Africa 10,000m gold medallist Alice Aprot will battle for honors with the defending champion Ethiopia’s Senbere Teferi at the 2017 Cross de Atapuerca that will be held on Sunday (13) in Burgos, Spain
Teferi won convincingly last year, denying compatriot Belaynesh Oljira a hat-trick of consecutive victories.
Aprot will battle for honors with the two Ethiopia’s and also will face her fellow country mate the World Youth 3,000m champion Lilian Kasait.
Olympic 3,000m champion Ruth Chebet will also be a title contender and with the four headlining this meet it promises fireworks.
After Burgos, the Cross Country Permit season will continue with races in Antrim in Northern Ireland and San Giorgio su Legnano in Italy, both on January 6.
Elgoibar and Sevilla in Spain and San Vittore Olona in Italy will then stage legs before the season concludes in Albufeira in Portugal.