The African super stars dominated the 57th edition of the Campaccio, the sixth leg of the IAAF Cross Country Permit circuit, held on a sunny and unseasonably warm day in San Giorgio su Legnano.
Men’s race: Without a serious opposition from Italian and European runners, African stars set the pace from the early stages of the men’s race. Albert Rop went to front forcing the pace during the first of the five laps of the 10 km race. And passed the first km split in 2:49. A six-men group formed by Albert Rop, Japhet Korir, Imane Merga, Kenneth Kipkemoi, Conseslus Kipruto and Jairus Birech fought it out at the front for most of the race with a big gap over the rest of the field. During the last lap Rop pulled away from Korir and Merga