World Cross Country Champs to be Webcast on wcsn.com

03-29-2006

Contact:
Jill Geer
Director of Communications
USA Track & Field
317-713-4663

INDIANAPOLIS - For the first time, the IAAF World Cross Country Championships will be Webcast in the United States, giving American fans the chance to watch Team USA live as they compete in Fukuoka, Japan, this weekend. The Webcast will begin at 10:20 p.m. Eastern/7:20 p.m. Pacific on Friday, March 31; at 10:50 p.m. ET/7:50 PT on Saturday, April 1; and continue in the early-morning hours of April 2.

The World Championship Sports Network (WCSN), in cooperation with USATF and the IAAF, will host the Webcast at www.wcsn.com. The World Cross Country Webcast marks the third consecutive World Championship event Webcast by WCSN, coming in the wake of successful Webcasts of the 2005 World Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Helsinki and the 2006 World Indoor Track & Field Championships in Moscow.

In addition to the live Webcast from Fukuoka, a one-hour summary program will be available for each day of the competition at wcsn.com. Highlights of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships will also be broadcast to in excess of 40 million households in the United States through Regional Sports Networks. Fans should consult local listings to check availability in their area.

Cost of the Webcast of the World Cross Country Championships is $19.95. Fans also can sign up for the wcsn.com World Athletics pass, which provides access to all 2006 WCSN track and field Webcasts, including 13 European events such as select Grand Prix meets, the 2006 World Athletics Final and 2006 World Cup in Athletics.

For more information, visit www.wcsn.com