BATHURST has scored another sporting coup by winning the rights to host the 2021 International Association of Athletics Federation world cross country championships.
The week-long event is expected to attract more than 700 competitors from 60 countries.
The IAAF announced on Thursday that the event would be run on a track on Mount Panorama.
"The varied landscape and altitude around the iconic race track offers a range of enticing and challenging options for cross country running," a statement from the IAAF said.
"The event will also benefit from the established major event facilities on site, including grandstands, administration offices, team areas and a full media centre, which will significantly reduce the costs and complexity of organising the biennial championships."
Past hosts of the cross country world titles include major international cities such as Edinburgh, Fukuoka, Brussels, Dublin, Belfast and Torino.
The next world championships will be held in Aarhus, Denmark from March 30, 2019.
More to come