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GALLERY: Canadian men at World XC champs in Denmark

Here's a glimpse of our senior Canadian men battling it out on the course in Aarhus on Saturday. Photos by Alan Brookes

The World Cross-Country Championships took place on the site of the Moesgaard Museum, 10 kilometres from Aarhus, Denmark earlier today, with East African runners dominating in every category from the mixed relay to the senior men’s 10K race. Hellen Obiri of Kenya became the first woman ever to add a world cross-country title to her world indoor and world outdoor championship wins, while Joshua Cheptegei became the first Ugandan to earn a gold at the world cross-country championships. 


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Our Canadian men held their own on the incredibly demanding, hilly course, which consisted of five 2K laps that featured a 10 per cent incline on the museum roof, a sand pit, a water pit, a mud pit, and a trip through the beer garden. Here’s a look. Photos by Alan Brookes of Canada Running Series.