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• Obiri and Kifle the favourites in Elgoibar

At a press conference on Wednesday, elite race manager Zigor Díez announced the names of the athletes in contention at the 77th Cross Internacional Juan Muguerza, the fifth leg of the World Athletics Cross Country Permit series in the Spanish town of Elgoibar on Sunday (12).

The standout athlete on show in the women’s 7.7km race will be world cross country champion Hellen Obiri, who will defend her title.

The 10.8km men’s race is headed by world half marathon bronze medallist Aron Kifle. The 21-year-old Eritrean finished fourth at last year’s World Cross Country Championships, while his most recent outing was a fourth-place finish in Atapuerca in November.

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