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
1st Carlos Lopes  Portugal 34:47.8
2nd Tony Simmons  England 35:04
3rd 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
1st  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
2nd  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
3rd  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
1st Eric Hulst  United States 23:53.8
2nd Thom Hunt  United States 24:06.8
3rd 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
1st  United States
Eric Hulst 1
Thom Hunt 2
Alberto Salazar 5
Don Moses 8
(Marty Froelick) (11)
(Ralph Serna) (19)
16
2nd  Spain
Santiago Llorente 9
José Luis González 12
Rafael Nunez 15
Antonio Prieto 24
(José Calderón) (40)
60
3rd  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
1st Carmen Valero  Spain 16:19.4
2nd Tatyana Kazankina  Soviet Union 16:39
3rd 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
1st  Soviet Union
Tatyana Kazankina 2
Giana Romanova 8
Tatyana Galstyan 11
Raisa Katyukova 12
(Olga Dvirna) (29)
33
2nd  Italy
Gabriella Dorio 3
Margherita Gargano 10
Silvana Cruciata 15
Cristina Tomasini 31
(Sonia Basso) (57)
59
3rd  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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