1980 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race

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Senior women's race at the 1980 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
Organisers IAAF
Edition 8th
Date March 9
Host city Paris, France France
Location Hippodrome de Longchamp
Nations participating 20
Athletes participating 104
Races 1
Distances 4.82 km – Senior women

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.[1]

Complete results,[2] medallists, [3] and the results of British athletes[4] were published.

Race results[edit]

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

Individual[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Grete Waitz  Norway 15:05
2 Irina Bondarchuk  Soviet Union 15:49
3 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
13 Julie Shea  United States 16:10
14 Sandra Arthurton  England 16:15
15 Ingrid Christensen  Norway 16:18
16 Carla Beurskens  Netherlands 16:19
17 Nancy Rooks  Canada 16:20
18 Christine McMeekin  Scotland 16:20
19 Ruth Smeeth  England 16:20
20 Charlotte Teske  West Germany 16:22
21 Brenda Webb  United States 16:23
22 Gunvor Hilde  Norway 16:23
23 Amelia Lorza Lopez  Spain 16:24
24 Bronislawa Ludwichowska  Poland 16:24
25 Lynn Kanuka  Canada 16:25
26 Joan Benoit  United States 16:28
27 Deirdre Nagle  Ireland 16:29
28 Margherita Gargano  Italy 16:30
29 Luciana Saccol  Italy 16:31
30 Regina Joyce  England 16:36
31 Shauna Miller  Canada 16:37
32 Alba Milana  Italy 16:38
33 Mona Kleppe  Norway 16:40
34 Sylvie Bornet  France 16:41
35 Ellison Goodall  United States 16:42
36 Silvana Cruciata  Italy 16:44
37 Sara Neil  Canada 16:44
38 Marleen Mols  Belgium 16:44
39 Sabine Ladurner  Italy 16:44
40 Mie Poulsen Jensen  Denmark 16:46
41 Elvira Hofmann  West Germany 16:47
42 Elise Wattendorf   Switzerland 16:48
43 Véronique Renties  France 16:49
44 Martine Bouchonneau  France 16:50
45 Tatyana Sychova  Soviet Union 16:51
46 Magda Ilands  Belgium 16:51
47 Rita Aerts  Belgium 16:52
48 Fionnuala Morrish  Ireland 16:52
49 Maria Chwaszczynska  Poland 16:53
50 Pilar Fernandez  Spain 16:59
51 Francine Peeters  Belgium 16:59
52 Asuncion Sinobas  Spain 17:03
53 Jacqueline Lefeuvre  France 17:03
54 Wanda Panfil  Poland 17:06
55 Mercedes Calleja  Spain 17:09
56 Montserrat Abello  Spain 17:10
57 Mercedes Buceta  Spain 17:10
58 Hilary Hollick  Wales 17:10
59 Carol Meagan  Ireland 17:11
60 Renata Kokowska  Poland 17:11
61 Mary Purcell  Ireland 17:11
62 Veronica Duffy  Ireland 17:14
63 Angelika Stephan  West Germany 17:15
64 Rita Schlebert   Switzerland 17:15
65 Veronica Poryckyj  Canada 17:17
66 Denise Verhaert  Belgium 17:18
67 Susan Olsen  Denmark 17:19
68 Zehava Shmueli  Israel 17:19
69 Anette Hansen  Denmark 17:22
70 Brigit de Nijs  Netherlands 17:22
71 Marie-Christine Christiaens  Belgium 17:23
72 Kathy Williams  Wales 17:23
73 Fiona McQueen  Scotland 17:24
74 Yana Jones  Wales 17:24
75 Nathalie Abelard  France 17:25
76 Leila Boudina  Algeria 17:30
77 Frederica Sieders  Netherlands 17:31
78 Dorthe Rasmussen  Denmark 17:34
79 Barbara Harvie  Scotland 17:34
80 Angela Mason  England 17:34
81 Connie Olsen  Denmark 17:42
82 Carole Bradford  Wales 17:42
83 Oddrun Mosling  Norway 17:43
84 Karin de Nijs  Netherlands 17:49
85 Mébarka El Hadj Abdellah  Algeria 17:56
86 Tineke Kluft  Netherlands 17:59
87 Annie Rindt  Netherlands 17:59
88 Margaret Coomber  Scotland 18:04
89 Sonia McLaren  Scotland 18:04
90 Vreni Forster   Switzerland 18:07
91 Kim Lock  Wales 18:09
92 Siobhan Treacy  Ireland 18:21
93 Malika Bellounis  Algeria 18:22
94 Rachel Halle  Israel 18:24
95 Joëlle Debrouwer  France 18:34
96 Joyce Mehaffey  Northern Ireland 18:42
97 Sheila Doyle  Northern Ireland 18:44
98 Trudy Kenward  Wales 18:47
99 Kerry Robinson  Scotland 19:10
100 Anna Bukis  Poland 19:13
101 Roisin Smyth  Northern Ireland 19:30
102 Avril McClung  Northern Ireland 19:48
103 Susan Beattie  Northern Ireland 20:21
Vera Kemper  West Germany DNF

Teams[edit]

Rank Team Points
1  Soviet Union
Irina Bondarchuk 2
Yelena Chernysheva 3
Giana Romanova 4
Svetlana Ulmasova 6
(Raisa Smekhnova) (11)
(Tatyana Sychova) (45)
15
2  England
Penny Forse 7
Kath Binns 9
Sandra Arthurton 14
Ruth Smeeth 19
(Regina Joyce) (30)
(Angela Mason) (80)
49
3  United States
Jan Merrill 5
Margaret Groos 10
Julie Shea 13
Brenda Webb 21
(Joan Benoit) (26)
(Ellison Goodall) (35)
49
4  Norway
Grete Waitz 1
Ingrid Christensen 15
Gunvor Hilde 22
Mona Kleppe 33
(Oddrun Mosling) (83)
71
5  Italy
Cristina Tomasini 12
Margherita Gargano 28
Luciana Saccol 29
Alba Milana 32
(Silvana Cruciata) (36)
(Sabine Ladurner) (39)
101
6  Canada
Nancy Rooks 17
Lynn Kanuka 25
Shauna Miller 31
Sara Neil 37
(Veronica Poryckyj) (65)
110
7  West Germany
Ellen Wessinghage 8
Charlotte Teske 20
Elvira Hofmann 41
Angelika Stephan 63
(Vera Kemper) (DNF)
132
8  France
Sylvie Bornet 34
Véronique Renties 43
Martine Bouchonneau 44
Jacqueline Lefeuvre 53
(Nathalie Abelard) (75)
(Joëlle Debrouwer) (95)
174
9  Spain
Amelia Lorza Lopez 23
Pilar Fernandez 50
Asuncion Sinobas 52
Mercedes Calleja 55
(Montserrat Abello) (56)
(Mercedes Buceta) (57)
180
10  Belgium
Marleen Mols 38
Magda Ilands 46
Rita Aerts 47
Francine Peeters 51
(Denise Verhaert) (66)
(Marie-Christine Christiaens) (71)
182
11  Poland
Bronislawa Ludwichowska 24
Maria Chwaszczynska 49
Wanda Panfil 54
Renata Kokowska 60
(Anna Bukis) (100)
187
12  Ireland
Deirdre Nagle 27
Fionnuala Morrish 48
Carol Meagan 59
Mary Purcell 61
(Veronica Duffy) (62)
(Siobhan Treacy) (92)
195
13  Netherlands
Carla Beurskens 16
Brigit de Nijs 70
Frederica Sieders 77
Karin de Nijs 84
(Tineke Kluft) (86)
(Annie Rindt) (87)
247
14  Denmark
Mie Poulsen Jensen 40
Susan Olsen 67
Anette Hansen 69
Dorthe Rasmussen 78
(Connie Olsen) (81)
254
15  Scotland
Christine McMeekin 18
Fiona McQueen 73
Barbara Harvie 79
Margaret Coomber 88
(Sonia McLaren) (89)
(Kerry Robinson) (99)
258
16  Wales
Hilary Hollick 58
Kathy Williams 72
Yana Jones 74
Carole Bradford 82
(Kim Lock) (91)
(Trudy Kenward) (98)
286
17  Northern Ireland
Joyce Mehaffey 96
Sheila Doyle 97
Roisin Smyth 101
Avril McClung 102
(Susan Beattie) (103)
396
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Participation[edit]

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.[4]

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