Fionnuala McCormack 1
Fionnuala is an exceptional athlete. She runs for Ireland, has been a stalwart of the elite teams for Europe and concentrates almost exclusively on cross country where she clearly excels with her ultra smooth and light running style, not dissimilar to that of Forres Harriers Anna MacFadyen. The three European runners represented by the two Kenyan / Turkish athletes and Fionnuala were a long way clear of the rest of the field and it was only Yasemin Can, the winner of the European Cross country championships that managed to stay with and extend her lead whilst Fionnuala astonishly ran down Akdaz the other Kenyan (Turk) to claim silver medal position.
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