2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

The 2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was hosted in the city of Kampala, Uganda's capital. This 42nd edition was held on 26 March 2017.

42nd World Cross Country Championships
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OrganisersIAAF
Edition42nd
Date26 March
Host cityKampala, Uganda Uganda
LocationKampala
Nations participating59
Athletes participating553
Races5
Distances~10 km – Senior men (9.858 km)
~8 km – Junior men (7.858 km)
10 km – Senior women (9.858 km)
~6 km – Junior women (5.858 km)
Official websiteKampala 2017

ScheduleEdit

In keeping with past events, all five races, including the newly introduced mixed relay, were held in the afternoon. The first event was the inaugural mixed relay race, which was won by Kenya. The junior races preceded the senior races, and the senior men's event concluded the programme.[1]

Date Time (UTC) Events
26 March 14:00 Mixed Relay
14:30 Junior race women
15:10 Junior race men
15:55 Senior race women
16:55 Senior race men

MedallistsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
Senior men
(10 km)
  Geoffrey Kipsang (KEN) 28:24   Leonard Kiplimo Barsoton (KEN) 28:36   Abadi Hadis (ETH) 28:43
Senior women
(10 km)
  Irene Chepet Cheptai (KEN) 31:57   Alice Aprot Nawowuna (KEN) 32:01   Lilian Kasait Rengeruk (KEN) 32:11
Junior men
(8 km)
  Jacob Kiplimo (UGA) 22:40   Amdework Walelegn (ETH) 22:43   Richard Yator Kimunyan (KEN) 22:52
Junior women
(6 km)
  Letesenbet Gidey (ETH) 18:34   Hawi Feysa (ETH) 18:57   Celliphine Chepteek Chespol (KEN) 19:02
Team
Mixed Relay   Kenya
Asbel Kiprop
Winfred Mbithe
Bernard Koros
Beatrice Chepkoech
22:22   Ethiopia
Welde Tufa
Bone Cheluke
Yomif Kejelcha
Genzebe Dibaba
22:30   Turkey
Aras Kaya
Meryem Akda
Ali Kaya
Yasemin Can
22:37
Senior men   Ethiopia
Abadi Hadis
Jemal Yimer
Muktar Edris
Ibrahim Jeilan
Bonsa Dida
Getaneh Molla
21   Kenya
Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor
Leonard Kiplimo Barsoton
Vincent Kipsang Rono
Leonard Patrick Komon
Nicholas Mboroto Kobimbei
Leonard Langat
22   Uganda
Timothy Toroitich
Abdallah Kibet Mande
Stephen Kiprotich
Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei
Phillip Kipyeko
Stephen Kissa
72
Senior women   Kenya
Irene Chepet Cheptai
Alice Aprot Nawowuna
Lilian Kasait Rengeruk
Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi
Agnes Jebet Tirop
Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon
10   Ethiopia
Belaynesh Oljira
Senbere Teferi
Gebeyanesh Ayele
Sentayehu Lewetegn
Zerfie Limeneh
Dera Dida
45   Bahrain
Ruth Jebet
Rose Chelimo
Eunice Chebichii Chumba
Desi Mokonin
Bontu Rebitu
58
Junior men   Ethiopia
Amdework Walelegn
Betesfa Getahun
Selemon Barega
Tefera Mosisa
Bayelign Teshager
Solomon Berihu
17   Kenya
Richard Yator Kimunyan
Amos Kirui
Edwin Kiplangat Bett
Wesley Ledama
Ronald Kiprotich Kirui
Meshack Munguti Nzula
28   Eritrea
Yemane Haileselassie
Filmon Ande
Abraha Kokob
Mehari Tsegay
Robel Sibhatu
55
Junior women   Ethiopia
Letesenbet Gidey
Hawi Feysa
Fotyen Tesfay
Zeineba Yimer
Biri Abera
Wede Kefale
19   Kenya
Celliphine Chepteek Chespol
Sheila Chelangat
Hellen Ekalale Lobun
Joyline Cherotich
Emmaculate Chepkirui
Sandrafelis Chebet Tuei
20   Uganda
Peruth Chemutai
Sarah Chelangat
Adha Munguleya
Janat Chemusto
Esther Yeko Chekwemoi
Scarlet Chemos
63

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Kenya45312
2  Ethiopia4419
3  Uganda1023
4  Bahrain0011
  Eritrea0011
  Turkey0011
Totals (6 nations)99927
  • Note: Totals include both individual and team medals, with medals in the team competition counting as one medal.

ParticipationEdit

A total of 553 athletes from 59 countries were scheduled to participate.[2] A Refugee Athletics team was scheduled to participate in the mixed relay, but did not take part.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Timetable by day. IAAF. Retrieved on 28 November 2016.
  2. ^ Countries IAAF World Cross Country Championships 2015. IAAF. Retrieved on 27 March 2017.

External linksEdit