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1999 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

The 1999 IAAF World Cross Country Championships took place on 27 and 28 March 1999. The races were held at the Barnett Demesne/Queen’s University Playing Fields in Belfast, United Kingdom. Reports of the event were given in The New York Times,[1][2] in the Herald,[3] and for the IAAF.[4][5][6][7][8][9]

1999 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
1999 IAAF World Cross Country Championships Logo.png
OrganisersIAAF
Edition27th
Date27–28 March
Host cityBelfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
LocationBarnett Demesne/Queen’s University Playing Fields
Nations participating66
Athletes participating759
Races6
Distances12 km – Senior men
4.236 km – Men's short
8.012 km – Junior men
8.012 km – Senior women
4.236 km – Women's short
6.124 km – Junior women

Complete results for senior men,[10][11][12] for senior men's teams,[10][13][14] for men's short race,[15][16][17] for men's short race teams,[15][18][19] for junior men,[20][21][22] for junior men's teams,[20][23][24] senior women,[25][26][27] for senior women's teams,[25][28][29] for women's short race,[30][31][32] for women's short race teams,[30][33][34] for junior women,[35][36][37] for junior women's teams,[35][38][39] medallists,[40] and the results of British athletes who took part[41] were published.

Contents

MedallistsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
Senior men
(12 km)
Paul Tergat
  Kenya
38:28 Patrick Ivuti
  Kenya
38:32 Paulo Guerra
  Portugal
38:46
Men's short
(4.236 km)
Benjamin Limo
  Kenya
12:28 Paul Kosgei
  Kenya
12:31 Haylu Mekonnen
  Ethiopia
12:35
Junior men
(8.012 km)
Haylu Mekonnen
  Ethiopia
25:38 Richard Limo
  Kenya
25:43 Kipchumba Mitei
  Kenya
25:45
Senior women
(8.012 km)
Gete Wami
  Ethiopia
28:00 Merima Denboba
  Ethiopia
28:12 Paula Radcliffe
  United Kingdom
28:12
Women's short
(4.236 km)
Jackline Maranga
  Kenya
15:09 Yamna Belkacem
  France
15:16 Annemari Sandell
  Finland
15:17
Junior women
(6.124 km)
Worknesh Kidane
  Ethiopia
21:26 Vivian Cheruiyot
  Kenya
21:37 Yoshiko Fujinaga
  Japan
21:41
Team
Senior men   Kenya 12   Ethiopia 57   Portugal 76
Men's short   Kenya 14   Morocco 45   Ethiopia 55
Junior men   Kenya 16   Ethiopia 24   Tanzania 77
Senior women   Ethiopia 18   Kenya 27   Portugal 94
Women's short   France 40   Ethiopia 48   Morocco 69
Junior women   Ethiopia 20   Kenya 31   Japan 46

Race resultsEdit

Senior men's race (12 km)Edit

For full event details see 1999 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Paul Tergat   Kenya 38:28
  Patrick Ivuti   Kenya 38:32
  Paulo Guerra   Portugal 38:46
4 Joshua Chelanga   Kenya 39:05
5 Evans Rutto   Kenya 39:12
6 Paul Koech   Kenya 39:51
7 Mohammed Mourhit   Belgium 40:09
8 Jon Brown   United Kingdom 40:09
9 Habte Jifar   Ethiopia 40:21
10 Domingos Castro   Portugal 40:25
11 Assefa Mezegebu   Ethiopia 40:33
12 Róbert Štefko   Slovakia 40:39
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Kenya
Paul Tergat 1
Patrick Ivuti 2
Joshua Chelanga 4
Evans Rutto 5
(Paul Koech) (6)
(Tom Nyariki) (39)
12
    Ethiopia
Habte Jifar 9
Assefa Mezegebu 11
Girma Tolla 17
Tesfaye Tola 20
(Ayele Mezegebu) (26)
(Tegenu Abebe) (37)
57
    Portugal
Paulo Guerra 3
Domingos Castro 10
Eduardo Henriques 14
Alberto Maravilha 49
(Alberto Chaíça) (68)
(João Junqueira) (71)
76
4   Spain 103
5   Morocco 108
6   Italy 125
7   United States 133
8   United Kingdom 159
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Men's short race (4.236 km)Edit

 
Runners in action at the championships
For full event details see 1999 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Men's short race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Benjamin Limo   Kenya 12:28
  Paul Kosgei   Kenya 12:31
  Haylu Mekonnen   Ethiopia 12:35
4 Million Wolde   Ethiopia 12:36
5 James Koskei   Kenya 12:38
6 Daniel Gachara   Kenya 12:41
7 Abdellah Béhar   France 12:44
8 John Kosgei   Kenya 12:45
9 El Hassan Lahssini   Morocco 12:47
10 Mohamed Amyn   Morocco 12:50
11 Adil Kaouch   Morocco 12:52
12 Adam Goucher   United States 12:53
Full results
 
The starting point of the race
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Kenya
Benjamin Limo 1
Paul Kosgei 2
James Koskei 5
Daniel Gachara 6
(John Kosgei) (8)
(Stephen Rerimoi) (14)
14
    Morocco
El Hassan Lahssini 9
Mohamed Amyn 10
Adil Kaouch 11
Ahmed Baday 15
(Hicham Bouaouiche) (22)
(Abdelhak El Gorch) (73)
45
    Ethiopia
Haylu Mekonnen 3
Million Wolde 4
Alene Emere 18
Berhanu Addane 30
(Debebe Lobegach) (72)
55
4   France 77
5   Algeria 100
6   United Kingdom 122
7   Italy 125
8   Spain 145
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior men's race (8.012 km)Edit

For full event details see 1999 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Haylu Mekonnen   Ethiopia 25:38
  Richard Limo   Kenya 25:43
  Kipchumba Mitei   Kenya 25:45
4 Abiyote Abate   Ethiopia 25:46
5 Albert Chepkurui   Kenya 26:01
6 Sammy Kipketer   Kenya 26:06
7 Duncan Lebo   Kenya 26:14
8 Faustin Baha   Tanzania 26:15
9 Kenenisa Bekele   Ethiopia 26:27
10 Yibeltal Admassu   Ethiopia 26:28
11 Hailemariam Tegafaw   Ethiopia 26:59
12 Alene Emere   Ethiopia 27:00
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Kenya
Richard Limo 2
Kipchumba Mitei 3
Albert Chepkurui 5
Sammy Kipketer 6
(Duncan Lebo) (7)
(Christopher Soget) (14)
16
    Ethiopia
Haylu Mekonnen 1
Abiyote Abate 4
Kenenisa Bekele 9
Yibeltal Admassu 10
(Hailemariam Tegafaw) (11)
(Alene Emere) (12)
24
    Tanzania
Faustin Baha 8
Michael Hiiti 13
Martin Sulle 15
Jumanne Tuluway 41
77
4   Morocco 79
5   Algeria 116
6   United States 126
7   Spain 160
8   Japan 178
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Senior women's race (8.012 km)Edit

For full event details see 1999 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Gete Wami   Ethiopia 28:00
  Merima Denboba   Ethiopia 28:12
  Paula Radcliffe   United Kingdom 28:12
4 Ayelech Worku   Ethiopia 28:15
5 Susan Chepkemei   Kenya 28:21
6 Jane Ngotho   Kenya 28:29
7 Jane Omoro   Kenya 28:40
8 Helena Sampaio   Portugal 28:42
9 Leah Malot   Kenya 28:49
10 Deena Drossin   United States 28:53
11 Leila Aman   Ethiopia 28:55
12 Restituta Joseph   Tanzania 29:07
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Ethiopia
Gete Wami 1
Merima Denboba 2
Ayelech Worku 4
Leila Aman 11
(Asha Gigi) (32)
(Meseret Kotu) (64)
18
    Kenya
Susan Chepkemei 5
Jane Ngotho 6
Jane Omoro 7
Leah Malot 9
(Agnes Kiprop) (16)
27
    Portugal
Helena Sampaio 8
Ana Dias 13
Conceição Ferreira 30
Mónica Rosa 43
(Marina Bastos) (DNF)
(Teresa Nunes) (DNF)
94
4   Australia 111
5   Romania 121
6   Japan 132
7   United Kingdom 134
8   United States 136
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Women's short race (4.236 km)Edit

For full event details see 1999 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Women's short race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Jackline Maranga   Kenya 15:09
  Yamna Belkacem   France 15:16
  Annemari Sandell   Finland 15:17
4 Kathy Butler   Canada 15:30
5 Restituta Joseph   Tanzania 15:31
6 Alemitu Bekele   Ethiopia 15:37
7 Asmae Leghzaoui   Morocco 15:40
8 Teresa Wanjiku   Kenya 15:41
9 Fatima Yvelain   France 15:44
10 Blandine Bitzner-Ducret   France 15:47
11 Constantina Diţă   Romania 15:49
12 Kutre Dulecha   Ethiopia 15:50
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    France
Yamna Belkacem 2
Fatima Yvelain 9
Blandine Bitzner-Ducret 10
Celine Rajot 19
(Rodica Nagel) (46)
(Joalsiae Llado) (69)
40
    Ethiopia
Alemitu Bekele 6
Kutre Dulecha 12
Lulit Legesse 14
Genet Gebregiorgis 16
(Yimenashu Taye) (17)
(Getenesh Urge) (33)
48
    Morocco
Asmae Leghzaoui 7
Seloua Ouaziz 13
Zhor El Kamch 24
Saliha Khaldoun 25
(Bouchra Benthami) (38)
69
4   Kenya 72
5   Romania 93
6   United Kingdom 125
7   Ireland 159
8   Canada 165
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior women's race (6.124 km)Edit

For full event details see 1999 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Worknesh Kidane   Ethiopia 21:26
  Vivian Cheruiyot   Kenya 21:37
  Yoshiko Fujinaga   Japan 21:41
4 Hareg Sidelil   Ethiopia 21:44
5 Naoko Sakata   Japan 21:46
6 Merima Hashim   Ethiopia 21:50
7 Helena Volná   Czech Republic 21:53
8 Pamela Kiyara   Kenya 21:59
9 Elvan Abeye   Ethiopia 22:03
10 Flomena Cheyech   Kenya 22:07
11 Jackline Chemwok   Kenya 22:14
12 Elizabeth Rumokol   Kenya 22:15
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Ethiopia
Worknesh Kidane 1
Hareg Sidelil 4
Merima Hashim 6
Elvan Abeye 9
(Hirut Abera) (14)
(Bezunesh Bekele) (34)
20
    Kenya
Vivian Cheruiyot 2
Pamela Kiyara 8
Flomena Cheyech 10
Jackline Chemwok 11
(Elizabeth Rumokol) (12)
(Deborah Chepkorir) (16)
31
    Japan
Yoshiko Fujinaga 3
Naoko Sakata 5
Yoshiko Watanabe 18
Rina Fujioka 20
(Kazuko Kanno) (24)
(Hiromi Fujii) (27)
46
4   South Africa 92
5   Zimbabwe 143
6   United States 170
7   Algeria 173
8   Russia 174
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

: Nadia Ejjafini of   Morocco was the original 21st-place finisher in 22:37 min, but was disqualified for age falsification.[42]

Medal table (unofficial)Edit

  *   Host nation (Great Britain)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Kenya66113
2  Ethiopia54211
3  France1102
4  Morocco0112
5  Portugal0033
6  Japan0022
7  Finland0011
  Tanzania0011
Totals (8 nations)12121135
  • 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 759 athletes from 66 countries. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[41] The announced athlete from   Equatorial Guinea did not show.[16][17]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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