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Tergat breast the tapeTergat runs into the History Books
Steven Downes for the IAAF
Belfast, Sunday March 28 – Paul Tergat laid claim to being possibly the greatest cross-country runner in history here in Belfast today when he won the IAAF senior men's title for an unprecedented fifth consecutive time, and so led the Kenya to their 14th successive team gold medals. More...

The race calls from Saturday's and Sunday's events and more interviews in Multimedia

Maranga makes it all look easy
Nick Davies for IAAF
Rain, 40 mile per hour winds, churned up mud, downhill bends with 4 foot cambers – nature and the organising committee would have struggled to make conditions more authentically "European". And although Kenya’s Jackline Maranga showed that the fittest runner will win regardless of the conditions More...

Women long cross podiumWami makes it a perfect day for Ethiopia
Nick Davies for IAAF in Belfast
Ethiopia’s Gete Wami – a winner in 1996 and bronze medallist in the last two editions – returned to the top of the podium today after the women’s long course race. But she had to do it the hard way.More...

Benjamin Limo takes the tapeLimo engineers men’s short race victory
Phil Minshull for the IAAF
Benjamin Limo knew what the men’s short race gold medal looked like long before it was hung around his neck on Saturday. The 1998 winner John Kibowen is his next door neighbour at their village just outside the Kenyan town of Eldoret.More...

Paul tergat in marrakech '98Paul Tergat describes course as "toughest yet" on eve of World Cross Country Championships
Paul Tergat, the legendary Kenyan distance runner who aims to win an historic fifth consecutive title on Sunday, described the course of the 27th IAAF World Cross Country Championships as "the toughest I have ever seen". More...
Real audio from Paul Tergat in Belfast


Trimble, Nebiolo and HumeDavid Trimble and John Hume meet IAAF President Primo Nebiolo
A day before the start of the 27th IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Belfast, IAAF President Dr Primo Nebiolo was received at the Parliament building in Stormont by David Trimble, First Minister of the Northern Ireland Assembly, and John Hume, leader of the SDLP party. More...

Mary Peters in 1997A day in the life of Mary Peters
Steven Downes for the IAAF
It is more than a quarter of a century since Mary Peters won her Olympic gold medal at the 1972 Munich Olympics, yet the British pentathlete remains a popular and recognisable figure in her sport and in her home city of Belfast, venue for this weekend’s IAAF World Cross Country Championships. More...

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