1978 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

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1978 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
Organisers IAAF
Edition 6th
Date March 25
Host city Glasgow, Scotland Scotland
Location Bellahouston Park
Nations participating 27
Athletes participating 358
Races 3
Distances 12.3 km – Senior men
7.036 km – Junior men
4.728 km – Senior women

The 1978 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held in Glasgow, Scotland, at the Bellahouston Park on March 25, 1978. 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)
John Treacy
 Ireland
39:25 Aleksandr Antipov
 Soviet Union
39:28 Karel Lismont
 Belgium
39:32
Junior men
(7.036 km)
Mick Morton
 England
22:57 Rob Earl
 Canada
23:10 Francisco Alario
 Spain
23:11
Senior women
(4.728 km)
Grete Waitz
 Norway
16:19 Natalia Mărăşescu
 Romania
16:49 Maricica Puică
 Romania
16:59
Team
Senior men  France 151  United States 156  England 159
Junior men  England 53  Canada 53  Spain 54
Senior women  Romania 30  United States 37  England 55

Race results[edit]

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

For full event details see 1978 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 John Treacy  Ireland 39:25
2 Aleksandr Antipov  Soviet Union 39:28
3 Karel Lismont  Belgium 39:32
4 Tony Simmons  England 39:51
5 Guy Arbogast  United States 39:52
6 Craig Virgin  United States 39:54
7 Nat Muir  Scotland 40:00
8 Franco Fava  Italy 40:03
9 Enn Sellik  Soviet Union 40:08
10 Pierre Levisse  France 40:15
11 Steve Jones  Wales 40:15
12 Adelaziz Bouguerra  Tunisia 40:16
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  France
Pierre Levisse 10
Lucien Rault 13
Radhouane Bouster 18
Alex Gonzalez 32
Thierry Watrice 35
Jean-Paul Gomez 43
(Jean-Luc Paugam) (63)
(Jean-Luc Lemire) (64)
(Dominique Coux) (105)
151
2  United States
Guy Arbogast 5
Craig Virgin 6
Greg Meyer 20
Jeff Wells 29
Bill Rodgers 44
Mike Roche 52
(Marc Hunter) (72)
(Charles Vigil) (73)
(Bobb Thomas) (99)
156
3  England
Tony Simmons 4
Jon Wild 15
Neil Coupland 28
Mike McLeod 30
Ken Newton 40
Steve Kenyon 42
(Graham Tuck) (48)
(Alwyn Dewhirst) (56)
(Bernie Ford) (62)
159
4  Soviet Union 169
5  Belgium 173
6  Ireland 189
7  West Germany 240
8  Italy 276
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior men's race (7.036 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1978 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Mick Morton  England 22:57
2 Rob Earl  Canada 23:10
3 Francisco Alario  Spain 23:11
4 Constantino Esparcia  Spain 23:12
5 Ronnie Carroll  Ireland 23:14
6 Aleksandr Pasaryuk  Soviet Union 23:15
7 Viktor Zinovyev  Soviet Union 23:20
8 Kevin Dillon  Canada 23:22
9 Eddy de Pauw  Belgium 23:23
10 Rod Berry  United States 23:24
11 Brendan Quinn  Ireland 23:25
12 Yevgeniy Okorokov  Soviet Union 23:27
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  England
Mick Morton 1
Eddie White 13
David Beaver 15
Peter Elletson 24
(Simon Catchpole) (44)
(Adrian Stewart) (59)
53
2  Canada
Rob Earl 2
Kevin Dillon 8
Rob Lonergan 14
Jim Groves 29
(Raymond Paulins) (32)
(Tony Hatherly) (50)
53
3  Spain
Francisco Alario 3
Constantino Esparcia 4
Argimiro González 16
Valentin Rodríguez 31
(Francisco Cortés) (53)
(Carlos Quirce) (57)
54
4  Soviet Union 60
5  Belgium 72
6  Ireland 84
7  United States 110
8  Italy 111
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Senior women's race (4.728 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1978 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Grete Waitz  Norway 16:19
2 Natalia Mărăşescu  Romania 16:49
3 Maricica Puică  Romania 16:59
4 Julie Shea  United States 17:12
5 Cornelia Bürki   Switzerland 17:13
6 Monika Greschner  West Germany 17:14
7 Jan Merrill  United States 17:17
8 Georgeta Gazibara  Romania 17:18
9 Joyce Smith  England 17:23
10 Carmen Valero  Spain 17:26
11 Kathy Mills  United States 17:27
12 Christine Benning  England 17:28
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Romania
Natalia Mărăşescu 2
Maricica Puică 3
Georgeta Gazibara 8
Antoaneta Iacob 17
(Fiţa Lovin) (26)
30
2  United States
Julie Shea 4
Jan Merrill 7
Kathy Mills 11
Brenda Webb 15
(Cindy Bremser) (23)
(Judy Graham) (85)
37
3  England
Joyce Smith 9
Christine Benning 12
Penny Yule 16
Mary Stewart 18
(Kath Binns) (28)
(Wendy Smith) (43)
55
4  West Germany 85
5  Poland 122
6  Ireland 152
7  Spain 159
8  Norway 165
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Medal table (unofficial)[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  England 2 0 2 4
2  Romania 1 1 1 3
3  France 1 0 0 1
 Ireland 1 0 0 1
 Norway 1 0 0 1
6  Canada 0 2 0 2
 United States 0 2 0 2
8  Soviet Union 0 1 0 1
9  Spain 0 0 2 2
10  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 358 athletes from 27 countries. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[6]

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