Edinburgh has been one of the finest stages in the world for cross country running and this should be no different when the Great Edinburgh XCountry event, an IAAF Cross Country Permit Meeting, takes place on Saturday (10).
Organisers of the 58th Campaccio International Cross Country, an IAAF Cross Country Permit meeting in the Italian town of San Giorgio su Legnano, have turned to some of the top young distance-running talent around the world to showcase their event on 6 January.
World Cross fifth-place finisher Timothy Toroitich improved on his third-place finish in last year’s race to secure his second win on Spanish soil in as many weekends over 9.25km at the Cross Internacional de la Constitucion held in Alcobendas on Sunday (30).
The 28th edition of the Fukuoka International Cross Country incorporated the Asian Cross Country Championships and, as has become the norm in the middle and long-distances at Asian championships, the senior races were dominated by East Africans running for the Gulf states on Saturday (22).
Almensch Belete took the spoils on home soil at the sixth leg of the Lotto CrossCup in Rotselaar, Belgium, on Sunday (16).
Kenya’s Japhet Korir showed something of the talent that made him the youngest ever IAAF World Cross Country Championships senior men’s winner just over nine months ago, when he triumphed at the Antrim IAAF International Cross Country, an IAAF Cross Country Permit meeting, on Saturday (4).
University of Oregon's Edward Cheserek followed in the footsteps of some illustrious names from his college, such as Steve Prefontaine, Alberto Salazar and more recently Galen Rupp, when he took the prestigious American collegiate (NCAA) cross-country title on Saturday (23).