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How to watch the 2024 World XC Championships

Athletics Canada has sent a total of 28 athletes to compete in Belgrade, Serbia

Canada World XC Championships Photo by: Anthony Barbat/Flickr

The 2024 World Cross Country (XC) Championships are here, and Athletics Canada has sent a full team of 28 runners to compete in Belgrade, Serbia, on Saturday. The team comprises some of the top U20 and senior-level distance runners from across Canada, who will compete against some of the world’s best, including Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei, and the reigning world XC champions Beatrice Chebet and Jacob Kiplimo at Belgrade’s Friendship Park on the banks of the Danube.

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Kenya’s Beatrice Chebet is the reigning world XC champion, winning last year in Bathurst, Australia. Photo: Athletics Podium

How to watch?

For those interested, the 2024 World XC Championships can be streamed live on World Athletics Inside Track. Canadians can tune in to CBC Sports and the CBC Gem app for live coverage starting with the U20 races at 5:30 a.m. ET, followed by the senior races at 7:45 a.m. ET for women and 8:30 a.m. ET for men.

Here is a list of the Canadian athletes competing in each race:

Senior men’s 10K 

  • Andrew Alexander (2023 TCS Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon champion) ***
  • Connor Black (2022 Canadian XC Champion)
  • Jeremy Coughler (2023 Canadian 10,000m champion) ***
  • Andrew Davies (2023 U Sports XC bronze medallist)
  • Thomas Fafard 
  • Philippe Morneau-Cartier (2023 U Sports XC champion)
  • Mike Tate
  • Max Turek (2022 U Sports XC champion)

*** alternate

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Max Turek and Philippe Morneau-Cartier competing at the 2022 U Sports XC Championships. Photo: McMaster Athletics

Senior women’s 10K

  • Katelyn Ayers
  • Kate Bazeley (2023 Canadian XC bronze medallist)
  • Makenna Fitzgerald ***
  • Kiana Gibson ***
  • Mikaela Lucki
  • Katie Newlove (2023 U Sports XC champion)
  • Leslie Sexton (fifth-fastest Canadian women’s marathon in history 2:28:14)
  • Glynis Sim (2022 U Sports XC champion)

*** alternate

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Glynis Sim competing for the UBC Thunderbirds in 2022. Photo: UBC Thunderbirds

U20 men’s 8K

  • Léo Bedard
  • Elliot Belanger (2023 U20 3,000m steeplechase runner-up)
  • Kamran Brar
  • Charles Gendron-Jette
  • Ian McAllister (two-time OFSAA XC champion)
  • Angus Skinner
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Ian McAllister of London, Ont. will lead the way for the Canadian men’s U20 team. Photo: @kosukemedia/Canadian Track and Field League

U20 women’s 6K

  • Stephanie Bertram (NACAC U18 1,500m silver medallist)
  • Béatrice Filion
  • Abby Lewis
  • Muriel Lovshin (44th – 2023 World XC Championships)
  • Charlotte Sinke (U20 3,000m champion/Pan-Am U20 Championships silver medallist)
  • Chloe Turner (U20 Canadian XC champion)
2023 Canadian XC Championships
Chloe Turner of Calgary is the reigning Canadian U20 XC champion. Photo: Sean Burges/Mundo Sport Images.

For the full schedule and results from the 2024 World Cross Country Championships. 

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