The 2016 Euro XC Champs are in the books.
Results can be found here :
After the race, legend Sonia O'Sullivan, who competed both for Ireland and Austrlia during her career, slammed the fact that two Kenyan-born Turks went 1-2 in the women's race.
She elaborated on tv as explained. Hear it for yourself.
Here is what she said according to The Independent.
"I don't think they are legitimately running for the country. They haven't grown up there. There is no connection there.
"They are basically being paid to run for Turkey.
"Whoever allowed that to happen in the IAAF are not brave enough to distinguish between cases where people have legitimate reasons for people moving countries. For refugees or reasons other than going to be a part of a team.
"When you run for your country, you should really be buying people from other countries.
"It's being discussed at the highest levels and I'm sure that Sebastian Coe is talking about it but it has taken them such a long time to change the rule.
So what do you think? O'Sullivan herself ran for two countries. How do you decide what is legit and what isn't?