The Senior men's race at the 1989 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held in Stavanger, Norway, at the Scanvest Ring on March 19, 1989. A report on the event was given in the Glasgow Herald.
Complete results, medallists,  and the results of British athletes were published.
Senior men's race (12 km)
- Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result
An unofficial count yields the participation of 200 athletes from 35 countries in the Senior men's race. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.
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