1976 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

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1976 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
Organisers IAAF
Edition 4th
Date February 28
Host city Chepstow, Gwent, Wales Wales
Location Chepstow Racecourse
Nations participating 21
Athletes participating 306
Races 3
Distances 12 km – Senior men
7.8 km – Junior men
4.8 km – Senior women

The 1976 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held in Chepstow, Wales, at the Chepstow Racecourse on February 28, 1976. 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)
Carlos Lopes
 Portugal
34:47.8 Tony Simmons
 England
35:04 Bernie Ford
 England
35:07
Junior men
(7.8 km)
Eric Hulst
 United States
23:53.8 Thom Hunt
 United States
24:06.8 Nat Muir
 Scotland
24:17
Senior women
(4.8 km)
Carmen Valero
 Spain
16:19.4 Tatyana Kazankina
 Soviet Union
16:39 Gabriella Dorio
 Italy
16:56
Team
Senior men  England 90  Belgium 118  France 187
Junior men  United States 16  Spain 60  England 91
Senior women  Soviet Union 33  Italy 59  United States 64

Race results[edit]

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

For full event details see 1976 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Carlos Lopes  Portugal 34:47.8
2 Tony Simmons  England 35:04
3 Bernie Ford  England 35:07
4 Karel Lismont  Belgium 35:08
5 Detlef Uhlemann  West Germany 35:09
6 Enn Sellik  Soviet Union 35:17
7 Gary Tuttle  United States 35:19
8 Franco Fava  Italy 35:21
9 Jacques Boxberger  France 35:24
10 Tapio Kantanen  Finland 35:28
11 Mariano Haro  Spain 35:28
12 Vladimir Merkushin  Soviet Union 35:30
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  England
Tony Simmons 2
Bernie Ford 3
David Slater 15
Grenville Tuck 16
David Black 26
Mike Tagg 28
(Steve Kenyon) (47)
(Andy Holden) (112)
(Dennis Coates) (129)
90
2  Belgium
Karel Lismont 4
Gaston Roelants 13
Hendrik Schoofs 17
Eddy Rombaux 19
Willy Polleunis 27
Robert Lismont 38
(Eric de Beck) (49)
(Gilbert Maesschalk) (65)
(Eddy van Mullen) (97)
118
3  France
Jacques Boxberger 9
Lucien Rault 18
Jean-Paul Gomez 25
Jean-Luc Paugam 32
Dominique Coux 46
Alex Gonzalez 57
(Radhouane Bouster) (63)
(Patrick Martin) (71)
(Pierre Levisse) (90)
187
4  Soviet Union 219
5  Italy 224
6  United States 243
7  West Germany 292
8  Wales 304
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior men's race (7.8 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1976 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Eric Hulst  United States 23:53.8
2 Thom Hunt  United States 24:06.8
3 Nat Muir  Scotland 24:17
4 Thierry Watrice  France 24:23
5 Alberto Salazar  United States 24:36
6 Yahia Hadka  Morocco 24:38
7 Nick Lees  England 24:42
8 Don Moses  United States 24:43
9 Santiago Llorente  Spain 24:45
10 Harry Servranckx  Belgium 24:46
11 Marty Froelick  United States 24:47
12 José Luis González  Spain 24:49
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  United States
Eric Hulst 1
Thom Hunt 2
Alberto Salazar 5
Don Moses 8
(Marty Froelick) (11)
(Ralph Serna) (19)
16
2  Spain
Santiago Llorente 9
José Luis González 12
Rafael Nunez 15
Antonio Prieto 24
(José Calderón) (40)
60
3  England
Nick Lees 7
Jeremy Lothian 26
Nigel Field 27
Nick Brawn 31
(Paul Bettridge) (46)
(David Murphy) (57)
91
4  Italy 97
5  Morocco 107
6  West Germany 115
7  Canada 120
8  Belgium 125
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Senior women's race (4.8 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1976 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Carmen Valero  Spain 16:19.4
2 Tatyana Kazankina  Soviet Union 16:39
3 Gabriella Dorio  Italy 16:56
4 Ann Yeoman  England 16:57
5 Renata Pentlinowska  Poland 17:00
6 Joëlle Debrouwer  France 17:01
7 Lynn Bjorklund  United States 17:02
8 Giana Romanova  Soviet Union 17:03
9 Mary Stewart  Scotland 17:04
10 Margherita Gargano  Italy 17:05
11 Tatyana Galstyan  Soviet Union 17:06
12 Raisa Katyukova  Soviet Union 17:07
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Soviet Union
Tatyana Kazankina 2
Giana Romanova 8
Tatyana Galstyan 11
Raisa Katyukova 12
(Olga Dvirna) (29)
33
2  Italy
Gabriella Dorio 3
Margherita Gargano 10
Silvana Cruciata 15
Cristina Tomasini 31
(Sonia Basso) (57)
59
3  United States
Lynn Bjorklund 7
Doris Heritage 17
Debbie Quatier 19
Judy Graham 21
(Paula Neppel) (24)
(Cheryl Bridges) (38)
64
4  England 78
5  Poland 87
6  France 107
7  Belgium 120
8  Ireland 122
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 2 1 1 4
2  England 1 1 2 4
3  Spain 1 1 0 2
4  Soviet Union 1 1 0 2
5  Portugal 1 0 0 1
6  Italy 0 1 1 2
7  Belgium 0 1 0 1
8  France 0 0 1 1
 Scotland 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 306 athletes from 21 countries. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[6]

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