News25 Feb 2017

USA fields full teams for IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017


Leonard Korir wins in Edinburgh (© Mark Shearman)

The United States will send 28 athletes to the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017 on 26 March.

National cross-country champion Leonard Korir leads the men’s team. The 30-year-old won the men’s race at the Great Edinburgh X-Country in January and then won the Houston Half Marathon eight days later.

Olympic 5000m silver medallist Paul Chelimo is one of the four athletes named for the mixed relay event.

At the 2015 World Cross Country Championships, it was in the senior women’s race where USA came closest to a medal, finishing fifth in the team standings. Two years prior, they took silver in the senior men’s team contest.

US team for Kampala

Senior men: Samuel Chelanga, Trevor Dunbar, Scott Fauble, Stanley Kebenei, Shadrack Kipchirchir, Leonard Korir

Senior women: Elaina Balouris, Stephanie Bruce, Sarah Pagano, Emily Pritt, Natosha Rogers, Aliphine Bolton

U20 men: Hamza Ali, Alec Haines, Isaac Harding, Gavin Parpart, Aidan Reed, Paul Roberts

U20 women: Madison Fruchey, Kristen Garcia, Michelle Magnani, Logan Morris, Megan Murray, Aubrey Roberts

Mixed relay: Paul Chelimo, Eleanor Fulton, Marisa Howard, Cory Leslie