Athletics: Linford Christie to start the Flora London Marathon

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Linford Christie will be the starter for the Flora London Marathon on Sunday 13 April. Tony Adams, the Arsenal and England player, will start the Football Challenge, which sees officials, fans and physios running in club strips.

WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS (Turin, It): Senior men (12.333km): 1 P Tergat (Ken) 35:11; 2 S Hissou (Mor) 35:13; 3 T Nyariki (Ken) 35:20. Team: 1 Kenya 51; 2 Morocco 70; 3 Ethiopia 125. Junior men (8.511km): 1 E Korir (Ken) 24:21sec; 2 M Wolde (Eth) 24:28; 3 P Kosgei (Ken) 24:29. Team: 1 Kenya 13pts; 2 Ethiopia 31; 3 Morocco 74. Senior women (6.7km): 1 D Tulu (Eth) 20:53; 2 P Radcliffe (GB) 20:55; 3 G Wami (Eth) 23:00. Selected: 9 S O'Sullivan (Irl) 23:25. Team: 1 Ethiopia 24pts; 2 Kenya 34; 3 Ireland 64; 4 Britain 98. Junior women (4.089km): 1 R Kosgei (Ken) 14min 58sec; 2 P Jepleting (Ken) 14:59; 3 A Worku (Eth) 15:02. Team: 1 Kenya 15pts; 2 Japan 38; 3 Ethiopia 39. Final standings: Men: 1 P Tergat (Ken) 113pts; 2 B Barmasai (Ken) 102; 3 J Brown (GB) 83. Women: 1 G Wami (Eth) 132; 2 E Fidatov (Rom) 118; 3 P Radcliffe (GB) 99. Selected: 6 L Elliott (GB) 72.

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