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Summary

  1. GB and Laura Muir win the mixed team relay event, Belgium second and Europe third
  2. GB's Emelia Gorecka wins silver in the senior women's race, Turkey's Yasemin Can wins gold
  3. USA's Leonard Korir wins senior men's gold
  4. GB's Marcus Willis wins bronze in the junior men's 6k race, Europe's Simen Halle Haugen wins gold
  5. USA's Kelsey Chmiel wins junior women's 4k race

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  1. Who is competing for Great Britain?

    Double European indoor champion Laura Muir will compete in the mixed team relay event in which the Home Nations, Europe and the US will race against each other over four 1km laps.

    Newly crowned European under-20 champion Harriet Knowles-Jones, who won the junior women's title in Edinburgh last time, is included in the senior women's squad.

    She will be joined by European senior team gold medallists Emelia Gorecka and Elle Vernon, plus European under-23 bronze medallist Jess Judd.

    Ben Connor, who finished sixth in the European senior men's race in Slovakia, will headline the senior GB men's team in Edinburgh.

    Laura Muir
  2. Today's BBC coverage

    Watch live coverage of the Great Edinburgh Cross Country from 13:15-15:15 GMT on BBC One, Connected TV and online.

    Gabby Logan presents coverage from the scenic surroundings of Holyrood Park in heart of the city.

    Commentating on the action are Steve Cram and marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe.

  3. What happened in 2017?

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    Video caption: Edinburgh Cross Country: USA's Leonard Korir pips GB's Callum Hawkins

    Great Britain's Callum Hawkins was beaten into second by the USA's Leonard Korir in a dramatic sprint finish at the 2017 Great Edinburgh Cross Country.

    Two-time double Olympic champion Mo Farah struggled on the Holyrood Park course, finishing in seventh place.

    Turkey's Yasemin Can, representing Europe, won the women's race, while Britain's Harriet Knowles-Jones claimed the junior women's title.

    Captain Laura Muir anchored Britain to victory in the 4x1km mixed relay.

    The team event was won by the USA, with Europe second and Great Britain third.

  4. What is it?

    The Great Edinburgh Cross Country is the annual curtain-raiser to the athletics calendar and sees teams from Great Britain, Europe and the United States go head to head in senior and junior races.

    In the shadow of Arthur's seat, athletes compete across four races: senior men's 8km, senior women's 6km, junior men's 6km and the junior women's 4km

    The winner is the team with the lowest aggregate of finishing positions of the six best-placed athletes in the senior categories and four best-placed athletes in the junior races.

    Also returning for 2018 is the International Mixed Relay event which will see national teams of four - two men and two women - compete in a 4x1k challenge for the Stewart Cup.

    Great Edinburgh Cross Country
  5. Get Inspired - How to get into running

    Get Inspired

    Get Inspired

    Running is free, you can do it anywhere, and it burns more calories than many mainstream exercise activities. You can do it as little or as often as you like and fit it around your busy schedule.

    Comfortable sports clothing and a suitable pair of trainers is all you need to get started; once you have your kit, the great outdoors awaits.

    For more information on running - advice, training, races, clubs you can join - a good place to start is one of these sites: Run Together, Jog Scotland and Run Wales.

    You could also find your local athletics club on the British Athletics website - there are more than 1,400 throughout the country.

    Cross country runners