2023 World Athletics Cross Country Championships

February 18, 2023
Bathurst, Australia

The world's greatest footrace.


1 year ago

LRC In Bathurst, the "World's Greatest Footrace" Lived Up to Its Name

Beatrice Chebet, Jacob Kiplimo, and the sport of cross country were the big winners Down Under.

1 year ago

LRC US Junior Women Medal for First Time Ever at World Cross Country Championships

Ellie Shea led the Americans in 10th as they had 4 in the top 19.

1 year ago

LRC Leo Young Leads USA U20 Men's Team to First World XC Medal Since 1982

The US junior team executed a great race across the board and ended up with the bronze.

1 year ago

Jacob Kiplimo is your new King

What an amazing final km for Kiplimo.

He has time to celebrate the last stretch

Sam Chelanga 1st American in 21st

1Jacob KIPLIMO29:17 
2Berihu AREGAWI29:26 
3Joshua CHEPTEGEI29:37 
4Geoffrey KAMWOROR29:37 
5Kibiwott KANDIE29:57 
6Daniel Simiu EBENYO30:01 
7Sabastian Kimaru SAWE30:04 
8Rodrigue KWIZERA30:06 
9Hailemariyam AMARE30:10 
10Mogos TUEMAY30:11 
11Chimdessa DEBELE30:13 
12Selemon BAREGA30:16 
13Nicholas KIPKORIR30:32 
14Getaneh MOLLA30:39 
15Rogers KIBET30:40 
16Precious Lesiba MASHELE30:44 
17Habtom SAMUEL30:53 
18Martin Magengo KIPROTICH30:56 
19Emmanuel Kiprop KIPRUTO30:57 
20Célestin NDIKUMANA30:57 
21Samuel CHELANGA31:04 

1 year ago

Gidey COLLAPSES just meters from finish

Gidey looked to have it wrapped up but then looked over her shoulder about 5 times before collapsing right as Chebet came by.

Chebet gets the win, Gidey will be DQd because her coach picked her up.

We've never seen anything like this.

1 year ago

Ishmael Kipkurui Leads Keny to team title by 1 point, Leo Young Leads US to Bronze

1Ishmael KIPKURUIKEN24:29 
2Reynold Kipkorir CHERUIYOTKEN24:30 
3Boki DIRIBAETH24:31 
4Dan KIBETUGA24:36 
5Bereket ZELEKEETH24:51 
6Keneth KIPROPUGA24:52 
7Abel BEKELEETH24:52 
8Bereket NEGAETH25:10 
9Dennis MUTUKUKEN25:13 
10Daniel KINYANJUIKEN25:17 
11Hosea CHEMUTAIUGA25:24 
12Charles ROTICHKEN25:24 
13Kuma GIRMAETH25:24 
14Dennis KIPKURUIKEN25:38 
15Yismaw DILLUETH25:46 
16Emilio YOUNGUSA26:03 
17Archie NOAKESAUS26:06 
18Edward BIRDGBR26:10 
19Marco LANGONUSA26:16 
20Jayde ROSSLEERSA26:22 
3United StatesUSA81
4South AfricaRSA115
5Great Britain & NIGBR120
10New ZealandNZL188

1 year ago

Women's Junior Race - Ethiopia Dominates, USA Gets 1st Bronze Ever

Senayet Getachew (who is a 1:08 half marathoner) got the win as Ethiopia went 1-2 and got the team title with 15 points.

Kenya got silver as the Kenyans and Ethiopians swept the top 9 spots.

The big surprise was Ellie Shea of the US, who was second at Champs (Foot Lockers) finishing 10th. Irene Riggs, the US champs was 12th, and Karrie Baloga 13th and Zariel Macchia 19th as the American women got on the podium for the 1st time ever.

1 year ago

El Keniano
1 year ago 02/18/2023 12:03am EST

I'm really excited to see what Emmanuel Wanyonyi does on the track this season. For an 800m athlete to run XC so well, surely the 1500m may turn out to be his best distance?

1 year ago

Unheralded Kenyan team made it look easy.

Kenya team on paper wasn't the strongest but they got it done.

Emmanuel Wanyonyi is best known for being an 800 runner. He ran well on 1st leg to hand off just behind leader (surprise that it was South Africa).

Jess Hull ran a great leg for Australia to give them the lead after leg 2 (she was 6 seconds back at hand off and handed off in 1st by 5 seconds). Kenya's 2nd leg was Mirriam Cherop who has only run 4:10 for 1500.

Kyumbe Munguti who is only a 3:36 1500m had the leg of the day for Kenya. He put 13 seconds on Stewy McSweyn of Australia to get Kenya an 8 second lead for the anchor.

Kenya had Brenda Chebet (4:04 1500m , World Under 20 1500m silver last year) and she brought it home.

1 year ago

Kenya with an impressive win

Kenya with the win, Ethiopia 2nd, Australia 3rd, South Africa 4th and US 5th

1 year ago

Kenya looks to have the gold

Got a nice battle for silver and bronze

1 year ago

Kenya has big lead heading into 4th leg,

Caster Semenya has a chance to get South african a medal.

1 year ago

Mixed Relay is Off!

They're off! Meet is on Peacock in the USA.Youtube for many countries.

1 year ago

LRC Joshua Cheptegei Is Ready to Go & More Insights From the World XC Course

Six years ago, Cheptegei melted down at World XC on a hot day in Kampala. His team believes he is better prepared for the heat on Saturday.

1 year ago

LRC Hills, Tires, Heat, and A Lap Around "The Mount": LetsRun.com Goes to Australia for World XC

Have you ever seen an xc course that splits into 3 paths as it goes through a vineyard? LetsRun's Jonathan Gault is in Australia and he gives you the highlights of his first day Down Under.

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