but a  grueling trip may affect his chances. More>>>

Butler's Choice
11 November 2000 - IAAF Consultant Mark Butler gives his views on the hot favourites in Veracruz. More>>>

Radcliffe’s greatest adversary the weather – No redemption for Tergat
Sean Wallace-Jones
11 November 2000 – Veracruz, Mexico – Speaking on the eve of the 9th IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, Britain’s Paula Radcliffe says that her greatest adversary is likely to be the weather. More>>>

The Faro and the start-finish of the ChampionshipsVeracruz embraces World Half Marathon
Sean Wallace-Jones in Veracruz
11 November - Veracruz, Mexico – The rarefied atmosphere of the World Half Marathon Championships is generally vastly different from the mass participation that has become symbolic of the big city marathons. Here in Veracruz, the organisers of the 9th IAAF World Half Marathon Championships have been altering all that. More>>>

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Tergat takes second World Half Marathon Title and gives team victory to Kenya