Dibaba is debuting at the London marathon in April.
Merga being named I guess isn't a real shock as he is the defending champ. So even though he dropped out of the Ethiopian trials, I can see that.
Dibaba has a glorious history at world xc.
Silver 2002 Dublin Junior race
Gold 2003 Lausanne Junior race
Silver 2004 Bruxelles Short race
Gold 2005 Saint-Galmier Short race
Gold 2005 Saint-Galmier Long race
Gold 2006 Fukuoka Long race
Silver 2007 Mombasa Senior race
Gold 2008 Edinburgh Senior race
Not sure if 2008 was her last world xc appearance or just the last year she medalled.
Do you think Dibaba will actually race? They have a few extras named.
Ethiopia’s provisional squad for Bydogszcz
Senior men’s 12km
Yenew Alamirew (reserve)
Berhanu Diro (reserve)
Senior women’s 8km
Sule Utura (reserve)
Genzebe Dibaba (reserve)
Junior men’s 8km
Yhunlign Adane (reserve)
Hailu Mamo (reserve)
Junior women’s 6km
Mihret Tefera (reserve)
Hirut Alemayehu (reserve)