IAAF official says cross country distances are always approximate.
He helped the U.S. win silver at the World Cross-Country Championships.
Ben True leads the way with 6th-place finish. U.S. women place fourth amongst teams.
We caught up with the first-year professional ahead of this weekend's World Cross Country Championships.
The East African nation has won 26 world titles in 39 years.
The most-important cross-country race in the world kicks off on March 24.
They are choosing instead to win money on the roads.
The first race was won by a Finnish runner.
Kenenisa Bekele finished a disappointing 11th.