14th March 2016
Mo Farah, the multiple Olympic gold medal winner, world champion at 5,000 and 10,000 metres and world record holder at several distances, will be taking on the cream of the LCS running elite at this year’s IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff on 26th March, which is being sponsored by Cardiff University.
The LCS team, currently comprising of one member (Director Simon Elias) is confident that an upset could be on the cards. Commenting on his chances of glory, Simon said “we may be separated by about one hour in our half-marathon PB’s, plus I may be carrying about an extra 37 kilos in weight and be 26 years older than him, but living and working in Cardiff means I have considerably more local knowledge that Mo in terms of the course layout, climate and understanding of Welsh road signs, all of which could be deciding factors when the pressure mounts. Furthermore, I bet he doesn’t have a clue where the decent pubs are on the course.”
Please note that sponsoring opportunities for Mr Elias are still available.