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Region’s top runners arrive for Arab Cross Country Championships

By JT - Jan 03,2019 - Last updated at Jan 03,2019

AMMAN — The 23rd Arab Cross Country Championships will be hosted by the Jordan Athletics Federation on Saturday at the Bisharat Golf Club.

The event will welcome the leading endurance runners from 14 countries including Morocco, Algeria, Iraq, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Tunisia, Lebanon, Yemen, Palestine and Jordan.

Event manager, Muntasir Momani, said that preparations and logistics were complete with most of the runners arriving in Amman by Thursday.

The schedule will include six races and is the second major international cross country event held in the Kingdom following the successful 2009 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, held on the same track, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee.

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