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2019 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

The 2019 IAAF World Cross Country Championships were hosted in the city of Aarhus in Denmark. It was the 43rd edition of the championships and was held on 30 March 2019.

43rd World Cross Country Championships
2019 IAAF World Cross Country Championships logo.png
Date30 March
Host cityAarhus, Denmark
Nations participating63
Athletes participating520
  • 10,240 m (senior men and women)
  • 8,240 m (mixed relay)
  • 7,728 m (junior men)
  • 5,856 m (junior women)
Official websiteAarhus 2019

A part of the course was run on the grass roof of the Moesgaard Museum.[1] The race was held in challenging conditions, due to the very muddy course and steep hills.[2] The senior men's race was won by Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei, while the senior women's race was won by Kenyan Hellen Obiri.


In keeping with past events, all five races, including the mixed relay, were held in the middle of the day. The junior races preceded the senior races, and the senior men's event concluded the program.[3]

Date Time (CET) Events
30 March 11:00 Mixed Relay
11:35 Junior race women
12:10 Junior race men
13:00 Senior race women
14:00 Senior race men


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Senior men
(10 km)
  Joshua Cheptegei (UGA) 31:40   Jacob Kiplimo (UGA) 31:44   Geoffrey Kamworor (KEN) 31:55
Senior women
(10 km)
  Hellen Obiri (KEN) 36:14   Dera Dida (ETH) 36:16   Letesenbet Gidey (ETH) 36:24
Junior men
(8 km)
  Milkesa Mengesha (ETH) 23:52   Tadese Worku (ETH) 23:54   Oscar Chelimo (UGA) 23:55
Junior women
(6 km)
  Beatrice Chebet (KEN) 20:50   Alemitu Tariku (ETH) 20:50   Tsigie Gebreselama (ETH) 20:50
Mixed Relay   Ethiopia 25:49   Morocco 26:22   Kenya 26:29
Senior men   Uganda 20   Kenya 43   Ethiopia 46
Senior women   Ethiopia 21   Kenya 25   Uganda 36
Junior men   Ethiopia 18   Uganda 32   Kenya 34
Junior women   Ethiopia 17   Kenya 26   Japan 72

Medal tableEdit

1  Ethiopia53311
2  Kenya2338
3  Uganda2226
4  Morocco0101
5  Japan0011
Totals (5 nations)99927
  • Note: Totals include both individual and team medals, with medals in the team competition counting as one medal.


520 athletes from 63 countries were scheduled to participate:[4]


  1. ^ "IAAF: World Cross Country Aarhus 2019 course". Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  2. ^ "2019 IAAF World Cross Country Championships". Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  3. ^ Timetable by day. IAAF. Retrieved on 20 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Athletes - IAAF World Cross Country Championships Aarhus 2019". International Association of Athletics Federations. Retrieved 30 March 2019.

External linksEdit