1986 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

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1986 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
Organisers IAAF
Edition 14th
Date March 23
Host city Colombier, Neuchâtel, Switzerland Switzerland
Location Planeyse Colombier
Nations participating 57
Athletes participating 670
Races 3
Distances 12 km – Senior men
7.75 km – Junior men
4.65 km – Senior women

The 1986 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held in Colombier, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, at the Planeyse Colombier on March 23, 1986. A report on the event was given in the Glasgow Herald[1] and in the Evening Times.[2]

Complete results for men,[3] junior men,[4] women,[5] medallists, [6] and the results of British athletes[7] were published.

Medallists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
Senior men
(12 km)
John Ngugi
 Kenya
35:32.9 Abebe Mekonnen
 Ethiopia
35:34.8 Joseph Kiptum
 Kenya
35:39.8
Junior men
(7.75 km)
Melese Feissa
 Ethiopia
22:47.6 Sammy Bitok
 Kenya
22:52.7 Demeke Bekele
 Ethiopia
22:56
Senior women
(4.65 km)
Zola Budd
 England
14:49.6 Lynn Jennings
 United States
15:07.8 Annette Sergent
 France
15:12.2
Team
Senior men  Kenya 45  Ethiopia 119  United States 204
Junior men  Ethiopia 13  Kenya 32  Spain 52
Senior women  England 65  New Zealand 67  France 76

Race results[edit]

Senior men's race (12 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1986 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 John Ngugi  Kenya 35:32.9
2 Abebe Mekonnen  Ethiopia 35:34.8
3 Joseph Kiptum  Kenya 35:39.8
4 Bekele Debele  Ethiopia 35:42.6
5 Paul Kipkoech  Kenya 35:47.2
6 Pat Porter  United States 35:48.4
7 Kipsubai Koskei  Kenya 35:54.8
8 Some Muge  Kenya 35:55.7
9 Alberto Cova  Italy 35:58.8
10 John Easker  United States 35:59.9
11 Ezequiel Canario  Portugal 36:03.9
12 Thierry Watrice  France 36:05
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Kenya
John Ngugi 1
Joseph Kiptum 3
Paul Kipkoech 5
Kipsubai Koskei 7
Some Muge 8
Andrew Masai 21
(Boniface Merande) (35)
(Joshua Kipkemboi) (43)
(Sisa Kirati) (45)
45
2  Ethiopia
Abebe Mekonnen 2
Bekele Debele 4
Wolde Silasse Melkessa 26
Mohammed Kedir 27
Wodajo Bulti 28
Haji Bulbula 32
(Chala Urgessa) (36)
(Dereje Nedi) (63)
(Wami Alemayehu) (128)
119
3  United States
Pat Porter 6
John Easker 10
Ed Eyestone 13
Bruce Bickford 15
Alan Scharsu 79
Craig Virgin 81
(Jeff Drenth) (87)
(Randy Reina) (99)
(Keith Brantly) (DNF)
204
4  France 255
5  Italy 256
6  Portugal 263
7  Spain 297
8  England 360
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior men's race (7.75 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1986 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Melese Feissa  Ethiopia 22:47.6
2 Sammy Bitok  Kenya 22:52.7
3 Demeke Bekele  Ethiopia 22:56
4 Rafera Workench  Ethiopia 22:57.4
5 Ararse Fuffa  Ethiopia 23:06.1
6 Habte Negash  Ethiopia 23:07.4
7 Brahim Boutayeb  Morocco 23:09.4
8 Alejandro Gómez  Spain 23:17.3
9 William Mutwol  Kenya 23:21.6
10 Peter Rono  Kenya 23:33.7
11 David Onwonga  Kenya 23:35.9
12 José Gruneiro  Spain 23:41.8
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Ethiopia
Melese Feissa 1
Demeke Bekele 3
Rafera Workench 4
Ararse Fuffa 5
(Habte Negash) (6)
(Belayneh Tadesse) (16)
13
2  Kenya
Sammy Bitok 2
William Mutwol 9
Peter Rono 10
David Onwonga 11
(John Kiptum) (28)
32
3  Spain
Alejandro Gómez 8
José Gruneiro 12
Anacleto Jiménez 13
José Carlos Adán 19
(Manuel Martín) (46)
(Mariano Campal) (50)
52
4  Australia 91
5  United States 94
6  Morocco 137
7  Japan 152
8  Belgium 159
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Senior women's race (4.65 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1986 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Zola Budd  England 14:49.6
2 Lynn Jennings  United States 15:07.8
3 Annette Sergent  France 15:12.2
4 Martine Fays  France 15:14.3
5 Rosa Mota  Portugal 15:15.8
6 Nan Doak  United States 15:22.8
7 Christine McMiken  New Zealand 15:23.6
8 Albertina Machado  Portugal 15:24.4
9 Elena Fidatof  Romania 15:25.3
10 Carole Bradford  England 15:27.5
11 Liève Slegers  Belgium 15:28.3
12 Lyudmila Matveyeva  Soviet Union 15:28.6
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  England
Zola Budd 1
Carole Bradford 10
Ruth Partridge 20
Jane Shields 34
(Julie Laughton) (40)
65
2  New Zealand
Christine McMiken 7
Gail Rear 18
Mary O'Connor 19
Wendy Renner 23
(Sue Bruce) (32)
(Debbie Elsmore) (33)
67
3  France
Annette Sergent 3
Martine Fays 4
Anne Viallix 26
Jacqueline Lefeuvre 43
(Maria Lelut) (44)
(Isabelle Matthys) (70)
76
4  United States 82
5  Portugal 118
6  West Germany 129
7  Soviet Union 140
8  Romania 140
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Medal table (unofficial)[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Ethiopia 2 2 1 5
 Kenya 2 2 1 5
3  England 2 0 0 2
4  United States 0 1 1 2
5  New Zealand 0 1 0 1
6  France 0 0 2 2
7  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 670 athletes from 57 countries. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[7]

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