Sports Equality in the News: Gender Parity for Senior Events at IAAF World Cross

“Both the senior men’s and women’s races at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships will now be 10km

Senior male and female athletes are to now race over 10km at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, with the standardisation of the of the distances confirmed in the IAAF Competition Rules 2016-17.

The senior men’s race had previously been 12km and the senior women’s 8km at the biennial event, but there had been calls for gender parity, with the sport’s world governing body also recommending that similar distances be used for other international and national competitions.

The under-20 men’s race distance of 8km is to remain the same, as is the 6km distance for the under-20 women’s event.”…Read more at

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