Belfast to host World 24-Hour Championships in 2017

Belfast wins the race to host the 12th International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) 24-hour World Championships in 2017.

The Championship, which is held every two years, will be staged in Victoria Park in East Belfast on Saturday 1 July and Sunday 2 July.

When last held in Turin in 2015, the Championship attracted 300 of the world's top competitors from 45 nations.