2000 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships

The 9th World Half Marathon Championships (official IAAF World Half Marathon Championships ) was held on 12 November 2000 in the Mexican city of Veracruz. For the first time found World Half Marathon Championships held outside of Europe.

The course was a three times by running turning point distance along the city's port. The participants suffered from warm temperatures of approximately 30 ° C and high humidity. In particular, in the men's race, which was launched at 10:30 clock and a half hours after the women's race, gave on average many runners the race early on.

Add to absence of defending champion Tegla Loroupe the Briton Paula Radcliffe secured for the first time the world title. In the squares followed Susan Chepkemei from Kenya and the Romanian Lidia Slavuteanu - Şimon. For Slavuteanu - Şimon it was the fourth individual medal at World Half Marathon Championships. The team standings (total of times of the three fastest runners in a country) Romania won for the sixth time in total. Japan and Russia occupied as in the previous year, the second and third places.

In the men's race, Paul Tergat of Kenya managed to defend the title. The former world record holder hit the only 18 -year-old Tanzanian Phaustin Baha Sulle the final spurt with a second ahead. A further two seconds behind the Ethiopian Tesfaye Jifar completed the podium, which thus repeated his previous placement. The team competition was won by Kenya against Ethiopia. Belgium took surprising third place.


Individual ranking men

Of 122 reported 119 athletes took to the start and reached the goal of 100.

Team standings Men

A total of 22 teams counted.

Individual ranking women

62 reported 61 athletes went to the start and reached the goal of 54.

Team ranking women

A total of 10 teams counted.