1983 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race

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Senior men's race at the 1983 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
Organisers IAAF
Edition 11th
Date March 20
Host city Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England England
Location Riverside Park
Nations participating 31
Athletes participating 213
Races 1
Distances 11.994 km – Senior men

The Senior men's race at the 1983 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held in Gateshead, England, at the Riverside Park on March 20, 1983. A report on the event was given in the Glasgow Herald[1] and in the Evening Times.[2]

Complete results,[3] medallists, [4] and the results of British athletes[5] were published.

Race results[edit]

Senior men's race (11.994 km)[edit]

Individual[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Bekele Debele  Ethiopia 36:52
2nd Carlos Lopes  Portugal 36:52
3rd Some Muge  Kenya 36:52
4 Alberto Salazar  United States 36:53
5 Antonio Prieto  Spain 36:56
6 Rob de Castella  Australia 37:00
7 Dave Clarke  England 37:05
8 Ezequiel Canario  Portugal 37:10
9 Pat Porter  United States 37:12
10 Alberto Cova  Italy 37:17
11 Nat Muir  Scotland 37:24
12 Mehmet Yürdadön  Turkey 37:24
13 Pierre Levisse  France 37:24
14 Eshetu Tura  Ethiopia 37:28
15 Constantino Esparcia  Spain 37:29
16 Paul Kipkoech  Kenya 37:32
17 Eric de Beck  Belgium 37:34
18 Hans-Jürgen Orthmann  West Germany 37:35
19 Steve Jones  Wales 37:35
20 Wodajo Bulti  Ethiopia 37:35
21 John Andrews  Australia 37:36
22 Mohammed Kedir  Ethiopia 37:37
23 Adugna Lema  Ethiopia 37:38
24 Chala Urgessa  Ethiopia 37:39
25 Jan Hagelbrand  Sweden 37:44
26 Gelindo Bordin  Italy 37:45
27 Paul Ballinger  New Zealand 37:45
28 Thom Hunt  United States 37:46
29 Gerard Kiernan  Ireland 37:47
30 Ed Eyestone  United States 37:48
31 Joshua Kipkemboi  Kenya 37:49
32 James Kipngetich  Kenya 37:50
33 Kevin Forster  England 37:52
34 Lawrie Whitty  Australia 37:52
35 Jorge García  Spain 37:53
36 Luis Adsuara  Spain 37:58
37 Jackson Ruto  Kenya 37:59
38 Boualem Rahoui  Algeria 38:02
39 Brian Lewry  Australia 38:03
40 Niels Kim Hjorth  Denmark 38:04
41 Christoph Herle  West Germany 38:06
42 Craig Virgin  United States 38:06
43 Dave Taylor  Ireland 38:09
44 Antonio Layos  Spain 38:09
45 Robert McDonald  Australia 38:10
46 Karel Lismont  Belgium 38:10
47 Tom Birnie  New Zealand 38:12
48 Maxwell Little  Australia 38:12
49 Michael Spöttel  West Germany 38:13
50 Dejene Beyene  Ethiopia 38:17
51 Helder de Jesús  Portugal 38:18
52 Michael Scheytt  West Germany 38:19
53 Dave Lewis  England 38:19
54 Rex Wilson  New Zealand 38:21
55 Alain Bordeleau  Canada 38:24
56 Jacques Boxberger  France 38:25
57 Mark Anderson  United States 38:25
58 Girma Berhanu  Ethiopia 38:26
59 Ahmed Salah  Djibouti 38:28
60 Alex Hagelsteens  Belgium 38:29
61 Gianni Demadonna  Italy 38:30
62 Gerry Deegan  Ireland 38:30
63 Vincent Rousseau  Belgium 38:32
64 Antonio Leitão  Portugal 38:34
65 Venanzio Ortis  Italy 38:35
66 Steven Harris  England 38:36
67 Miruts Yifter  Ethiopia 38:37
68 Paul McCloy  Canada 38:37
69 Francesco Panetta  Italy 38:37
70 Karl Harrison  England 38:37
71 Angel Gómez Maeso  Spain 38:38
72 Herman Kipngetich  Kenya 38:40
73 Hans Segerfeldt  Sweden 38:40
74 Ralf Salzmann  West Germany 38:40
75 Franco Boffi  Italy 38:42
76 Pascal Debacker  France 38:43
77 Christian Geffray  France 38:45
78 Féthi Baccouche  Tunisia 38:46
79 Pär Wallin  Sweden 38:48
80 Thierry Watrice  France 38:49
81 Adam Hoyle  Australia 38:49
82 Mats Erixon  Sweden 38:50
83 Sisa Kirati  Kenya 38:50
84 Rafael Marques  Portugal 38:50
85 Keld Johnsen  Denmark 38:53
86 Julio Perez  Spain 38:53
87 Ronny Agten  Belgium 38:55
88 Gerhard Krippner  West Germany 38:55
89 Tony Milovsorov  England 38:55
90 Michel Lelut  France 38:56
91 Dominic Wambua  Kenya 38:57
92 Martin ten Kate  Netherlands 39:00
93 Fernando Miguel  Portugal 39:02
94 Raymond Paulins  Canada 39:03
95 Phil O'Brien  England 39:06
96 John Woods  Ireland 39:06
97 Fraser Clyne  Scotland 39:07
98 Ross Chilton  Canada 39:08
99 Yngvar Christiansen  Norway 39:10
100 Francois Willems  Belgium 39:11
101 Bob Treadwell  England 39:12
102 Roy Dooney  Ireland 39:12
103 José Sena  Portugal 39:15
104 Mohammed Chouri  Tunisia 39:15
105 Bo Orrsveden  Sweden 39:17
106 El Hachami Abdenouz  Algeria 39:19
107 Piet van de Haas  Netherlands 39:20
108 Aissa Taleb  Algeria 39:20
109 Nick de Castella  Australia 39:20
110 Brendan Quinn  Ireland 39:21
111 Zhang Guowei  China 39:22
112 Hugo Rey   Switzerland 39:23
113 Øyvind Dahl  Norway 39:24
114 Paul Alle  France 39:24
115 Santiago de la Parte  Spain 39:24
116 Ranieri Carenza  Italy 39:24
117 Peter Rusman  Netherlands 39:26
118 Doug Brown  United States 39:27
119 Tony Blakewell  Wales 39:27
120 Ahmet Altun  Turkey 39:28
121 Adrian Shorter  Canada 39:28
122 Douglas Frame  Scotland 39:29
123 Marius Hasler   Switzerland 39:29
124 Eirik Berge  Norway 39:29
125 David James  Wales 39:29
126 Derek Froude  New Zealand 39:29
127 Tore Sagvolden  Norway 39:32
128 Martin Couldwell  New Zealand 39:33
129 Robert Costelloe  Ireland 39:34
130 Jean-Louis Prianon  France 39:34
131 Djama Robleh  Djibouti 39:36
132 Gary Palmer  New Zealand 39:36
133 Göran Högberg  Sweden 39:36
134 Rachid Habchaoui  Algeria 39:36
135 Martín Fiz  Spain 39:38
136 Reinhard Leibold  West Germany 39:39
137 Werner Mory  Belgium 39:39
138 Fredi Griner   Switzerland 39:39
139 Joseph Otieno  Kenya 39:40
140 Abdelrazzak Bounour  Algeria 39:41
141 Jan Fjärestad  Norway 39:42
142 Zeki Atli  Turkey 39:43
143 Donald Greig  New Zealand 39:45
144 Shane Marshall  New Zealand 39:49
145 Nigel Adams  Wales 39:50
146 Abdelkader Boughrara  Algeria 39:53
147 Bill Donakowski  United States 39:54
148 Klaas Lok  Netherlands 39:55
149 Tommy Persson  Sweden 39:55
150 Michele Cinà  Italy 39:57
151 Henrik Albahn  Denmark 39:57
152 Miao Yunshen  China 39:57
153 Adelaziz Bouguerra  Tunisia 39:58
154 Terry Greene  Northern Ireland 39:58
155 Euan Robertson  New Zealand 40:00
156 Chris Buckley  Wales 40:01
157 Fernando Couto  Portugal 40:03
158 Sefa Het  Turkey 40:03
159 Terence Mitchell  Scotland 40:03
160 John Idstrom  United States 40:05
161 Bruno Lafranchi   Switzerland 40:06
162 Kenneth Davies  Wales 40:09
163 Oddmund Roalkvam  Norway 40:11
164 Joost Borm  Netherlands 40:12
165 Hwang Wen-Cheng  Chinese Taipei 40:13
166 Hichem Oueslati  Tunisia 40:13
167 Hans Nilsson  Sweden 40:14
168 Henk Mentink  Netherlands 40:15
169 Noel Harvey  Ireland 40:17
170 Rod Stone  Northern Ireland 40:17
171 Joël Lucas  France 40:19
172 Paul Wheeler  Wales 40:20
173 Tonni Luttikhold  Netherlands 40:22
174 Jiang Wenqing  China 40:22
175 Peter McColgan  Northern Ireland 40:22
176 Ole Hansen  Denmark 40:24
177 Ieuan Ellis  Wales 40:26
178 Chen Xinshun  China 40:27
179 Abderrahmane Morceli  Algeria 40:28
180 Jim Dingwall  Scotland 40:29
181 Omar Cochine  Djibouti 40:32
182 Graham Crawford  Scotland 40:36
183 Abderrazak Gtari  Tunisia 40:38
184 Song Tianzhi  China 40:39
185 Roland Hertner   Switzerland 40:39
186 Roger Cawkwell  Canada 40:42
187 John Theophilus  Wales 40:48
188 Steve Martin  Northern Ireland 40:56
189 Ali Chehidi  Tunisia 40:58
190 Xue Jianjun  China 40:59
191 Hanefi Atmaca  Turkey 40:59
192 Philippe Lahuerte  Canada 41:00
193 Lawrie Spence  Scotland 41:02
194 Cameron Spence  Northern Ireland 41:02
195 Christian Cote  Canada 41:09
196 Arye Gamliel  Israel 41:10
197 Raymond van Paemel  Belgium 41:22
198 Evan Cameron  Scotland 41:26
199 Werner Meier   Switzerland 41:30
200 Robert de Brouwer  Netherlands 41:39
201 George Braidwood  Scotland 41:44
202 Eddie Oxlade  Northern Ireland 41:45
203 Brahim Boudina  Algeria 41:55
204 Yair Karni  Israel 42:11
205 Ernie Cunningham  Northern Ireland 42:12
206 Abdelhadi Boudjenane  Algeria 42:50
207 James Ross  Northern Ireland 43:06
208 Liang Yen-Lin  Chinese Taipei 43:08
209 Mubarak Abdel Majeed  Kuwait 47:02
210 Saïd Attoumane  Comoros 48:12
Dan Glans  Sweden DNF
Fernando Mamede  Portugal DNF
John Treacy  Ireland DNF

Teams[edit]

Rank Team Points
1st  Ethiopia
Bekele Debele 1
Eshetu Tura 14
Wodajo Bulti 20
Mohammed Kedir 22
Adugna Lema 23
Chala Urgessa 24
(Dejene Beyene) (50)
(Girma Berhanu) (58)
(Miruts Yifter) (67)
104
2nd  United States
Alberto Salazar 4
Pat Porter 9
Thom Hunt 28
Ed Eyestone 30
Craig Virgin 42
Mark Anderson 57
(Doug Brown) (118)
(Bill Donakowski) (147)
(John Idstrom) (160)
170
3rd  Kenya
Some Muge 3
Paul Kipkoech 16
Joshua Kipkemboi 31
James Kipngetich 32
Jackson Ruto 37
Herman Kipngetich 72
(Sisa Kirati) (83)
(Dominic Wambua) (91)
(Joseph Otieno) (139)
191
4  Australia
Rob de Castella 6
John Andrews 21
Lawrie Whitty 34
Brian Lewry 39
Robert McDonald 45
Maxwell Little 48
(Adam Hoyle) (81)
(Nick de Castella) (109)
193
5  Spain
Antonio Prieto 5
Constantino Esparcia 15
Jorge García 35
Luis Adsuara 36
Antonio Layos 44
Angel Gómez Maeso 71
(Julio Perez) (86)
(Santiago de la Parte) (115)
(Martín Fiz) (135)
206
6  Portugal
Carlos Lopes 2
Ezequiel Canario 8
Helder de Jesús 51
Antonio Leitão 64
Rafael Marques 84
Fernando Miguel 93
(José Sena) (103)
(Fernando Couto) (157)
(Fernando Mamede) (DNF)
302
7  Italy
Alberto Cova 10
Gelindo Bordin 26
Gianni Demadonna 61
Venanzio Ortis 65
Francesco Panetta 69
Franco Boffi 75
(Ranieri Carenza) (116)
(Michele Cinà) (150)
306
8  England
Dave Clarke 7
Kevin Forster 33
Dave Lewis 53
Steven Harris 66
Karl Harrison 70
Tony Milovsorov 89
(Phil O'Brien) (95)
(Bob Treadwell) (101)
318
9  West Germany
Hans-Jürgen Orthmann 18
Christoph Herle 41
Michael Spöttel 49
Michael Scheytt 52
Ralf Salzmann 74
Gerhard Krippner 88
(Reinhard Leibold) (136)
322
10  Belgium
Eric de Beck 17
Karel Lismont 46
Alex Hagelsteens 60
Vincent Rousseau 63
Ronny Agten 87
Francois Willems 100
(Werner Mory) (137)
(Raymond van Paemel) (197)
373
11  France
Pierre Levisse 13
Jacques Boxberger 56
Pascal Debacker 76
Christian Geffray 77
Thierry Watrice 80
Michel Lelut 90
(Paul Alle) (114)
(Jean-Louis Prianon) (130)
(Joël Lucas) (171)
392
12  Ireland
Gerard Kiernan 29
Dave Taylor 43
Gerry Deegan 62
John Woods 96
Roy Dooney 102
Brendan Quinn 110
(Robert Costelloe) (129)
(Noel Harvey) (169)
(John Treacy) (DNF)
442
13  Sweden
Jan Hagelbrand 25
Hans Segerfeldt 73
Pär Wallin 79
Mats Erixon 82
Bo Orrsveden 105
Göran Högberg 133
(Tommy Persson) (149)
(Hans Nilsson) (167)
(Dan Glans) (DNF)
497
14  New Zealand
Paul Ballinger 27
Tom Birnie 47
Rex Wilson 54
Derek Froude 126
Martin Couldwell 128
Gary Palmer 132
(Donald Greig) (143)
(Shane Marshall) (144)
(Euan Robertson) (155)
514
15  Canada
Alain Bordeleau 55
Paul McCloy 68
Raymond Paulins 94
Ross Chilton 98
Adrian Shorter 121
Roger Cawkwell 186
(Philippe Lahuerte) (192)
(Christian Cote) (195)
622
16  Algeria
Boualem Rahoui 38
El Hachami Abdenouz 106
Aissa Taleb 108
Rachid Habchaoui 134
Abdelrazzak Bounour 140
Abdelkader Boughrara 146
(Abderrahmane Morceli) (179)
(Brahim Boudina) (203)
(Abdelhadi Boudjenane) (206)
672
17  Wales
Steve Jones 19
Tony Blakewell 119
David James 125
Nigel Adams 145
Chris Buckley 156
Kenneth Davies 162
(Paul Wheeler) (172)
(Ieuan Ellis) (177)
(John Theophilus) (187)
726
18  Scotland
Nat Muir 11
Fraser Clyne 97
Douglas Frame 122
Terence Mitchell 159
Jim Dingwall 180
Graham Crawford 182
(Lawrie Spence) (193)
(Evan Cameron) (198)
(George Braidwood) (201)
751
19  Norway
Yngvar Christiansen 99
Øyvind Dahl 113
Eirik Berge 124
Tore Sagvolden 127
Jan Fjärestad 141
Oddmund Roalkvam 163
767
20  Netherlands
Martin ten Kate 92
Piet van de Haas 107
Peter Rusman 117
Klaas Lok 148
Joost Borm 164
Henk Mentink 168
(Tonni Luttikhold) (173)
(Robert de Brouwer) (200)
796
21  Tunisia
Féthi Baccouche 78
Mohammed Chouri 104
Adelaziz Bouguerra 153
Hichem Oueslati 166
Abderrazak Gtari 183
Ali Chehidi 189
873
22   Switzerland
Hugo Rey 112
Marius Hasler 123
Fredi Griner 138
Bruno Lafranchi 161
Roland Hertner 185
Werner Meier 199
918
23  China
Zhang Guowei 111
Miao Yunshen 152
Jiang Wenqing 174
Chen Xinshun 178
Song Tianzhi 184
Xue Jianjun 190
989
24  Northern Ireland
Terry Greene 154
Rod Stone 170
Peter McColgan 175
Steve Martin 188
Cameron Spence 194
Eddie Oxlade 202
(Ernie Cunningham) (205)
(James Ross) (207)
1083
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Participation[edit]

An unofficial count yields the participation of 213 athletes from 31 countries in the senior men's race, one athlete less than the official number published.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]