Mass Race For 2014 IAAF World Half Sold Out

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The event takes place in Denmark.

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Although still some 15 months away, the 2014 IAAF/AL-Bank World Half Marathon Championships are already a success in at least one respect: the first-ever mass race to be held with these championships has sold out at 18,000 entries in just four hours.

“We did anticipate a rush for race numbers,” Danish Athletic Federation chief Jakob Larsen told the IAAF.

Larsen, whose federation will host the championships in Copenhagen on March 29, said that another 5000 starting places are still available to foreign runners, and will go on sale sometime next year.  Another 2000 entries will be used for promoting running in Denmark via local athletics clubs and the national federation.

Copenhagen is very flat and organizers said that both the championships athletes and recreational runners will enjoy a flat, fast course.

“Copenhagen has a reputation of hosting major, international sports events and has recently been awarded the Sports City 2012 award for mid-sized cities,” commented Lars Lundov, CEO, Sport Event Denmark which has partnered with the event.  ”Denmark is also a running nation and this massive demand on race numbers for the IAAF/AL-Bank World Half Marathon 2014 underlines this. We look forward to welcoming the world of running to Denmark in 2014.”

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