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Report27 Mar 1999

Senior Men Short Cross report

Benjamin Limo knew what the men’s short race gold medal looked like long before it was hung around his neck on Saturday. The 1998 winner John Kibowen is his next door neighbour at their village just outside the Kenyan town of Eldoret.

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News26 Mar 1999

Gete Wami looks forward to Cross Challenge victory

Gete Wami may not be a favourite to win in Belfast, but she holds strong hopes of victory in the Cross Challenge

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News26 Mar 1999

David Trimble and John Hume meet IAAF President Primo Nebiolo

A day before the start of the 27th IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Belfast, IAAF President Dr Primo Nebiolo was received at the Parliament building in Stormont by David Trimble, First Minister of the Northern Ireland Assembly, and John Hume, leader of the SDLP party

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Previews26 Mar 1999

Paul Tergat describes course as "toughest yet" on eve of World Cross Country Championships

Paul Tergat, the legendary Kenyan distance runner who aims to win an historic fifth consecutive title on Sunday, described the course of the 27th IAAF World Cross Country Championships as "the toughest I have ever seen"

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News25 Mar 1999

A day in the life of Mary Peters

Steven Downes for the IAAF

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News24 Mar 1999

The Kenyans are ready for Belfast

Preview of the World Cross Country Championships 27-28 March 1999

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News23 Mar 1999

Zahra Ouaziz aiming for a Golden Moment in Belfast

27th IAAF World Cross Country Championships preview. Zahra Ouaziz profile by Phil Minshull

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Feature22 Mar 1999

Million Wolde returns to Belfast to make his mark

Belfast has happy memories for Million Wolde. The young Ethiopian first made his mark on the world of international distance running by winning the IAAF World Cross Challenge race there two years ago.

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Feature22 Mar 1999

Paul Koech...Paul Tergat's main rival?

Will Paul Kipselgich Koech, named captain of the Kenyan team, stop Paul Tergat this time?

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News18 Mar 1999

IAAF organises children's cross community event in Belfast with Tony Banks and Mo Mowlam

18 March 1999 IAAF organise Fun in Athletics for Irish children. British Sports Minister and Minister for Ireland to attend

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Feature16 Mar 1999

From Alfred Shrubb to Paul Tergat: the fascinating story of Cross Country

When, in the early afternoon of 28 March, an army of over two hundred runners set off across the grass of the Barnett Demesne Park, in Belfast, an historic challenge will course through the strong and agile legs of Paul Tergat – the Kenyan who has dominated this discipline since 1995.

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