Leeds & West Yorkshire

Leeds Half Marathon: Thousands finish city run

Leeds Half Marathon
Image caption Runners in the Leeds Half Marathon started and finished the event in the centre of the city

About 9,000 runners pounded the streets of Leeds in the city's half marathon on Sunday morning.

Organisers said Mohammad Aburezeq won the men's race with a time of 1hr 11mins and 18 seconds.

The quickest female runner was Hannah Oldroyd who recorded a time of 1hr 23mins and 13 seconds.

Wheelchair winner Bret Crossley completed the event in 1hr 6mins 22 seconds, a time the organisers tweeted as "incredible".

Many roads along the route, including sections of the outer ring road in north Leeds, were shut from 09:00 BST but later reopened.

Organisers said the entry was "the biggest in the event's history".

Among the thousands who took part were England Rugby Union head coach Stuart Lancaster, former England footballer Danny Mills and racing driver Daniel Lloyd.

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