Thursday, December 21, 2017

Brooks Beasts' Garrett Heath to lead Team USATF at Great Edinburgh X Country Challenge...

INDIANAPOLIS—Three time Great Edinburgh X Country Challenge winner Garrett Heath (left/photo by Paul Merca) of the Seattle based Brooks Beasts leads Team USATF into Scotland on January 13, 2018 to take on teams representing Great Britain and Europe in Edinburgh.

Heath will be joined by 2016 Olympian Leonard Korir, the older brother of Washington State University All-American Vallery Korir, and multi-time USATF national cross country champion Chris Derrick of the Beaverton-based Bowerman Track Club.

Heath won the discontinued 4k race in 2014 and 2015, then upset former Nike Oregon Project and two time double Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah over 8k in 2016, before finishing sixth in the 2017 version of the race.

On the women’s side, Olympian Des Linden drops down in distance from the marathon to lead Team USATF over the 6k distance at famed Holyrood Park. 

USA Track & Field’s release announcing the teams is available here.

NOTE:  USA Track & Field contributed to this report.

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