World Cross Country Championships: BBC coverage details

Kenyan qualifiers, Nairobi
The World Cross Country Championships heads to Africa with action live on BBC Red Button

The World Cross Country Championships take place in Kampala, Uganda, on Sunday, 26 March, with live coverage and highlights on the BBC.

Claire Duck, 31, captains the British team, which consists of senior women, junior men and junior women's teams.

"I'm really honoured to have been asked to be team captain," she said. "To represent your country at a global championships is hugely exciting, so to add a team captaincy role to that is unbelievable.

"I think there is a lot to be excited about; the juniors on the team have shown a lot of promise on the domestic and European stage, and the senior women accompanying myself have all worked extremely hard to achieve this opportunity."

She is joined in the team for the senior women's race (12:55 BST) by Emily Hosker-Thornhill, Rebecca Murray and Louise Small.

Viewers can watch the action on BBC Red Button and online or can catch up later in the day via highlights on BBC Two.

World Cross Country Championships

Sunday, 26 March

BBC coverage

11:55-15:45 BST, BBC Red Button and online

17:00-18:00 BST, Highlights, BBC Two

London Marathon coverage

On Sunday, 23 April, the world's best elite runners, as well as keen amateurs, take on one of the most iconic races in athletics.

Ethiopian great Kenenisa Bekele, who won last year's Berlin marathon in the second-quickest time ever, heads the men's elite field along with Kenya's Stanley Biwott.

In the women's race, Great Britain's Jo Pavey will have qualification for this year's world championships in her sights as part of a strong field that also includes Olympic champion Jemima Sumgong of Kenya.

Six-time Paralympic gold medallist David Weir has said he will retire after the men's elite wheelchair race.

Saturday, 22 April

13:15-13:45, Marathon Preview, BBC One

Sunday, 23 April

08:30-14:30, BBC One

18:00-19:00, Highlights, BBC Two

Full details of further coverage to appear here when confirmed

*All times listed are BST. Fixtures and event start times are subject to change. The BBC is not responsible for any changes. Also, coverage on BBC Red Button can be subject to late schedule changes, so details may differ from this page.

National and regional variations

National and regional variations have been included in this list where possible. Please check your local listings for more detailed information.


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