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Emily Chebet Not Running Edinburgh XC Race

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Dec. 27, 2010
  • Updated Dec. 27, 2010 at 7:58 AM UTC

One of Kenya’s best cross-country runners has decided not to race in Scotland.

This year’s IAAF World Cross Country champion, Emily Chebt, has decided not to race in one of the most competitive cross-country races of 2011, The Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country event, that will be held next month in Scotland. According to a recent press release, the Kenyan is opting instead to compete in some smaller cross-country races in Seville and Elgoibar Spain. Zane Branson, Chebet’s manager said that Chebet declined the offer from the Scottish race officials given to her on December 21, indicating that she  felt the Spanish races would increase her chances of making the Kenyan team for the World Cross Country Championships.

In other news surrounding the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country event, Milcah Chemos of Kenya has thrown her name into the hat in the star-studded race. Chemos was the gold medalist in the steeplechase event at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin. She will be competing against compatriots Vivian Cheruiyot and Linet Masai.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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