Juan Muguerza International Cross Country

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Plaque name:

Juan Muguerza International Cross Country

Location:

City Hall, Elgoibar, Spain , 20870

Plaque awarded:

04/11/2019

Reason

Plaque category - Competition

The Juan Muguerza International Cross Country, which is an annual World Athletics Cross Country Permit Race, was first held in 1943 and became an international race twenty years later.

Ethiopia's Mamo Wolde, the 1968 Olympic Marathon champion, was the first international winner and went on to take four titles. Spain's 3-time world cross country championships medallist Mariano Haro, with five victories is the most successful athlete in the international era. The first women's race was in 1967. Spain's Belén Azpeitia with six wins is the best all-time performer.

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