Sunday, 17 December 2017 16:07

Hellen Obiri will defend his title at the IAAF Cross Country in San Giorgio

One year on the road to the record race, Hellen Obiri will defend his title at the IAAF Cross Country Permit meeting in San Giorgio su Legnano on January 6th.

The world 5000m champion won the 2017 Kenyan Faith Kipyegon, the world and Olympic 1500m champion. It marked the first of many victories for Obiri in 2017 as the 28-year-old went on to win the world and IAAF Diamond League titles for 5000m.

In the middle of the world, bronze medalist and 2015 world cross-country champion Agnes Tirop of Kenya, two-time world U20 cross-country champion Letesenbet Gidey of Ethiopia, and world-cross -country bronze medallist Lilian Rengeruk of Kenya.

USA's Paul Chelimo leads the men's field. The Olympic 5000m silver medallist will line up Norway's Sondre Nordstadt Moen, who broke the European marathon record with 2:05:48, and Italy's 2014 European marathon champion Daniele Meucci.

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