n a masterful show of strength and resistance, Belgium’s Mohammed Mourhit gave the Belgian organisers of the World Cross Country Championships the best possible reward for their efforts as he successfully defended the world cross country title he won in Vilamoura last year... Read more
Dathan Ritzenhein's bronze medal here today, behind Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele and Kenya's Duncan Lebo in the Men's Junior race at the World Cross Country Championships in Ostend was one of the biggest surprises of this 29th edition of the Championships.... Read more
With all three of the medallists from last year’s junior women’s race still eligible and lined up at the start, it was a fair bet that one of them would triumph but it was the 2000 bronze medallist Viola Kibiwot who was to master the muddy conditions in Ostend rather than her compatriots Vivian Cheruiyot and Alice Timbilil, the gold and silver medallists 12 months ago.... Read more
Sonia O’Sullivan, the only athlete ever to have won the long and short races at the IAAF World Cross-country Championships, on Saturday suggested that trying to double up successfully in Ostend this year could be too demanding, even for runners of the calibre of Paula Radcliffe and Gete Wami.
Running clear of the rest of the field, 20 year old Enock Koech was the decisive victor in the men’s short cross, the second race of this first day of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Ostend.
There is an old English music hall song that begins ‘Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside,’ and although it is unlikely that many of the 36-strong squad of Kenyan runners who will compete in Ostend at the 29th IAAF World Cross Country Championships are too familiar with it, by the end of this coming weekend they are at least likely to share its sentiments.
Relaxed and smiling after a day that started in Ifrane, in Morocco’s Atlas mountains at 4.30am, the defending world champion, Mohammed Mourhit flew into Ostend by helicopter this afternoon
The walls of the Wellington Hippodrome bear the lines that time and the elements have wrought upon them.
.USA Track & Field announced the Team USA line-ups that will compete at the 29th IAAF World Cross Country Championships March 24-25 in Ostend, Belgium.