2004 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

The 2004 IAAF World Cross Country Championships took place on March 20/21, 2004. The races were held at the Ossegem Park in Brussels, the capital of Belgium. Reports of the event were given in The New York Times,[1] and for the IAAF.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

2004 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
2004 IAAF World Cross Country Championships Logo.png
OrganisersIAAF
Edition32nd
DateMarch 20/21
Host cityBrussels, Belgium Belgium
VenueOssegem Park
Events6
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
Participation673 athletes from
72 nations

The new team scores introduced in 2002 were reverted to the original form as used in 2001 and earlier.

Complete results for senior men,[8][9][10] for senior men's teams,[8][11][12] for men's short race,[13][14][15] for men's short race teams,[13][16][17] for junior men,[18][19][20] for junior men's teams,[18][21][22] senior women,[23][24][25] for senior women's teams,[23][26][27] for women's short race,[28][29][30] for women's short race teams,[28][31][32] for junior women,[33][34][35] for junior women's teams,[33][36][37] medallists,[38] and the results of British athletes who took part[39] were published.

MedallistsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
Senior men
(12 km)
Kenenisa Bekele
  Ethiopia
35:52 Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam
  Ethiopia
36:10 Sileshi Sihine
  Ethiopia
36:11
Men's short
(4 km)
Kenenisa Bekele
  Ethiopia
11:31 Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam
  Ethiopia
11:36 Maregu Zewdie
  Ethiopia
11:42
Junior men
(8 km)
Meba Tadesse
  Ethiopia
24:01 Boniface Kiprop
  Uganda
24:03 Ernest Meli Kimeli
  Kenya
24:16
Senior women
(8 km)
Benita Johnson
  Australia
27:17 Ejagayehu Dibaba
  Ethiopia
27:29 Worknesh Kidane
  Ethiopia
27:34
Women's short
(4 km)
Edith Masai
  Kenya
13:07 Tirunesh Dibaba
  Ethiopia
13:09 Teyiba Erkesso
  Ethiopia
13:11
Junior women
(6 km)
Meselech Melkamu
  Ethiopia
20:48 Aziza Aliyu
  Ethiopia
20:53 Mestawat Tadesse
  Ethiopia
20:56
Team
Senior men   Ethiopia 14   Kenya 30   Eritrea 66
Men's short   Ethiopia 17   Qatar 39   Kenya 52
Junior men   Kenya 20   Ethiopia 25   Uganda 33
Senior women   Ethiopia 26   Kenya 30   United Kingdom 74
Women's short   Ethiopia 19   Kenya 21   Canada 87
Junior women   Ethiopia 10   Kenya 36   Japan 67

Race resultsEdit

Senior men's race (12 km)Edit

Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Kenenisa Bekele   Ethiopia 35:52
  Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam   Ethiopia 36:10
  Sileshi Sihine   Ethiopia 36:11
4 Eliud Kipchoge   Kenya 36:34
5 Charles Kamathi   Kenya 36:36
6 Zersenay Tadesse   Eritrea 36:37
7 Fabiano Joseph   Tanzania 36:49
8 Yibeltal Admassu   Ethiopia 36:52
9 Yonas Kifle   Eritrea 36:53
10 Wilberforce Talel   Kenya 37:01
11 John Cheruiyot Korir   Kenya 37:03
12 Hicham Chatt   Morocco 37:09
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Ethiopia
Kenenisa Bekele 1
Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam 2
Sileshi Sihine 3
Yibeltal Admassu 8
(Tibebu Yenew) (15)
(Ketema Nigusse) (36)
14
    Kenya
Eliud Kipchoge 4
Charles Kamathi 5
Wilberforce Talel 10
John Cheruiyot Korir 11
(Simion Tuitoek) (27)
(Richard Limo) (32)
30
    Eritrea
Zersenay Tadesse 6
Yonas Kifle 9
Tesfayohannes Mesfen 22
Samson Kiflemariam 29
(Tekle Menghisteab) (74)
66
4   Morocco 68
5   Australia 101
6   Tanzania 118
7   Rwanda 164
8   Spain 166
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Men's short race (4 km)Edit

Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Kenenisa Bekele   Ethiopia 11:31
  Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam   Ethiopia 11:36
  Maregu Zewdie   Ethiopia 11:42
4 Abdullah Ahmed Hassan   Qatar 11:44
5 Saif Saeed Shaheen   Qatar 11:44
6 Eliud Kirui   Kenya 11:45
7 Isaac Songok   Kenya 11:45
8 Sultan Khamis Zaman   Qatar 11:50
9 Craig Mottram   Australia 11:51
10 Adil Kaouch   Morocco 11:56
11 Dejene Berhanu   Ethiopia 11:56
12 Tarek Boukensa   Algeria 11:56
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Ethiopia
Kenenisa Bekele 1
Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam 2
Maregu Zewdie 3
Dejene Berhanu 11
(Hussen Adilo) (29)
(Mohamed Awol) (31)
17
    Qatar
Abdullah Ahmed Hassan 4
Saif Saeed Shaheen 5
Sultan Khamis Zaman 8
Abdulaziz Al-Ameri 22
(Ali Al-Dawoodi) (23)
(Khamis Abdulla Saifeldin) (95)
39
    Kenya
Eliud Kirui 6
Isaac Songok 7
Abraham Chebii 19
Kiplimo Muneria 20
(Boniface Kiprotich Songok) (21)
(John Kibowen) (32)
52
4   Algeria 119
5   Morocco 119
6   Canada 128
7   United States 163
8   Spain 193
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior men's race (8 km)Edit

Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Meba Tadesse   Ethiopia 24:01
  Boniface Kiprop   Uganda 24:03
  Ernest Meli Kimeli   Kenya 24:16
4 Barnabas Kosgei   Kenya 24:24
5 Mulugeta Wendimu   Ethiopia 24:44
6 Hosea Macharinyang   Kenya 24:51
7 Ronald Rutto   Kenya 25:04
8 Moses Aliwa   Uganda 25:08
9 Tessema Absher   Ethiopia 25:12
10 Yirefu Birhanu   Ethiopia 25:18
11 Harbert Okuti   Uganda 25:21
12 Nicholas Kwemoi   Uganda 25:22
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Kenya
Ernest Meli Kimeli 3
Barnabas Kosgei 4
Hosea Macharinyang 6
Ronald Rutto 7
(Moses Masai) (16)
(Stanley Kipkosgei Salil) (21)
20
    Ethiopia
Meba Tadesse 1
Mulugeta Wendimu 5
Tessema Absher 9
Yirefu Birhanu 10
(Kabtamu Reta) (20)
25
    Uganda
Boniface Kiprop 2
Moses Aliwa 8
Harbert Okuti 11
Nicholas Kwemoi 12
33
4   Morocco 61
5   Japan 105
6   Algeria 157
7   United States 175
8   Russia 179
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Senior women's race (8 km)Edit

Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Benita Johnson   Australia 27:17
  Ejagayehu Dibaba   Ethiopia 27:29
  Worknesh Kidane   Ethiopia 27:34
4 Alice Timbilil   Kenya 27:36
5 Teyiba Erkesso   Ethiopia 27:43
6 Lornah Kiplagat   Netherlands 27:56
7 Eunice Chepkorir   Kenya 27:59
8 Émilie Mondor   Canada 28:01
9 Fridah Domongole   Kenya 28:03
10 Sally Barsosio   Kenya 28:08
11 Kathy Butler   United Kingdom 28:13
12 Olivera Jevtić   Serbia and Montenegro 28:18
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Ethiopia
Ejagayehu Dibaba 2
Worknesh Kidane 3
Teyiba Erkesso 5
Derartu Tulu 16
(Eyerusalem Kuma) (43)
(Alemtsehay Hailu) (59)
26
    Kenya
Alice Timbilil 4
Eunice Chepkorir 7
Fridah Domongole 9
Sally Barsosio 10
(Jane Ngotho) (20)
(Irene Kipchumba) (34)
30
    United Kingdom
Kathy Butler 11
Liz Yelling 13
Louise Damen 22
Natalie Harvey 28
(Hayley Yelling) (29)
74
4   France 90
5   United States 98
6   Australia 99
7   Canada 161
8   Portugal 167
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Women's short race (4 km)Edit

Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Edith Masai   Kenya 13:07
  Tirunesh Dibaba   Ethiopia 13:09
  Teyiba Erkesso   Ethiopia 13:11
4 Worknesh Kidane   Ethiopia 13:14
5 Isabella Ochichi   Kenya 13:18
6 Olga Romanova   Russia 13:19
7 Peninah Chepchumba   Kenya 13:22
8 Vivian Cheruiyot   Kenya 13:23
9 Jane Wanjiku   Kenya 13:23
10 Ejagayehu Dibaba   Ethiopia 13:23
11 Amane Godana   Ethiopia 13:27
12 Zahra Ouaziz   Morocco 13:33
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Ethiopia
Tirunesh Dibaba 2
Teyiba Erkesso 3
Worknesh Kidane 4
Ejagayehu Dibaba 10
(Amane Godana) (11)
(Bezunesh Bekele) (18)
19
    Kenya
Edith Masai 1
Isabella Ochichi 5
Peninah Chepchumba 7
Vivian Cheruiyot 8
(Jane Wanjiku) (9)
(Beatrice Chepchumba) (21)
21
    Canada
Émilie Mondor 13
Carmen Douma-Hussar 17
Malindi Elmore 22
Tina Connelly 35
(Courtney Inman) (37)
(Leah Pells) (57)
87
4   Morocco 101
5   United Kingdom 125
6   Portugal 127
7   United States 141
8   Spain 191
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior women's race (6 km)Edit

Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Meselech Melkamu   Ethiopia 20:48
  Aziza Aliyu   Ethiopia 20:53
  Mestawat Tadesse   Ethiopia 20:56
4 Workitu Ayanu   Ethiopia 20:59
5 Chemutai Rionotukei   Kenya 21:04
6 Jebichi Yator   Kenya 21:05
7 Yenealem Ayano   Ethiopia 21:05
8 Bao Guiying   China 21:05
9 Gladys Chemweno   Kenya 21:13
10 Hitomi Miyai   Japan 21:15
11 Yuko Nohara   Japan 21:19
12 Siham Hilali   Morocco 21:31
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Ethiopia
Meselech Melkamu 1
Aziza Aliyu 2
Mestawat Tadesse 3
Workitu Ayanu 4
(Yenealem Ayano) (7)
(Hirut Mengestu) (15)
10
    Kenya
Chemutai Rionotukei 5
Jebichi Yator 6
Gladys Chemweno 9
Everline Kemunto Kimwei 16
(Emmy Chepkirui) (17)
(Nelly Chepkurui) (18)
36
    Japan
Hitomi Miyai 10
Yuko Nohara 11
Hitomi Niiya 19
Kei Terada 27
(Tomoka Inadomi) (29)
(Misaki Katsumata) (33)
67
4   United States 120
5   Russia 160
6   China 169
7   South Africa 185
8   Morocco 196
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Medal table (unofficial)Edit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Ethiopia96520
2  Kenya2428
3  Australia1001
4  Uganda0112
5  Qatar0101
6  Canada0011
  Eritrea0011
  Great Britain0011
  Japan0011
Totals (9 nations)12121236
  • Note: Totals include both individual and team medals, with medals in the team competition counting as one medal.

ParticipationEdit

According to an unofficial count, 673 athletes from 72 countries participated. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[39] The announced athletes from   Guinea did not show.[19][20][29][30]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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External linksEdit

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