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2002 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

The 2002 IAAF World Cross Country Championships took place on March 23/24, 2002. The races were held at the Leopardstown Racecourse, Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, near Dublin, Ireland. Reports of the event were given in The New York Times,[1][2] in the Herald,[3][4] and for the IAAF.[5][6][7][8][9][10]

2002 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
2002 IAAF World Cross Country Championships Logo.png
OrganisersIAAF
Edition30th
DateMarch 23/24
Host cityDublin, Leinster, Ireland Republic of Ireland
LocationLeopardstown Racecourse
Nations participating59
Athletes participating664
Races6
Distances11.998 km – Senior men
4.208 km – Men's short
7.974 km – Junior men
7.974 km – Senior women
4.208 km – Women's short
5.962 km – Junior women

New scores for team results were introduced.

Complete results for senior men,[11][12][13] for senior men's teams,[11][14][15] for men's short race,[16][17][18] for men's short race teams,[16][19][20] for junior men,[21][22][23] for junior men's teams,[21][24][25] senior women,[26][27][28] for senior women's teams,[26][29][30] for women's short race,[31][32][33] for women's short race teams,[31][34][35] for junior women,[36][37][38] for junior women's teams,[36][39][40] medallists,[41] and the results of British athletes who took part[42] were published.

Contents

MedallistsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
Senior men
(11.998 km)
Kenenisa Bekele
  Ethiopia
34:52 John Yuda
  Tanzania
34:58 Wilberforce Talel
  Kenya
35:20
Men's short
(4.208 km)
Kenenisa Bekele
  Ethiopia
12:11 Luke Kipkosgei
  Kenya
12:18 Haylu Mekonnen
  Ethiopia
12:20
Junior men
(7.974 km)
Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam
  Ethiopia
23:18 Abel Cheruiyot
  Kenya
23:19 Boniface Kiprop
  Uganda
23:28
Senior women
(7.974 km)
Paula Radcliffe
  United Kingdom
26:55 Deena Drossin
  United States
27:04 Colleen de Reuck
  United States
27:17
Women's short
(4.208 km)
Edith Masai
  Kenya
13:30 Worknesh Kidane
  Ethiopia
13:36 Isabella Ochichi
  Kenya
13:39
Junior women
(5.962 km)
Viola Kibiwott
  Kenya
20:13 Tirunesh Dibaba
  Ethiopia
20:14 Vivian Cheruiyot
  Kenya
20:22
Team
Senior men   Kenya 18   Ethiopia 43   Morocco 58
Men's short   Kenya 20   Ethiopia 32   Spain 57
Junior men   Kenya 18   Ethiopia 24   Uganda 37
Senior women   Ethiopia 28   United States 38   Kenya 41
Women's short   Ethiopia 32   Kenya 34   Ireland 85
Junior women   Kenya 13   Ethiopia 24   Japan 63

Race resultsEdit

Senior men's race (11.998 km)Edit

For full event details see 2002 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Kenenisa Bekele   Ethiopia 34:52
  John Yuda   Tanzania 34:58
  Wilberforce Talel   Kenya 35:20
4 Richard Limo   Kenya 35:26
5 Charles Kamathi   Kenya 35:29
6 Albert Chepkurui   Kenya 35:32
7 Abderrahim Goumri   Morocco 35:43
8 Yonas Kifle   Eritrea 35:47
9 Enock Mitei   Kenya 35:49
10 Jaouad Gharib   Morocco 35:57
11 Abdi Abdirahman   United States 36:03
12 Assefa Mezegebu   Ethiopia 36:06
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Kenya
Wilberforce Talel 3
Richard Limo 4
Charles Kamathi 5
Albert Chepkurui 6
(Enock Mitei) (n/s)
(Hosea Kogo) (n/s)
18
    Ethiopia
Kenenisa Bekele 1
Assefa Mezegebu 11
Habte Jifar 15
Fita Bayissa 16
(Lemma Alemayehu) (n/s)
(Mesfin Hailu) (n/s)
43
    Morocco
Abderrahim Goumri 7
Jaouad Gharib 9
Saïd Berrioui 19
Elarbi Khattabi 23
(Hakim Radouan) (DNF)
58
4   France 71
5   United States 107
6   Spain 121
7   Eritrea 141
8   Tanzania 146
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result (n/s: nonscorer)

Men's short race (4.208 km)Edit

For full event details see 2002 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Men's short race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Kenenisa Bekele   Ethiopia 12:11
  Luke Kipkosgei   Kenya 12:18
  Haylu Mekonnen   Ethiopia 12:20
4 Sammy Kipketer   Kenya 12:26
5 Craig Mottram   Australia 12:27
6 Julius Nyamu   Kenya 12:30
7 Antonio Jiménez   Spain 12:30
8 Joseph Kosgei   Kenya 12:32
9 Khalid El Amri   Morocco 12:33
10 Driss Maazouzi   France 12:34
11 Jorge Torres   United States 12:35
12 Saïd El Wardi   Morocco 12:35
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Kenya
Luke Kipkosgei 2
Sammy Kipketer 4
Julius Nyamu 6
Joseph Kosgei 8
(Abraham Chebii) (n/s)
(Sammy Kiplagat) (n/s)
20
    Ethiopia
Kenenisa Bekele 1
Haylu Mekonnen 3
Mohamed Awol 13
Abiyote Abate 15
(Million Wolde) (n/s)
(Berhanu Addane) (n/s)
32
    Spain
Antonio Jiménez 7
Isaac Viciosa 14
Alberto García 16
Roberto García 20
(José Luis Blanco) (n/s)
(Iván Hierro) (n/s)
57
4   Morocco 78
5   United States 113
6   France 117
7   United Kingdom 120
8   Australia 120
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result (n/s: nonscorer)

Junior men's race (7.974 km)Edit

For full event details see 2002 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam   Ethiopia 23:18
  Abel Cheruiyot   Kenya 23:19
  Boniface Kiprop   Uganda 23:28
4 Thomas Kiplitan   Kenya 23:33
5 Eliud Kipchoge   Kenya 23:39
6 Sileshi Sihine   Ethiopia 23:42
7 Nicholas Kemboi   Kenya 23:48
8 Girma Assefa   Ethiopia 23:49
9 Abebe Dinkessa   Ethiopia 23:50
10 Moses Mosop   Kenya 23:58
11 Martin Toroitich   Uganda 24:05
12 Mike Kipyego   Kenya 24:10
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Kenya
Abel Cheruiyot 2
Thomas Kiplitan 4
Eliud Kipchoge 5
Nicholas Kemboi 7
(Moses Mosop) (n/s)
(Mike Kipyego) (n/s)
18
    Ethiopia
Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam 1
Sileshi Sihen 6
Girma Assefa 8
Abebe Dinkessa 9
(Tessema Absher) (n/s)
(Nasdr Abdesa) (n/s)
24
    Uganda
Boniface Kiprop 3
Martin Toroitich 10
Paul Wakou 11
Francis Musani 13
37
4   Japan 77
5   Morocco 89
6   Zambia 94
7   United States 113
8   Algeria 131
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result (n/s: nonscorer)

Senior women's race (7.974 km)Edit

For full event details see 2002 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Paula Radcliffe   United Kingdom 26:55
  Deena Drossin   United States 27:04
  Colleen de Reuck   United States 27:17
4 Miwako Yamanaka   Japan 27:19
5 Eyerusalem Kuma   Ethiopia 27:19
6 Merima Denboba   Ethiopia 27:21
7 Leila Aman   Ethiopia 27:25
8 Rose Cheruiyot   Kenya 27:28
9 Pamela Chepchumba   Kenya 27:30
10 Teyiba Erkesso   Ethiopia 27:32
11 Leah Malot   Kenya 27:35
12 Jen Rhines   United States 27:43
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Ethiopia
Eyerusalem Kuma 5
Merima Denboba 6
Leila Aman 7
Teyiba Erkesso 10
(Ayelech Worku) (n/s)
(Atalelech Ketema) (n/s)
28
    United States
Deena Drossin 2
Colleen de Reuck 3
Jen Rhines 12
Milena Glusac 21
(Elva Dryer) (n/s)
(Amy Rudolph) (n/s)
38
    Kenya
Rose Cheruiyot 8
Pamela Chepchumba 9
Leah Malot 11
Jane Omoro 13
(Jepkorir Ayabei) (n/s)
(Monica Wangari) (n/s)
41
4   Japan 67
5   United Kingdom 69
6   Portugal 84
7   Spain 104
8   France 121
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result (n/s: nonscorer)

Women's short race (4.208 km)Edit

For full event details see 2002 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Women's short race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Edith Masai   Kenya 13:30
  Worknesh Kidane   Ethiopia 13:36
  Isabella Ochichi   Kenya 13:39
4 Benita Johnson   Australia 13:42
5 Suzy Favor Hamilton   United States 13:47
6 Abebech Nigussie   Ethiopia 13:53
7 Sonia O'Sullivan   Ireland 13:55
8 Amane Godana   Ethiopia 14:00
9 Rosanna Martin   Italy 14:01
10 Anne Keenan-Buckley   Ireland 14:03
11 Carrie Tollefson   United States 14:05
12 Bouchra Chaâbi   Morocco 14:06
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Ethiopia
Worknesh Kidane 2
Abebech Nigussie 6
Amane Godana 8
Genet Gebregiorgis 16
(Merima Hashim) (n/s)
(Sinkinesh Gudeta) (n/s)
32
    Kenya
Edith Masai 1
Isabella Ochichi 3
Nancy Wambui 13
Jane Kiptoo 17
(Prisca Ngetich) (n/s)
34
    Ireland
Sonia O'Sullivan 7
Anne Keenan-Buckley 10
Rosemary Ryan 18
Maria McCambridge 50
(Valerie Vaughan) (n/s)
(Maureen Harrington) (n/s)
85
4   Russia 86
5   Australia 86
6   United States 90
7   Portugal 108
8   Morocco 133
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result (n/s: nonscorer)

Junior women's race (5.962 km)Edit

For full event details see 2002 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Viola Kibiwott   Kenya 20:13
  Tirunesh Dibaba   Ethiopia 20:14
  Vivian Cheruiyot   Kenya 20:22
4 Fridah Domongole   Kenya 20:23
5 Peninah Chepchumba   Kenya 20:24
6 Bezunesh Bekele   Ethiopia 20:34
7 Mestawat Tufa   Ethiopia 20:40
8 Snezana Kostic   Yugoslavia 20:43
9 Melissa Rollison   Australia 20:50
10 Sharon Cherop   Kenya 20:53
11 Yenealem Ayano   Ethiopia 20:59
12 Valentine Koech   Kenya 21:03
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Kenya
Viola Kibiwott 1
Vivian Cheruiyot 3
Fridah Domongole 4
Peninah Chepchumba 5
(Sharon Cherop) (n/s)
(Valentine Koech) (n/s)
13
    Ethiopia
Tirunesh Dibaba 2
Bezunesh Bekele 6
Mestawat Tufa 7
Yenealem Ayano 9
(Meseret Defar) (n/s)
(Derbe Ayele) (n/s)
24
    Japan
Emi Ikeda 10
Chiaki Iwamoto 14
Mika Matsumoto 17
Ayumi Hashimoto 22
(Misaki Katsumata) (n/s)
63
4   Australia 77
5   United States 87
6   Russia 106
7   France 128
8   United Kingdom 130
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result (n/s: nonscorer)

Medal table (unofficial)Edit

  *   Host nation (Ireland)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Kenya63413
2  Ethiopia56112
3  Great Britain1001
4  United States0213
5  Tanzania0101
6  Uganda0022
7  Japan0011
  Morocco0011
  Spain0011
Totals (9 nations)12121135
  • Note: Totals include both individual and team medals, with medals in the team competition counting as one medal.

ParticipationEdit

According to an unofficial count, 664 athletes from 59 countries participated. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[42] The announced athletes from   Angola,   Nigeria,   Palestine, and   Sierra Leone did not show.[12][13][17][18]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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