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2006 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

The 2006 IAAF World Cross Country Championships took place on April 1/2, 2006. The races were held at the Umi-no-nakamichi Seaside Park in Fukuoka, Japan, Japan's National Cross Country Course which is the permanent residence of the annual Fukuoka International Cross Country meeting.

2006 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
2006 IAAF World Cross Country Championships Logo.png
OrganisersIAAF
Edition34th
DateApril 1/2
Host cityFukuoka, Kyushu, Japan Japan
LocationUmi-no-nakamichi Seaside Park
Nations participating59
Athletes participating574
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

The event was once again dominated by Ethiopian and Kenyan runners and also Eritrean runners. Kenenisa Bekele won both men's individual races, proving himself the most successful Cross country runner. Reports of the event were given in The New York Times,[1] and for the IAAF.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

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
35:40 Sileshi Sihine
  Ethiopia
35:43 Martin Mathathi
  Kenya
35:44
Men's short
(4 km)
Kenenisa Bekele
  Ethiopia
10:54 Isaac Songok
  Kenya
10:55 Adil Kaouch
  Morocco
10:57
Junior men
(8 km)
Mang'ata Ndiwa
  Kenya
23:53 Leonard Patrick Komon
  Kenya
23:54 Tariku Bekele
  Ethiopia
23:56
Senior women
(8 km)
Tirunesh Dibaba
  Ethiopia
25:21 Lornah Kiplagat
  Netherlands
25:26 Meselech Melkamu
  Ethiopia
25:38
Women's short
(4 km)
Gelete Burka
  Ethiopia
12:51 Prisca Ngetich
  Kenya
12:53 Meselech Melkamu
  Ethiopia
12:54
Junior women
(6 km)
Pauline Korikwiang
  Kenya
19:27 Veronica Wanjiru
  Kenya
19:27 Mercy Kosgei
  Kenya
19:45
Team
Senior men   Kenya 24   Eritrea 28   Ethiopia 42
Men's short   Kenya 21   Ethiopia 48   Morocco 53
Junior men   Kenya 16   Ethiopia 24   Eritrea 44
Senior women   Ethiopia 16   Kenya 39   Japan 80
Women's short   Ethiopia 25   Kenya 26   Australia 69
Junior women   Kenya 10   Ethiopia 29   Japan 58

Race resultsEdit

Senior men's race (12 km)Edit

Kenenisa Bekele took his fifth consecutive long race title. At the team competition Eritrea surprisingly beat Ethiopia and lost to Kenya only by four points.

For full event details see 2006 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Kenenisa Bekele   Ethiopia 35:40
  Sileshi Sihine   Ethiopia 35:43
  Martin Mathathi   Kenya 35:44
4 Zersenay Tadesse   Eritrea 35:47
5 Mike Kigen   Kenya 35:54
6 Hosea Macharinyang   Kenya 36:02
7 Yonas Kifle   Eritrea 36:05
8 Ali Abdalla   Eritrea 36:18
9 Tesfayohannes Mesfen   Eritrea 36:18
10 Simon Arusei   Kenya 36:18
11 Abderrahim Goumri   Morocco 36:20
12 John Kibowen   Kenya 36:21
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Kenya
Martin Mathathi 3
Mike Kigen 5
Hosea Macharinyang 6
Simon Arusei 10
(John Kibowen) (12)
(Simion Tuitoek) (58)
24
    Eritrea
Zersenay Tadesse 4
Yonas Kifle 7
Ali Abdalla 8
Tesfayohannes Mesfen 9
(Samson Kiflemariam) (19)
28
    Ethiopia
Kenenisa Bekele 1
Sileshi Sihine 2
Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam 13
Ketema Nigusse 26
(Eshetu Gezhagne) (31)
(Abebe Dinkessa) (71)
42
4   Morocco 62
5   Uganda 102
6   Qatar 116
7   Portugal 152
8   Japan 171
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result.

Men's short race (4 km)Edit

Kenenisa Bekele took his fifth consecutive short race title. The 1999 winner, Benjamin Limo of Kenya finished fourth.

For full event details see 2006 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Men's short race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Kenenisa Bekele   Ethiopia 10:54
  Isaac Songok   Kenya 10:55
  Adil Kaouch   Morocco 10:57
4 Benjamin Limo   Kenya 11:00
5 Ali Abdosh   Ethiopia 11:01
6 Adam Goucher   United States 11:02
7 Augustine Choge   Kenya 11:03
8 Edwin Cheruiyot Soi   Kenya 11:06
9 Saif Saeed Shaheen   Qatar 11:08
10 Sultan Khamis Zaman   Qatar 11:08
11 Craig Mottram   Australia 11:10
12 Sileshi Sihine   Ethiopia 11:12
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Kenya
Isaac Songok 2
Benjamin Limo 4
Augustine Choge 7
Edwin Cheruiyot Soi 8
(Brimin Kipruto) (18)
(Yusuf Kibet Biwot) (20)
21
    Ethiopia
Kenenisa Bekele 1
Ali Abdosh 5
Sileshi Sihine 12
Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam 30
(Abebe Dinkessa) (39)
(Zenbaba Yegezu) (48)
48
    Morocco
Adil Kaouch 3
Hicham Bellani 14
Khalid El Amri 15
Hamid Ezzine 21
(Anis Selmouni) (47)
53
4   Qatar 66
5   United States 80
6   Spain 140
7   Uganda 142
8   Algeria 158
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 2006 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Mang'ata Ndiwa   Kenya 23:53
  Leonard Patrick Komon   Kenya 23:54
  Tariku Bekele   Ethiopia 23:56
4 Joseph Ebuya   Kenya 23:59
5 Ibrahim Jellan   Ethiopia 24:04
6 Habtamu Fikadu   Ethiopia 24:04
7 Kamal Ali Thamer   Qatar 24:05
8 Samuel Tsegay   Eritrea 24:06
9 Bernard Matheka   Kenya 24:08
10 Tadesse Tola   Ethiopia 24:09
11 Kidane Tadasse   Eritrea 24:21
12 Kiflom Slum   Eritrea 24:22
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Kenya
Mang'ata Ndiwa 1
Leonard Patrick Komon 2
Joseph Ebuya 4
Bernard Matheka 9
(Daniel Gitau) (15)
16
    Ethiopia
Tariku Bekele 3
Ibrahim Jellan 5
Habtamu Fikadu 6
Tadesse Tola 10
(Demssew Tsega) (16)
24
    Eritrea
Samuel Tsegay 8
Kidane Tadasse 11
Kiflom Slum 12
Teklemariam Medhin 13
44
4   Uganda 80
5   Qatar 83
6   Bahrain 101
7   Japan 110
8   Morocco 124
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result.

Senior women's race (8 km)Edit

Tirunesh Dibaba took her second consecutive long race title.

For full event details see 2006 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Tirunesh Dibaba   Ethiopia 25:21
  Lornah Kiplagat   Netherlands 25:26
  Meselech Melkamu   Ethiopia 25:38
4 Benita Johnson   Australia 25:43
5 Wude Ayalew   Ethiopia 25:47
6 Kayoko Fukushi   Japan 25:51
7 Mestawat Tufa   Ethiopia 25:59
8 Evelyne Wambui   Kenya 26:11
9 Faith Jemutai   Kenya 26:12
10 Alice Chelangat   Kenya 26:13
11 Blake Russell   United States 26:23
12 Mercy Njoroge   Kenya 26:26
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Ethiopia
Tirunesh Dibaba 1
Meselech Melkamu 3
Wude Ayalew 5
Mestawat Tufa 7
(Ejagayehu Dibaba) (14)
(Teyiba Erkesso) (46)
16
    Kenya
Evelyne Wambui 8
Faith Jemutai 9
Alice Chelangat 10
Mercy Njoroge 12
(Edna Kiplagat) (13)
(Consalater Chemtai Yadaa) (58)
39
    Japan
Kayoko Fukushi 6
Yoshimi Ozaki 19
Megumi Oshima 25
Yumi Sato 30
(Kayo Sugihara) (50)
(Michiko Ogawa) (65)
80
4   Australia 87
5   United States 91
6   New Zealand 112
7   United Kingdom 134
8   China 141
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result.

Women's short race (4 km)Edit

Ethiopia won the team competition beating Kenya only by a single point.

For full event details see 2006 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Women's short race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Gelete Burka   Ethiopia 12:51
  Prisca Ngetich   Kenya 12:53
  Meselech Melkamu   Ethiopia 12:54
4 Benita Johnson   Australia 12:55
5 Lornah Kiplagat   Netherlands 12:55
6 Beatrice Chepchumba   Kenya 12:58
7 Zhor El Kamch   Morocco 13:03
8 Vivian Cheruiyot   Kenya 13:10
9 Bezunesh Bekele   Ethiopia 13:10
10 Isabella Ochichi   Kenya 13:11
11 Melissa Rollison   Australia 13:11
12 Teyiba Erkesso   Ethiopia 13:12
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Ethiopia
Gelete Burka 1
Meselech Melkamu 3
Bezunesh Bekele 9
Teyiba Erkesso 12
(Etalemahu Kidane) (13)
(Tirunesh Dibaba) (DNF)
25
    Kenya
Prisca Ngetich 2
Beatrice Chepchumba 6
Vivian Cheruiyot 8
Isabella Ochichi 10
(Nancy Wambui) (14)
(Beatrice Rutto) (41)
26
    Australia
Benita Johnson 4
Melissa Rollison 11
Anna Thompson 25
Donna MacFarlane 29
(Victoria Mitchell) (33)
(Eloise Wellings) (39)
69
4   Morocco 73
5   United States 99
6   Russia 102
7   Canada 115
8   China 156
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 2006 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Pauline Korikwiang   Kenya 19:27
  Veronica Wanjiru   Kenya 19:27
  Mercy Kosgei   Kenya 19:45
4 Emmy Chepkirui   Kenya 19:52
5 Belainesh Zemedkun   Ethiopia 19:56
6 Workitu Ayanu   Ethiopia 19:57
7 Emebt Etea   Ethiopia 20:05
8 Pamela Chesopich Lisoreng   Kenya 20:06
9 Gladys Chemweno   Kenya 20:09
10 Sian Edwards   United Kingdom 20:10
11 Asselefech Assefa   Ethiopia 20:22
12 Merat Bahta   Eritrea 20:22
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Kenya
Pauline Korikwiang 1
Veronica Wanjiru 2
Mercy Kosgei 3
Emmy Chepkirui 4
(Pamela Chesopich Lisoreng) (8)
(Gladys Chemweno) (9)
10
    Ethiopia
Belainesh Zemedkun 5
Workitu Ayanu 6
Emebt Etea 7
Asselefech Assefa 11
(Derebe Godan) (21)
29
    Japan
Hitomi Niiya 13
Megumi Kinukawa 14
Kazue Kojima 15
Yuko Nohara 16
(Chisato Ozaki) (17)
(Aimi Horikoshi) (23)
58
4   Eritrea 81
5   United Kingdom 113
6   United States 142
7   Morocco 142
8   Australia 158
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result.

Medal table (unofficial)Edit

  *   Host nation (Japan)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Kenya66214
2  Ethiopia64414
3  Eritrea0112
4  Netherlands0101
5  Morocco0022
6  Australia0011
Totals (6 nations)12121034
  • Note: Totals include both individual and team medals, with medals in the team competition counting as one medal.

ParticipationEdit

According to an unofficial count, 574 athletes from 59 countries participated. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[39] The announced athlete from   Equatorial Guinea did not show.[14][15]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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