Radcliffe crosses the line in BristolRadcliffe retains title and goes close to world best
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7 October 2001 - Bristol, England - What started as a wretched weekend for British athletics ended in triumph as Paula Radcliffe not only retained her world half marathon title in front of her home fans, but ran the second fastest time in history - 1:06:47 - just 4 seconds off the world best. More>>>

Gebrselassie wins World Half Marathon in BristolHaile Gebrselassie lives up to Half Marathon Challenge
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7 October 2001 – Bristol, England - When he lost his 10,000 metres world title in Edmonton in August, it was the first time since 1993 that Haile Gebrselassie had been unable to call himself “world champion”.  The little Ethiopian put that right on the waterfront here on Sunday morning, as he won the IAAF World Half Marathon title with apparent ease in only his second competitive outing over the 21.1-kilometre distance. More>>>

Elana Meyer Meyer looks forward to Bristol outing
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6 October 2001 – Bristol, England - Both have been on the wrong side of Derartu Tulu on some notable occasions, and both are former World Half Marathon champions - and it is likely that Paula Radcliffe - Britain’s defending champion, and Elana Meyer, the South African who won this title back in 1994, will be on the podium after tomorrow’s race. More>>>



Bikila on his mind - GebrselassieMemory of Bikila dogs Gebrselassie
s move to marathon
Steven Downes for the IAAF

4 October 2001 – It does not matter how fast he runs, whenever he is racing, Haile Gebrselassie can always hear from just over his shoulder the pat, pat, pat of bare feet padding along the Via Appia. No matter how hard he tries, Gebrselassie cannot outrun his sporting destiny. More>>>


The Japanese World Half Marathon team
K. Ken Nakamura for the IAAF
4 October 2001 - The Japanese women’s half marathon team has done well in the World Half Marathon Championships. For the last two years, the team finished second, while Mizuki Noguchi finished second in 1999 and fourth in 2000 respectively. More>>>

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