Above: Stephen Day competing in the 2015 World Mountain Running Championships in Wales.
Athletics NZ has announced the team selected to compete at the 2016 World Mountain Running Championships in Sapareva, Bulgaria on 11 September.
The team of eight athletes will call on the experience of Stephen Day and Jack Beaumont who both competed at the 2015 World Championships in Wales.
Joining Day in the Senior race will be 2016 NZ Champion Dougal Thorburn while other national champions included in the team are Sarah Douglas, Emerson Deverell and Beaumont.
The senior and junior women will also contest their respective team competitions.
Dougal Thorburn (Wellington Scottish)
Stephen Day (Wellington Scottish)
Sarah Douglas (Christchurch Avon)
Shireen Crumpton (Hill City University)
Sabrina Grogan (Hill City University)
Jack Beaumont (Winton)
Emerson Deverell (Hamilton City Hawks)
Sophie Smith (Athletics Nelson)
The team will be led by Warren Drought.
Selection Policy for the Championships
Find out more about the Championships at www.saparevabanya2016.info