1987 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

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1987 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
Organisers IAAF
Edition 15th
Date March 22
Host city Warszawa, Poland Poland
Location Służewiec Racecourse
Nations participating 47
Athletes participating 576
Races 3
Distances 11.95 km – Senior men
7.05 km – Junior men
5.05 km – Senior women

The 1987 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held in Warszawa, Poland, at the Służewiec Racecourse on March 22, 1987. 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
(11.95 km)
John Ngugi
 Kenya
36:07 Paul Kipkoech
 Kenya
36:07 Paul Arpin
 France
36:51
Junior men
(7.05 km)
Wilfred Kirochi
 Kenya
22:18 Demeke Bekele
 Ethiopia
22:18 Debebe Demisse
 Ethiopia
22:20
Senior women
(5.05 km)
Annette Sergent
 France
16:46 Liz Lynch
 Scotland
16:48 Ingrid Kristiansen
 Norway
16:51
Team
Senior men  Kenya 53  England 146  Ethiopia 161
Junior men  Ethiopia 19  Kenya 20  Japan 73
Senior women  United States 46  France 50  Soviet Union 55

Race results[edit]

Senior men's race (11.95 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1987 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 John Ngugi  Kenya 36:07
2 Paul Kipkoech  Kenya 36:07
3 Paul Arpin  France 36:51
4 Abebe Mekonnen  Ethiopia 36:53
5 Some Muge  Kenya 36:54
6 Andrew Masai  Kenya 37:01
7 Pat Porter  United States 37:04
8 Paul McCloy  Canada 37:08
9 Bruno Le Stum  France 37:09
10 Dave Clarke  England 37:10
11 Steve Moneghetti  Australia 37:11
12 Ed Eyestone  United States 37:11
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Kenya
John Ngugi 1
Paul Kipkoech 2
Some Muge 5
Andrew Masai 6
Moses Tanui 18
Sisa Kirati 21
(Boniface Merande) (48)
(Samuel Nyangincha) (67)
(Vincent Kibiwott) (123)
53
2  England
Dave Clarke 10
Carl Thackery 20
Kevin Forster 22
Steve Binns 23
Craig Mochrie 33
Jonathan Richards 38
(Tim Hutchings) (43)
(Paul Roden) (46)
(Martin McLoughlin) (59)
146
3  Ethiopia
Abebe Mekonnen 4
Haji Bulbula 17
Wodajo Bulti 27
Wolde Silasse Melkessa 29
Melese Feissa 39
Bekele Debele 45
(Habte Negash) (53)
(Chala Urgessa) (70)
(Negatu Seyoum) (96)
161
4  Italy 223
5  France 245
6  Portugal 309
7  Spain 340
8  Belgium 378
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior men's race (7.05 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1987 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Wilfred Kirochi  Kenya 22:18
2 Demeke Bekele  Ethiopia 22:18
3 Debebe Demisse  Ethiopia 22:20
4 William Koskei  Kenya 22:27
5 Mathew Rono  Kenya 22:28
6 Aligaz Alemayehu  Ethiopia 22:28
7 Simon Mugglestone  England 22:33
8 Bedile Kibret  Ethiopia 22:37
9 Ararse Fuffa  Ethiopia 22:39
10 Thomas Osano  Kenya 22:55
11 Abel Gisemba  Kenya 23:01
12 Haydar Dogan  Turkey 23:07
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Ethiopia
Demeke Bekele 2
Debebe Demisse 3
Aligaz Alemayehu 6
Bedile Kibret 8
(Ararse Fuffa) (9)
(Tesfayi Dadi) (63)
19
2  Kenya
Wilfred Kirochi 1
William Koskei 4
Mathew Rono 5
Thomas Osano 10
(Abel Gisemba) (11)
(Joseph Otwori) (13)
20
3  Japan
Kenji Ayabe 14
Yoshinori Yokota 18
Masaki Yamamoto 20
Hideyuki Matsumoto 21
(Riyouki Murakami) (85)
(Yohinori Sato) (92)
73
4  United States 120
5  Canada 124
6  Spain 125
7  Italy 171
8  Soviet Union 171
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Senior women's race (5.05 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1987 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Annette Sergent  France 16:46
2 Liz Lynch  Scotland 16:48
3 Ingrid Kristiansen  Norway 16:51
4 Lynn Jennings  United States 16:55
5 Lesley Lehane  United States 16:57
6 Mariana Stanescu  Romania 17:04
7 Cornelia Bürki   Switzerland 17:08
8 Krishna Wood  Australia 17:11
9 Paula Ivan  Romania 17:12
10 Natalya Sorokivskaya  Soviet Union 17:13
11 Margaret Wairimu  Kenya 17:14
12 Martine Fays  France 17:19
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  United States
Lynn Jennings 4
Lesley Lehane 5
Mary Knisely 14
Janet Smith 23
(Suzanne Girard) (44)
(Sabrina Dornhoefer) (53)
46
2  France
Annette Sergent 1
Martine Fays 12
Anne Viallix 18
Maria Lelut 19
(Patricia Demilly) (25)
(Christine Loiseau) (128)
50
3  Soviet Union
Natalya Sorokivskaya 10
Olga Bondarenko 13
Yelena Romanova 15
Marina Rodchenkova 17
(Svetlana Ulmasova) (34)
(Natalya Lagunkova) (62)
55
4  Romania 94
5  Kenya 117
6  Norway 143
7  England 152
8  Portugal 159
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Medal table (unofficial)[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Kenya 3 2 0 5
2  Ethiopia 1 1 2 4
3  France 1 1 1 3
4  United States 1 0 0 1
5  England 0 1 0 1
 Scotland 0 1 0 1
7  Japan 0 0 1 1
 Norway 0 0 1 1
 Soviet Union 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 576 athletes from 47 countries. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gillon, Doug (March 23, 1987), Lynch's supreme effort just fails in Polish mud - Liz Lynch gave everything she had, and then found a little more, but it was not quite enough to capture the world cross-country title on the freezing muddy wastes of Sluzewiac racecourse this afternoon..., Glasgow Herald, p. 10, retrieved October 22, 2013 
  2. ^ Sad Lynch comes out second best - Not even the consolidation of the silver medal could bring a smile to the face of Scotland's Liz Lynch after the World Cross Cross Country Championships in Warsaw.., Evening Times, March 23, 1987, p. 17, retrieved October 22, 2013 
  3. ^ Magnusson, Tomas (September 8, 2007), IAAF World Cross Country Championships - 12.0km CC Men - Warszawa Sluzewiec Date: Sunday, March 22, 1987, Athchamps (archived), retrieved October 22, 2013 
  4. ^ Magnusson, Tomas (September 8, 2007), IAAF World Cross Country Championships - 7.1km CC Men - Warszawa Sluzewiec Date: Sunday, March 22, 1987, Athchamps (archived), retrieved October 22, 2013 
  5. ^ Magnusson, Tomas (September 8, 2007), IAAF World Cross Country Championships - 5.1km CC Women - Warszawa Sluzewiec Date: Sunday, March 22, 1987, Athchamps (archived), retrieved October 22, 2013 
  6. ^ IAAF WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, Athletics Weekly, retrieved October 9, 2013 
  7. ^ a b 36th IAAF WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS - EDINBURGH 2008 - FACTS & FIGURES - GREAT BRITAIN & NORTHERN IRELAND AT THE INTERNATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY & WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, IAAF, p. 2ff, retrieved October 9, 2013 

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