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Catching Up on a Busy Weekend of Cross Country, Indoor Track, and Road Racing News

posted by The Track & Field Superblog
Monday, January 9, 2012 at 2:19am EST

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Good evening, and what can I tell you?

Cross Country

The Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country, an IAAF Cross Country Permit meet, was held in Edinburgh on Saturday.

The combined score of the four-race challenge (junior and senior for men and women) saw the UK take first, USA in second and Europe in last.

The men’s 3k invitational race saw Asbel Kiprop win comfortably, while a clearly out-of-shape Kenenisa Bekele was well beaten in eleventh.

Recaps: IAAF, Athletics Weekly, BBC Sport, The Telegraph

Men’s 3k Invitational race video:

The Campaccio International Cross Country, an IAAF Permit Cross Country meet, was held on Friday in the Italian town of San Giorgio su Legnano. Winners were Edwin Soi and Mercy Cherono.

The Kenya Commercial Bank/Athletics Kenya Cross Country Series finale was held in Kisii on Saturday. Winners were Bedan Karoki and Emily Chebet; notable in fourth in the women’s race was Boston Marathon champ Caroline Kilel.
IAAF recap and results

Indoor Track

The Russian indoor season kicked off in Yekaterinburg with the traditional Christmas Starts meet. Notable wins were by high jumper Aleksandr Shustov (2.30m) and hurdler Konstantin Shabanov (7.76).
Results
IAAF recap

All the results from the US college season are at the USTFCCCA.

Road Racing

The Xiamen International Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, was run on Saturday in the Chinese city. Winners were Peter Kamais (2:07:37) and Ashu Kasim (2:23:09).
IAAF recap

The Egmond Half Marathon was run on Sunday in the Dutch city. Winners were Dawit Wolde (1:00:46) and Meseret Hailu (1:11:18) in a big upset over Berlin Marathon champion Florence Kiplagat.

That’s the news, and I am outta here!

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