Bezabeh defends title, Spain sends strong squads to Albufeira

Spain will be sending six full teams across the border to the 2010 SPAR European Cross Country Championships which will be held in Albufeira, Portugal on December 12.

The Spanish senior men’s team has been on top of the podium for the last three years and looks to have every chance of retaining their title with a team that includes the 2009 individual champion Alemayehu Bezabeh and Ayad Lamdassem, fifth in Dublin 12 months ago.

Jesús España, the 2006 European Athletics Championships 5000m champion and a silver medallist this summer, is also in the team again.

The senior women’s squad, third in 2009, may also be a threat to their neighbours and reigning championships Portugal with last year’s SPAR European Cross Country Championships silver medallist Rosa Morató and the in-form Alessandra Aguilar, augmented by Nuria Fernández and Natalia Rodríguez.

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