Sierra Leone will join other African countries that will compete against others world class athletes in next month’s International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Cross country championship that is schedule for Guiyang, China.
The international federation has already revealed that they are expecting two athletes from Sierra Leone, five from Tanzania, four from Sudan; three from Uganda and two apiece from Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Eritrea, and Swaziland for the start of the qualifying.
Secretary General for the Sierra Leone Athletics Association (SLAA), Dauda Sundufu Sowa confirmed the country’s participation but revealed they are yet to decide on the athletes that would be going to the competition.
“The 41st edition of the championships will mark the first time this event has taken place in China,” commented IAAF President Lamine Diack.
"I therefore eagerly look forward to the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Guiyang, which will provide a memorable start to an exciting year of IAAF competitions which will climax next August in the Chinese capital at the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015," he added.