Five of the six individual gold medallists from the European Cross Country Championships will form part of the Europe team for the Edinburgh event

The Europe team for the Great Edinburgh International XCountry on January 7 has been announced, with five of the six individual gold medallists from the recent European Cross Country Championships set to compete.

Turkey’s senior winners Aras Kaya and Yasemin Can will be joined by under-23 champions Isaac Kimeli of Belgium and Sofia Ennaoui of Poland, while Norway’s under-20 gold medallist Jakob Ingebrigsten will contest the junior race.

Athletes compete across four races at the team event, which will see team Europe go up against athletes from Great Britain and USA in the senior men’s 8km, senior women’s 6km, junior men’s 6km and junior women’s 4km.

The GB team featuring Mo Farah has also been announced and can be found listed here.

Joining Kaya and Kimeli in contesting the senior men’s event will be his Turkish team-mate and Euro Cross silver medallist Polat Kemboi Arikan, while Turkey’s runner-up in Chia, Meryem Akda, plus bronze medallist Karoline Bjerkeli Grovdal of Norway and Ireland’s two-time Euro Cross gold medallist Fionnuala McCormack, will appear alongside Can in the senior women’s race.

Europe team

Senior men
Aras Kaya (TUR)
Polat Kemboi Arikan (TUR)
Ilias Fifa (ESP)
Ayad Lamdassem (ESP)
Adel Mechaal (ESP)
Marouan Razine (ITA)
Kaan Kigen Ozbilen (TUR)
Antonio Abadia (ESP)
Isaac Kimeli (BEL)
Carlos Mayo (ESP)
Yemaneberhan Crippa (ITA)
Napoleon Solomon (SWE)

Senior women
Yasemin Can (TUR)
Meryem Akda (TUR)
Karoline Bjerkeli Grovdal (NOR)
Ancuta Bobocel (ROU)
Fionnuala McCormack (IRL)
Trihas Gebre (ESP)
Fabienne Schlumpf (SUI)
Liv Westphal (NED)
Sofia Ennaoui (POL)
Anna Gehring (GER)
Katarzyna Rutowska (POL)
Caterina Granz (GER)

Junior men
Jakob Ingebrigsten (NOR)
Adrian Ben (ESP)
Miguel Gonzalez (ESP)
Annasse Mahboub El Hamdouini (ESP)
Omer Oti (TUR)
Dorin Andrei Rusu (ROU)

Junior women
Jasminj Lau (NED)
Delia Sclabas (SUI)
Lucia Rodruguez (ESP)
Stina Wangberg (NOR)
Francesca Tommasi (ITA)
Lara Alemanni (SUI)