• European Cross Country Championships Samorin 2017

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SPAR European Cross Country Championships Samorin 2017 is Sunday.

The 24th edition of European Cross Country Country Championships will be staged in Slovakian city of Samorin on Sunday, December 10 starting at 9:00am CET. 

Men's Senior 10.18KM

Andrew Butchart, a world and Olympic finalist over 5000m, will return to Great British team, who claimed European Cross Country Championships team title in Chia last year. Twelve months ago Butchart finished in 4th place behind his teammate Callum Hawkins. The British cross country team will also return Andy Vernon, the Euopean  10000m silver and 5000m bronze medalist from 2014, who finished 5th at least years championships.

Turkish team, who finished in 3rd place a year ago will return defending champion Ali Kaya and silver medalist Polat Kemboi Arikan to its squad. Turkish team is the favorite for the European team title. 

Spain who finished second in 2016 are bringing a team that could easily challenge Turks and Brits for the European cross tile. Spaniard squad includes 2-time European silver medalist Ayad Lamdassem and 2015 bronze medalist Adel Mechaal.

Men's 10.18km course consists of two short and six long laps.

Women's Senior 8KM

Turkey won the women's senior team championships crown last year. It's top runner Yasemin will be looking to become just the second athlete in European Cross Country Championships history to defend her title in the senior women's race. 

Another contender for team title, the Great British team, who finished 2nd in Chia, is bringing former European Cross Country winner Gemma Steel and former two-time U20 champion Emelia Gorecka. Gorecka and Steel together have won nine medals apiece at the European Cross Country Championships. 

How to watch it online?

European Cross Country Championships will be streamed live on European Athletics website and on BBC sports I player. The event will start with Junior U20 men and women races.

For more details visit our live stream page here.

Download final entries here.


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