1980 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

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1980 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
Organisers IAAF
Edition 8th
Date March 9
Host city Paris, France France
Location Hippodrome de Longchamp
Nations participating 28
Athletes participating 381
Races 3
Distances 12.58 km – Senior men
7.41 km – Junior men
4.82 km – Senior women

The 1980 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held in Paris, France, at the Hippodrome de Longchamp on March 9, 1980. A report on the event was given in the Evening Times.[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
(12.58 km)
Craig Virgin
 United States
37:01 Hans-Jürgen Orthmann
 West Germany
37:02 Nick Rose
 England
37:05
Junior men
(7.41 km)
Jorge García
 Spain
22:17 Valeriy Gryaznov
 Soviet Union
22:23 Ed Eyestone
 United States
22:27
Senior women
(4.82 km)
Grete Waitz
 Norway
15:05 Irina Bondarchuk
 Soviet Union
15:49 Yelena Chernysheva
 Soviet Union
15:52
Team
Senior men  England 100  United States 163  Belgium 175
Junior men  Soviet Union 50  United States 75  Spain 79
Senior women  Soviet Union 15  England 49  United States 49

Race results[edit]

Senior men's race (12.58 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1980 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Craig Virgin  United States 37:01
2nd Hans-Jürgen Orthmann  West Germany 37:02
3rd Nick Rose  England 37:05
4 Léon Schots  Belgium 37:11
5 John Robson  Scotland 37:20
6 Aleksandr Antipov  Soviet Union 37:21
7 Leonid Moseyev  Soviet Union 37:21
8 Antonio Prieto  Spain 37:21
9 Steve Jones  Wales 37:23
10 Bernie Ford  England 37:25
11 Karel Lismont  Belgium 37:27
12 Daniel Dillon  United States 37:28
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  England
Nick Rose 3
Bernie Ford 10
Barry Smith 14
Steve Kenyon 17
Nick Lees 19
Graham Tuck 37
(Hugh Jones) (40)
(Nick Brawn) (64)
(Barry Knight) (92)
100
2nd  United States
Craig Virgin 1
Daniel Dillon 12
Kenneth Martin 23
Steve Plasencia 36
Don Clary 43
Mark Anderson 48
(Duncan Macdonald) (104)
(Jon Sinclair) (116)
(Guy Arbogast) (DNF)
163
3rd  Belgium
Léon Schots 4
Karel Lismont 11
Alex Hagelsteens 21
Eddy de Pauw 38
Frank Grillaert 44
Roger de Vogel 57
(Johan Geirnaert) (107)
(Willy Polleunis) (DNF)
(Robert Lismont) (DNF)
175
4  France 184
5  Soviet Union 246
6  Spain 251
7  Scotland 312
8  Algeria 324
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior men's race (7.41 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1980 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Jorge García  Spain 22:17
2nd Valeriy Gryaznov  Soviet Union 22:23
3rd Ed Eyestone  United States 22:27
4 Denis Stark  Canada 22:34
5 Tom Downs  United States 22:34
6 Sergey Kiselyov  Soviet Union 22:36
7 Ildar Denikeyev  Soviet Union 22:38
8 Guy Léfèvre  Belgium 22:41
9 Andrea Prassedi  Italy 22:47
10 Paul Davies-Hale  England 22:52
11 William Graham  United States 22:53
12 Gary Huckwell  England 22:58
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  Soviet Union
Valeriy Gryaznov 2
Sergey Kiselyov 6
Ildar Denikeyev 7
Sergey Mishin 35
(Dmitriy Ditlashok) (52)
50
2nd  United States
Ed Eyestone 3
Tom Downs 5
William Graham 11
Eric Sappenfield 56
(Daniel Caprioglio) (82)
(Farron Fields) (88)
75
3rd  Spain
Jorge García 1
José Fernández 20
Miguel Rubio 24
Julio Perez 34
(Pedro Garin) (51)
(Francisco Erneta) (61)
79
4  Belgium 86
5  England 89
6  Canada 90
7  Italy 101
8  Algeria 136
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Senior women's race (4.82 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1980 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Grete Waitz  Norway 15:05
2nd Irina Bondarchuk  Soviet Union 15:49
3rd Yelena Chernysheva  Soviet Union 15:52
4 Giana Romanova  Soviet Union 15:53
5 Jan Merrill  United States 15:57
6 Svetlana Ulmasova  Soviet Union 16:00
7 Penny Forse  England 16:04
8 Ellen Wessinghage  West Germany 16:05
9 Kath Binns  England 16:06
10 Margaret Groos  United States 16:09
11 Raisa Smekhnova  Soviet Union 16:09
12 Cristina Tomasini  Italy 16:10
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  Soviet Union
Irina Bondarchuk 2
Yelena Chernysheva 3
Giana Romanova 4
Svetlana Ulmasova 6
(Raisa Smekhnova) (11)
(Tatyana Sychova) (45)
15
2nd  England
Penny Forse 7
Kath Binns 9
Sandra Arthurton 14
Ruth Smeeth 19
(Regina Joyce) (30)
(Angela Mason) (80)
49
3rd  United States
Jan Merrill 5
Margaret Groos 10
Julie Shea 13
Brenda Webb 21
(Joan Benoit) (26)
(Ellison Goodall) (35)
49
4  Norway 71
5  Italy 101
6  Canada 110
7  West Germany 132
8  France 174
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Medal table (unofficial)[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 2 2 1 5
2  United States 1 2 2 5
3  England 1 1 1 3
4  Spain 1 0 1 2
5  Norway 1 0 0 1
6  West Germany 0 1 0 1
7  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 381 athletes from 28 countries. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[6]

See also[edit]

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