Many cross country races this weekend all around..
Let's try to make a short preview to everyone...
In Northern Ireland this important cross with the irish Britton called as the top name by her european title.It will be interesting to see her running another time against english Gemma Steel,defeated in Velenje and also in Edinburgh.3 world junior medallists as Purity Kirui,Birtukan Adamu and Mekdes Bekele will be the leaders of african group.In men race the defender kenyan Mike Kigen must be in very good shape to wins again:he will find on the startingline Jacob Chesari and Titus Mbishei able to run under 27' last september.Don't forget Commonwealth 10k bronze medallist Joseph Birech and World Youth silver medallist Patrick Mutunga.
CROSS DI ELGOIBAR:
Another big cross this weekend in the amazing Cross de Elgoibar in the north in Basque-area.Also possible to find LIVESTREAMING sunday at 3pm GMT.In men the star will be Leonard Komon:for 3 times winner in Elgoibar will be the revenge of the bad race last sunday in Seville.Winner of Seville will be is big rival:we are speaking about Geoffrey Kipsang world cross junior champ in punta umbri one year ago.If Komon in good shape,it should be a very interesting duel.Pay attention to Geoffrey Kirui and world cross silver medal Paul Tanui.Wude Ayalew and Priscah Jepleting will be the leaders in women-race but could be surprise the other Ayalew named Hiwot,kenyan Pauline Korikwiang
LOTTO CROSS HANNUT:
A very good european cross this race in Belgium.In women race ethiopians Belete and Ruti will be faced with the kenyans Caroline Chepkwony,Brilliant KipKoech,Marta Mothu.
European Champ Atelaw Bekele will lead men-race against the best belgiums...Unknown kenyans Kipruto and David Bett will be the foreigners with ethiopians Tasama and french Benhari
DISCOVERY KENYA CROSS:
A 21th edition for the famous cross sponsored by Nike and organized every year from Dr.Rosa and his staff.In Eldoret many races during next week also to give new talents the way to demostrate their strength.
This race is also a valid test for kenyan-stars less than one month before trials for African Cross Champs.Big names in women race with the fourth of Daegu in 10k women Priscah Cherono and Mercy Cherono after triumph in Campaccio and a good place in Seville last sunday.In men ethiopians Daniel Abera and Abraham Cherkos,uganda-boys as Moses Kibet and Saegwo Kibet and many kenyans such as the young Japhet Korir and William Malel Sitonik.
all this befor an important edition of Dubaimarathon....stay tuned...i am preparing a preview of it