Mohammed Mourhit winner of the men's long race Mourhit gives best possible reward to Belgium
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25 March 2001 – Ostend - In a masterful show of strength and resistance, Belgium’s Mohammed Mourhit gave the Belgian organisers of the World Cross Country Championships the best possible reward for their efforts as he successfully defended the world cross country title he won in Vilamoura last year, after running the last lap alone ahead of the rest of the field.
Gete Wami and Paula Radcliffe battling in the women's short race Wami wins third cross country title
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25 March 2001 - Gete Wami showed that she had learned her lessons well from defeat of the previous day when she sprinted past Paula Radcliffe in the final 100 metres to win the IAAF women's short-course cross-country here in Ostend on Sunday.
Datan Ritzenhein winning bronze in th emen's junir race American Ritzenhein creates surprise
Laura Arcoleo for IAAF

25 March 2001 - Dathan Ritzenhein's bronze medal here today, behind Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele and Kenya's Duncan Lebo in the Men's Junior race at the World Cross Country Championships in Ostend was one of the biggest surprises of this 29th edition of the Championships.
Kenenisa Bekela winning the men's short race Bekele draws inspiration from previous winners
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25 March 2001 - Kenenisha Bekele drew inspiration from the three last Ethiopians to win the world junior men's cross country title to take his first gold medal on a global stage.
Paula Radcliffe Radcliffe strikes Gold for Great Britain
Steven Downes for IAAF
24 March 2001 - Ostend - The victory was only secured in the final 200 yards, but for Paula Radcliffe, this was a title that she had been chasing for nearly a decade.
The Pack in the Junior Women's race Kibiwot surprises herself and the pundits
by Phil Minshull for IAAF
24 March 2001 - Ostend - With all three of the medallists from last year’s junior women’s race still eligible and lined up at the start, it was a fair bet that one of them would triumph but it was the 2000 bronze medallist Viola Kibiwot who was to master the muddy conditions in Ostend
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