He has dominated the European cross-country circuit for decades.
Ukrainian distance-running ace Serhiy Lebid isn’t letting his age get in the way. At 37, Lebid is attempting to win this 10th European Cross-Country title.
The championships take place on December 3 in Budapest.
Since 1994, Lebid is the only athlete to have competed in every annual championship. However, last year’s race was not a good one for him as he dropped out near the 7.5K mark of the 10K race.
At the time he had this to say about his DNF, “I felt I could not improve, I was, at that time, running at around 15th or 16th position. The podium was too far away for me.”
According to a report on the European Athletics Web site, Lebid has been meticulously planning for this year’s race.
“In October I began my special preparation in a training camp in Evpatoria and now I’m training in Kislovodsk, [which is] my annual altitude preparation before the champs.”
Lebid’s amazing streak of wins began in 1998.
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