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Kampala World Cross 2017 Large Prize Money at stake

world cross country

A total of US$310,000 in prize money will be awarded by the IAAF to the leading runners in the senior races at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017 on Sunday 26 March. [Read more…]

Guiyang 2015 World Champs, month to go

world cross champs

There is little more than a month to go to the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Guiyang 2015 on Sunday 28 March when the spotlight will be shone on the Chinese city. [Read more…]

Emelia Gorecka wins Great Edinburgh XCountry

emelia gorecka - edinburgh

Emelia Gorecka provided the highlight of the day for the GB & NI team at the Great Edinburgh XCountry winning the senior women’s race by over seven seconds. [Read more…]

Africa dominates Atrim

mimi belete

mimi belete at world cross

Ethiopian-born athlete, Mimi Belete, takes the women’s event at the Antrim International Cross Country in Northern Ireland [Read more…]

Global Seminar on Cross Country

Cross Country Running

Cross Country Running

Monaco – The IAAF Global Seminar on Cross Country Running will take place on 9 December 2013 in the Serbian capital Belgrade and will discuss the major issues facing Cross Country participation, and Cross Country running in general. [Read more…]

Belete wins in Roeselare

Almensch Belete

Almensch Belete

Almensch Belete cruised to victory on home soil at the European Athletics Cross Country Permit race in the Belgian town of Roeselare on Sunday.

Belete, 23, pulled away midway through the 6.25km race to cross the line in 21:26 ahead of Kenya’s Cynthia Kosgei and the fellow country woman Veerle Dejaeghere. [Read more…]

Balkan Cross Champs 2012

Acunta Bobocel 2012

Acunta Bobocel 2012

Local runners dominated the 57th Balkan Cross Country Championships, staged in the Turkish seaside town of Kocaeli on Saturday, winning three of the six individual titles and four team titles. [Read more…]

Kenya dominate 2nd CAA

CAA Africa Cross Country Championships 2012

CAA Africa Cross Country Championships 2012

18 March 2012 – The second edition of the CAA Africa Cross Country Championships took place in Cape Town at Keurboom Park with Kenya once again dominating, taking gold in most of the categories.

The senior men’s race was arguably the most fiercely contested on the day. The first 3 laps saw a bunch of around 40 athletes packed in the front group. As the athletes settled in the subsequent laps the group broke up, showcasing a thinning front pack consisting of athletes mainly Kenya, Eritrea and Ethiopia. [Read more…]

Bekele does Lausanne Double

Bekele defies age to take historic double double gold in Lausanne

World Cross Lausanne 2003

World Cross Lausanne 2003

30 March 2003 – Avenches, Lausanne Switzerland – At 20 years of age, one could forgive Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia for suffering from the pressures of trying to duplicate last year’s amazing double gold performance in Dublin. However, it seems that those spectating suffered more than the athlete of pre-race and mid-race nerves, as this superb athlete, yet again, provided the ‘unimaginable’. [Read more…]

The 2003 World XCountry Championships Report Back

Kenenisa Bekele Lausanne 2003

Kenenisa Bekele Lausanne 2003

The World Cross Country Championships, Lausanne, Switzerland will be again remembered for the simply breathtaking performances of one athlete, Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia. [Read more…]