For those members of the media and teams who made it to the 40th IAAF World Cross Country Championships in the Polish city of Bydgoszcz, the detailed analysis provided of the junior men's race provided made jaw-dropping reading on Sunday evening (24).
Features

Pundits ponder if Gebrhiwet was the best ever junior men's winner – Bydgoszcz 2013

For those members of the media and teams who made it to the 40th IAAF World Cross Country Championships in the Polish city of Bydgoszcz, the detailed analysis provided of the junior men's race provided made jaw-dropping reading on Sunday evening (24).... Read more

After making an impressive return to the top of the podium at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in the Polish city Bydgoszcz on Sunday (24), Emily Chebet has set her sights on transferring her sparkling form to the track at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow this summer.
Features

Comeback queen Chebet now focused on Moscow 10,000m – Bydgoszcz 2013

After making an impressive return to the top of the podium at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in the Polish city Bydgoszcz on Sunday (24), Emily Chebet has set her sights on transferring her sparkling form to the track at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow this summer. ... Read more

Japhet Korir was blithely unaware that he had become the youngest ever senior men’s champion in the history of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, when he triumphed in the Polish city of Bydgoszcz on Sunday (24).
Features

Kenya's teenage talent Korir repays faith - Bydgoszcz 2013

Japhet Korir was blithely unaware that he had become the youngest ever senior men’s champion in the history of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, when he triumphed in the Polish city of Bydgoszcz on Sunday (24).... Read more

She may have successfully defended her IAAF World Cross Country Championship junior title over 6km in the Polish city of Bydgoszcz on Sunday (24) but Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon now intends to step down in distance in order to challenge the seniors on the track.
Features

Change of pace the next step for Kipyegon - Bydgoszcz 2013

She may have successfully defended her IAAF World Cross Country Championship junior title over 6km in the Polish city of Bydgoszcz on Sunday (24) but Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon now intends to step down in distance in order to challenge the seniors on the track. ... Read more

On a day when three other titles went to athletes who were the favourites, or among the leading candidates, Kenya’s Japhet Korir provided the one genuine surprise in taking the senior men’s title at the 2013 IAAF World Cross Country Championships on Sunday (24), pocketing a cheque of US$30,000.
Reports

Korir becomes youngest ever champion – Bydgoszcz 2013 senior men's report

On a day when three other titles went to athletes who were the favourites, or among the leading candidates, Kenya’s Japhet Korir provided the one genuine surprise in taking the senior men’s title at the 2013 IAAF World Cross Country Championships on Sunday (24), pocketing a cheque of US$30,000.... Read more

Report24 Mar 2013

Chebet turns back the clock to win again – Bydgoszcz 2013 senior women’s report

2010 IAAF World Cross Country champion Emily Chebet enjoyed an impressive return to the top of the medals podium in winning her second global title on Sunday (24) in Bydgoszcz, Poland, and thereby winning the US$30,000 prize.

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Report24 Mar 2013

World record breaker Gebrhiwet gets his first major title – Bydgoszcz 2013 junior men's report

Ethiopia's Hagos Gebrhiwet confirmed his status as the favourite to take the junior men's tite at the 2013 IAAF World Cross Country Championships with a wonderfully assured and mature run, hitting the front with 500m to go before winning his first major international championship medal on Sunday (24).

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Report24 Mar 2013

Kipyegon majestic in title defence – Bydgoszcz 2013 junior women’s report

Reigning champion Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon successfully defended her junior women’s crown at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland, on Sunday (24).

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News24 Mar 2013

LIVE RESULTS, LIVE RADIO, LIVE BLOG – all the action from Bydgoszcz

The IAAF website brings you extensive coverage of the championships including live results, live radio coverage, live blog, photographs, reports and athlete features concerning today’s races at the 40th edition of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Bydgoszcz, Poland, Sunday 24 March.

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IaafNews24 Mar 2013

Enchanted by Polish folklore - IAAF Dinner, Bydgoszcz

The traditional IAAF Dinner, which is held on the eve of every IAAF World Athletics Series event, took place at the 40th edition of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships (24 March), Bydgoszcz, Poland on the evening of Saturday 23 March.

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IaafNews23 Mar 2013

President Diack: "a great opportunity to develop the sport in a fast-growing economic region" - Bydgoszcz 2013

IAAF President Lamine Diack faced the media at the 2013 IAAF World Cross Country Championships pre-event press conference, which took place at the Palac Hotel in the Polish city of Bydgoszcz on Saturday (23).

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News23 Mar 2013

IAAF Ambassador Paul Tergat to greet this year's champions - Bydgoszcz 2013

Little more than a month after his last visit to the Polish city of Bydgoszcz, IAAF Ambassador Paul Tergat returned to the venue of the 2013 World Cross Country Championships and the distance running legend - a man who has deservedly earned the nickname Mr Cross Country - was on hand to speak to the media on Saturday (23).

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News23 Mar 2013

IAAF athletes' press conference highlights - Bydgoszcz 2013

The traditional IAAF World Cross Country Championships pre-event press conference took place at the Palac Hotel in Bydgoszcz, Poland, on Saturday (23).

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Feature22 Mar 2013

Ayalew seeks to fulfil sister’s dream in Bydgoszcz

Ethiopian athletics is full of successful siblings with the likes of the Bekeles (Kenenisa and Tariku) and the Dibabas (Tirunesh, Genzebe and Ejegayehu) all winning global medals on both the track and cross-country. Now the Ayalew family looks to be the next in line.

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Press Release22 Mar 2013

Prize money of US$280,000 – Bydgoszcz 2013

No less than US$280,000 in prize money will be paid out by the IAAF to the leading runners in the two senior races at the 40th edition of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, which will be held in the Polish city of Bydgoszcz on Sunday 24 March 2013.

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Previews21 Mar 2013

Merga now the man to look out for – Bydgoszcz 2013 senior men's preview

Two years ago, when Imane Merga won at the last IAAF World Cross country Championships, it was a slight surprise to many people as the Ethiopian had a reputation for competing well on the track but rarely winning.

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Previews21 Mar 2013

Ayalew and Muriuki head open senior battle – Bydgoszcz 2013 senior women’s preview

With Kenya’s 2011 gold and silver medallists Vivian Cheruiyot and Linet Masai opting to focus on the summer season, and Ethiopia’s four-time winner and Olympic 10,000m champion Tirunesh Dibaba withdrawing through injury, the senior women’s race at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland this Sunday (24) could be viewed as an open affair.

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