Sara Hall was the first USA runner to cross the line at IAAF World Cross Country Championships in China.

From Sara’s twitter
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger if you keep the faith. Rebounded from 1of my biggest disappointments to my 1st Top 20 World XC finish and probably my most memorable World Championship. Thankful to God and my support team for encouraging me to pick myself up and get back out there.
Also super proud of our women’s team for fighting hard on a crazy course to place 5th!

Results here