1973 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

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1973 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
Organisers IAAF
Edition 1st
Date March 17
Host city Waregem, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Belgium
Location Hippodroom Waregem
Nations participating 21
Athletes participating 286
Races 3
Distances 12 km – Senior men
7 km – Junior men
4 km – Senior women

The 1973 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held in Waregem, Belgium, at the Hippodroom Waregem on March 17, 1973. 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[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
Senior men
(12 km)
Pekka Päivärinta
 Finland
35:46.4 Mariano Haro
 Spain
35:46.5 Rod Dixon
 New Zealand
36:00
Junior men
(7 km)
Jim Brown
 Scotland
20:52.8 José Haro
 Spain
21:00.6 Léon Schots
 Belgium
21:07.2
Senior women
(4 km)
Paola Pigni
 Italy
13:45.2 Joyce Smith
 England
13:58 Josee van Santberghe
 Belgium
14:01
Team
Senior men  Belgium 109  Soviet Union 119  New Zealand 136
Junior men  Spain 18  Italy 22  England 24
Senior women  England 40  Finland 73  United States 90

Race results[edit]

Senior men's race (12 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1973 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Pekka Päivärinta  Finland 35:46.4
2 Mariano Haro  Spain 35:46.5
3 Rod Dixon  New Zealand 36:00
4 Tapio Kantanen  Finland 36:05
5 Willy Polleunis  Belgium 36:05
6 Roger Clark  England 36:08
7 Juan Hidalgo  Spain 36:12
8 Gaston Roelants  Belgium 36:13
9 Nikolay Sviridov  Soviet Union 36:19
10 Noel Tijou  France 36:21
11 Grenville Tuck  England 36:24
12 Dick Tayler  New Zealand 36:26
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Belgium
Willy Polleunis 5
Gaston Roelants 8
Eric de Beck 18
Erik Gijselinck 19
Karel Lismont 28
Marc Smet 31
(Edgard Salvé) (40)
(Herman Parmentier) (98)
109
2  Soviet Union
Nikolay Sviridov 9
Pavel Andreyev 17
Nikolay Puklakov 21
Boris Olyanitskiy 22
Valentin Zotov 23
Vladimir Merkushin 27
(Petras Simonelis) (53)
(Vadim Mokalov) (73)
119
3  New Zealand
Rod Dixon 3
Dick Tayler 12
Bryan Rose 14
Euan Robertson 15
Eddie Gray 38
Nathan Healey 54
(John Sheddan) (59)
(Howard Healey) (130)
136
4  Finland 180
5  England 181
6  Spain 260
7  France 273
8  Scotland 291
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior men's race (7 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1973 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Jim Brown  Scotland 20:52.8
2 José Haro  Spain 21:00.6
3 Léon Schots  Belgium 21:07.2
4 Franco Fava  Italy 21:15.2
5 Aldo Tomasini  Italy 21:27.6
6 Dennis Coates  England 21:27.6
7 José Luis Ruiz  Spain 21:32.2
8 Barry Smith  England 21:32.3
9 Fernando Cerrada  Spain 21:45
10 Tony Staynings  England 21:49
11 Reinosa Miramontes  Spain 21:49
12 Neil Coupland  England 21:49.1
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Spain
José Haro 2
José Luis Ruiz 7
Fernando Cerrada 9
(Reinosa Miramontes) (11)
18
2  Italy
Franco Fava 4
Aldo Tomasini 5
Luca Bigatello 13
(Enrico Cantoreggi) (19)
(Gabriele Beretta) (25)
22
3  England
Dennis Coates 6
Barry Smith 8
Tony Staynings 10
(Neil Coupland) (12)
(Philip Jeffrey) (18)
24
4  Scotland 32
5  France 55
6  Belgium 57
7  Ireland 89
8  Switzerland 100
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Senior women's race (4 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1973 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Paola Pigni  Italy 13:45.2
2 Joyce Smith  England 13:58
3 Josee van Santberghe  Belgium 14:01
4 Rita Ridley  England 14:02
5 Sinikka Tyynelä  Finland 14:09
6 Jean Lochhead  Wales 14:12
7 Marijke Moser  Switzerland 14:13
8 Irja Pettinen  Finland 14:14
9 Anne Garrett  New Zealand 14:15
10 Nina Holmén  Finland 14:16
11 Annie van den Kerkhof  Netherlands 14:20
12 Marleen Mols  Belgium 14:21
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  England
Joyce Smith 2
Rita Ridley 4
Penny Yule 14
Carol Gould 20
(Barbara Banks) (23)
(Norine Braithwaite) (37)
40
2  Finland
Sinikka Tyynelä 5
Irja Pettinen 8
Nina Holmén 10
Aila Koivistoinen 50
73
3  United States
Doris Brown 15
Francie Larrieu 16
Vicki Foltz 29
Caroline Walker 30
(Valerie Eberley) (32)
(Katy McIntyre) (40)
90
4  Italy 96
5  West Germany 99
6  New Zealand 103
7  Belgium 107
8  Ireland 115
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Medal table (unofficial)[edit]

  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Spain 1 2 0 3
2  England 1 1 1 3
3  Finland 1 1 0 2
 Italy 1 1 0 2
5  Belgium 1 0 2 3
6  Scotland 1 0 0 1
7  Soviet Union 0 1 0 1
8  New Zealand 0 0 2 2
9  United States 0 0 1 1
Total 6 6 6 18
  • Note: Totals include both individual and team medals, with medals in the team competition counting as one medal.

Participation[edit]

An unofficial count yields the participation of 286 athletes from 21 countries.

See also[edit]

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