CAMPACCIO XC: PAUL CHELIMO AND HELLEN OBIRI TOP STARS ANNOUNCED
PAUL CHELIMO vs SONDRE MOEN . HELLEN OBIRI vs AGNES TIROP.Incredible duels in Campaccio Xc 2018.
IAAF Permit Cross Country season will restart on 2018 with “Campaccio” historical cross country scheduled for next 6th January in SanGiorgio su Legnano near Milan.One of most ancient xc races in Europe will be held for 61st edition.
Paul Chelimo (USA) ,olympic silver medal 2016 on 5000m and world bronze medal last summer in London on 5000m,against Sondre Nordstadt Moen (Nor) european marathon record holder with 2h05.48 raced recently in Fukuoka will be and exciting duel for the historical competition.
Italians will be part of this incredible race with reigning european marathon champ Daniele Meucci (Ita) .Eyob Faniel (Ita) ,winner of recent VeniceMarathon.Yohanes Chiappinelli (Ita) European under23 champ on 3000m steeples and Yeman Crippa (Ita) european under23 champ on 5000m will be other announced contenders.
Defending champion Hellen Obiri (Ken) world champion 5000m 2017,olympic silver medal 2016 5000m will lead women field. Agnes Tirop (Ken) ,world bronze medal 10000m and world xc champ 2015 will be her main contender with two rising talents as Lilian Rengeruk (Ken) ,world bronze xc 2017,and Letesenbet Giday (Eth) world junior xc champ in Kampala.Marathoner Desiree Linden (Usa) will complete international field.
Sara Dossena (Ita) surprising 6th place in NycMarathon 2017 and young talent Nadia Battocletti (Ita) european u20 bronze medal on 3000m and silver team medal last sunday in Samorin in u20 women will be top name on italian side.