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Masai wins Women’s 4k in Dublin

24 March 2002 – Dublin, Ireland – Kenya’s Edith Masai enjoyed the biggest pay-day of her brief running career on Sunday, when she collected $34,000 prize money after winning the women’s short-course race at the iaaf/sport Ireland World Cross-country Championships here on Sunday. [Read more…]

The 2002 Dublin World Cross Country Championships

The World Cross Country Championships, Dublin, Ireland was certainly a great place to be for one athlete. And that athlete was 19-year-old Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia.

The last really great Bikila, was the barefoot wonder who won the Olympic Games marathon on 2 occasions. Bekele the marathon runner was followed by Haile Gebrselassie and now we believe that following in their footsteps is the exceptional talent Kenenisa Bekele. At the staggeringly young age of 19, he has already made history by becoming the first athlete to do the ‘double’ at the World Cross Country Champs. [Read more…]

Radcliffe wins Dublin 8km

Radcliffe runs away with 2nd World Cross gold, USA take silver and bronze
23 March 2002 – Dublin, Ireland – Great Britain’s defending champion Paula Radcliffe became the first woman in ten years to successfully defend her long cross title here this afternoon and she was followed across the line by two surprise contenders as Americans Deena Drossin and Colleen De Reuck closed Ethiopia and Kenya out of the individual medal tables. [Read more…]

Double winner Kenenisa Bekele

Bekele defies pundits to take historic double gold in Dublin
24 March 2002 – Dublin, Ireland – 19-year-old Kenenisa Bekele from Ethiopia today ran into the history books as he became the first athlete to win both the men’s short and long cross races at the World Cross Country Championships. [Read more…]

Kibiwott defends Junior title

Kibiwott finds it tough to retain title
23 March 2002 – Dublin, Ireland – Kenya’s Viola Kibiwott carved her own place in cross country history when she successfully defended the junior women’s world title she won 12 months ago in the Belgian city of Ostend. Until Kibiwott struggled across the line at the Leopardstown racecourse, no other runner had managed to win the title twice during the 14 year history of the race, which was introduced into the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in 1989. [Read more…]

Gebremarian takes 2002 Junior title

Unshod Gebremarian shooed home as Junior Men’s Winner
24 March 2002 – Dublin, Ireland – Nobody is keeping the statistics for how many IAAF world champions started the event with shoes and then have won their titles with no shoes. At the Leopardstown racecourse on Sunday the crowds got a chance to witness the focus and determination of the Ethiopian Gebre-egziable Gebremarian. [Read more…]

Bekele takes Dublin 4k title

Victory sees Bekele ready to take Dublin at the double
23 March 2002 – Dublin, Ireland – With a ‘kick’ at the bell worthy of a track race, Kenenisa Bekele, from Ethiopia, seized the initiative in the men’s short race at the IAAF/Sport Ireland World Cross Country Championships to run away from a posse of rivals on Saturday. [Read more…]

Dublin 2002 Champs

Time-to-Run provides coverage of the 2002 World Cross Country Champs from Dublin, Ireland.

Coverage of the World Cross Country Champs from 23/24 Mar 2002

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