DIARY NOTE - Pre event press conference Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country
Some of the world’s leading athletes visit Edinburgh Castle ahead of their participation in the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country taking place in Holyrood Park the following day.
If you would like to apply for media accreditation to attend the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country Saturday 8th January please apply on line - http://www.greatrun.org/mediaaccreditation/
Pre event press conference
WHEN; 11am - Friday 7th January
WHAT; Some of the world’s leading athletes visit Edinburgh Castle ahead of their participation in the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country taking place in Holyrood Park the following day.
The Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country will see three international elite races all live on BBC One from 13:00.
Fore more details see below.
WHERE; Edinburgh Castle, Redcoat cafe.
- Please inform staff on duty you are attending the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country photocall and you will gain free access to the grounds.
- Nearest parking for media is at Castle Terrace or Johnston Terrace.
• Galen Rupp (USA) – 5th place world indoor 3000M 2010; 8th place World Champs 10000M 2009; 27.10 10000M; 13.07 5000M.
• Sergey Lebid (EURO) – 9 times & reigning European XC Champion; former world cross country silver medallist; 28.09 10000M; 13.10 5000M
• Mo Farah (GB) – 2010 European 5000 & 10000M champion; 2009 & 2008 European XC silver medallist, 2006 European XC Champion; British 5000m record holder.
• Vivian Cheruiyot – 2010 Commonwealth 5000m Champion; World 5000m Champion ’09; World 5000M silver medallist ’07; 5th Olympic 5000m ’08; World Junior XC Champion.
• Linet Masai – World XC silver medallist ’09 & ’10, bronze in ’08; 2009 world 10000M champion.
• Eliud Kipchoge – 2010 Commonwealth Games 5000M silver medallist; 2008 Olympic 5000M silver medallist; 2007 World Championships 5000m silver medallist; 2007 World Championships 500M silver medallist; 2003 World 500M Champion.
• Brimin Kipruto – 2008 Olympic 3000M S’Chase champion; 2004 brinze medallist; 2007 world 3000m s’chase champion; 2005 bronze medallist; 8.00 3000m s’chase
Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country, Bupa Great Winter Run and Bupa Junior Great Winter Run.
WHEN; Saturday 8th January
WHERE; Holyrood Park, Edinburgh from 10:15, for full event timetable visit http://www.greatrun.org/Events/Information.aspx?ctid=184&id=2
The Bupa Great Edinburgh International Cross Country takes place this Saturday, 8 January in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh with all the action is live on BBC One from 13:00 – 14:30.
Prior to that over 2000 runners will take part in the 5km Bupa Great Winter Run and Bupa Junior Great Winter Run.
Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country.
13:07 - Men’s short race:
Britain’s number one in 2010 takes on the Olympic and European 1500m champions.
13:25 - Women’s race:
GB 2012 hopefuls go head to head against the World 5 and 10000m champions in the best quality X Country in the world.
13:55 - Men’s International Team Challenge:
Mo Farah, double European champion, leads the GB team into action against the best of the USA and Europe in the inaugural International team challenge. Up against 9 times European champion Sergey Lebid and a strong US team, can Farah lead the British team to victory?
If you would like to apply for media accreditation to attend the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country please apply on line - http://www.greatrun.org/mediaaccreditation/