Ireland Awarded Consolation of 2002 World Cross-Country Championships

There was good news for Leevale’s World Cross-Country hopefuls with this weekend’s IAAF announcement that Ireland will host next year’s Championships.  The awarding of next year’s event was a significant consolation prize for the cancellation of this year’s event.  In other news, the Short-Course Trials for this year’s championships, which were due to be held today, were also cancelled due to the Foot-and-Mouth outbreak.  The AAI are currently in the process of determining the next course of action.