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Moroccans dominate 20th WUC Cross Country Podium

CASSINO – The 20th World University Championship Cross Country 2016, hosted in Cassino, Italy has been a successful event. FISU praised the Organising Committee, headed by the ex-rector of the University, Prof. Ciro Attaianese, for the excellent work and especially for the design of the track which allowed everyone to see the running athletes. Hundreds of people attended the race.

Cross country - Morocco


In the men’s individual race, Morocco has crushed the opponents. Hicham Amghar (Student at the Moulay Ismaïl University of Meknes)  has covered the distance (7 laps of 1,500 meters) in 33 minutes and 46 seconds. Reda Jaafar, also from Morocco, reached the second step of the podium with only three seconds difference. The bronze medal went to Ben Youssef Had, which took 33 minutes and 51 seconds.The first Italian athlete reaching the finish line was Italo Quazzola who ranked eleventh with a time of 34 minutes and 22 seconds.

Morocco has also won first place in the men’s team awarding. Japan and Turkey ranked, respectively, second and third in the men’s team awarding.

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