While most runners were relieved when they could finally stop at the finish of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017, Kenya’s Geoffrey Kamworor crossed the line and continued running until he reached his coach.
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With second world cross-country title secure, Kamworor now turns focus to London

While most runners were relieved when they could finally stop at the finish of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017, Kenya’s Geoffrey Kamworor crossed the line and continued running until he reached his coach.... Read More

Arriving in the Ugandan capital with a team where world and Olympic medallists figured prominently, that Kenya would dominate the women’s senior race at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017 wasn’t an especially major surprise.
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Bursting from the shadows, Cheptai makes her presence known

Arriving in the Ugandan capital with a team where world and Olympic medallists figured prominently, that Kenya would dominate the women’s senior race at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017 wasn’t an especially major surprise.... Read More

It is the material fairytales are made of: exactly one year to the day after taking the world half marathon title in Cardiff, Geoffrey Kamworor successfully defended his cross country crown from 2015 in 28:24 at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017. His back-to-back wins mean he is the first senior man in 11 years to retain his title.
Reports

Kamworor successfully defends senior men's title – IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017

It is the material fairytales are made of: exactly one year to the day after taking the world half marathon title in Cardiff, Geoffrey Kamworor successfully defended his cross country crown from 2015 in 28:24 at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017. His back-to-back wins mean he is the first senior man in 11 years to retain his title.... Read More

Capping an unprecedented display of team dominance, Irene Chepet Cheptai led a mighty Kenyan senior women’s squad to the first-ever top-six sweep at a World Cross Country Championships.
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Cheptai leads unprecedented top-six sweep for Kenya – IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017

Capping an unprecedented display of team dominance, Irene Chepet Cheptai led a mighty Kenyan senior women’s squad to the first-ever top-six sweep at a World Cross Country Championships.... Read More

Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey became the fourth woman to win back-to-back U20 titles at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships.
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Gidey cruises to second straight U20 women's title – IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017

Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey became the fourth woman to win back-to-back U20 titles at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships.... Read More

Report26 Mar 2017

Kiplimo captures Uganda’s first world cross gold – IAAF World Championships Kampala 2017

Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo produced a performance of a lifetime to win gold in the men's U20 race at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017, the country’s first ever gold medal at a World Cross.

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Report26 Mar 2017

Kenya prevails in inaugural mixed relay – IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017

Kenya’s mixed relay secured the nation’s first gold of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017 with an eight-second victory over east African rivals Ethiopia.

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News25 Mar 2017

Start lists and athletes' bios available – IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017

Starts lists and athletes' biographies for the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017 are now available.

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News25 Mar 2017

Tergat: ‘Cross country is in my veins’

Five-time world cross-country champion Paul Tergat knows what it means, not just to compete but excel in athletics’ oldest world championship event.

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Press Release25 Mar 2017

IAAF/LOC press conference highlights – IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017

On the eve of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017, some of the world’s top middle and long distance runners joined IAAF President Sebastian Coe, dignitaries from the Local Organising Committee and IAAF Ambassadors Paul Tergat and Tegla Loroupe at the pre-event press conference at the Sheraton Hotel in central Kampala on Saturday (25).

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News24 Mar 2017

Follow all the action at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017

The IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017 takes place at the Kololo Independence Grounds on Sunday (26), and you can follow all the action on the IAAF website.

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Series24 Mar 2017

World Cross memories – Stephen Kiprotich

Stephen Kiprotich may be better known for his accomplishments on the road, but the Ugandan distance running star has cross country in his blood.

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News23 Mar 2017

Race previews – IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017

With just four days to go before the athletics world's attention focuses fully on the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017, which takes place in the Ugandan capital on Sunday 26 March, our series of race previews begins today with a look at the men's U20, women's U20 and mixed relay competitions.

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Previews23 Mar 2017

Senior men's preview – IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017

Not since the five-year reign of Kenenisa Bekele from 2002 to 2006 has a senior man managed to win back-to-back world cross-country titles, but Geoffrey Kamworor will be aiming to do exactly that at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017 on Sunday 26 March.

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Previews23 Mar 2017

Senior women's preview – IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017

After Ethiopia prevented Kenya from winning a fifth successive senior women's team title two years ago in Guiyang, the east African powerhouse comes armed and ready to recoup from that loss and begin another streak at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017 on Sunday.

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Previews22 Mar 2017

Mixed relay preview – IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017

While Kampala is expected to add to the rich tradition of IAAF World Cross Country Championships that now spans more than four decades, it will also add a new chapter from the moment the gun sounds the first race at the Kololo Independence Grounds on Sunday (26). That will signal the start of the inaugural mixed relay which will kick off the action-packed afternoon programme in the Ugandan capital.

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Previews22 Mar 2017

U20 men's preview – IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017

Gold medals in the U20 men’s race proved to be just the beginning for the likes of Eliud Kipchoge, Kenenisa Bekele, Asbel Kiprop and Geoffrey Kamworor, so distance-running fans will understandably be keen to see which of the world’s top teenage talents emerges as the victor at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017.

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