1991 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

The 1991 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held in Antwerp, Belgium, at the Linkeroever Racecourse on March 24, 1991. A report on the event was given in The New York Times.[1]

1991 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
OrganisersIAAF
Edition19th
DateMarch 24
Host cityAntwerp, Province of Antwerp, Belgium Belgium
VenueLinkeroever Racecourse
Events4
Distances11.764 km – Senior men
8.415 km – Junior men
6.425 km – Senior women
4.435 km – Junior women
Participation633 athletes from
51 nations

Complete results for senior men,[2] junior men,[3] senior women,[4] junior women,[5] medallists, [6] and the results of British athletes[7] were published.

MedallistsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
Senior men
(11.764 km)
Khalid Skah
  Morocco
33:53 Moses Tanui
  Kenya
33:54 Simon Karori
  Kenya
33:54
Junior men
(8.415 km)
Andrew Sambu
  Tanzania
23:59 Mumo Muindi
  Kenya
24:04 Fita Bayissa
  Ethiopia
24:04
Senior women
(6.425 km)
Lynn Jennings
  United States
20:24 Derartu Tulu
  Ethiopia
20:27 Liz McColgan
  United Kingdom
20:28
Junior women
(4.435 km)
Lydia Cheromei
  Kenya
13:59 Jane Ekimat
  Kenya
14:20 Melody Fairchild
  United States
14:28
Team
Senior men   Kenya 38   Ethiopia 104   Spain 198
Junior men   Kenya 19   Ethiopia 26   Tanzania 54
Senior women   Kenya 36   Ethiopia 36   Soviet Union 48
Junior women   Kenya 18   Ethiopia 40   Japan 43

Race resultsEdit

Senior men's race (11.764 km)Edit

Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Khalid Skah   Morocco 33:53
  Moses Tanui   Kenya 33:54
  Simon Karori   Kenya 33:54
4 Richard Chelimo   Kenya 33:57
5 Ondoro Osoro   Kenya 33:57
6 Stephenson Nyamau   Kenya 34:01
7 Chala Kelele   Ethiopia 34:06
8 Ezequiel Bitok   Kenya 34:19
9 Addis Abebe   Ethiopia 34:24
10 Hammou Boutayeb   Morocco 34:28
11 Boniface Merande   Kenya 34:31
12 William Mutwol   Kenya 34:32
Full results

: Athlete marked in the results list[2] as nonscorer.

Teams
Rank Team Points
    Kenya
Moses Tanui 2
Simon Karori 3
Richard Chelimo 4
Stephenson Nyamau 6
Boniface Merande 11
William Mutwol 12
(William Koech) (24)
(Andrew Masai) (34)
(John Ngugi) (DNF)
38
    Ethiopia
Chala Kelele 7
Addis Abebe 9
Melese Feissa 13
Tekeye Gebrselassie 22
Bedile Kibret 23
Habte Negash 30
(Nigousse Urge) (80)
(Feyissa Abebe) (91)
104
    Spain
Alejandro Gómez 14
Martín Fiz 20
José Carlos Adán 25
José Manuel García 31
Antonio Serrano 37
Abel Antón 71
(Antonio Prieto) (98)
(Constantino Esparcia) (119)
(Juan Carlos Paul) (163)
198
4   Portugal 233
5   Morocco 265
6   United Kingdom 281
7   Italy 336
8   Soviet Union 409
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior men's race (8.415 km)Edit

Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Andrew Sambu   Tanzania 23:59
  Mumo Muindi   Kenya 24:04
  Fita Bayissa   Ethiopia 24:04
4 Joseph Kibor   Kenya 24:09
5 Fekadu Degefu   Ethiopia 24:12
6 Josephat Kiprono   Kenya 24:17
7 Ismael Kirui   Kenya 24:19
8 Haile Gebrselassie   Ethiopia 24:23
9 Mark Kipsang Too   Kenya 24:23
10 Desta Asgedom   Ethiopia 24:29
11 Abraham Assefa   Ethiopia 24:29
12 Francis Metta   Tanzania 25:07
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Kenya
Mumo Muindi 2
Joseph Kibor 4
Josephat Kiprono 6
Ismael Kirui 7
(Mark Kipsang Too) (9)
19
    Ethiopia
Fita Bayissa 3
Fekadu Degefu 5
Haile Gebrselassie 8
Desta Asgedom 10
(Abraham Assefa) (11)
(Ayele Mezegebu) (13)
(Bedaso Turbe) (DNF)
26
    Tanzania
Andrew Sambu 1
Francis Metta 12
Onesmo Ludago 18
Juma Ninga 23
54
4   Morocco 76
5   Japan 102
6   Algeria 109
7   United Kingdom 165
8   Spain 175
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Senior women's race (6.425 km)Edit

Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Lynn Jennings   United States 20:24
  Derartu Tulu   Ethiopia 20:27
  Liz McColgan   United Kingdom 20:28
4 Luchia Yeshak   Ethiopia 20:29
5 Jane Ngotho   Kenya 20:30
6 Albertina Dias   Portugal 20:40
7 Susan Sirma   Kenya 20:46
8 Yelena Romanova   Soviet Union 20:50
9 Margaret Ngotho   Kenya 20:55
10 Marcianne Mukamurenzi   Rwanda 20:57
11 Natalya Sorokivskaya   Soviet Union 20:57
12 Fatuma Roba   Ethiopia 21:01
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Kenya
Jane Ngotho 5
Susan Sirma 7
Margaret Ngotho 9
Pauline Konga 15
(Hellen Chepngeno) (46)
36
    Ethiopia
Derartu Tulu 2
Luchia Yeshak 4
Fatuma Roba 12
Merima Denboba 18
(Tigist Moreda) (20)
(Berhane Adere) (34)
36
    Soviet Union
Yelena Romanova 8
Natalya Sorokivskaya 11
Nadezhda Galyamova 13
Marina Rodchenkova 16
(Olga Nazarkina) (23)
(Nadezhda Ilyina) (24)
48
4   United States 77
5   United Kingdom 104
6   Portugal 145
7   Romania 148
8   France 175
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior women's race (4.435 km)Edit

Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Lydia Cheromei   Kenya 13:59
  Jane Ekimat   Kenya 14:20
  Melody Fairchild   United States 14:28
4 Azumi Miyazaki   Japan 14:30
5 Gete Wami   Ethiopia 14:33
6 Catherine Kirui   Kenya 14:34
7 Hayley Haining   United Kingdom 14:36
8 Minori Hayakari   Japan 14:42
9 Lina Chesire   Kenya 14:43
10 Emebet Shiferaw   Ethiopia 14:45
11 Egigayehu Worku   Ethiopia 14:46
12 Akiko Kato   Japan 14:47
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Kenya
Lydia Cheromei 1
Jane Ekimat 2
Catherine Kirui 6
Lina Chesire 9
(Ann Mwangi) (34)
18
    Ethiopia
Gete Wami 5
Emebet Shiferaw 10
Egigayehu Worku 11
Muluwork Kassa 14
(Kore Alemu) (16)
(Genet Gebregiorgis) (28)
(Alemitu Bekele) (DNF)
40
    Japan
Azumi Miyazaki 4
Minori Hayakari 8
Akiko Kato 12
Natsue Koikawa 19
(Shiho Okayama) (20)
(Hozumi Otani) (41)
43
4   United Kingdom 82
5   United States 88
6   Australia 99
7   Ecuador 114
8   Poland 181
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Medal table (unofficial)Edit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Kenya5319
2  Tanzania1012
  United States1012
4  Morocco1001
5  Ethiopia0516
6  Great Britain0011
  Japan0011
  Soviet Union0011
  Spain0011
Totals (9 entries)88824
  • 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 633 athletes from 51 countries. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bloom, Marc (March 25, 1991), "CROSS COUNTRY; Jennings Retains World Title", The New York Times, retrieved October 16, 2013
  2. ^ a b Magnusson, Tomas (March 24, 2007), IAAF World Cross Country Championships - 11.8km CC Men - Antwerpen Linkerover Date: Sunday, March 24, 1991, Athchamps (archived), archived from the original on October 16, 2007, retrieved October 24, 2013{{citation}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. ^ Magnusson, Tomas (September 8, 2007), IAAF World Cross Country Championships - 8.4km CC Men - Antwerpen Linkerover Date: Sunday, March 24, 1991, Athchamps (archived), archived from the original on October 16, 2007, retrieved October 24, 2013{{citation}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  4. ^ Magnusson, Tomas (September 8, 2007), IAAF World Cross Country Championships - 6.4km CC Women - Antwerpen Linkerover Date: Sunday, March 24, 1991, Athchamps (archived), archived from the original on October 16, 2007, retrieved October 24, 2013{{citation}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  5. ^ Magnusson, Tomas (February 8, 2007), IAAF World Cross Country Championships - 4.4km CC Women - Antwerpen Linkerover Date: Sunday, March 24, 1991, Athchamps (archived), archived from the original on October 16, 2007, retrieved October 24, 2013{{citation}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  6. ^ IAAF WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, Athletics Weekly, retrieved October 9, 2013
  7. ^ 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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