The Senior women's race at 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.
Complete results, medallists,  and the results of British athletes were published.
Senior women's race (4.82 km)
- Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result
An unofficial count yields the participation of 104 athletes from 20 countries in the Senior women's race. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.
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