1985 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

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1985 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
Organisers IAAF
Edition 13th
Date March 24
Host city Lisbon, Portugal Portugal
Location Sports Complex of Jamor
Nations participating 50
Athletes participating 570
Races 3
Distances 12.19 km – Senior men
8.19 km – Junior men
4.99 km – Senior women

The 1985 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held in Lisbon, Portugal, at the Sports Complex of Jamor on March 24, 1985. 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
(12.19 km)
Carlos Lopes
 Portugal
33:33 Paul Kipkoech
 Kenya
33:37 Wodajo Bulti
 Ethiopia
33:38
Junior men
(8.19 km)
Kipkemboi Kimeli
 Kenya
22:18 Habte Negash
 Ethiopia
22:37 Wolde Silasse Melkessa
 Ethiopia
22:37
Senior women
(4.99 km)
Zola Budd
 England
15:01 Cathy Branta
 United States
15:24 Ingrid Kristiansen
 Norway
15:27
Team
Senior men  Ethiopia 129  Kenya 141  United States 153
Junior men  Ethiopia 16  Kenya 26  Spain 64
Senior women  United States 42  Soviet Union 77  Romania 96

Race results[edit]

Senior men's race (12.19 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1985 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Carlos Lopes  Portugal 33:33
2nd Paul Kipkoech  Kenya 33:37
3rd Wodajo Bulti  Ethiopia 33:38
4 Bekele Debele  Ethiopia 33:45
5 John Treacy  Ireland 33:48
6 Kassa Balcha  Ethiopia 33:51
7 Christoph Herle  West Germany 33:53
8 Abdelrazzak Bounour  Algeria 33:54
9 Pierre Levisse  France 33:56
10 Bruce Bickford  United States 33:57
11 Fernando Mamede  Portugal 33:59
12 Pat Porter  United States 34:02
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  Ethiopia
Wodajo Bulti 3
Bekele Debele 4
Kassa Balcha 6
Girma Berhanu 28
Chala Urgessa 33
Hailu Wolde Tsadik 55
(Adugna Lema) (106)
(Feyissa Abebe) (219)
(Mohammed Kedir) (DNF)
129
2nd  Kenya
Paul Kipkoech 2
Andrew Masai 14
Boniface Merande 17
Joshua Kipkemboi 22
Jackson Ruto 41
James Kipngetich 45
(Joseph Otieno) (128)
(Bernhard Mosigisi) (132)
(Sisa Kirati) (194)
141
3rd  United States
Bruce Bickford 10
Pat Porter 12
Ed Eyestone 16
Craig Virgin 19
Mark Curp 40
Jeff Drenth 56
(Mark Stickley) (58)
(David Barney) (76)
(Marty Froelick) (110)
153
4  Italy 259
5  Spain 321
6  Ireland 363
7  Portugal 368
8  England 437
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior men's race (8.19 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1985 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Kipkemboi Kimeli  Kenya 22:18
2nd Habte Negash  Ethiopia 22:37
3rd Wolde Silasse Melkessa  Ethiopia 22:37
4 Rafera Workench  Ethiopia 22:45
5 Ngotho Musyoki  Kenya 22:48
6 Lawrence Gatogo  Kenya 23:04
7 Tilahun Ebba  Ethiopia 23:07
8 Debebe Demisse  Ethiopia 23:11
9 José Manuel García  Spain 23:15
10 Brahim Boutayeb  Morocco 23:19
11 Paolo Tagliapietra  Italy 23:22
12 Jeff Cannada  United States 23:23
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  Ethiopia
Habte Negash 2
Wolde Silasse Melkessa 3
Rafera Workench 4
Tilahun Ebba 7
(Debebe Demisse) (8)
(Kalcha Abcha) (18)
16
2nd  Kenya
Kipkemboi Kimeli 1
Ngotho Musyoki 5
Lawrence Gatogo 6
Samuel Okemwa 14
26
3rd  Spain
José Manuel García 9
Alejandro Gómez 16
Antonio Pérez 17
Antonio Peula 22
(Marc Pujol) (27)
(José Gruneiro) (35)
64
4  United States 95
5  England 122
6  Italy 127
7  Hungary 197
8  Tunisia 216
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Senior women's race (4.99 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1985 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Zola Budd  England 15:01
2nd Cathy Branta  United States 15:24
3rd Ingrid Kristiansen  Norway 15:27
4 Fiţa Lovin  Romania 15:35
5 Cornelia Bürki  Switzerland 15:38
6 Angela Tooby  Wales 15:40
7 Olga Bondarenko  Soviet Union 15:40
8 Sue Bruce  New Zealand 15:42
9 Betty Springs  United States 15:44
10 Elena Fidatof  Romania 15:47
11 Debbie Scott  Canada 15:49
12 Monica Joyce  Ireland 15:49
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  United States
Cathy Branta 2
Betty Springs 9
Shelly Steely 15
Kathryn Hayes 16
(Mary Knisely) (28)
(Nan Doak) (46)
42
2nd  Soviet Union
Olga Bondarenko 7
Tatyana Pozdnyakova 19
Marina Rodchenkova 20
Irina Bondarchuk 31
(Tatyana Sokolova) (41)
77
3rd  Romania
Fiţa Lovin 4
Elena Fidatof 10
Paula Ilie 34
Mariana Stanescu 48
(Iulia Besliu) (87)
96
4  France 109
5  Canada 113
6  Portugal 134
7  New Zealand 144
8  England 153
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 2 1 2 5
2  Kenya 1 3 0 4
3  United States 1 1 1 3
4  England 1 0 0 1
 Portugal 1 0 0 1
6  Soviet Union 0 1 0 1
7  Norway 0 0 1 1
 Romania 0 0 1 1
 Spain 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 569 athletes from 50 countries, four athletes (2 senior men, 2 junior men) less than the official number published.[6]

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