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Top 10 and First Welshman for Dewi Griffiths at the Cardiff Half Marathon

This Sunday saw the inaugural Commonwealth Half Marathon at Cardiff, with elite athletes from across the globe celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Cardiff Empire Games. ASICS athlete Dewi Griffiths was again the best of the male Welsh athletes, finishing 9th in 1.02.54 to show he is getting back into form after a stress fracture to his hip ruled him out of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast. 

'I loved being back on the start line at one of my favourite races where I've had so many fond memories from previous years. Like every good athlete you always demand more from yourself, but after the year I have had I am happy to feel competitive again in such a good quality field and post a good time. I am looking onwards and upwards in a positive place looking to finish the year strongly and build towards a spring marathon'

Austrailian Jack Rayner won the race in a personal best of 1.01.01 and Uganda's Juliet Chekwel won the women's race in 1.09.45