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Mourhit gives best possible reward to Belgium

n a masterful show of strength and resistance, Belgium’s Mohammed Mourhit gave the Belgian organisers of the World Cross Country Championships the best possible reward for their efforts as he successfully defended the world cross country title he won in Vilamoura last year... Read More

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American Ritzenhein creates surprise

Dathan Ritzenhein's bronze medal here today, behind Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele and Kenya's Duncan Lebo in the Men's Junior race at the World Cross Country Championships in Ostend was one of the biggest surprises of this 29th edition of the Championships.... Read More

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Bekele draws inspiration from previous winners

Report from the Men's junior race in the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Ostend, Belgium... Read More

Gete Wami showed that she had learned her lessons well from defeat of the previous day when she sprinted past Paula Radcliffe in the final 100 metres to win the IAAF women's short-course cross-country here in Ostend on Sunday.
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Wami wins third cross country title

Gete Wami showed that she had learned her lessons well from defeat of the previous day when she sprinted past Paula Radcliffe in the final 100 metres to win the IAAF women's short-course cross-country here in Ostend on Sunday.... Read More

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Kibiwot surprises herself and the pundits

With all three of the medallists from last year’s junior women’s race still eligible and lined up at the start, it was a fair bet that one of them would triumph but it was the 2000 bronze medallist Viola Kibiwot who was to master the muddy conditions in Ostend rather than her compatriots Vivian Cheruiyot and Alice Timbilil, the gold and silver medallists 12 months ago.... Read More

News24 Mar 2001

Radcliffe strikes Gold for Great Britain

The victory was only secured in the final 200 yards, but for Paula Radcliffe, this was a title that she had been chasing for nearly a decade.

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News24 Mar 2001

Mud is "okay" for Kenyans

Dan Muchoki, Head Coach with the Kenyan team in Ostend, has dispelled the myth that Kenyan and African runners will be unhappy with the muddy conditions

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News24 Mar 2001

Enock Koech gives Kenya second Gold of the Championships

Running clear of the rest of the field, 20 year old Enock Koech was the decisive victor in the men’s short cross, the second race of this first day of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Ostend.

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News24 Mar 2001

Double trouble ahead

Sonia O’Sullivan, the only athlete ever to have won the long and short races at the IAAF World Cross-country Championships, on Saturday suggested that trying to double up successfully in Ostend this year could be too demanding, even for runners of the calibre of Paula Radcliffe and Gete Wami.

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News24 Mar 2001

Historic Double "Double" in Prospect

Preview of the Junior races at the IAAF World Cross Country Championshisps in Ostend, Belgium

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News23 Mar 2001

Relaxed Wami to go for double gold

If Gete Wami, of Ethiopia, is under any extra pressure to perform well at the IAAF World Cross-country Championships here in Ostend this weekend, she is certainly not showing it.

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News23 Mar 2001

Mud Mud Glorious Mud

So ran the lyrics of the hippopotamus song from singing comedians Flanders and Swann.

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News23 Mar 2001

Former winners must watch out for Koech

Preview of the World Cross Country Championships in Ostend, Belgium

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News23 Mar 2001

Golden Voyage from Kenya to Ostend

There is an old English music hall song that begins ‘Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside,’ and although it is unlikely that many of the 36-strong squad of Kenyan runners who will compete in Ostend at the 29th IAAF World Cross Country Championships are too familiar with it, by the end of this coming weekend they are at least likely to share its sentiments.

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News23 Mar 2001

Defending Champion Mourhit faces head-to-head with Team Kenya

Relaxed and smiling after a day that started in Ifrane, in Morocco’s Atlas mountains at 4.30am, the defending world champion, Mohammed Mourhit flew into Ostend by helicopter this afternoon

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News22 Mar 2001

Ostend relives the legends of cross country in the spirit of Fayolle and Batty

The walls of the Wellington Hippodrome bear the lines that time and the elements have wrought upon them.

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News22 Mar 2001

Team USA ready for World Cross Country Championships

.USA Track & Field announced the Team USA line-ups that will compete at the 29th IAAF World Cross Country Championships March 24-25 in Ostend, Belgium.

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