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Kampala attracts biggest number for IAAF World Cross Country

Kampala is set to attract one of the biggest number of athletes to take part in this year's IAAF World Cross Country Championships on March 26.

About 600 athletes from 54 member federations are set to compete. This is the highest number of countries represented at the Championships since 2009.

Host Uganda is also expected to wage a strong battle for both individual and team crowns.

The hosts, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Bahrain, Turkey, the United States, Japan, Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Japan and Canada among others tooking up to the D-day in Kampala.

The eight-kilometre race will be contested by teams composed of two men and two women who will each run a two-kilometre loop, in any order.

The Kampala event will be the first one in which the senior women will race the same distance as the senior men.

Source: National Council for Sports

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