29 Mar '15, 1am

U.S. Runners Earn No Medals at World Cross Country

U.S. Runners Earn No Medals at World Cross Country

The United States men’s team, the silver medalist in 2013, was seventh at the World Cross Country Championships in Guiyang, China, on Saturday, while the U.S. women, bronze medalists in 2010 and 2011, were fifth. Two-time USA Cross Country champion Chris Derrick was the first American male finisher in 24th place, while Sara Hall , less than two weeks after a 2:48 performance at the L.A. Marathon , was the leading American woman in 20th. East African dominance of the senior men’s and women’s cross country races was complete, and deep. Ethiopia and Kenya tied in the men’s competition with 20 points, but the world title went to defending champion Ethiopia because its fourth and final scoring runner had a higher finish than Kenya’s. Bahrain (using mostly Ethiopian-born athletes), Eritrea, Uganda, and Tanzania also finished in front of the Americans, who had 131 points. Hall to...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/elite-runners/us-runners-earn...

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