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New record for participation in Vilamoura

 80 Federations enter teams for World Cross

14 March 2000 - Monte Carlo - With the arrival of entry forms from Trinidad & Tobago and Equatorial Guinea, the IAAF can confirm a new record for participation at the World Cross Country Championships, which take place in Vilamoura, Portugal, next Saturday and Sunday (March 18-19). No fewer than 80 Member Federations of the IAAF have sent entries - easily beating the previous record of 72 from Turin in 1997.

To date, 540 men have been registered for the long course, short course and junior races in Vilamoura with 394 women signing up for the equivalent events. A total of 82 complete men’s teams and 59 women’s teams will also be represented.