1977 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

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1977 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
Organisers IAAF
Edition 5th
Date March 20
Host city Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, West Germany West Germany
Location Galopprennbahn Düsseldorf-Grafenberg
Nations participating 22
Athletes participating 345
Races 3
Distances 12.3 km – Senior men
7.5 km – Junior men
5.1 km – Senior women

The 1977 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held in Düsseldorf, West Germany, at the Galopprennbahn Düsseldorf-Grafenberg on March 20, 1977. 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
(12.3 km)
Léon Schots
 Belgium
37:43 Carlos Lopes
 Portugal
37:48.2 Detlef Uhlemann
 West Germany
37:52.2
Junior men
(7.5 km)
Thom Hunt
 United States
23:15 Santiago Llorente
 Spain
23:28 Ari Paunonen
 Finland
23:39
Senior women
(5.1 km)
Carmen Valero
 Spain
17:26 Lyudmila Bragina
 Soviet Union
17:28 Giana Romanova
 Soviet Union
17:35
Team
Senior men  Belgium 126  England 129  Soviet Union 144
Junior men  United States 36  Spain 40  Canada 67
Senior women  Soviet Union 15  United States 48  New Zealand 76

Race results[edit]

Senior men's race (12.3 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1977 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Léon Schots  Belgium 37:43
2 Carlos Lopes  Portugal 37:48.2
3 Detlef Uhlemann  West Germany 37:52.2
4 Franco Fava  Italy 37:53
5 Bernie Ford  England 37:54
6 Euan Robertson  New Zealand 37:57
7 Karel Lismont  Belgium 38:04
8 Tony Simmons  England 38:12
9 David Black  England 38:13
10 Enn Sellik  Soviet Union 38:15
11 Leonid Moseyev  Soviet Union 38:18
12 Hans-Jürgen Orthmann  West Germany 38:20
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Belgium
Léon Schots 1
Karel Lismont 7
Eric de Beck 18
Willy Polleunis 22
Frank Grillaert 27
Eddy van Mullen 51
(Eddy Rombaux) (74)
(Paul Thijs) (154)
(Emiel Puttemans) ( DNF)
126
2  England
Bernie Ford 5
Tony Simmons 8
David Black 9
Steve Kenyon 29
Barry Smith 35
Mike McLeod 43
(Dave Bedford) (45)
(David Slater) (76)
(Jon Wild) (95)
129
3  Soviet Union
Enn Sellik 10
Leonid Moseyev 11
Vladimir Merkushin 16
Aleksandr Antipov 20
Nikolay Radostev 40
Aleksandr Matveyev 47
(Ivan Parluy) (86)
(Satimkul Dzhumanazarov) (88)
(Aleksandr Fedotkin) (92)
144
4  West Germany 226
5  New Zealand 243
6  Australia 260
7  Scotland 270
8  France 311
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior men's race (7.5 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1977 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Thom Hunt  United States 23:15
2 Santiago Llorente  Spain 23:28
3 Ari Paunonen  Finland 23:39
4 Pierre Délèze  Switzerland 23:43
5 Mark Spilsbury  United States 23:44
6 Nick Lees  England 23:48
7 Peter Butler  Canada 23:49
8 Nat Muir  Scotland 23:55
9 José Manuel Abascal  Spain 23:56
10 Tommy Ekblom  Finland 23:57
11 Rob Evans  Canada 23:58
12 Marty Froelick  United States 24:04
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  United States
Thom Hunt 1
Mark Spilsbury 5
Marty Froelick 12
Chris Fox 18
(Harold Schulz) (33)
(Jeff Creer) (34)
36
2  Spain
Santiago Llorente 2
José Manuel Abascal 9
Luis Sastre 14
Antonio Prieto 15
(Domingo Ramón) (24)
(Gerardo Manso) (37)
40
3  Canada
Peter Butler 7
Rob Evans 11
David Peckham 20
Roland Brack 29
(Rob Earl) (55)
(Raymond Paulins) (66)
67
4  England 80
5  Belgium 91
6  Finland 98
7  Scotland 136
8  Italy 137
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Senior women's race (5.1 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1977 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Carmen Valero  Spain 17:26
2 Lyudmila Bragina  Soviet Union 17:28
3 Giana Romanova  Soviet Union 17:35
4 Irina Bondarchuk  Soviet Union 17:38
5 Cristina Tomasini  Italy 17:44
6 Raisa Katyukova  Soviet Union 17:46
7 Ann Yeoman  England 17:47
8 Sue Kinsey  United States 17:49
9 Anne Audain  New Zealand 18:00
10 Cornelia Bürki  Switzerland 18:02
11 Kathy Mills  United States 18:03
12 Lyubov Ivanova  Soviet Union 18:05
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Soviet Union
Lyudmila Bragina 2
Giana Romanova 3
Irina Bondarchuk 4
Raisa Katyukova 6
(Lyubov Ivanova) (12)
(Raisa Sadreydinova) (25)
15
2  United States
Sue Kinsey 8
Kathy Mills 11
Julie Brown 14
Paula Neppel 15
(Doris Heritage) (48)
(Eryn Forbes) (54)
48
3  New Zealand
Anne Audain 9
Heather Thomson 13
Barbara Moore 24
Irene Miller 30
(Allison Deed) (79)
(Shirley Somervell) (88)
76
4  Poland 101
5  England 118
6  West Germany 126
7  Spain 128
8  Finland 136
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  United States 2 1 0 3
2  Belgium 2 0 0 2
3  Spain 1 2 0 3
4  Soviet Union 1 1 2 4
5  England 0 1 0 1
6  Portugal 0 1 0 1
7  Canada 0 0 1 1
 Finland 0 0 1 1
 New Zealand 0 0 1 1
 West Germany 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 345 athletes from 22 countries, one senior woman athlete less than the official number published.[6]

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