World XC – 10 Athletes to Watch

1cdca1bc-f306-4017-a210-191ea9f0334dThere is little more than a week to go until the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Guiyang 2015 get underway on 28 March.

The final entry figures confirm that this year’s championships will be bigger than the past three editions. An expected 447 athletes from 51 countries are set to compete in Guiyang, surpassing the numbers from 2013 (400 athletes from 41 countries), 2011 (423 athletes from 51 countries) and 2010 (437 athletes from 51 countries).

Full race-by-race previews and entry lists will be published on the IAAF website next week, but here we look at 10 athletes worth keeping an eye on.

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