Yann Schrub took advantage of Ingebrigtsen’s absence to dominate European Cross Country


Yann Schrub He was the smartest in the class and took advantage of the constant absences due to injury. Jakob Ingebrigtsen to win the most open European Cross Country Championships in recent years. The Frenchman admirably adapted to the massive mud presented by Laeken Park in Brussels and took the closest victory of the seven races held on the continental day. The first seven separated themselves by only 23 seconds, the time that separated them Abdessamad Oukhelfen of the most ‘viable’ gold in recent years in Jakob’s absence. The Catalan gave it his all but lost steam in the last lap and was not even able to fight for the podium place, which was completed by Magnus Tuv Myhre (Norway) and Robin Hendrix (Belgium).

The Spaniards also did not compete for medals in the team classification, where they finished sixth. The large amount of mud punished the national specialists, who are more used to running on dry surfaces in the crosses that provided qualification for this European Championship, such as Alcobendas or Soria. Ouassim Oumaiz, who was awarded all the awards of the organization and branded as the favorite to fight for the victory, could not go beyond the 24th position, 43 seconds behind the champion. in the back, Fernando Carro It’s the 26th, Aaron Las Heras the 43rd, Sergio Paniagua 47th and Nassim Hassous the 60th.


Single man

1) Yann Schrub (FRA) 30’17

2) Magnus Tuv Myhre (NOR) 30’20

3) Robin Hendrix (BEL) 30’22

4) Hugo Milner (GBR) 30’27

5) Tadesse Getahon (ISR) 30’33

7) Abdessamad Oukhelfen (ESP) 30’40

24) Ouassim Oumaiz (ESP) 31’00

26) Fernando Carro (ESP) 31’04

43) Aaron Las Heras (ESP) 31’46

47) Sergio Paniagua (ESP) 31’51

60) Nassim Hassous (ESP) 32’30

Country Men

1) Belgium 20

2) France 26

3) Norway 32

6) Spain 57

Source: La Verdad


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