February 25, 2015 By Sahr Morris Jr.
Sierra Leone will join other African countries whose athletes will compete against other world class athletes in next month’s International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Cross Country Championships scheduled for Guiyang, China.
Already the international federation has revealed that they are expecting two athletes from Sierra Leone, five from Tanzania, four from Sudan, three from Uganda, and two apiece from Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Eritrea and Swaziland for the start of the qualifying stage.
Secretary General of the Sierra Leone Athletics Association (SLAA), Dauda Sundufu Sowa, confirmed the country’s participation but revealed that they are yet to decide on the athletes that would take part in the competition.
Meanwhile, the Local Organising Committee of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships has published their first official bulletin concerning the forthcoming championships, which will be held on 28 March, 2015.
“The 41st edition of the championships will mark the first time this event has taken place in China,” commented IAAF President Lamine Diack.
“I therefore eagerly look forward to the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Guiyang, which will provide a memorable start to an exciting year of IAAF competitions which will climax next August in the Chinese capital at the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015,” he added.