What the EA has done over the past decade with their Cross Country Championships has been outstanding. The European Federation Championships in cross country shows health in participation (613) and in developing younger athletes, with 213 in the U20 races and 171 in the U23 races. In the continent that built cross country into a great sport, the EA continues to make this event a real trail blazer.
SPAR European Athletics Cross Country, photo by British Athletics
613 runners from 38 countries
DUBLIN (IRL): Final entries have been published for next month’s European Athletics Cross Country Championships with total of 613 runners from 38 countries (including ANA runners). Last event in Lisbon 2019 had at the end of the day 499 runners from 40 countries. All six defending individual champions from Lisbon 2019 are returning. Biggest numbers are in U20 races with 107 boys and 114 girls followed by senior races 95 men and 82 women and U23 races 85 men and 66 women. In the mixed relays 12 countries are entered.