Germany has selected a team of 30 athletes to compete at the SPAR European Cross Country Championships in Tilburg on 9 December.
Alina Reh and Konstanze Klosterhalfen might be absent this year but Germany will still arrive in Tilburg with individual and team medal chances, particularly in the U20 and U23 races.
In the women’s U20 race, European U20 3000m steeplechase champion Lisa Oed has been in terrific form with victories in Pforzheim and Darmstadt and will be looking to sign off her U20 career with her second European U20 title while Anna Gehring and European U20 5000m champion Miriam Dattke will be strong challengers in the U23 race.
On the men’s side, Samuel Fitwi will be challenging for a medal on his international debut for Germany. The Eritrean-born Fitwi won the senior trials in Darmstadt at the weekend but has opted to contest the U23 race instead where he will face reigning champion Jimmy Gressier from France.
The women’s senior team is headed by trials winner Elena Burkard, who finished fifth at the European Cross Country Championships in Samorin last year. Another familiar name on the senior women’s team is world 1500m finalist Hanna Klein.
Full team here.