1988 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

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1988 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
Organisers IAAF
Edition 16th
Date March 26
Host city Auckland, New Zealand New Zealand
Location Ellerslie Racecourse
Nations participating 41
Athletes participating 441
Races 3
Distances 12 km – Senior men
8.031 km – Junior men
5.962 km – Senior women

The 1988 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held in Auckland, New Zealand, at the Ellerslie Racecourse on March 26, 1988. 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 km)
John Ngugi
 Kenya
34:32 Paul Kipkoech
 Kenya
34:54 Kipsubai Koskei
 Kenya
35:07
Junior men
(8.031 km)
Wilfred Kirochi
 Kenya
23:25 Alfonce Muindi
 Kenya
23:39 Bedile Kibret
 Ethiopia
23:41
Senior women
(5.962 km)
Ingrid Kristiansen
 Norway
19:04 Angela Tooby
 United Kingdom
19:23 Annette Sergent
 France
19:29
Team
Senior men  Kenya 23  Ethiopia 103  France 134
Junior men  Kenya 12  Ethiopia 33  Spain 61
Senior women  Soviet Union 51  United Kingdom 61  France 72

Race results[edit]

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

For full event details see 1988 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 John Ngugi  Kenya 34:32
2 Paul Kipkoech  Kenya 34:54
3 Kipsubai Koskei  Kenya 35:07
4 Boniface Merande  Kenya 35:22
5 Abebe Mekonnen  Ethiopia 35:25
6 Moses Tanui  Kenya 35:25
7 Joseph Kiptum  Kenya 35:46
8 Kip Rono  Kenya 35:46
9 Some Muge  Kenya 35:48
10 Haji Bulbula  Ethiopia 35:49
11 Paul Arpin  France 35:51
12 Habte Negash  Ethiopia 35:54
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Kenya
John Ngugi 1
Paul Kipkoech 2
Kipsubai Koskei 3
Boniface Merande 4
Moses Tanui 6
Joseph Kiptum 7
(Kip Rono) (8)
(Some Muge) (9)
(Daniel Mutai) (99)
23
2  Ethiopia
Abebe Mekonnen 5
Haji Bulbula 10
Habte Negash 12
Debebe Demisse 20
Melese Feissa 23
Chala Kelele 33
(Tena Negere) (38)
(Wolde Silasse Melkessa) (64)
(Bekele Debele) (83)
103
3  France
Paul Arpin 11
Steve Tunstall 14
Jean-Louis Prianon 17
Joël Lucas 25
Cyrille Laventure 30
Bruno Levant 37
(Thierry Pantel) (39)
(Dominique Delattre) (56)
(Pierre Levisse) (146)
134
4  United Kingdom 228
5  Italy 272
6  Spain 277
7  United States 285
8  Australia 292
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior men's race (8.031 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1988 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Wilfred Kirochi  Kenya 23:25
2 Alfonce Muindi  Kenya 23:39
3 Bedile Kibret  Ethiopia 23:41
4 Mathew Rono  Kenya 23:51
5 Thomas Makini  Kenya 23:54
6 William Koskei  Kenya 24:03
7 Demeke Bekele  Ethiopia 24:17
8 Juan Abad  Spain 24:35
9 Noureddine Morceli  Algeria 24:45
10 Tadelle Abebe  Ethiopia 24:48
11 Zoltán Káldy  Hungary 24:52
12 Andrea Erni  Switzerland 24:56
Full results

:Cosmas Ndeti of  Kenya finished 2nd in 23:31 min, but was disqualified.

Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Kenya
Wilfred Kirochi 1
Alfonce Muindi 2
Mathew Rono 4
Thomas Makini 5
(William Koskei) (6)
12
2  Ethiopia
Bedile Kibret 3
Demeke Bekele 7
Tadelle Abebe 10
Lemi Erpassa 13
(Tesfayi Dadi) (17)
33
3  Spain
Juan Abad 8
Fermín Cacho 15
Mariano Campal 16
Jesús Gálvez 22
(Ricardo Castaño) (41)
(David Pujolar) (53)
61
4  Japan 83
5  United States 115
6  Australia 128
7  New Zealand 152
8  Algeria 152
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Senior women's race (5.962 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1988 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Ingrid Kristiansen  Norway 19:04
2 Angela Tooby  United Kingdom 19:23
3 Annette Sergent  France 19:29
4 Lynn Jennings  United States 19:38
5 Albertina Machado  Portugal 19:38
6 Yelena Romanova  Soviet Union 19:41
7 Regina Chistyakova  Soviet Union 19:41
8 Liève Slegers  Belgium 19:44
9 Jill Hunter  United Kingdom 19:46
10 Maria Curatolo  Italy 19:46
11 Marie-Pierre Duros  France 19:49
12 Susan Sirma  Kenya 19:50
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Soviet Union
Yelena Romanova 6
Regina Chistyakova 7
Marina Rodchenkova 18
Olga Bondarenko 20
(Natalya Lagunkova) (39)
(Lyudmila Matveyeva) (59)
51
2  United Kingdom
Angela Tooby 2
Jill Hunter 9
Susan Tooby 16
Fiona Truman 34
(Sonia Vinall) (48)
(Laura Wight) (84)
61
3  France
Annette Sergent 3
Marie-Pierre Duros 11
Patricia Demilly 28
Rosario Murcia 30
(Maria Lelut) (35)
(Christine Loiseau) (75)
72
4  United States 88
5  Canada 91
6  Kenya 122
7  Portugal 126
8  China 152
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 4 2 1 7
2  Norway 1 0 0 1
 Soviet Union 1 0 0 1
4  Ethiopia 0 2 1 3
5  United Kingdom 0 2 0 2
6  France 0 0 3 3
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 4401 athletes from 41 countries, two athletes (senior men) less than the official number published.[6]

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