Kenya struck back in their annual battle for cross country supremacy against old foes Ethiopia on home soil in Mombasa but arguably the biggest surprise was the gold medal winning performance of Linet Chepkwemoi Masai in the junior women’s race, the very first contest of the 35th IAAF World Cross Country Championships (24 March).
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Linet Chepkwemoi Masai – setting the example in Mombasa

Kenya struck back in their annual battle for cross country supremacy against old foes Ethiopia on home soil in Mombasa but arguably the biggest surprise was the gold medal winning performance of Linet Chepkwemoi Masai in the junior women’s race, the very first contest of the 35th IAAF World Cross Country Championships (24 March).... Read More

The Ethiopian team for the 35th IAAF World Cross Country Championships arrived in Addis Ababa on Monday night (26) to be greeted at the airport with flowers and a welcome address by the nation’s Minister of Sport, Youth and Culture, as well as the athletic federation’s president, Bisrat Gashawtena, who had flown home earlier after accompanying the athletes both in body and in spirit.
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How and why the Ethiopian challenge melted away in Mombasa

The Ethiopian team for the 35th IAAF World Cross Country Championships arrived in Addis Ababa on Monday night (26) to be greeted at the airport with flowers and a welcome address by the nation’s Minister of Sport, Youth and Culture, as well as the athletic federation’s president, Bisrat Gashawtena, who had flown home earlier after accompanying the athletes both in body and in spirit.... Read More

Somewhat lost in the shock of Kenenisa Bekele’s departure during the waning moments of yesterday’s men’s 12 km race at the 35th IAAF World Cross Country Championships, was the power, poise and determination displayed by Zersenay Tadesse, the man who succeeded him as World champion.
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Tadesse - powerful and poised in response to Bekele's problems

Somewhat lost in the shock of Kenenisa Bekele’s departure during the waning moments of yesterday’s men’s 12 km race at the 35th IAAF World Cross Country Championships, was the power, poise and determination displayed by Zersenay Tadesse, the man who succeeded him as World champion.... Read More

Holland’s Lornah Kiplagat yesterday added another IAAF accolade to her World Road Running Championships victory last October stunning her fans - in both Europe and Africa - after an emphatic victory in the women's eight kilometres race at the 35th IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Mombasa, Kenya, which earned her a prize of US$30,000.
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Kiplagat ends cross country career at the very top

Holland’s Lornah Kiplagat yesterday added another IAAF accolade to her World Road Running Championships victory last October stunning her fans - in both Europe and Africa - after an emphatic victory in the women's eight kilometres race at the 35th IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Mombasa, Kenya, which earned her a prize of US$30,000.... Read More

Lornah Kiplagat leading virtually from gun-to-tape, won the Netherlands’ first ever World Cross gold medal with a dominating display ahead of her "fellow" African rivals at today’s 35th IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Mombasa, Kenya.
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Kiplagat rampant in victory - Mombasa 2007

Lornah Kiplagat leading virtually from gun-to-tape, won the Netherlands’ first ever World Cross gold medal with a dominating display ahead of her "fellow" African rivals at today’s 35th IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Mombasa, Kenya.... Read More

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News24 Mar 2007

Tadesse takes upset victory as Bekele registers a ‘DNF’ - Mombasa 2007

As he built a sizeable lead some 20 minutes into the men’s race on Mombasa’s picturesque seaside Golf Course, at the 35th IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Kenenisa Bekele appeared to be kicking into cruise control en route to his sixth straight World Cross Country title. But then the weekend’s most unpredictable and daunting variable – the stifling heat and humidity that makes Kenya’s Indian Ocean so inviting – reared its ugly head.

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News24 Mar 2007

Kenya's junior monopoly - Mombasa 2007

The theme for these 35th IAAF World Cross Country Championships, the first ever hosted by Cross Country powerhouse Kenya, was ‘Cross Country Comes Home’. With their overwhelming victories in the both the men’s and women’s junior races, that often heard slogan certainly rang true.

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News24 Mar 2007

Joy for Eritrea and Holland, defeat for Bekele; three victories for Kenyan born runners – Mombasa 2007, NEWS FLASH

The reigning IAAF World Road Running champions Zersenay Tadesse (ERI) and Lornah Kiplagat (NED) took this afternoon’s senior World Cross Country Championship titles on Mombasa’s Golf Course, the venue for the 35th edition of these championships.

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News24 Mar 2007

Tergat tips Bekele for sixth consecutive title

time World Cross Country champion Paul Tergat who is acting as one of the local Ambassadors for today’s 35th IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Mombasa, Kenya expects Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele to score a record sixth victory in this afternoon’s long race.

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News24 Mar 2007

SENIOR MEN's race

As he built a sizeable lead some 20 minutes into the men’s race on Mombasa’s picturesque seaside Golf Course, at the 35th IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Kenenisa Bekele appeared to be kicking into cruise control en route to his sixth straight World Cross Country title. But then the weekend’s most unpredictable and daunting variable – the stifling heat and humidity that makes Kenya’s Indian Ocean so inviting – reared its ugly head.

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News24 Mar 2007

SENIOR WOMEN's race

Lornah Kiplagat leading virtually from gun-to-tape, won the Netherlands’ first ever World Cross gold medal with a dominating display ahead of her "fellow" African rivals at today’s 35th IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Mombasa, Kenya.

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News24 Mar 2007

JUNIOR races - men and women

The theme for these 35th IAAF World Cross Country Championships, the first ever hosted by cross country powerhouse Kenya, was ‘Cross Country Comes Home’. With their overwhelming victories in the both the men’s and women’s junior races, that often heard slogan certainly rang true.

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News24 Mar 2007

Mombasa Environmental Initiative

A tree planting ceremony was held on 23 March 2007, on the occasion of the 35th IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Mombasa, Kenya (24 March).

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News23 Mar 2007

Press Conference Quotes - IAAF Press Conference - World Cross Country Championships

The IAAF Press Conference on the eve of the 35th IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held today at the Hotel Whitesands in Mombasa.

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News23 Mar 2007

World Cross Country Championships - Athletes take the lead on anti-doping

As with every IAAF World Series event, significant resources are being devoted to the anti-doping programme being implemented at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships.

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News23 Mar 2007

IAAF President’s Speech for 35th IAAF World Cross Country Championships

I am very happy to be with you today, on the occasion of the 35th edition of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, which is taking place in Kenya, for the first time in the long history of this event.

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