Seiko to time the 25,000 strong World Half Marathon Championships


Seiko will serve as the official timer at the biggest athletics event to be held in Wales in nearly 60 years next month.

The Japanese watch brand will time the IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships Cardiff 2016, which is set to be the biggest half marathon ever held in the country and will see more than 300 of the world’s top athletes descend on Cardiff on March 26th to join 25,000 amateur runners from around the world.


The event will be the biggest atheletics event held in Wales since the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games.

Seiko is a long-time sponsor and official timing partner of the International Association of Athletics Federations, having been reponsible for the timing at every track and field event it has held since 1984.

The last time the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships came to the UK was in 2009 when Birmingham hosted the elite competition. 2016’s event is special as it will be the first time the UK has also hosted a mass race at the same time as the elite. As the official timing partner, branding will be visible at all key focus points throughout the event.

The 2016 World Half Marathon kick starts a high profile UK programme of events, which will include the IAAF World Championships London 2017 and the IAAF World Indoor Championships 2018 in Birmingham.

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