World XC Champs Are A Month Away

The most-important cross-country race in the world kicks off on March 24.

The oldest IAAF race series is nearly here. On the fourth weekend of March, the best cross-country runners in the world will gather in Bydgoszcz, Poland to complete in the World Championships.

Bydgoszcz was also the site of the 2010 race, when a total of 461 athletes from 51 countries took part in the race. This time around there will be 487 runners from 55 countries.

The championships comprise four races: Senior Men – 12K, Senior Women & Junior Men – 8K, Junior Women – 4K.

Not surprisingly, Kenya is expected to dominate the series. In 2010, the East African running powerhouse took home all four individual titles and all four team titles–the first time such thing has happened in the history of the championships.

However, this time around it may not be as easy for Kenya as Uganda, Ethiopia, and Eritrea have teams comprised of world-class talent.

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