The news is that European 10,000m champ and 5,000m bronze medalist Yemane Crippa of Italy is confirmed for the SPAR European Cross Country Championships.
Yemane Crippa had an amazing European Championships. In the 5,000m, Yemane took bronze in the 5,000 meters, came back, and won an exciting 10,000 meters with a fierce last lap in the 25 lappers. In 2018, Yemane took bronze in the 10,000 meters and 4th in the 5,000m. The young Italian has had a magnificent 2022!
This writer met Yemaneberhan Crippa at the Milano Marathon. With a relaxed smile and being easy to talk to, Yemane is a fan of the sport and a fierce competitor. Yemane is now big-time in Italy; his two medals at the European Champs put him on the board as a real player in European Athletics.
Crippa is a very fine cross-country runner. In 2016, Yemane Crippa took the bronze in the U23 SPAR European Cross Country Championships. In 2018, Yemane Crippa took the bronze at the senior level at the 2019 SPAR European Cross Country Championships. How will he fare in the 2022 SPAR European Cross Country Championships?
Yemane is from a large family. Yemane was born in Ethiopia, and his parents were killed in the Ethiopian-Eritrean war.
Yemane and his brothers and sisters were put in an orphanage in Ethiopia. In 2001, Roberto and Luisa Crippa adopted the nine children and brought them to Italy.
Yemane originally played European football and moved to running in 2009.
It is an incredible story of resilience and family love.
“After a short end-of-season break, European 10,000m champion Yemeneberhan Crippa continued his return to racing on home soil in the Italian city of Forli on Saturday (8) evening.
Crippa finished second over 10km on a demanding lapped course at the inaugural edition of the Night of the Stars road racing event, clocking 29:12 behind Burundi’s Celestine Ndikumana, who broke the tape in 29:09.
Having won European titles at U20 and U23 levels, Crippa completed the set with a blazing sprint finish to win the 10,000m at the Munich 2022 European Athletics Championships. The 25-year-old has confirmed this he is targeting more silverware yet at the SPAR European Cross Country Championships on 11 December.
“A tough race – and there was a lot of pain, but I’m happy anyway. Now we start with the preparation for the cross country, to grind out the kilometers to go as fast as possible at the European Cross,” said Crippa, who will spend one-month training at high altitude in Kenya in preparation for the championships. ”
To read the entire story on Crippa, please follow the link: https://www.european-athletics.com/news/crippa-confirms-european-cross-ambitions-after-runner-up-finish-in-forli