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1997 IAAF World Cross Country Championships


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1997 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
1997 IAAF World Cross Country Championships Logo.png
OrganisersIAAF
Edition25th
DateMarch 23
Host cityTorino, Piemonte, Italy Italy
LocationParco del Valentino
Nations participating72
Athletes participating725
Races4
Distances12.333 km – Senior men
8.511 km – Junior men
6.6 km – Senior women
4.689 km – Junior women

The 1997 IAAF World Cross Country Championships took place on March 23, 1997. The races were held at the Parco del Valentino in Torino, Italy. A report of the event was given in the New York Times,[1] in the Herald,[2] and for the IAAF.[3][4]

Complete results for senior men,[5][6] junior men,[7][8] senior women,[9][10] junior women,[11][12][13] medallists,[14] and the results of British athletes who took part[15] were published.

Medallists

EventGoldSilverBronze
Individual
Senior men
(12.333 km)
Paul Tergat
 Kenya
35:11Salah Hissou
 Morocco
35:13Tom Nyariki
 Kenya
35:20
Junior men
(8.511 km)
Elijah Korir
 Kenya
24:21Million Wolde
 Ethiopia
24:28Paul Kosgei
 Kenya
24:29
Senior women
(6.6 km)
Derartu Tulu
 Ethiopia
20:53Paula Radcliffe
 United Kingdom
20:55Gete Wami
 Ethiopia
21:00
Junior women
(4.689 km)
Rose Kosgei
 Kenya
14:58Prisca Ngetich
 Kenya
14:59Ayelech Worku
 Ethiopia
15:02
Team
Senior men Kenya51 Morocco70 Ethiopia125
Junior men Kenya13 Ethiopia31 Morocco74
Senior women Ethiopia24 Kenya34 Ireland64
Junior women Kenya15 Japan38 Ethiopia39

Race results

Senior men's race (12.333 km)

For full event details see 1997 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race
Individual race
RankAthleteCountryTime
1st, gold medalist(s)Paul Tergat Kenya35:11
2nd, silver medalist(s)Salah Hissou Morocco35:13
3rd, bronze medalist(s)Tom Nyariki Kenya35:20
4Paul Koech Kenya35:23
5Mohammed Mourhit Belgium35:35
6Bernard Barmasai Kenya35:35
7Joseph Kibor Kenya35:37
8Smail Sghir Morocco35:56
9Julio Rey Spain35:57
10Khaled Boulami Morocco35:59
11Habte Jifar Ethiopia35:59
12El Hassan Lahssini Morocco36:01
Full results

: Athlete marked in the results list[5] as nonscorer.

Teams
RankTeamPoints
1st, gold medalist(s) Kenya
Paul Tergat1
Tom Nyariki3
Paul Koech4
Joseph Kibor7
Joshua Chelanga17
Shem Kororia19
(Benjamin Koskei)(24)
(William Kiptum)(28)
(John Kosgei)(47)
51
2nd, silver medalist(s) Morocco
Salah Hissou2
Smail Sghir8
Khaled Boulami10
El Hassan Lahssini12
Elarbi Khattabi16
Brahim Boulami22
(Abderrahim Zitouna)(35)
(Abdelaziz Sahere)(70)
(Mustapha Bamouh)(82)
70
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ethiopia
Habte Jifar11
Assefa Mezegebu13
Ayele Mezegebu18
Abraham Assefa23
Girma Tolla27
Tegenu Abebe33
(Ibrahim Seid)(36)
(Lemi Erpassa)(68)
(Tesgie Legesse)(129)
125
4 Portugal263
5 Spain275
6 United Kingdom325
7 Italy344
8 Algeria423
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior men's race (8.511 km)

For full event details see 1997 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race
Individual race
RankAthleteCountryTime
1st, gold medalist(s)Elijah Korir Kenya24:21
2nd, silver medalist(s)Million Wolde Ethiopia24:28
3rd, bronze medalist(s)Paul Kosgei Kenya24:29
4John Gwako Kenya24:58
5Charles Kwambai Kenya25:02
6Patrick Ivuti Kenya25:06
7Alene Emere Ethiopia25:10
8Godfrey Nyombi Uganda25:14
9Kipchumba Mitei Kenya25:20
10Yibeltal Admassu Ethiopia25:22
11Ali Ezzine Morocco25:24
12Haylu Mekonnen Ethiopia25:25
Full results
Teams
RankTeamPoints
1st, gold medalist(s) Kenya
Elijah Korir1
Paul Kosgei3
John Gwako4
Charles Kwambai5
(Patrick Ivuti)(6)
(Kipchumba Mitei)(9)
13
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ethiopia
Million Wolde2
Alene Emere7
Yibeltal Admassu10
Haylu Mekonnen12
(Dereje Tadesse)(14)
(Mohamed Awol)(16)
31
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Morocco
Ali Ezzine11
Adil Kaouch19
Abderahim Bouchlouch21
Hicham Lamalem23
(Aziz El Makhrout)(29)
(Ahmed Ezzobayry)(39)
74
4 Japan85
5 Uganda135
6 Spain144
7 South Africa147
8 Algeria192
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Senior women's race (6.6 km)

For full event details see 1997 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race
Individual race
RankAthleteCountryTime
1st, gold medalist(s)Derartu Tulu Ethiopia20:53
2nd, silver medalist(s)Paula Radcliffe United Kingdom20:55
3rd, bronze medalist(s)Gete Wami Ethiopia21:00
4Julia Vaquero Spain21:01
5Sally Barsosio Kenya21:05
6Merima Denboba Ethiopia21:18
7Catherina McKiernan Ireland21:20
8Naomi Mugo Kenya21:23
9Sonia O'Sullivan Ireland21:25
10Jane Omoro Kenya21:29
11Lydia Cheromei Kenya21:34
12Elena Fidatof Romania21:35
Full results
Teams
RankTeamPoints
1st, gold medalist(s) Ethiopia
Derartu Tulu1
Gete Wami3
Merima Denboba6
Berhane Adere14
(Getenesh Urge)(27)
(Kore Alemu)(54)
24
2nd, silver medalist(s) Kenya
Sally Barsosio5
Naomi Mugo8
Jane Omoro10
Lydia Cheromei11
(Florence Barsosio)(13)
(Susan Chepkemei)(19)
34
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ireland
Catherina McKiernan7
Sonia O'Sullivan9
Valerie Vaughan23
Una English25
(Maureen Harrington)(108)
(Pauline Curley)(117)
64
4 United Kingdom98
5 Japan100
6 United States128
7 France148
8 Italy160
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior women's race (4.689 km)

For full event details see 1997 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior women's race
Individual race
RankAthleteCountryTime
1st, gold medalist(s)Rose Kosgei Kenya14:58
2nd, silver medalist(s)Prisca Ngetich Kenya14:59
3rd, bronze medalist(s)Ayelech Worku Ethiopia15:02
4Edna Kiplagat Kenya15:10
5Zenebech Tadese Ethiopia15:11
6Kei Satomura Japan15:12
7Emiko Kojima Japan15:12
8Caroline Tarus Kenya15:14
9Anita Kiptum Kenya15:15
10Agnes Kiprop Kenya15:15
11Risa Tanaka Japan15:20
12René Kalmer South Africa15:31
Full results
Teams
RankTeamPoints
1st, gold medalist(s) Kenya
Rose Kosgei1
Prisca Ngetich2
Edna Kiplagat4
Caroline Tarus8
(Anita Kiptum)(9)
(Agnes Kiprop)(10)
15
2nd, silver medalist(s) Japan
Kei Satomura6
Emiko Kojima7
Risa Tanaka11
Tomoko Hashimoto14
(Kumiko Hiyama)(16)
(Yuka Hata)(17)
38
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ethiopia
Ayelech Worku3
Zenebech Tadese5
Worknesh Kidane13
Etaferahu Tarekegn18
(Kutre Dulecha)(20)
(Merima Hashim)(23)
39
4 Morocco107
5 South Africa141
6 Spain151
7 Russia165
8 Germany206
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Medal table (unofficial)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Kenya62210
2 Ethiopia2248
3 Morocco0213
4 Japan0101
 United Kingdom0101
6 Ireland0011
Total88824
  • 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 725 athletes from 72 countries. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[15] Although announced, athletes from  Sierra Leone did not show.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ Tergat Leads Kenyans With Dramatic Victory, New York Times, March 24, 1997, retrieved October 27, 2013 
  2. ^ Gillon, Doug (March 24, 1997), Tulu swoops late to take title but British runner still happy Radcliffe joy as she runs into medal place, Herald, retrieved October 27, 2013 
  3. ^ Reineri, Giorgio, Report for Senior races, IAAF, retrieved October 27, 2013 
  4. ^ Wallace-Jones, Sean, Report for Junior races, IAAF, retrieved October 27, 2013 
  5. ^ a b Magnusson, Tomas (September 8, 2007), IAAF World Cross Country Championships - 12.3km CC Men - Torino Parco del Valentino Date: Sunday, March 23, 1997, Athchamps (archived), archived from the original on October 16, 2007, retrieved October 27, 2013 
  6. ^ a b Cross Senior Men - 23-03-97 - Results, IAAF, March 23, 1997, retrieved October 27, 2013 
  7. ^ Magnusson, Tomas (July 4, 2007), IAAF World Cross Country Championships - 8.5km CC Men - Torino Parco del Valentino Date: Sunday, March 23, 1997, Athchamps (archived), archived from the original on October 16, 2007, retrieved October 27, 2013 
  8. ^ Cross Junior Men - 23-03-97 - Results, IAAF, March 23, 1997, retrieved October 27, 2013 
  9. ^ Magnusson, Tomas (September 8, 2007), IAAF World Cross Country Championships - 6.6km CC Women - Torino Parco del Valentino Date: Sunday, March 23, 1997, Athchamps (archived), archived from the original on October 16, 2007, retrieved October 27, 2013 
  10. ^ Cross Senior Women - 23-03-97 - Results, IAAF, March 23, 1997, archived from the original on October 29, 2013, retrieved October 27, 2013 
  11. ^ Cross Junior Women - 23-03-97 - Results, IAAF, March 23, 1997, retrieved October 27, 2013 
  12. ^ Magnusson, Tomas (July 4, 2007), IAAF World Cross Country Championships - 4.7km CC Women - Torino Parco del Valentino Date: Sunday, March 23, 1997, Athchamps (archived), archived from the original on October 16, 2007, retrieved October 27, 2013 
  13. ^ Cross Junior Women - 23-03-97 - Team Results, IAAF, March 23, 1997, retrieved October 27, 2013 
  14. ^ IAAF WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, Athletics Weekly, retrieved October 9, 2013 
  15. ^ 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 

External links

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