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Brazilian Johnatas De Oliveira Cruz won the 2020 Pan Am Cross Country Cup over Kenyan turned American Anthony Rotich – an NCAA champion. It was a race to the wire. They ran side-by-side for the length of the 10K course – five laps of a 2K loop with many undulations including one very large hill.

They had a photo finish and Rotich clipped Cruz at the line and Cruz ended up landing on the grass – the finish can be watched at the end of this interview.