Bekele wins 2nd gold of the ChampionshipsBekele defies pundits to take historic double gold in Dublin
Sean Wallace-Jones for the IAAF
24 March 2002 – Dublin, Ireland – 19-year-old Kenenisa Bekele from Ethiopia today ran into the history books as he became the first athlete to win both the men’s short and long cross races at the World Cross Country Championships.
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Edith Masai crosses the finish lineDublin payday for Edith Masai
Steven Downes for the IAAF

24 March 2002 – Dublin, Ireland - Kenya’s Edith Masai enjoyed the biggest pay-day of her brief running career on Sunday, when she collected $34,000 prize money after winning the women’s short-course race at the iaaf/sport Ireland World Cross-country Championships here on Sunday. More>>>
Gebrenariam cross ing the finish lineUnshod Gebremarian shooed home as Junior Men’s Winner
Phil Minshull for the IAAF
24 March 2002 – Dublin, Ireland  -Nobody is keeping the statistics for how many IAAF world champions have won their titles with just one shoe but no one at the Leopardstown racecourse on Sunday could remember any other’s than Ethiopia’s Gebre-egziable Gebremarian, who followed in the footsteps of his compatriot Kenenisha Bekele 12 months ago by winning the junior men’s gold medal. More>>>
Paula Radcliffe after Dublin victoryRadcliffe runs away with 2nd World Cross gold, USA take silver and bronze
Sean Wallace-Jones for the IAAF

23 March 2002 – Dublin, Ireland – Great Britain’s defending champion Paula Radcliffe became the first woman in ten years to successfully defend her long cross title here this afternoon and she was followed across the line by two surprise contenders as Americans Deena Drossin and Colleen De Reuck closed Ethiopia and Kenya out of the individual medal tables.
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