Turkey's Can bags fourth consecutive gold in European Cross-Country

Turkish runner Yasemin Can bagged the gold medal in Sunday's European Cross Country Championships held in Portugal.

Turkey's Yasemin Can claimed a fourth consecutive European women's cross-country title on Sunday as fellow teammate Aras Kaya was surprised by Sweden's Robel Fsiha in the men's event.

Can claimed gold ahead of Norway's Karoline Grovdal, with Eritrea-born Swede Samrawit Mengsteab rounding out the podium.

Fsiha, also born in Eritrea, upset Kaya for victory, with Italy's Yemaneberhan Crippa taking bronze.

Norwegian prodigy Jakob Ingebrigtsen won a fourth title in the under-20 category.

"It was a fun race," said Ingebrigtsen. "It looked like it was going to be a difficult race, but after the first lap you already know who's bringing it and who's not.

"I'm already looking forward to racing in the future... After a couple of years you feel like you've been there and done it all but now I'm looking forward to not being in the junior (under-20) category anymore."

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