Kiplimo, Zakayo renew rivalry in Soria - 3 months ago, 16 Nov 18:30
The Cross Internacional de Soria returns to the IAAF Cross Country Permit series after a seven-year break and will celebrate its silver jubilee 25th edition on Sunday.
The race’s home, the Monte Valonsadero circuit, is a beautiful forest on the outskirts of Soria, well known for having been a frequent training venue for 1992 Olympic 1500m champion Fermín Cacho and 1997 and 1999 world marathon champion Abel Antón.
Last year’s victor, Jacob Kiplimo, will undoubtedly be the marquee athlete on Sunday. The world U20 cross-country champion is fresh from a commanding win in Atapuerca last Sunday and should be regarded as the overwhelming favourite. The Ugandan turned 18 earlier this week and will be eager to enjoy birthday celebrations in Soria.
Fellow teenage prodigy Edward Zakayo looks set to be Kiplimo’s toughest opponent. The Kenyan won the world U20 5000m title in Tampere earlier this year as Kiplimo settled for sixth place.
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