1975 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

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1975 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
Organisers IAAF
Edition 3rd
Date March 16
Host city Rabat, Morocco Morocco
Location Souissi Racecourse
Nations participating 26
Athletes participating 316
Races 3
Distances 12 km – Senior men
7 km – Junior men
4.2 km – Senior women

The 1975 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held in Rabat, Morocco, at the Souissi Racecourse on March 16, 1975. 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)
Ian Stewart
 Scotland
35:20 Mariano Haro
 Spain
35:21 Bill Rodgers
 United States
35:27.4
Junior men
(7 km)
Bobb Thomas
 United States
20:59.8 José Luis González
 Spain
21:18 John Treacy
 Ireland
21:23
Senior women
(4.2 km)
Julie Brown
 United States
13:42 Bronislawa Ludwichowska
 Poland
13:47 Carmen Valero
 Spain
13:48
Team
Senior men  New Zealand 127  England 198  Belgium 211
Junior men  United States 29  Ireland 35  Spain 44
Senior women  United States 44  New Zealand 50  Poland 61

Race results[edit]

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

For full event details see 1975 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Ian Stewart  Scotland 35:20
2 Mariano Haro  Spain 35:21
3 Bill Rodgers  United States 35:27.4
4 John Walker  New Zealand 35:45
5 Euan Robertson  New Zealand 35:46
6 Franco Fava  Italy 35:47
7 Ray Smedley  England 35:50
8 Klaus-Peter Hildenbrand  West Germany 35:51
9 Hans-Jürgen Orthmann  West Germany 35:55
10 Gaston Roelants  Belgium 35:57
11 Wilfried Scholz  East Germany 35:58
12 Abdelkader Zaddem  Tunisia 36:00
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  New Zealand
John Walker 4
Euan Robertson 5
David Sirl 25
John Dixon 26
John Sheddan 33
Bryan Rose 34
(Jack Foster) (36)
(Kevin Ryan) (72)
(Dick Quax) (113)
127
2  England
Ray Smedley 7
Grenville Tuck 14
Bernie Ford 37
Tony Simmons 39
Trevor Wright 50
Alan Blinston 51
(Mike Beevor) (71)
(Keith Angus) (89)
198
3  Belgium
Gaston Roelants 10
Emiel Puttemans 16
André Ornelis 21
Eddy Rombaux 45
Marc Smet 57
Erik Gijselinck 62
(Albien van Holsbeek) (74)
(Paul Thijs) (134)
(Eddy van Mullen) (DNF)
211
4  United States 250
5  East Germany 274
6  Scotland 292
7  Algeria 301
8  France 303
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 1975 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Bobb Thomas  United States 20:59.8
2 José Luis González  Spain 21:18
3 John Treacy  Ireland 21:23
4 Cándido Alario  Spain 21:29
5 Don Clary  United States 21:38
6 Mike Longthorn  England 21:41
7 Christian Foucquets  Belgium 21:42
8 Roy Kissin  United States 21:44
9 Louis Kenny  Ireland 21:45
10 Gerry Finnegan  Ireland 21:46
11 Jim Burns  Scotland 21:47
12 Nat Muir  Scotland 21:51
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  United States
Bobb Thomas 1
Don Clary 5
Roy Kissin 8
Ralph Serna 15
29
2  Ireland
John Treacy 3
Louis Kenny 9
Gerry Finnegan 10
Gerry Redmond 13
(Dick Hooper) (28)
35
3  Spain
José Luis González 2
Cándido Alario 4
Vicente de la Parte 18
Luis Adsuara 20
(Manuel Perez) (44)
(Antonio Aparicio) (49)
44
4  Belgium 81
5  Scotland 95
6  England 99
7  Algeria 116
8  France 127
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Senior women's race (4.2 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1975 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Julie Brown  United States 13:42
2 Bronislawa Ludwichowska  Poland 13:47
3 Carmen Valero  Spain 13:48
4 Gabriella Dorio  Italy 13:51
5 Lorraine Moller  New Zealand 13:53
6 Heather Thomson  New Zealand 14:01
7 Ann Yeoman  England 14:03
8 Mary Stewart  Scotland 14:03
9 Margherita Gargano  Italy 14:12
10 Anne Garrett  New Zealand 14:15
11 Maggie Keyes  United States 14:18
12 Magda Ilands  Belgium 14:19
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  United States
Julie Brown 1
Maggie Keyes 11
Paula Neppel 15
Doris Brown 17
(Cindy Poor) (27)
(Linda Heinmiller) (48)
44
2  New Zealand
Lorraine Moller 5
Heather Thomson 6
Anne Garrett 10
Allison Deed 29
(Dianne Zorn) (51)
50
3  Poland
Bronislawa Ludwichowska 2
Renata Pentlinowska 13
Celina Magala 22
Zofia Kolakowska 24
(Danuta Siemieniuk) (37)
(Urszula Prasek) (38)
61
4  England 64
5  Belgium 95
6  Spain 95
7  Italy 106
8  Finland 117
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Medal table (unofficial)[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States 4 0 1 5
2  New Zealand 1 1 0 2
3  Scotland 1 0 0 1
4  Spain 0 2 2 4
5  Ireland 0 1 1 2
 Poland 0 1 1 2
7  England 0 1 0 1
8  Belgium 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 316 athletes from 26 countries.

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