1981 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

The 1981 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held in Madrid, Spain, at the Hipódromo de la Zarzuela on March 28, 1981. A report on the event was given in the Glasgow Herald.[1]

1981 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
OrganisersIAAF
Edition9th
DateMarch 28
Host cityMadrid, Spain Spain
VenueLa Zarzuela Hippodrome
Events3
Distances12 km – Senior men
7.25 km – Junior men
4.41 km – Senior women
Participation460 athletes from
39 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 km)
Craig Virgin
  United States
35:05 Mohammed Kedir
  Ethiopia
35:07 Fernando Mamede
  Portugal
35:09
Junior men
(7.25 km)
Mohammed Chouri
  Tunisia
22:04 Yevgeniy Zherebin
  Soviet Union
22:06 Keith Brantly
  United States
22:07
Senior women
(4.41 km)
Grete Waitz
  Norway
14:07 Jan Merrill
  United States
14:22 Yelena Sipatova
  Soviet Union
14:22
Team
Senior men   Ethiopia 81   United States 114   Kenya 220
Junior men   United States 23   England 61   Canada 66
Senior women   Soviet Union 24   United States 36   Italy 89

Race resultsEdit

Senior men's race (12 km)Edit

For full event details see 1981 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Craig Virgin   United States 35:05
  Mohammed Kedir   Ethiopia 35:07
  Fernando Mamede   Portugal 35:09
4 Julian Goater   England 35:13
5 Antonio Prieto   Spain 35:18
6 Rob de Castella   Australia 35:20
7 Girma Berhanu   Ethiopia 35:22
8 Thom Hunt   United States 35:23
9 Alex Hagelsteens   Belgium 35:24
10 Pierre Levisse   France 35:26
11 Rod Dixon   New Zealand 35:30
12 El Hachami Abdenouz   Algeria 35:34
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Ethiopia
Mohammed Kedir 2
Girma Berhanu 7
Dereje Nedi 13
Kebede Balcha 14
Miruts Yifter 15
Eshetu Tura 30
(Hana Girma) (32)
(Tolossa Kotu) (75)
81
    United States
Craig Virgin 1
Thom Hunt 8
Mark Nenow 17
Bill Donakowski 18
Bruce Bickford 19
George Malley 51
(Daniel Dillon) (63)
(Mike McGuire) (80)
(Mark Muggleton) (103)
114
    Kenya
Jackson Ruto 22
Peter Koech 24
Alfred Nyasani 25
Sammy Mogene 36
Wilson Musonik 56
Some Muge 57
(Joseph Kiptum) (68)
(Adriano Musonye) (147)
(John Rotich) (200)
220
4   Spain 254
5   Australia 255
6   England 312
7   Algeria 350
8   Belgium 377
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior men's race (7.25 km)Edit

For full event details see 1981 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Mohammed Chouri   Tunisia 22:04
  Yevgeniy Zherebin   Soviet Union 22:06
  Keith Brantly   United States 22:07
4 George Nicholas   United States 22:08
5 Paul Davies-Hale   England 22:19
6 John Butler   United States 22:21
7 Vincent Rousseau   Belgium 22:23
8 Salvatore Antibo   Italy 22:29
9 Francesco Panetta   Italy 22:32
10 Chris Hamilton   United States 22:32
11 Jonathan Richards   England 22:33
12 Dave Reid   Canada 22:37
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    United States
Keith Brantly 3
George Nicholas 4
John Butler 6
Chris Hamilton 10
(Peter Warner) (22)
(Michael Pyeatt) (23)
23
    England
Paul Davies-Hale 5
Jonathan Richards 11
Mark King 20
Christian Bloor 25
(Philip Dixon) (51)
(Neil Rimmer) (88)
61
    Canada
Dave Reid 12
Chris Brewster 14
Paul McCloy 16
Allen Hugli 24
(Marc Olesen) (39)
(Mark Orzel) (63)
66
4   Italy 80
5   Belgium 118
6   Soviet Union 130
7   Portugal 135
8   Ireland 137
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Senior women's race (4.41 km)Edit

For full event details see 1981 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Grete Waitz   Norway 14:07
  Jan Merrill   United States 14:22
  Yelena Sipatova   Soviet Union 14:22
4 Agnese Possamai   Italy 14:25
5 Tatyana Sychova   Soviet Union 14:25
6 Betty Springs   United States 14:28
7 Svetlana Ulmasova   Soviet Union 14:28
8 Debbie Scott   Canada 14:31
9 Tatyana Pozdnyakova   Soviet Union 14:34
10 Asunción Sinobas   Spain 14:38
11 Dorthe Rasmussen   Denmark 14:39
12 Dianne Zorn   New Zealand 14:39
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Soviet Union
Yelena Sipatova 3
Tatyana Sychova 5
Svetlana Ulmasova 7
Tatyana Pozdnyakova 9
(Irina Bondarchuk) (21)
(Giana Romanova) (32)
24
    United States
Jan Merrill 2
Betty Springs 6
Julie Shea 13
Mary Shea 15
(Brenda Webb) (30)
(Francie Larrieu) (36)
36
    Italy
Agnese Possamai 4
Cristina Tomasini 23
Silvana Cruciata 29
Alba Milana 33
(Nadia Dandolo) (46)
(Marina Loddo) (49)
89
4   New Zealand 90
5   Canada 96
6   England 106
7   Norway 123
8   Ireland 167
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Medal table (unofficial)Edit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)2316
2  Soviet Union (URS)1113
3  Ethiopia (ETH)1102
4  Norway (NOR)1001
  Tunisia (TUN)1001
6  England (ENG)0101
7  Canada (CAN)0011
  Italy (ITA)0011
  Kenya (KEN)0011
  Portugal (POR)0011
Totals (10 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 460 athletes from 39 countries. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gillon, Doug (March 19, 1973), "Muir dream is shattered in Madrid – Nat Muir, who went to Madrid with dreams of becoming world cross-county champion, spent yesterday with his coach trying to work out why it became a nichtmare...", Glasgow Herald, p. 20, retrieved October 18, 2013
  2. ^ Magnusson, Tomas (September 8, 2007), IAAF World Cross Country Championships – 12.0km CC Men – Madrid Hippodromo de la Zarzuela Date: Saturday, March 28, 1981, 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 – Madrid Hippodromo de la Zarzuela Date: Saturday, March 28, 1981, 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 – 4.4km CC Women – Madrid Hippodromo de la Zarzuela Date: Saturday, March 28, 1981, 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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