Cross Country

Barrett and Burke Capture First Place Titles in 35th Annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships Northeast Regional

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RACE HIGHLIGHTS:Tessa Barrett of Waverly, Pa., and Mickey Burke of Henrietta, N.Y., won the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships (FLCCC) Northeast Regional today.  Barrett, a senior atAbington Heights High School, claimed the title in 17:33.  Anoush Shehadeh, a junior at Phillips Academy Andover, placed second in 17:38, with Hannah DeBalsi of Westport Conn., finishing third in 17:40.  Anoush Shehadeh (Larchmont, N.Y.), Megan Reilly of Warwick, N.Y. (6th place), Regan Rome of Dallas, Pa. (8th place), and Katie Lembo of Penfield, N.Y. (9th place), are all two-time FLCCC national finalists.

Mickey Burke, a senior at Rush Henrietta Senior High School, finished in 15:19 and claimed the Northeast Regional title.  Christian Alvarado of Fairfield, Conn., placed second in 15:22, with Alex Ostberg of Darien, Conn., finishing in third in 15:23.

WXC Bydgoszcz 2013 - Video

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IAAF World Cross Country Championships is the most important competition in international cross country running. Held annually and organised by International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), it was inaugurated in 1973, when it replaced the International Cross Country Championships. It was an annual competition until 2011, when the IAAF changed it to a biennial event. Below you'll find video from the 2013 World Championship in Bydgoszcz Poland.

Team USA men grab best finish since 1984 at World Cross Country Championships

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(photo: Ben True at 2012 US olympic 5K trials) BYDGOSZCZ, Poland--In one of the most surprising performances in recent memory, Team USA, led by the sixth place finish of Ben True (Hanover, N.H.) earned a hard fought team silver medal in the senior men's 12-kilometer race at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships at Myslecinek Park. The senior women’s team placed fourth with the junior men fourth and the junior women sixth.

A lonely Koech and a smart Kiplagat take victory in Lisbon

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After all the threats of rain, Lisbon woke up to bright sunshine, but the main problem was the strong wind that faced athletes today (24) in the second half of EDP Lisbon Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.

Ayalew and Muriuki head open senior battle – Bydgoszcz 2013 senior women’s preview

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With Kenya’s 2011 gold and silver medallists Vivian Cheruiyot and Linet Masai opting to focus on the summer season, and Ethiopia’s four-time winner and Olympic 10,000m champion Tirunesh Dibaba withdrawing through injury, the senior women’s race at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland this Sunday (24) could be viewed as an open affair.