A history of Kenyan cross country running

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    The slogan used by the local organisers of the 35th IAAF
    World Cross Country Championships, Mombasa,
    Kenya (24 March 2007) this weekend is invested with
    pride. At last, the nation that won the men's team title for
    18 consecutive years, from 1986 to 2003, in the longest
    winning streak in international sporting history, is getting
    its chance to stage the event in Mombasa. For Kenya,
    “Cross country's coming home”.
    And Kenya will again be defending the title it cherishes
    above all others, the men's 12km team title, after
    regaining it in Fukuoka last year following a two-year
    interregnum when their latest, greatest rivals, Ethiopia,
    held sway. The resumption of that contest is certain to be
    one of the highlights of this Saturday's racing.

    IAAF article (pdf)


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