The 2014 Africa 3000m steeplechase gold medallist Jairus Birech will battle for honors with World 5000m Champion Muktar Edris at the 2017 Cross de Atapuerca that will be held on Sunday (13) in Burgos, Spain.
The 25 year-old is also the silver medallist from the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth games.
Birceh will face off Edris from Ethiopia for the very first in what promises to be a battle what watching. The 23 year-old Ethiopian is fresh from winning the Giro as Sas International 10K Road that was held in Italy early last month and will be a torn in the flesh for the Kenyan.
Other titles contenders include 2014 World 10,000m Championships bronze medallist Imane Merga and the 2015 African Games gold medallist Gataneh Molla both from Ethiopia.
World 10km record holder Leonard Komon will also be battling to unseat the Birech and Muktar at Atapuerca and with his speed you cannot wish him away.
World Cross Country Junior Men’s Champion Jacob Kiplimo and 2008 Commonwealth Youth games gold medallist Moses Kibe both from Uganda will be ready to lift their countries flag high as they seek to write their names in the history books of Atapuerca.
Aron Kifle and Yemane Gebreselassie from Eritrea will also be on the battle line ready to roar.
Upcoming Kenyan track king Justus Soget will be debuting at this race and having beaten three time World 1500m Champion Asbel Kiprop at the National Athletics Championships early this year in Nairobi, he might pull a surprise to many come Sunday.