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Sheffield half-marathon canceled

April 6, 2014

SHEFFIELD, England (AP) — The Sheffield half-marathon has been canceled due to a lack of water, with the last-minute announcement prompting angry reaction from the competitors.

The race was due to take place on Sunday but organizers said they had to cancel the event “due to a problem with the delivery of water.”

Police said that despite the cancellation a large number of participants had still chosen to run the race.

Several runners reacted with anger to the announcement on Facebook, with a competitor bemoaning a “terrible lack of communication.”

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