USA's Chris Derrick on his way to victory in the international team race in Edinburgh (Getty Images) © Copyright
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Derrick to defend title at Great Edinburgh XCountry

Chris Derrick, the winner of the international team race at the 2014 Great Edinburgh XCountry, will return to the IAAF Cross Country Permit meeting on 10 January to defend his title and lead the US team.

Derrick was part of the silver-medal-winning US team at the 2013 IAAF World Cross Country Championships after finishing 10th in the senior men’s race. One year later, he was a comfortable victor in Edinburgh, winning the international team race by the margin of 10 seconds, and then went on to win the US cross-country title.

On 10 January Derrick will lead a strong US squad that also includes his fellow 2013 World Cross team-mate Bobby Mack, top US finisher at the Chicago Marathon Bobby Curtis and NCAA 10,000m champion Emma Bates.

USATF and Jon Mulkeen for the IAAF

US team for Edinburgh

Senior men: Andrew Colley, Reed Connor, Bobby Curtis, Chris Derrick, Craig Forys, Jonathan Grey, Bobby Mack, Tyler Pennel, Jacob Riley.

Senior women: Emma Bates, Mia Behm, Angela Bizzarri, Tara Erdmann, Kristen Findley, Rochelle Kanuho, Frances Koons, Brianne Nelson, Alisha Williams.

Junior men: Elijah Armstrong, Cerake Geberkidane, Olin Hacker, Joseph McDonald-Hardy, Andrew Rafla, Caleb Webb.

Junior women: Mary Grace Doggett, Ryen Frazier, Katie Lembo, Makena Morley, Anna Rohrer, Regan Rome.