OTTAWA – Twenty-three Canadians will travel to Bydgoszcz, Poland for the 40th International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Cross Country Championships taking place Sunday March 24. The Canadian contingent will depart March 16 for a training camp in Walcz in Poland before heading to Bydgoszcz on March 22.
The event will get underway with the junior women’s 6-kilometre race at 12:00pm local time (6:00am eastern time) on March 24. The junior women earned their spot at the World Championships by winning the team title at the North America, Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) Cross Country Championships in February.
At 12:30pm local time (6:30am eastern time) the junior men take off in the 8-kilometre race. Kingsville, Ont.’s, Ryan Sleiman led the junior men at the NACAC Championships with an individual 4th place on their way to a team title.