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1979 IAAF World Cross Country Championships


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1979 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
OrganisersIAAF
Edition7th
DateMarch 25
Host cityLimerick, Munster, Ireland Republic of Ireland
LocationGreenpark Racecourse
Nations participating27
Athletes participating383
Races3
Distances12 km – Senior men
7.36 km – Junior men
5.04 km – Senior women

The 1979 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held in Limerick, Ireland, at the Greenpark Racecourse on March 25, 1979. A report on the event was given in the Glasgow Herald.[1]

Complete results for men,[2] junior men,[3] women,[4] medallists, [5] and the results of British athletes[6] were published.

Medallists

EventGoldSilverBronze
Individual
Senior men
(12 km)
John Treacy
 Ireland
37:20Bronisław Malinowski
 Poland
37:29Aleksandr Antipov
 Soviet Union
37:30
Junior men
(7.36 km)
Eddy de Pauw
 Belgium
23:02Steve Binns
 England
23:09Ildar Denikeyev
 Soviet Union
23:20
Senior women
(5.04 km)
Grete Waitz
 Norway
16:48Raisa Smekhnova
 Soviet Union
17:14Ellison Goodall
 United States
17:18
Team
Senior men England119 Ireland198 Soviet Union210
Junior men Spain57 England74 Soviet Union75
Senior women United States29 Soviet Union48 England68

Race results

Senior men's race (12 km)

For full event details see 1979 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race
Individual race
RankAthleteCountryTime
1st, gold medalist(s)John Treacy Ireland37:20
2nd, silver medalist(s)Bronisław Malinowski Poland37:29
3rd, bronze medalist(s)Aleksandr Antipov Soviet Union37:30
4Tony Simmons Wales37:38
5Léon Schots Belgium37:42
6Vlastimil Zwiefelhofer Czechoslovakia37:45
7Steve Jones Wales37:46
8Frank Zimmermann West Germany37:48
9Julian Goater England37:53
10Nat Muir Scotland38:01
11Danny McDaid Ireland38:02
12Bogusław Mamiński Poland38:04
Full results
Teams
RankTeamPoints
1st, gold medalist(s) England
Julian Goater9
Mike McLeod14
Andy Holden20
Nick Rose21
Bernie Ford22
Nick Lees33
(Roy Bailey)(37)
(Ken Newton)(73)
(Barry Smith)(89)
119
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ireland
John Treacy1
Danny McDaid11
Gerry Deegan43
Mick O'Shea46
Donie Walsh47
Tony Brien50
(Eamonn Coghlan)(70)
(Ray Treacy)(79)
(Eddie Leddy)(127)
198
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Soviet Union
Aleksandr Antipov3
Leonid Moseyev18
Yuriy Mikhailov35
Enn Sellik38
Aleksandr Fedotkin48
Vladimir Merkushin68
(Valeriy Abramov)(75)
210
4 West Germany211
5 Belgium231
6 Australia233
7 Poland320
8 United States341
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior men's race (7.36 km)

For full event details see 1979 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race
Individual race
RankAthleteCountryTime
1st, gold medalist(s)Eddy de Pauw Belgium23:02
2nd, silver medalist(s)Steve Binns England23:09
3rd, bronze medalist(s)Ildar Denikeyev Soviet Union23:20
4Jeff Nelson United States23:22
5Ian Clarke Canada23:29
6Roberto Antiga Italy23:31
7Faisal Touzri Tunisia23:32
8Jorge García Spain23:33
9Ezequiel Canario Portugal23:34
10Ian Campbell Scotland23:35
11Alastair Douglas Scotland23:36
12Jim Hill United States23:37
Full results
Teams
RankTeamPoints
1st, gold medalist(s) Spain
Jorge García8
Pedro Garin14
Valentin Rodríguez17
José Maestra18
(José Manuel Boix)(37)
(Javier Castelló)(72)
57
2nd, silver medalist(s) England
Steve Binns2
Colin Moore15
Geoff Turnbull27
Dave Lewis30
(Steve Cram)(36)
(Sean Connolly)(64)
74
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Soviet Union
Ildar Denikeyev3
Sergey Kiselyov16
Vladimir Bezlepkin25
Abdurachman Ibragimov31
75
4 Ireland90
5 Italy101
6 Scotland101
7 United States106
8 Canada125
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Senior women's race (5.04 km)

For full event details see 1979 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race
Individual race
RankAthleteCountryTime
1st, gold medalist(s)Grete Waitz Norway16:48
2nd, silver medalist(s)Raisa Smekhnova Soviet Union17:14
3rd, bronze medalist(s)Ellison Goodall United States17:18
4Ellen Wessinghage West Germany17:23
5Svetlana Ulmasova Soviet Union17:25
6Mary Purcell Ireland17:26
7Jan Merrill United States17:33
8Julie Shea United States17:41
9Ann Ford England17:42
10Cristina Tomasini Italy17:46
11Margaret Groos United States17:47
12Giana Romanova Soviet Union17:48
Full results
Teams
RankTeamPoints
1st, gold medalist(s) United States
Ellison Goodall3
Jan Merrill7
Julie Shea8
Margaret Groos11
(Jennifer White)(19)
(Julie Brown)(36)
29
2nd, silver medalist(s) Soviet Union
Raisa Smekhnova2
Svetlana Ulmasova5
Giana Romanova12
Raisa Belusova29
(Raisa Sadreydinova)(53)
48
3rd, bronze medalist(s) England
Ann Ford9
Penny Yule15
Paula Fudge17
Regina Joyce27
(Glynis Penny)(32)
(Ruth Smeeth)(42)
68
4 West Germany101
5 New Zealand107
6 Norway134
7 Ireland136
8 France141
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Medal table (unofficial)

  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 England1214
2 Ireland1102
3 United States1012
4 Belgium1001
 Norway1001
 Spain1001
7 Soviet Union0246
8 Poland0101
Total66618
  • Note: Totals include both individual and team medals, with medals in the team competition counting as one medal.

Participation

An unofficial count yields the participation of 383 athletes from 27 countries. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ Marshall, Ron (March 19, 1973), Majestic triumph for Ireland's 'King John' - John Treacy, the 21-year-old holder of the world cross-country title, set alight the hearts of 25,000 impassioned Irish spectators yesterday afternoon here at Limerick Racecourse where he retained the championship in majestic fashion, covering the 12,000 metres in 37 min, 20sec..., Glasgow Herald, p. 18, retrieved October 18, 2013 
  2. ^ Magnusson, Tomas (September 8, 2007), IAAF World Cross Country Championships - 12.0km CC Men - Limerick Green Park Date: Sunday, March 25, 1979, Athchamps (archived), Archived from the original on October 16, 2007, retrieved October 18, 2013 
  3. ^ Magnusson, Tomas (September 8, 2007), IAAF World Cross Country Championships - 7.4km CC Men - Limerick Green Park Date: Sunday, March 25, 1979, Athchamps (archived), Archived from the original on October 16, 2007, retrieved October 18, 2013 
  4. ^ Magnusson, Tomas (February 8, 2007), IAAF World Cross Country Championships - 5.0km CC Women -Limerick Green Park Date: Sunday, March 25, 1979, Athchamps (archived), Archived from the original on October 16, 2007, retrieved October 18, 2013 
  5. ^ IAAF WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, Athletics Weekly, retrieved October 9, 2013 
  6. ^ a b 36th IAAF WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS - EDINBURGH 2008 - FACTS & FIGURES - GREAT BRITAIN & NORTHERN IRELAND AT THE INTERNATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY & WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS (PDF), IAAF, p. 2ff, archived from the original (PDF) on September 27, 2013, retrieved October 9, 2013 

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