1974 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

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1974 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
Organisers IAAF
Edition 2nd
Date March 16
Host city Monza, Lombardia, Italy Italy
Location Mirabello Racecourse
Nations participating 23
Athletes participating 269
Races 3
Distances 12 km – Senior men
7 km – Junior men
4 km – Senior women

The 1974 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held in Monza, Italy, at the Mirabello Racecourse on March 16, 1974. 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)
Eric de Beck
 Belgium
35:23.8 Mariano Haro
 Spain
35:24.6 Karel Lismont
 Belgium
35:26.6
Junior men
(7 km)
Rich Kimball
 United States
21:30.8 Venanzio Ortis
 Italy
21:33 John Treacy
 Ireland
21:42.4
Senior women
(4 km)
Paola Cacchi
 Italy
12:42 Nina Holmén
 Finland
12:47.6 Rita Ridley
 England
12:54
Team
Senior men  Belgium 103  England 109  France 215
Junior men  United States 22  Morocco 58  Italy 90
Senior women  England 28  Italy 50  Finland 61

Race results[edit]

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

For full event details see 1974 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Eric de Beck  Belgium 35:23.8
2nd Mariano Haro  Spain 35:24.6
3rd Karel Lismont  Belgium 35:26.6
4 Jim Brown  Scotland 35:29.2
5 Detlef Uhlemann  West Germany 35:30.4
6 Wilfried Scholz  East Germany 35:31.8
7 Ray Smedley  England 35:35.8
8 Noel Tijou  France 35:36.4
9 David Black  England 35:37.2
10 Franco Fava  Italy 35:38.4
11 Bernie Ford  England 35:48.4
12 Manfred Kuschmann  East Germany 35:54.2
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  Belgium
Eric de Beck 1
Karel Lismont 3
Marc Smet 13
Gaston Roelants 14
Frank Grillaert 27
Erik Gijselinck 45
(Achille Vaes) (50)
(Hendrik Schoofs) (75)
103
2nd  England
Ray Smedley 7
David Black 9
Bernie Ford 11
Grenville Tuck 16
Frank Briscoe 30
Mike Beevor 36
(Mike Tagg) (40)
(Robert Patterson) (69)
(Peter Standing) (94)
109
3rd  France
Noel Tijou 8
Lucien Rault 20
Pierre Liardet 38
Jean-Jacques Prianon 39
René Jourdan 49
Jean-Paul Gomez 61
(André Gloaguen) (83)
(François Lacour) (85)
(Jean Jacques Boiroux) (87)
215
4  West Germany 220
5  East Germany 226
6  Spain 269
7  Scotland 273
8  Italy 278
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 1974 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Rich Kimball  United States 21:30.8
2nd Venanzio Ortis  Italy 21:33
3rd John Treacy  Ireland 21:42.4
4 Dietmar Millonig  Austria 21:48
5 Matt Centrowitz  United States 21:48
6 John Roscoe  United States 21:52.2
7 Bouchaib Zouhri  Morocco 21:54.2
8 Mohamed Naoumi  Morocco 21:55.2
9 Rudi Schoofs  Belgium 21:56.4
10 Pat Davey  United States 21:58.2
11 Guy Bourban  France 21:59
12 William Sheridan  Scotland 22:00.2
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  United States
Rich Kimball 1
Matt Centrowitz 5
John Roscoe 6
Pat Davey 10
(Mike Pinocci) (15)
(J.J. Griffin) (18)
22
2nd  Morocco
Bouchaib Zouhri 7
Mohamed Naoumi 8
Hamadi Massoudi 21
Yahia Hadka 22
(Ahmed Sennaji) (40)
58
3rd  Italy
Venanzio Ortis 2
Giuseppe Gerbi 24
Stefano La Sala 25
Salvatore Anzà 39
(Giancarlo Garattini) (43)
(Matteo Lo Russo) (65)
90
4  Scotland 93
5  Ireland 95
6  Belgium 102
7  West Germany 118
8  France 120
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 1974 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Paola Cacchi  Italy 12:42
2nd Nina Holmén  Finland 12:47.6
3rd Rita Ridley  England 12:54
4 Ann Yeoman  England 12:58.6
5 Pirjo Vihonen  Finland 13:02
6 Bronislawa Ludwichowska  Poland 13:03.2
7 Joyce Smith  England 13:04.4
8 Mary Stewart  Scotland 13:05.6
9 Carmen Valero  Spain 13:13.4
10 Margherita Gargano  Italy 13:14.8
11 Josee van Santberghe  Belgium 13:18.6
12 Clara Choate  United States 13:20.8
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  England
Rita Ridley 3
Ann Yeoman 4
Joyce Smith 7
Carol Gould 14
(Christine Tranter) (15)
(Glynis Goodburn) (22)
28
2nd  Italy
Paola Cacchi 1
Margherita Gargano 10
Silvana Cruciata 13
Bruna Lovisolo 26
(Waltraud Egger) (47)
(Giovanna Leone) (57)
50
3rd  Finland
Nina Holmén 2
Pirjo Vihonen 5
Sinikka Tyynelä 16
Irja Pettinen 38
61
4  Belgium 97
5  United States 98
6  Poland 98
7  West Germany 116
8  Scotland 123
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  Belgium 2 0 1 3
2  United States 2 0 0 2
3  Italy 1 2 1 4
4  England 1 1 1 3
5  Finland 0 1 1 2
6  Morocco 0 1 0 1
 Spain 0 1 0 1
8  France 0 0 1 1
 Ireland 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 269 athletes from 23 countries.

See also[edit]

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