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Tegla Loroupe winning in Palermo Kenyans Tegla Loroupe and Paul Tergat win the 8th IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Palermo
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With a leap across the finishing line and a huge smile on her face; Kenya’s Tegla Loroupe completed a hat trick of victories in the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships and a feat unprecedented in long distance running here today. More>>>

Over 50 nations in Palermo for World Half Marathon Championships
Loroupe and Tergat the star contenders
29 September 1999 - Monte Carlo – Athletes from fifty-two countries are expected in Palermo for the eighth edition of the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, set to take place in the Sicilian capital on the morning of Sunday 3 October. More>>>


The island of Sicily (60kb big image)The eighth edition of the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships will take place in Palermo, Sicily, on 3 October 1999.

The course of the World Half Marathon Championships (100k big image)The half marathon (21,097.5 metres) will be run on a course traced through the historical centre of Palermo.The athletes will run three laps of the 7,032.5 metre circuit, with the start/finish line on the "Foro Italico."


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Kenyans Tegla Loroupe and Paul Tergat win the 8th IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Palermo
Kenyans Tegla Loroupe and Paul Tergat win the 8th IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Palermo
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