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1997 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

The 1997 IAAF World Cross Country Championships took place on 23 March 1997. The races were held at the Parco del Valentino in Torino, Italy. A report of the event was given in The New York Times,[1] in the Herald,[2] and for the IAAF.[3][4]

1997 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
1997 IAAF World Cross Country Championships Logo.png
OrganisersIAAF
Edition25th
Date23 March
Host cityTorino, Piemonte, Italy Italy
LocationParco del Valentino
Nations participating72
Athletes participating725
Races4
Distances12.333 km – Senior men
8.511 km – Junior men
6.6 km – Senior women
4.689 km – Junior women

Complete results for senior men,[5][6] junior men,[7][8] senior women,[9][10] junior women,[11][12][13] medallists,[14] and the results of British athletes who took part[15] were published.

Contents

MedallistsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
Senior men
(12.333 km)
Paul Tergat
  Kenya
35:11 Salah Hissou
  Morocco
35:13 Tom Nyariki
  Kenya
35:20
Junior men
(8.511 km)
Elijah Korir
  Kenya
24:21 Million Wolde
  Ethiopia
24:28 Paul Kosgei
  Kenya
24:29
Senior women
(6.6 km)
Derartu Tulu
  Ethiopia
20:53 Paula Radcliffe
  United Kingdom
20:55 Gete Wami
  Ethiopia
21:00
Junior women
(4.689 km)
Rose Kosgei
  Kenya
14:58 Prisca Ngetich
  Kenya
14:59 Ayelech Worku
  Ethiopia
15:02
Team
Senior men   Kenya 51   Morocco 70   Ethiopia 125
Junior men   Kenya 13   Ethiopia 31   Morocco 74
Senior women   Ethiopia 24   Kenya 34   Ireland 64
Junior women   Kenya 15   Japan 38   Ethiopia 39

Race resultsEdit

Senior men's race (12.333 km)Edit

For full event details see 1997 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Paul Tergat   Kenya 35:11
  Salah Hissou   Morocco 35:13
  Tom Nyariki   Kenya 35:20
4 Paul Koech   Kenya 35:23
5 Mohammed Mourhit   Belgium 35:35
6 Bernard Barmasai   Kenya 35:35
7 Joseph Kibor   Kenya 35:37
8 Smail Sghir   Morocco 35:56
9 Julio Rey   Spain 35:57
10 Khaled Boulami   Morocco 35:59
11 Habte Jifar   Ethiopia 35:59
12 El Hassan Lahssini   Morocco 36:01
Full results

: Athlete marked in the results list[5] as nonscorer.

Teams
Rank Team Points
    Kenya
Paul Tergat 1
Tom Nyariki 3
Paul Koech 4
Joseph Kibor 7
Joshua Chelanga 17
Shem Kororia 19
(Benjamin Koskei) (24)
(William Kiptum) (28)
(John Kosgei) (47)
51
    Morocco
Salah Hissou 2
Smail Sghir 8
Khaled Boulami 10
El Hassan Lahssini 12
Elarbi Khattabi 16
Brahim Boulami 22
(Abderrahim Zitouna) (35)
(Abdelaziz Sahere) (70)
(Mustapha Bamouh) (82)
70
    Ethiopia
Habte Jifar 11
Assefa Mezegebu 13
Ayele Mezegebu 18
Abraham Assefa 23
Girma Tolla 27
Tegenu Abebe 33
(Ibrahim Seid) (36)
(Lemi Erpassa) (68)
(Tesgie Legesse) (129)
125
4   Portugal 263
5   Spain 275
6   United Kingdom 325
7   Italy 344
8   Algeria 423
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior men's race (8.511 km)Edit

For full event details see 1997 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Elijah Korir   Kenya 24:21
  Million Wolde   Ethiopia 24:28
  Paul Kosgei   Kenya 24:29
4 John Gwako   Kenya 24:58
5 Charles Kwambai   Kenya 25:02
6 Patrick Ivuti   Kenya 25:06
7 Alene Emere   Ethiopia 25:10
8 Godfrey Nyombi   Uganda 25:14
9 Kipchumba Mitei   Kenya 25:20
10 Yibeltal Admassu   Ethiopia 25:22
11 Ali Ezzine   Morocco 25:24
12 Haylu Mekonnen   Ethiopia 25:25
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Kenya
Elijah Korir 1
Paul Kosgei 3
John Gwako 4
Charles Kwambai 5
(Patrick Ivuti) (6)
(Kipchumba Mitei) (9)
13
    Ethiopia
Million Wolde 2
Alene Emere 7
Yibeltal Admassu 10
Haylu Mekonnen 12
(Dereje Tadesse) (14)
(Mohamed Awol) (16)
31
    Morocco
Ali Ezzine 11
Adil Kaouch 19
Abderahim Bouchlouch 21
Hicham Lamalem 23
(Aziz El Makhrout) (29)
(Ahmed Ezzobayry) (39)
74
4   Japan 85
5   Uganda 135
6   Spain 144
7   South Africa 147
8   Algeria 192
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Senior women's race (6.6 km)Edit

For full event details see 1997 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Derartu Tulu   Ethiopia 20:53
  Paula Radcliffe   United Kingdom 20:55
  Gete Wami   Ethiopia 21:00
4 Julia Vaquero   Spain 21:01
5 Sally Barsosio   Kenya 21:05
6 Merima Denboba   Ethiopia 21:18
7 Catherina McKiernan   Ireland 21:20
8 Naomi Mugo   Kenya 21:23
9 Sonia O'Sullivan   Ireland 21:25
10 Jane Omoro   Kenya 21:29
11 Lydia Cheromei   Kenya 21:34
12 Elena Fidatof   Romania 21:35
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Ethiopia
Derartu Tulu 1
Gete Wami 3
Merima Denboba 6
Berhane Adere 14
(Getenesh Urge) (27)
(Kore Alemu) (54)
24
    Kenya
Sally Barsosio 5
Naomi Mugo 8
Jane Omoro 10
Lydia Cheromei 11
(Florence Barsosio) (13)
(Susan Chepkemei) (19)
34
    Ireland
Catherina McKiernan 7
Sonia O'Sullivan 9
Valerie Vaughan 23
Una English 25
(Maureen Harrington) (108)
(Pauline Curley) (117)
64
4   United Kingdom 98
5   Japan 100
6   United States 128
7   France 148
8   Italy 160
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior women's race (4.689 km)Edit

For full event details see 1997 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Rose Kosgei   Kenya 14:58
  Prisca Ngetich   Kenya 14:59
  Ayelech Worku   Ethiopia 15:02
4 Edna Kiplagat   Kenya 15:10
5 Zenebech Tadese   Ethiopia 15:11
6 Kei Satomura   Japan 15:12
7 Emiko Kojima   Japan 15:12
8 Caroline Tarus   Kenya 15:14
9 Anita Kiptum   Kenya 15:15
10 Agnes Kiprop   Kenya 15:15
11 Risa Tanaka   Japan 15:20
12 René Kalmer   South Africa 15:31
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Kenya
Rose Kosgei 1
Prisca Ngetich 2
Edna Kiplagat 4
Caroline Tarus 8
(Anita Kiptum) (9)
(Agnes Kiprop) (10)
15
    Japan
Kei Satomura 6
Emiko Kojima 7
Risa Tanaka 11
Tomoko Hashimoto 14
(Kumiko Hiyama) (16)
(Yuka Hata) (17)
38
    Ethiopia
Ayelech Worku 3
Zenebech Tadese 5
Worknesh Kidane 13
Etaferahu Tarekegn 18
(Kutre Dulecha) (20)
(Merima Hashim) (23)
39
4   Morocco 107
5   South Africa 141
6   Spain 151
7   Russia 165
8   Germany 206
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Medal table (unofficial)Edit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Kenya62210
2  Ethiopia2248
3  Morocco0213
4  Great Britain0101
  Japan0101
6  Ireland0011
Totals (6 nations)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 725 athletes from 72 countries. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[15] Although announced, athletes from   Sierra Leone did not show.[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tergat Leads Kenyans With Dramatic Victory", The New York Times, March 24, 1997, retrieved October 27, 2013
  2. ^ Gillon, Doug (March 24, 1997), Tulu swoops late to take title but British runner still happy Radcliffe joy as she runs into medal place, Herald, retrieved October 27, 2013
  3. ^ Reineri, Giorgio, Report for Senior races, IAAF, archived from the original on October 29, 2013, retrieved October 27, 2013
  4. ^ Wallace-Jones, Sean, Report for Junior races, IAAF, archived from the original on 2011-08-05, retrieved October 27, 2013
  5. ^ a b Magnusson, Tomas (September 8, 2007), IAAF World Cross Country Championships - 12.3km CC Men - Torino Parco del Valentino Date: Sunday, March 23, 1997, Athchamps (archived), archived from the original on October 16, 2007, retrieved October 27, 2013
  6. ^ a b Cross Senior Men - 23-03-97 - Results, IAAF, March 23, 1997, archived from the original on 2013-10-29, retrieved October 27, 2013
  7. ^ Magnusson, Tomas (July 4, 2007), IAAF World Cross Country Championships - 8.5km CC Men - Torino Parco del Valentino Date: Sunday, March 23, 1997, Athchamps (archived), archived from the original on October 16, 2007, retrieved October 27, 2013
  8. ^ Cross Junior Men - 23-03-97 - Results, IAAF, March 23, 1997, archived from the original on 2013-10-29, retrieved October 27, 2013
  9. ^ Magnusson, Tomas (September 8, 2007), IAAF World Cross Country Championships - 6.6km CC Women - Torino Parco del Valentino Date: Sunday, March 23, 1997, Athchamps (archived), archived from the original on October 16, 2007, retrieved October 27, 2013
  10. ^ Cross Senior Women - 23-03-97 - Results, IAAF, March 23, 1997, archived from the original on October 29, 2013, retrieved October 27, 2013
  11. ^ Cross Junior Women - 23-03-97 - Results, IAAF, March 23, 1997, archived from the original on October 29, 2013, retrieved October 27, 2013
  12. ^ Magnusson, Tomas (July 4, 2007), IAAF World Cross Country Championships - 4.7km CC Women - Torino Parco del Valentino Date: Sunday, March 23, 1997, Athchamps (archived), archived from the original on October 16, 2007, retrieved October 27, 2013
  13. ^ Cross Junior Women - 23-03-97 - Team Results, IAAF, March 23, 1997, archived from the original on October 29, 2013, retrieved October 27, 2013
  14. ^ IAAF WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, Athletics Weekly, retrieved October 9, 2013
  15. ^ 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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