2001 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships

The World Half Marathon Championships 2001 ( 10th IAAF official name World Half Marathon Championships ) were held in the English city of Bristol on 7 October 2001.

The track consisted of a 10.55 km long flat course in the center of Bristol, which has been traversed twice. The race of men started at 9:30 clock, the women at 10:45 clock. On the same route took place after the World Cup race in the annual Bristol Half Marathon.

Both the Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie as well as the Briton Paula Radcliffe has been its role as favorite. As Gebrselassie attracted two kilometers from the finish the pace, he could only follow Tesfaye Jifar, who had to give then beaten in the final sprint of his compatriot.

In the women's defending champion Radcliffe went after 40 minutes on the clock and decided with another tightening pace at km 15 the race itself. With 1:06:47 h she improved her own European record by 20 seconds, and missed the world record by only four seconds. Only the South African Elana Meyer ( who was in this race Sixth ) had previously been faster.


Individual ranking men

Of 134 reported 125 athletes took to the start and reached the goal of 117.

Team standings Men

A total of 24 teams counted.

Individual ranking women

71 of 75 starters reached the finish.

Team ranking women

A total of 15 teams counted.