Fionnuala Britton will try to win the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country, an IAAF Cross Country Permit meeting, for the third time in a row on 11 January.
World 5000m silver medallist Mercy Cherono was a distant third in her first race since the track season in Atapuerca last month, but the 22-year-old looked race sharp in taking top honours at the 'Cross Internacional de Venta de Banos' on Sunday (15).
France’s Sophie Duarte had finished sixth at the past two editions of the European Cross Country Championships but on Sunday (8) in Belgrade the 32-year-old struck gold in the senior women’s race.
Uganda’s Dickson Huru and Ethiopia’s Marta Tigabea took the honours at the opening IAAF Cross Country Permit meeting of this winter, the Cross Internacional de Soria in Spain, on Sunday (10).
The 20th Cross Internacional de Soria, the first of three Spanish legs scheduled for this season, will mark the beginning of the IAAF Cross Country Permit Series 2013-14 on Sunday (10).