A world-class name has been added to the prestigious line-up of the Campaccio Cross Country race, the first of the two Italian legs of the IAAF Permits Meetings.
Ethiopian Hiwot Ayalew, world cross country silver medallist in 2013, won the last two editions of the IAAF Permits Meeting in Atapuerca in 2012 and 2013.
As confirmed by Technical Director Marcello Magnani Ayalew will face a world class field led by 3000 m steeplechase world champion Milcah Chemos and three-time world cross country silver medallist and former 10000 m world champion Linet Masai.
Hiwot Ayalew finished fifth in the 3000m steeplechase at the Olympic Games in London and fourth at the World Championships in Moscow over the same distance. She was also silver medallist at the 2011 African Championships.
The Ethiopian star clocked her personal best of 9:09.61 in the Diamond League in Oslo in 2012, won the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne in 9:17.66 and finished third in Brussels in 9:15.85.