Results from the 2022 Virtus World Cross Country Championships in San Diego
Congratulations to Virtus Teams and runners who competed in the two-day Virtus World Cross Country Championships in San Diego November 19-20, 2022.
Opening Ceremony was held outside at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center, where the Virtus Teams all stayed and trained throughout the week-long event. Along with the ceremonial lighting of the torch the athletes received encouragement from three time Team USA Olympic Triple Jumper Willie Banks , who serves as an elected member of the World Athletics Council.
The International and US teams were welcomed by San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria and enjoyed a tour of the Air & Space Museum during the week.
The event took place in Mission Bay Park on a renowned Cross Country course, and was co-hosted by US Virtus Member, Athletes Without Limits, and Tracy Sundlan, Founder of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series and the event management group Everything Running, with support from USATF San Diego and the USATF Para Athlete Committee.
DAY 1: November 19th Short Course
- Mens 4K Short Course — Virtus II1 /Paralympic T20 Class
- Mens 4K Short Course — Virtus II1 Team
- Mens 4K Short Course — Virtus II2
- Women’s 2k Short Course — Virtus II1/Paralympic T20 Class
DAY 2: November 20th Long Course:
- Mens 8k Long Course Day 2 — Virtus II1 /Paralympic T20 Class
- Mens 8k Long Course Day 2 — Virtus II1 Team
- Mens 6k Long Course Day 2 — Virtus II2
- Women’s 6k Long Course — Virtus II1/Paralympic T20 Class
Athletes Without Limits (the US Member of Virtus) helps athletes with intellectual impairment (including Autism, Down Syndrome and Intellectual Disability) compete at their highest level in mainstream and Paralympic sports. Our inclusive DC Rowing program also partners with disabled Veteran Leaders.
Virtus, the International federation for athletes with intellectual impairment and a founding member of the International Paralypmic Committee (IPC), provides high-performance opportunities for athletes in 10+ sports. Virtus member countries share the belief that athletes with intellectual impairment across the world should have the should have the opportunity to achieve excellence in their sport.