Cross country results from around the planet (really!)

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Britton_FionnualaFV-EuroXC12.jpgFionnuala McCormack, photo by PhotoRun.net

How about some cross country races from around the globe?

Cross Country RESULTS

ROESELARE (BEL, Nov 27): European under-23 cross country champion Louise Carton claimed victory on home soil at the CrossCup van West-Vlaanderen in Roeselare over 6.25km in 21:03 ahead of Romania's Ancuta Bobocel (21:23) while Isaac Kimeli won the senior men's 9.4km in 28:09 from Jeroen D'Hoedt (28:11) and Souffiane Bouchiki (28:22)

HYERES (FRA, Nov 27): Eritrea's Mekdes Woldu won the women's 5.48km in Hyeres in 18:56 ahead of Kenya's Betty Murungi (19:35) and Belgium's 800m specialist Renee Eykens (19:47). Kenya's James Kangogo won the men's 9.94km in 30:42 ahead of Ethiopia's Ture Bechere (30:43) and Algeria's Maamar Bengriba (30:53).

LIVERPOOL (GBR, Nov 26): Olympic 5000 m finalist Andrew Butchart defeated a strong field in the men's senior 9.8km at the Liverpool Cross Challenge on Saturday which doubled up as the trial race for the European Cross Country Championships. Butchart clocked 28:37 to defeat in-form Callum Hawkins (28:45) with fellow Rio Olympians Andy Vernon (29:01) and Ross Millington (29:02) third and fourth respectively. Former European cross country champion Gemma Steel returned to form with victory in the women's senior 8.1km in 27:11 by one second ahead of Charlotte Arter (27:12), under-23 Rebecca Murray (27:13) and Katrina Wootton (27:13). Alex Yee and Victoria Weir won the junior races.

KINGSTON (CAN, Nov 26): Ross Proudfoot defended his men's senior 10km title at the Canadian Cross Country Championships on Saturday in 29:53 ahead of Lucas Bruchet (29:56), Trevor Hofbauer (29:57) and Olympic steeplechase finalist Matt Hughes (30:03). Sarah Gollish won the senior women's 10km in 33:54 ahead of Rachel Cliff (34:04) while Ehab El-Sandali and Hannah Bennison won the junior races.

DUBLIN (IRL, Nov 27): Shona Heaslip was the surprise winner of the senior women's 8km at the Irish Cross Country Championships in 28:13 ahead of Kerry O'Flaherty (28:23) and Ciara Mageean (28:24) while Mark Christie won the senior men's 10km in 30:41 from Mike Clohisey (30:53).

SZEKSZARD (HUN, Nov 27): In the third leg of Hungarian CC League wins for Laszlo Gregor at 9 km (26:49) and Lilla Bohm at 4.5 km (15:17).

LODZ (POL, Nov 26): Polish U23 Champions are olympic finalist at 1500 m Sofia Ennaoui (19:46 at 6 km) and Damian Rudnik (24:42 at 8 km). In the senior races which were not championships wins for Paulina Kaczynska (8 km, 27:46) and Tomasz Grycko (10 km, 30:35).

WARENG (KEN, Nov 27): Ronald Kirui and Irene Cheptai won the men's and women's senior titles at the Tuskeys Wareng Cross Country 10km races. Kirui clocked 28:03 ahead of Moses Mukono 28:07 and Timothy Rono 28:08. Fourth 2013 World CC Champion Japhet Korir 28:14. Cheptai achieved 31:16 ahead of Gladys Chesir 31:41. From Daily Nation.

OSIMO (ITA, Nov 27): At the Cross Valmusone Italian runners fighted for selection at European CC Champs in Chia. Andrea Sanguinetti won men 10 km in 30:08 ahead of Giuseppe Gerratana 30:11 and Said Ettaqy 30:12. Federica Dal Ri topped women 6 km in 23:45 over Francesca Bertoni 23:54 and Valeria Roffino 23:58.

CARMAUX (FRA, Nov 27): At Cross International Hubert Andre foreign winners. In women 3.81 km Algerian Kenza Dahmani-Tifahi 12:42 over Kenyan Esther Wanjiku 13:07 and Ukrainian Olesya Didivodiuk 13:11. Kenyan men 8 km win by Ladan Wanjiku 24:00 clearly over Gervais Hakizimana of Rwanda 24:57. Best French Gaetan Cals as fourth 25:25.

VOLVIC (FRA, Nov 26): Thierry Ndikumwenayo from Burundi won the men´s 7.39 km at Cross Volvic Elite 2016 in 22:29. Ten seconds behind Ethiopian Tafese Soboka 22:39 and third Timothee Bommier 23:11. In women 4.86 km Lucy Macharia from Kenya won in 17:01 ahead of Ethiopians Adanech Ambesa 17:06 and Chaltu Negasa 17:37.

ST. PRIEST (FRA, Nov 27): Kenyan Mercyline Jeronoh won the Cross des Myriades women 4.37 km in 15:42 beating top French Annie-Sophie Vittet 15:54. In men 9.34 km Abderahmane Anou of Algeria won in 29:26 with top French Romain Courcieres fourth in 30:04.

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