1980 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

The 1980 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held in Paris, France, at the Hippodrome de Longchamp on March 9, 1980. A report on the event was given in the Evening Times.[1]

1980 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
OrganisersIAAF
Edition8th
DateMarch 9
Host cityParis, France France
VenueHippodrome de Longchamp
Events3
Distances12.58 km – Senior men
7.41 km – Junior men
4.82 km – Senior women
Participation381 athletes from
28 nations

Complete results for men,[2] junior men,[3] women,[4] medallists, [5] and the results of British athletes[6] were published.

MedallistsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
Senior men
(12.58 km)
Craig Virgin
  United States
37:01 Hans-Jürgen Orthmann
  West Germany
37:02 Nick Rose
  England
37:05
Junior men
(7.41 km)
Jorge García
  Spain
22:17 Valeriy Gryaznov
  Soviet Union
22:23 Ed Eyestone
  United States
22:27
Senior women
(4.82 km)
Grete Waitz
  Norway
15:05 Irina Bondarchuk
  Soviet Union
15:49 Yelena Chernysheva
  Soviet Union
15:52
Team
Senior men   England 100   United States 163   Belgium 175
Junior men   Soviet Union 50   United States 75   Spain 79
Senior women   Soviet Union 15   England 49   United States 49

Race resultsEdit

Senior men's race (12.58 km)Edit

For full event details see 1980 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Craig Virgin   United States 37:01
  Hans-Jürgen Orthmann   West Germany 37:02
  Nick Rose   England 37:05
4 Léon Schots   Belgium 37:11
5 John Robson   Scotland 37:20
6 Aleksandr Antipov   Soviet Union 37:21
7 Leonid Moseyev   Soviet Union 37:21
8 Antonio Prieto   Spain 37:21
9 Steve Jones   Wales 37:23
10 Bernie Ford   England 37:25
11 Karel Lismont   Belgium 37:27
12 Daniel Dillon   United States 37:28
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    England
Nick Rose 3
Bernie Ford 10
Barry Smith 14
Steve Kenyon 17
Nick Lees 19
Graham Tuck 37
(Hugh Jones) (40)
(Nick Brawn) (64)
(Barry Knight) (92)
100
    United States
Craig Virgin 1
Daniel Dillon 12
Kenneth Martin 23
Steve Plasencia 36
Don Clary 43
Mark Anderson 48
(Duncan Macdonald) (104)
(Jon Sinclair) (116)
(Guy Arbogast) (DNF)
163
    Belgium
Léon Schots 4
Karel Lismont 11
Alex Hagelsteens 21
Eddy de Pauw 38
Frank Grillaert 44
Roger de Vogel 57
(Johan Geirnaert) (107)
(Willy Polleunis) (DNF)
(Robert Lismont) (DNF)
175
4   France 184
5   Soviet Union 246
6   Spain 251
7   Scotland 312
8   Algeria 324
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior men's race (7.41 km)Edit

For full event details see 1980 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Jorge García   Spain 22:17
  Valeriy Gryaznov   Soviet Union 22:23
  Ed Eyestone   United States 22:27
4 Denis Stark   Canada 22:34
5 Tom Downs   United States 22:34
6 Sergey Kiselyov   Soviet Union 22:36
7 Ildar Denikeyev   Soviet Union 22:38
8 Guy Léfèvre   Belgium 22:41
9 Andrea Prassedi   Italy 22:47
10 Paul Davies-Hale   England 22:52
11 William Graham   United States 22:53
12 Gary Huckwell   England 22:58
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Soviet Union
Valeriy Gryaznov 2
Sergey Kiselyov 6
Ildar Denikeyev 7
Sergey Mishin 35
(Dmitriy Ditlashok) (52)
50
    United States
Ed Eyestone 3
Tom Downs 5
William Graham 11
Eric Sappenfield 56
(Daniel Caprioglio) (82)
(Farron Fields) (88)
75
    Spain
Jorge García 1
José Fernández 20
Miguel Rubio 24
Julio Perez 34
(Pedro Garin) (51)
(Francisco Erneta) (61)
79
4   Belgium 86
5   England 89
6   Canada 90
7   Italy 101
8   Algeria 136
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Senior women's race (4.82 km)Edit

For full event details see 1980 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Grete Waitz   Norway 15:05
  Irina Bondarchuk   Soviet Union 15:49
  Yelena Chernysheva   Soviet Union 15:52
4 Giana Romanova   Soviet Union 15:53
5 Jan Merrill   United States 15:57
6 Svetlana Ulmasova   Soviet Union 16:00
7 Penny Forse   England 16:04
8 Ellen Wessinghage   West Germany 16:05
9 Kath Binns   England 16:06
10 Margaret Groos   United States 16:09
11 Raisa Smekhnova   Soviet Union 16:09
12 Cristina Tomasini   Italy 16:10
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Soviet Union
Irina Bondarchuk 2
Yelena Chernysheva 3
Giana Romanova 4
Svetlana Ulmasova 6
(Raisa Smekhnova) (11)
(Tatyana Sychova) (45)
15
    England
Penny Forse 7
Kath Binns 9
Sandra Arthurton 14
Ruth Smeeth 19
(Regina Joyce) (30)
(Angela Mason) (80)
49
    United States
Jan Merrill 5
Margaret Groos 10
Julie Shea 13
Brenda Webb 21
(Joan Benoit) (26)
(Ellison Goodall) (35)
49
4   Norway 71
5   Italy 101
6   Canada 110
7   West Germany 132
8   France 174
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Medal table (unofficial)Edit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union (URS)2215
2  United States (USA)1225
3  England (ENG)1113
4  Spain (ESP)1012
5  Norway (NOR)1001
6  West Germany (FRG)0101
7  Belgium (BEL)0011
Totals (7 nations)66618
  • Note: Totals include both individual and team medals, with medals in the team competition counting as one medal.

ParticipationEdit

An unofficial count yields the participation of 381 athletes from 28 countries. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Robson fifth - Scotland's John Robson finished fifth in the world cross country championship at Longchamp racecourse in Paris yesterday..., Evening Times, March 10, 1980, p. 16, retrieved October 18, 2013
  2. ^ Magnusson, Tomas (September 8, 2007), IAAF World Cross Country Championships - 12.0km CC Men - Paris Lonchamp Date: Sunday, March 9, 1980, Athchamps (archived), archived from the original on October 16, 2007, retrieved October 18, 2013CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. ^ Magnusson, Tomas (March 24, 2007), IAAF World Cross Country Championships - 7.0km CC Men - Paris Lonchamp Date: Sunday, March 9, 1980, Athchamps (archived), archived from the original on October 16, 2007, retrieved October 18, 2013CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  4. ^ Magnusson, Tomas (February 8, 2007), IAAF World Cross Country Championships - 4.5km CC Women - Paris Lonchamp Date: Sunday, March 9, 1980, Athchamps (archived), archived from the original on October 16, 2007, retrieved October 18, 2013CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  5. ^ IAAF WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, Athletics Weekly, retrieved October 9, 2013
  6. ^ a b 36th IAAF WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS - EDINBURGH 2008 - FACTS & FIGURES - GREAT BRITAIN & NORTHERN IRELAND AT THE INTERNATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY & WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS (PDF), IAAF, p. 2ff, archived from the original (PDF) on September 27, 2013, retrieved October 9, 2013

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