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33rd IAAF World Cross Country Championships 2005 in France

NEWSLETTER No. 2 - Cross-Country in St. Galmier/St. Etíenne


The world championship event organised by the IAAF for the longest time is the IAAF Cross-Country World Championship. On March 19 and 20, 2005, the 33rd IAAF Cross-Country World Championships will take place in St Etienne - St. Galmier/France.

Brussels 2004
The 21-year-old Ethiopian won both distances in Brussels for the 3rd time in a row. The 32nd World Championships took place last year in Brussels, with Kenenisa Bekele triumphing. He continued his unique series of victories there: the 21-year-old Ethiopian won both distances for the 3rd time in a row, and the Australian Benita Johnson shocked the African womens favourites.

A shadow
But on January 4th his life was going to change. On this day his fiancée Alem Techale died and at this time the mourning Bekele is but a shadow of his former self.

From Bremen via Usedom to St.Galmier
Following the German Cross-Country Championships in December in Bremen and the European 11th EAA-Cross-Country Championships afterwards (december 12th, 2004)in Heringsdorf on the island of Usedom, the top middle and long distance runners in the world are preparing for the highlight of the winter season.

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See for more articles in cross-country-running:

33rd IAAF World Cross Country Championships - NEWSLETTER Nr. 1
On March 19 and 20, 2005, the 33rd IAAF Cross-Country World Championships

European Cross Country Championships in Germany: Sergej Lebed takes fifth title, Hayley Yelling wins and steps in for Paula Radcliffe
the winner explained: „I know the Spanish guys. They are very strong and you have to pay attention to them the whole time.“

Cross-Country Running or the Soul of Long Distance Running in Britain

Today’s Berlin Cross Country Race was a starting point for road running in Germany 40 years ago

The disgrace of German Athletics (and Coaches)
Only one single German woman runner started at the 32nd Cross Country World Championships of the IAAF in Brussels—not a glorious chapter for the German Athletics Federation (DLV)

IAAF World Cross Country: Benita Johnson shocks Africa, Kenenisa Bekele too strong for Kenyans
There was much talk before these championships

IAAF World Cross Country: Another double for Bekele while Kenya suffers a heavy defeat
Kenenisa Bekele was so strong that none of his competitors had any chance

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