PRESS RELEASE – Antrim Coast Half Marathon 22/10/21

Yalemzerf Yehualaw’s World Record not ratified at the Antrim Coast Half Marathon.

The Antrim Coast Half Marathon organising team regret to inform you that this year’s world record time of 63:44 by Yalemzerf Yehualaw has not been ratified as the course has been found to be 54 metres short of the half marathon distance.

Antrim Coast Half Marathon followed every protocol in getting the course officially measured prior to the event by a certified Association of UK Course Measurers, World Athletics and Association of International Marathons & Distance Races member.

We appreciate this news is very disappointing but promise to be back in 2022 faster and stronger and hope to be in the position of measuring world records before not too long.

We would also like to take this opportunity to wish Yalemzerf Yehualaw every success in her upcoming races and hope she breaks the world record again in the near future.

The Antrim Coast Half Marathon Organising Committee