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1998 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

The 1998 IAAF World Cross Country Championships took place on March 21/22, 1998. The races were held at the Menara district in Marrakech, Morocco. Reports of the event were given in The New York Times,[1] in the Herald,[2] and for the IAAF.[3][4][5][6][7][8]

1998 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
1998 IAAF World Cross Country Championships Logo.png
OrganisersIAAF
Edition26th
DateMarch 21/22
Host cityMarrakech, Morocco Morocco
LocationMenara district
Nations participating66
Athletes participating707
Races6
Distances12 km – Senior men
4 km – Men's short
8 km – Junior men
8 km – Senior women
4 km – Women's short
6 km – Junior women

Complete results for senior men,[9][10][11] for senior men's teams,[9][12][13] for men's short race,[14][15][16] for men's short race teams,[14][17][18] for junior men,[19][20][21] for junior men's teams,[19][22][23] senior women,[24][25][26] for senior women's teams,[24][27][28] for women's short race,[29][30][31] for women's short race teams,[29][32][33] for junior women,[34][35][36] for junior women's teams,[34][37][38] medallists,[39] and the results of British athletes who took part[40] were published.

Contents

MedallistsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
Senior men
(12 km)
Paul Tergat
  Kenya
34:01 Paul Koech
  Kenya
34:06 Assefa Mezegebu
  Ethiopia
34:28
Men's short
(4 km)
John Kibowen
  Kenya
10:43 Daniel Komen
  Kenya
10:46 Paul Kosgei
  Kenya
10:50
Junior men
(8 km)
Million Wolde
  Ethiopia
22:47 Richard Limo
  Kenya
22:50 Haylu Mekonnen
  Ethiopia
22:51
Senior women
(8 km)
Sonia O'Sullivan
  Ireland
25:39 Paula Radcliffe
  United Kingdom
25:42 Gete Wami
  Ethiopia
25:49
Women's short
(4 km)
Sonia O'Sullivan
  Ireland
12:20 Zahra Ouaziz
  Morocco
12:34 Kutre Dulecha
  Ethiopia
12:37
Junior women
(6 km)
Yimenashu Taye
  Ethiopia
19:32 Jeruto Kiptum
  Kenya
19:34 Worknesh Kidane
  Ethiopia
19:34
Team
Senior men   Kenya 12   Ethiopia 57   Morocco 60
Men's short   Kenya 10   Morocco 42   Ethiopia 60
Junior men   Ethiopia 16   Kenya 20   Morocco 66
Senior women   Kenya 30   Ethiopia 37   United Kingdom 74
Women's short   Morocco 57   Ethiopia 58   United States 68
Junior women   Ethiopia 16   Kenya 20   Japan 68

Race resultsEdit

Senior men's race (12 km)Edit

For full event details see 1998 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Paul Tergat   Kenya 34:01
  Paul Koech   Kenya 34:06
  Assefa Mezegebu   Ethiopia 34:28
4 Tom Nyariki   Kenya 34:37
5 Wilson Boit Kipketer   Kenya 34:38
6 Christopher Kelong   Kenya 34:41
7 Ismael Kirui   Kenya 34:41
8 Mohammed Mourhit   Belgium 34:44
9 Domingos Castro   Portugal 34:46
10 Fabián Roncero   Spain 34:50
11 Elarbi Khattabi   Morocco 34:54
12 Paulo Guerra   Portugal 34:59
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Kenya
Paul Tergat 1
Paul Koech 2
Tom Nyariki 4
Wilson Boit Kipketer 5
(Christopher Kelong) (6)
(Ismael Kirui) (7)
12
    Ethiopia
Assefa Mezegebu 3
Habte Jifar 13
Tesfaye Tola 20
Ayele Mezegebu 21
(Abraham Assefa) (24)
(Mamo Kejela) (91)
57
    Morocco
Elarbi Khattabi 11
Lahcen Benyoussef 14
Brahim Lahlafi 17
Khaled Boulami 18
(Abdelilah El Manaia) (53)
(Smail Sghir) (DNF)
60
4   Portugal 74
5   Spain 94
6   Tanzania 156
7   Algeria 193
8   United States 194
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Men's short race (4 km)Edit

For full event details see 1998 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Men's short race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  John Kibowen   Kenya 10:43
  Daniel Komen   Kenya 10:46
  Paul Kosgei   Kenya 10:50
4 Benjamin Limo   Kenya 10:59
5 John Kosgei   Kenya 11:04
6 Brahim Boulami   Morocco 11:06
7 Marc Davis   United States 11:08
8 Kipkirui Misoi   Kenya 11:10
9 Hicham Bouaouiche   Morocco 11:11
10 Maru Daba   Ethiopia 11:11
11 Isaac Viciosa   Spain 11:13
12 Ali Ezzine   Morocco 11:14
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Kenya
John Kibowen 1
Daniel Komen 2
Paul Kosgei 3
Benjamin Limo 4
(John Kosgei) (5)
(Kipkirui Misoi) (8)
10
    Morocco
Brahim Boulami 6
Hicham Bouaouiche 9
Ali Ezzine 12
Brahim Jabbour 15
(Salah El Ghazi) (16)
(El Hassan Lahssini) (18)
42
    Ethiopia
Maru Daba 10
Mohamed Awol 13
Tewodros Shiferaw 17
Simretu Alemayehu 20
(Abiyote Abate) (40)
(Mekonen Daba) (51)
60
4   Spain 87
5   Portugal 108
6   United States 117
7   Italy 133
8   Algeria 159
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior men's race (8 km)Edit

For full event details see 1998 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Million Wolde   Ethiopia 22:47
  Richard Limo   Kenya 22:50
  Haylu Mekonnen   Ethiopia 22:51
4 Yibeltal Admassu   Ethiopia 22:53
5 Douglas Mumanyi   Kenya 22:54
6 Reuben Kamzee   Kenya 22:55
7 Titus Kipkemboi   Kenya 23:02
8 Alene Emere   Ethiopia 23:06
9 Yitbarek Eshetu   Ethiopia 23:14
10 Adil Kaouch   Morocco 23:17
11 Abraham Cherono   Kenya 23:25
12 Geofrey Naibei   Kenya 23:32
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Ethiopia
Million Wolde 1
Haylu Mekonnen 3
Yibeltal Admassu 4
Alene Emere 8
(Yitbarek Eshetu) (9)
(Hailemariam Tegafaw) (14)
16
    Kenya
Richard Limo 2
Douglas Mumanyi 5
Reuben Kamzee 6
Titus Kipkemboi 7
(Abraham Cherono) (11)
(Geofrey Naibei) (12)
20
    Morocco
Adil Kaouch 10
Mustapha Mellouk 13
Driss Benismail 20
Hicham Lamalem 23
(Saïd Berrioui) (84)
66
4   Japan 100
5   South Africa 102
6   Uganda 104
7   United States 152
8   Algeria 163
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

: Ahmed Baday of   Morocco was the original 18th-place finisher in 24:18 min, but was disqualified for age falsification.[41]

Senior women's race (8 km)Edit

For full event details see 1998 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Sonia O'Sullivan   Ireland 25:39
  Paula Radcliffe   United Kingdom 25:42
  Gete Wami   Ethiopia 25:49
4 Merima Denboba   Ethiopia 25:56
5 Jackline Maranga   Kenya 25:56
6 Julia Vaquero   Spain 26:06
7 Jane Omoro   Kenya 26:07
8 Leah Malot   Kenya 26:16
9 Ayelech Worku   Ethiopia 26:17
10 Sally Barsosio   Kenya 26:27
11 Naomi Mugo   Kenya 26:33
12 Susan Chepkemei   Kenya 26:35
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Kenya
Jackline Maranga 5
Jane Omoro 7
Leah Malot 8
Sally Barsosio 10
(Naomi Mugo) (11)
(Susan Chepkemei) (12)
30
    Ethiopia
Gete Wami 3
Merima Denboba 4
Ayelech Worku 9
Getenesh Urge 21
(Asha Gigi) (36)
(Leila Aman) (39)
37
    United Kingdom
Paula Radcliffe 2
Hayley Haining 13
Vikki McPherson 25
Liz Talbot 34
(Lucy Wright) (53)
(Angela Joiner) (59)
74
4   Spain 93
5   United States 118
6   Japan 124
7   Australia 155
8   France 159
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Women's short race (4 km)Edit

For full event details see 1998 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Women's short race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Sonia O'Sullivan   Ireland 12:20
  Zahra Ouaziz   Morocco 12:34
  Kutre Dulecha   Ethiopia 12:37
4 Anita Weyermann    Switzerland 12:45
5 Restituta Joseph   Tanzania 12:46
6 Beatrice Omwanza   Kenya 12:47
7 Rodica Nagel   France 12:48
8 Elva Dryer   United States 12:51
9 Amy Rudolph   United States 12:51
10 Samukeliso Moyo   Zimbabwe 12:51
11 Genet Gebregiorgis   Ethiopia 12:52
12 Grethe Koens   Netherlands 12:56
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Morocco
Zahra Ouaziz 2
Zhor El Kamch 13
Saliha Khaldoun 18
Seloua Ouaziz 24
(Samra Raif) (29)
(Hasna Benhassi) (73)
57
    Ethiopia
Kutre Dulecha 3
Genet Gebregiorgis 11
Alemitu Bekele 17
Yihunelesh Bekele 27
(Etaferahu Yimer) (32)
(Elsabet Truneh) (50)
58
    United States
Elva Dryer 8
Amy Rudolph 9
Molly Watcke 25
Kathy Franey 26
(Karen Candaele) (33)
(Fran ten Bensel) (66)
68
4   Kenya 98
5   Romania 104
6   Spain 113
7   Italy 192
8   Zimbabwe 200
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior women's race (6 km)Edit

For full event details see 1998 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Yimenashu Taye   Ethiopia 19:32
  Jeruto Kiptum   Kenya 19:34
  Worknesh Kidane   Ethiopia 19:34
4 Alemgena Bezabeh   Ethiopia 19:46
5 Vivian Cheruiyot   Kenya 19:47
6 Margaret Chepkemboi   Kenya 19:48
7 Agnes Kiprop   Kenya 19:57
8 Merima Hashim   Ethiopia 19:59
9 Emiko Kojima   Japan 20:02
10 Émilie Mondor   Canada 20:16
11 Prisca Ngetich   Kenya 20:16
12 René Kalmer   South Africa 20:17
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Ethiopia
Yimenashu Taye 1
Worknesh Kidane 3
Alemgena Bezabeh 4
Merima Hashim 8
(Hareg Sidelil) (16)
(Tereza Yohanes) (17)
16
    Kenya
Jeruto Kiptum 2
Vivian Cheruiyot 5
Margaret Chepkemboi 6
Agnes Kiprop 7
(Prisca Ngetich) (11)
(Salome Boiyo) (18)
20
    Japan
Emiko Kojima 9
Yoshiko Fujinaga 14
Risa Tanaka 19
Miho Nakashima 24
(Chioko Sakaue) (29)
(Kazuko Kanno) (48)
66
4   South Africa 98
5   Morocco 114
6   Finland 165
7   United States 191
8   Algeria 200
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

: Nadia Ejjafini of   Morocco was the original 18th-place finisher in 20:43 min, but was disqualified for age falsification affecting the team scores.[41]

Medal table (unofficial)Edit

  *   Host nation (Morocco)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Kenya56112
2  Ethiopia43613
3  Ireland2002
4  Morocco*1225
5  Great Britain0112
6  Japan0011
  United States0011
Totals (7 nations)12121236
  • 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 707 athletes from 66 countries. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[40]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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