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3 February 2016

half marathon runners

Staff, students and alumni have been pulling on their exclusive Team Cardiff running shirts ahead of the IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships

The University has a team of 200 runners taking part in the race on Saturday 26 March.

Many Team Cardiff runners picked up their free University-branded t-shirts at a drop-in event this week and were given a team talk by the University’s Head of Sport Stuart Vanstone.

The University’s very own Dylan the Dragon was also on hand to offer support.

Thursday 4 February marks 50 days to go until the race, which is expected to feature double Olympic champion Mo Farah.

More than 200 of the world’s best athletes from 50 countries will descend on Cardiff to battle it out for the prestigious World Half Marathon Championships title.

They will be joined by up to 20,000 mass race runners who will get the opportunity to ‘Run in the Footsteps of Champions’ by completing the same 13.1-mile route around Cardiff at the same time as the world’s best.

half marathon close up
running in half marathon tees
Dylan with marathon runners

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