Australian distance runner Brett Robinson (© Getty Images)
A contingent of 24 will represent Australia at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017 on 26 March.
The team is led by Brett Robinson and Anna Kelly after the duo won the selection trial in Canberra last month.
Robinson is joined on the men’s team by NCAA cross-country champion Patrick Tiernan and fellow Olympians Sam McEntee and Liam Adams. The latter will be competing at his eighth consecutive World Cross Country Championships.
National 10,000m champion Bridey Delaney and Australian cross-country champion Virginia Moloney will accompany Kelly on the women’s team.
Australia has competed at every edition of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships. Robinson delivered the best Australian performance in 2015, finishing 28th in the senior men’s race.
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Australian team for Kampala:
Senior men: Liam Adams, Sam McEntee, Stewart McSweyn, Jack Rayner, Brett Robinson, Patrick Tiernan
Senior women: Bridey Delaney, Lexy Gilmour, Anna Kelly, Gemma Maini, Virginia Moloney, Emily Ryan
U20 men: Zachary Facioini, David Lean, Callum McClusky, Josh Phillips, Kieran Tall, Edward Trippas
U20 women: Georgia Evans, Courtney Hopkins, Emily Hopper, Amelia Mazza-Downie, Clio Ozanne-Jacques, Lauren Ryan