SAMORIN (SVK): World 1500m bronze medallist Filip Ingebrigtsen has pulled out of the Norwegian senior men’s team for the European Cross Country Championships in Samorin due to illness, informs the Aftenposten.
SAMORIN (SVK): As he prepares to represent Great Britain at the European Cross Country Championships in Samorin, Andrew Butchart is hoping for a better performance than his fifth in the trial race. He told fastrunning.com: “If the course in Slovakia turns out the way it looks and is a dry surface then I’d be really confident of doing pretty well; maybe even getting in medal contention again,” he said. Butchart finished fourth in Chia last December.
SAMORIN (SVK): Elle Vernon is pleased to be on her sixth European Cross Country Championships team for Great Britain this weekend. After returning to form after changing back to former coach David Turnbull in the last 12 months, she told fastrunning.com: “At the trial, I knew I would have to keep near to the front of the race and work my way through in the last lap of the course. My strength was apparent at this point and I ran strongly into the finish. I was over the moon to be invited to run in the championships, and aim to better my best position so far of 14th place – again, under the guidance of Dave Turnbull. I would like top-12.”
SAMORIN (SVK): Samuele Dini has pulled out of the Italian team for the European Cross Country Championships, informs FIDAL. Dini was due to compete in the senior men’s race.
SAMORIN (SVK): LOC informs that 10 TV stations will broadcast the event on Sunday. The whole world would then be able to see the event via European Athletics live stream.
SAMORIN (SVK): Another change in Slovak Team. Four time national champion Peter Durec will not run due to achilles injury. That leaves only 3 men running, marathoners Jozef Urban and Tibor Sahajda with triathlon specialist Richard Varga.
SAMORIN (SVK): City of Samorin prepared for fans special bus line which will bring the people directly to the race course. The bus line will go from neighbour villages.
DUBLIN (IRL): Teresa McDaid will lead the Irish senior women’s team at the European Cross Country Championships this weekend ahead of her new upcoming role as Senior Team Operations Manager. The Letterkenny woman will be part of the travelling team where 27 Irish athletes will compete in Samorin. McDaid will then be the Senior Team Operations Manager for the European Athletics Championships in Berlin in August.
BELGRADE (SRB): The only Serbian representative Elzan Bibic (U20 race) wants to run despite of the pain in his spine. “After a long break due to recovery, I managed to get back into shape. I was running at Balkan Championships as I wanted, and afterwards I was even better prepared. Maybe I could attack the medal, but the problems a few days ago prevent me from showing the real possibilities”, said Bibic.