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Athletes Announced for IAAF World Half Marathon Championships

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Yelling at Flora London Marathon



11 September 2008



UK Athletics today announce athletes selected to represent Great Britain at the World Half Marathon Championships to be held in Rio, Brazil on 12 October 2008.


Liz Yelling (Bedford & County) makes her first appearance since finishing 26th in the Marathon at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.


It will  be the first international outing of the year for Michelle Ross-Cope (City of Stoke) and Wendy Nicholls (Cirencester AC)  who currently lie in sixth and eighth place respectively in the UK Athletics Power of Ten rankings for the Half Marathon.

Norwich Union Great Britain and Northern Ireland Team:




Wendy Nicholls (Cirencester AC)

Michelle Ross-Cope (City of Stoke)

Liz Yelling (Bedford & County)