Seventeen years on from completing her historic long and short-course double at the 1998 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Sonia O’Sullivan took to the stage as an IAAF ambassador at this year’s pre-event press conference in Guiyang, China, on Friday (27).
More than 100 participants from all six of the IAAF Area Associations gathered in the Serbian capital Belgrade for the IAAF Global Seminar on Cross Country Running on Monday (9).
Three time World long jump champion Ivan Pedroso of Cuba will join an all star line up which already includes Maurice Greene, Wilson Kipketer and Sonia O'Sullivan at the Ericsson Grand Prix on June 15th in Helsinki's Olympic stadium.
O'Sullivan ends her season with Great North Run win
With the World Cross Country Championships returning to Africa for the first time in 23 years and temperatures soaring into the 30s, most believed that the almost complete domination of this competition by runners from Kenya, Ethiopia and Morocco in recent years would continue.