South American Cross Country Championships

The South American Cross Country Championships is an annual continental cross country running competition for athletes from South America or, more specifically, member countries of CONSUDATLE. It was first held in 1986,[1] making it the oldest of the continental cross country championships. The event is typically held in late February or early March.[2][3]

South American Cross Country Championships
SportCross country running
ContinentSouth America (CONSUDATLE)

The South American Championships in Athletics were the precursor to the competition in that cross country was featured on the main athletics programme between 1924 and 1949. After the introduction of an independent championships in 1986, multiple races were held: the initial competition schedule featured long races for senior men and women, and shorter races for junior men and women. This was expanded in 1991 with the addition of a youth competition for younger runners. Keeping in line with changes to the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, the South American championships also held senior short race competitions between 1998–2006, to complement the established long races. The short races were removed from the programme after their removal from the World Championships in 2006.[4]

Brazil have been the most successful nation at the championships: they were undefeated in both of the long race team contests between 1993 and 2001.


Edition Year Venue City Country No. of
1st 1986 San Carlos de Bariloche   Argentina 28
2nd 1987 Santiago   Chile 23
3rd 1988 Tandil   Argentina 23
4th 1989 Asunción   Paraguay 32
5th 1990 Caracas   Venezuela 26
6th 1991 Ambato   Ecuador
7th 1992 Jóckey Club São Paulo   Brazil
8th 1993 Cali   Colombia 89
9th 1994 Manaus   Brazil 81 + 1 guest
10th 1995 Cali   Colombia 60
11th 1996 Club Mbiguá Asunción   Paraguay 108
12th 1997 Santa Lucía Golf Club Comodoro Rivadavia   Argentina 82 + 1 guest
13th 1998 Artur Nogueira   Brazil 117
14th 1999 Artur Nogueira   Brazil 89
15th 2000 Cartagena de Indias   Colombia 81 + 69 foreign guests + 45 locals
16th 2001 Rio de Janeiro   Brazil 88 + 114 local
17th 2002 Santa Cruz de la Sierra   Bolivia 72
18th 2003 Ñu Guasú Park Asunción   Paraguay 95
19th 2004 Forte Marechal Hermes Macaé   Brazil 89
20th 2005 Club de Golf del Uruguay Montevideo   Uruguay 138
21st 2006 Naval Base Mar del Plata   Argentina 142
22nd[2] 2007 Centro de Treinamento da Marinha Rio de Janeiro   Brazil 86 + 1 guest
23rd[3] 2008 Ñu Guasú Park Asunción   Paraguay 91
24th[5] 2009 Parque del Stadio Italiano Coronel   Chile 73
25th[6] 2010 Campus La Salle Guayaquil   Ecuador 82
26th[7] 2011 Club Deportivo Sajonia Asunción   Paraguay 97
27th[8] 2012 Escuela de Equitación del Ejército Lima   Peru 85
28th[9] 2013 Ayuí Hotel Complex Concordia, Entre Ríos   Argentina 91
29th 2014 Jardín Botánico y Zoológico Asunción   Paraguay 158
30th 2015 Barranquilla, Atlántico   Colombia


Long courseEdit

Year Men's senior race Women's senior race
Individual Team Individual Team
1986   Omar Aguilar (CHI)   Olga Caccaviello (ARG)
1987   Omar Aguilar (CHI)   Mónica Regonessi (CHI)
1988   Antonio Silio (ARG)   Stella Maris Selles (ARG)
1989   Artur Castro (BRA)   Griselda González (ARG)
1990   Gerardo de Assis (BRA)   Rita de Jesus (BRA)
1991   Jacinto Navarrete (COL)   Graciela Caizabanda (ECU)
1992   Valdenor dos Santos (BRA)   Carmem de Oliveira (BRA)
1993   Valdenor dos Santos (BRA)   Brazil   Silvana Pereira (BRA)   Brazil
1994   Silvio Guerra (ECU)   Brazil   Carmem de Oliveira (BRA)   Brazil
1995   Vanderlei de Lima (BRA)   Brazil   Roseli Machado (BRA)   Brazil
1996   Herder Vásquez (COL)   Brazil   Stella Castro (COL)   Brazil
1997   Elenílson da Silva (BRA)   Brazil   Stella Castro (COL)   Brazil
1998   Sérgio Gonçalves da Silva (BRA)   Brazil   Rosângela Faría (BRA)   Brazil
1999   Sérgio Couto (BRA)   Brazil   Érika Olivera (CHI)   Brazil
2000   Daniel Ferreira (BRA)   Brazil   Bertha Sánchez (COL)   Brazil
2001   Adilson Ribeiro (BRA)   Brazil   Adriana de Souza (BRA)   Brazil
2002   Jonathan Monje (CHI)   Chile   Adriana de Souza (BRA)   Ecuador
2003   Javier Guarín (COL)   Chile   Susana Rebolledo (CHI)   Chile
2004   Byron Piedra (ECU)   Ecuador   Maria Lúcia Vieira (BRA)   Brazil
2005   William Naranjo (COL)   Ecuador   Lucélia Peres (BRA)   Brazil
2006   Javier Guarín (COL)   Brazil   Inés Melchor (PER)   Venezuela
2007   William Naranjo (COL)   Brazil   Ednalva Laureano da Silva (BRA)   Brazil
2008   Marílson Gomes dos Santos (BRA)   Brazil   Inés Melchor (PER)   Brazil
2009   Roberto Echeverría (CHI)   Brazil   Zenaide Vieira (BRA)   Brazil
2010   Miguel Almachi (ECU)   Brazil   Inés Melchor (PER)   Peru
2011   Solonei da Silva (BRA)   Brazil   Simone Alves da Silva (BRA)   Brazil
2012   Gilberto Lopes (BRA)   Brazil   Tatiele Carvalho (BRA)   Brazil
2013   Gilmar Silvestre Lopes (BRA)   Brazil   Cruz Nonata da Silva (BRA)   Brazil
2014   Wellington Bezerra da Silva (BRA)   Brazil   Sueli Pereira da Silva (BRA)   Brazil

Short courseEdit

Year Men's short race Women's short race
Individual Team Individual Team
1998   João Carlos Leite (BRA)   Brazil   Ana de Souza (BRA)   Brazil
1999   Valdenor dos Santos (BRA)   Brazil   Érika Olivera (CHI)   Chile
2000   Daniel Ferreira (BRA)   Brazil   Fabiana Cristine da Silva (BRA)   Brazil
2001   Oscar Cortínez (ARG)   Argentina   María Paredes (ECU)   Brazil
2002   Hudson de Souza (BRA)   Chile   Bertha Sánchez (COL)   Ecuador
2003   Clodoaldo da Silva (BRA)   Chile   Valeria Rodríguez (ARG)   Chile
2004   Juan Suárez (ARG)   Ecuador   Susana Rebolledo (CHI)   Argentina
2005   Israel dos Anjos (BRA)   Brazil   Susana Rebolledo (CHI)   Argentina
2006   Hudson de Souza (BRA)   Chile   Valeria Rodríguez (ARG)   Argentina


  1. ^ CAMPEONATO SUDAMERICANO DE CROSS COUNTRY (in Spanish), Confederación Atlética del Uruguay, archived from the original on January 11, 2014, retrieved January 11, 2014
  2. ^ a b Biscayart, Eduardo (2007-02-27). On the road to Mombasa - South American Cross Country Champs. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-03-02.
  3. ^ a b Biscayart, Eduardo (2008-03-04). Marílson dos Santos on course for Edinburgh – South American XC Champs. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-03-02.
  4. ^ Continental Cross Country Championships and Cups. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2010-03-02.
  5. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (2009-02-23). Brazil dominates South American Cross Country Championships in Chile. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-03-02.
  6. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (2010-03-02). Almachi and Melchor win South American Cross titles. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-03-02.
  7. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (2011-02-21). Brazil and Peru dominate South American XC champs in Asuncion. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-02-21.
  8. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (2012-03-05). Brazilians shine at South American Cross Country Championships. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-04-06.
  9. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (2013-02-24). Brazil's Lopes and da Silva win South American Cross Country titles. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-03-02.

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