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Seville to host 1999 World Championships in Athletics

Sonia O'Sullivan swaps the boards for the turf

IAAF Council meets in Turin on eve of World Cross Country Championships

Primo Nebiolo to give Press Conference in Palazzo Reale, Turin on 22 March

Tergat still the strongest.
Dr Gabriele Rosa who has played a major role in the preparation of Kenya's distance runners gives his forecast for the 25th IAAF - Pirelli World Cross Country Championships.
See why Tergat didn't run to school

Jon Brown - On Course to Challenge the Africans.
Welshman Jon Brown looks to be one of the few serious non-African challengers in the World Cross Country Championships which will take place in Turin, Italy, on Sunday 23 March. Will he prevail or go down like a latter day Canute before the tide of African domination of the event?

Can Fidatov maintain her challenge?
One serious threat to the Kenyans will be Romania's Elena Fidatov who has dominated the World Cross Challenge so far this season, winning six out of the seven races she has contested.

Kenya set to maintain domination of World Cross Country Championships.
A strong Kenyan team, led by Paul Tergat will attempt to retain their collective crown in Turin on 23 March, whilst the Kenyan women's team will be seeking revenge for their defeats in '95 and '96 by arch rivals Ethiopia.

Salah Hissou: 10.000m world record holder in Turin.
Salah Hissou of Morocco, silver medallist in last year's Championships will make his first appearance this year in the 25th IAAF - Pirelli World Cross Country Championships in Turin 23 March.

A Word from IAAF President Dr Primo Nebiolo

 

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