This Saturday is the World Cross-Country Championships in Aarhus, Denmark. Many of the world’s best athletes will be competing, including world half-marathon champion and world 10,000m gold medallist Geoffrey Kamworor in the senior men’s race, distance stud Jakob Ingebrigtsen in the U20 men’s race, 5,000m world champion Hellen Obiri in the senior women’s race and world juinor 5,000m champion Beatrice Chebet in the U20 women’s event.
On top of all of the runners competing in the regularly scheduled programming, there are several special entries in the 4x2K relay. According to Athletics Weekly, the IAAF president and former Olympic medallist Seb Coe and Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark, are taking part in the 8K event.
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The Crown Prince is an avid runner. In May of last year over 70,000 people ran the Royal Runs in Denmark’s five largest cities. These races were held to celebrate the Prince’s 50th birthday.
Canadian junior women
Canadian junior men
Evan Burke (team captain)
Canadian senior women
Gen Lalonde (team captain)
Canadian senior men
The race gets underway with the mixed relays at 11:00 a.m. local time and 6 a.m. EDT.