1982 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

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1982 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
Organisers IAAF
Edition 10th
Date March 21
Host city Rome, Italy Italy
Location Ippodromo delle Capannelle
Nations participating 33
Athletes participating 382
Races 3
Distances 11.978 km – Senior men
7.926 km – Junior men
4.663 km – Senior women

The 1982 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held in Rome, Italy, at the Ippodromo delle Capannelle on March 21, 1982. 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
(11.978 km)
Mohammed Kedir
 Ethiopia
33:40.5 Alberto Salazar
 United States
33:44.8 Rod Dixon
 New Zealand
34:01.8
Junior men
(7.926 km)
Zurbachev Gelaw
 Ethiopia
22:45.3 Adugna Lema
 Ethiopia
22:46.6 Stefano Mei
 Italy
22:48.7
Senior women
(4.663 km)
Maricica Puică
 Romania
14:38.9 Fiţa Lovin
 Romania
14:40.5 Grete Waitz
 Norway
14:43.9
Team
Senior men  Ethiopia 98  England 114  Soviet Union 257
Junior men  Ethiopia 12  Italy 37  United States 70
Senior women  Soviet Union 44  Italy 57  England 67

Race results[edit]

Senior men's race (11.978 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1982 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Mohammed Kedir  Ethiopia 33:40.5
2 Alberto Salazar  United States 33:44.8
3 Rod Dixon  New Zealand 34:01.8
4 Hansjörg Kunze  East Germany 34:03
5 Mike McLeod  England 34:06.4
6 Eshetu Tura  Ethiopia 34:07.7
7 Alberto Cova  Italy 34:12.8
8 Werner Schildhauer  East Germany 34:17.1
9 Dave Clarke  England 34:19.4
10 Rob de Castella  Australia 34:20.5
11 Hugh Jones  England 34:21
12 Wodajo Bulti  Ethiopia 34:28.5
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Ethiopia
Mohammed Kedir 1
Eshetu Tura 6
Wodajo Bulti 12
Miruts Yifter 16
Hana Girma 28
Dereje Nedi 35
(Girma Berhanu) (66)
(Megersa Tulu) (137)
98
2  England
Mike McLeod 5
Dave Clarke 9
Hugh Jones 11
Julian Goater 18
Steve Kenyon 22
Karl Harrison 49
(Barry Knight) (65)
(Kevin Forster) (67)
(Peter Standing) (124)
114
3  Soviet Union
Aleksandr Antipov 19
Valeriy Sapon 24
Enn Sellik 45
Viktor Chumakov 46
Yevgeniy Okorokov 52
Toomas Turb 71
(Sergey Navolokin) (83)
(Igor Yefimov) (114)
257
4  Kenya 271
5  Spain 280
6  United States 300
7  Portugal 328
8  West Germany 330
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior men's race (7.926 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1982 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Zurbachev Gelaw  Ethiopia 22:45.3
2 Adugna Lema  Ethiopia 22:46.6
3 Stefano Mei  Italy 22:48.7
4 Hunde Kume  Ethiopia 22:50.5
5 Teka Mekonnen  Ethiopia 22:56.2
6 Francesco Panetta  Italy 23:08.4
7 Salvatore Nicosia  Italy 23:09.2
8 Jonathan Richards  England 23:11.4
9 Gonfa Negere  Ethiopia 23:14.3
10 Bekele Debele  Ethiopia 23:19.7
11 John Easker  United States 23:25
12 Francisco Espejo  Spain 23:29.7
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Ethiopia
Zurbachev Gelaw 1
Adugna Lema 2
Hunde Kume 4
Teka Mekonnen 5
(Gonfa Negere) (9)
(Bekele Debele) (10)
12
2  Italy
Stefano Mei 3
Francesco Panetta 6
Salvatore Nicosia 7
Ranieri Carenza 21
(Sergio Bruni) (39)
(Marco Gozzano) (58)
37
3  United States
John Easker 11
Tom Ansberry 14
George Nicholas 22
Joe Stinzi 23
(Jonathan Knight) (46)
(Mike Kubitschek) (56)
70
4  Spain 72
5  Canada 95
6  England 100
7  Morocco 138
8  Soviet Union 146
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Senior women's race (4.663 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1982 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Maricica Puică  Romania 14:38.9
2 Fiţa Lovin  Romania 14:40.5
3 Grete Waitz  Norway 14:43.9
4 Agnese Possamai  Italy 14:46.9
5 Dianne Rodger  New Zealand 14:49.2
6 Ingrid Kristiansen  Norway 14:50.9
7 Yelena Sipatova  Soviet Union 14:51.9
8 Raisa Smekhnova  Soviet Union 14:55.5
9 Nadia Dandolo  Italy 14:57.9
10 Jan Merrill  United States 14:59.5
11 Tatyana Pozdnyakova  Soviet Union 15:00.1
12 Kate Wiley  Canada 15:01
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Soviet Union
Yelena Sipatova 7
Raisa Smekhnova 8
Tatyana Pozdnyakova 11
Galina Zakharova 18
(Alla Yushina) (29)
44
2  Italy
Agnese Possamai 4
Nadia Dandolo 9
Cristina Tomasini 19
Rita Marchisio 25
(Margherita Gargano) (35)
(Gabriella Dorio) ((DNF))
57
3  England
Ann Ford 13
Paula Fudge 14
Jane Furniss 16
Ruth Smeeth 24
(Christina Boxer) (41)
(Sandra Arthurton) (48)
67
4  United States 70
5  Canada 104
6  Norway 126
7  Spain 132
8  France 158
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  Ethiopia 4 1 0 5
2  Romania 1 1 0 2
3  Soviet Union 1 0 1 2
4  Italy 0 2 1 3
5  England 0 1 1 2
 United States 0 1 1 2
7  New Zealand 0 0 1 1
 Norway 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 382 athletes from 33 countries. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[6]

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