1990 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

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1990 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
Organisers IAAF
Edition 18th
Date March 25
Host city Aix-les-Bains, Rhône-Alpes, France France
Location Hippodrome de Marlioz
Nations participating 59
Athletes participating 617
Races 4
Distances 12.2 km – Senior men
8 km – Junior men
6 km – Senior women
4.4 km – Junior women

The 1990 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held in Aix-les-Bains, France, at the Hippodrome de Marlioz on March 25, 1990. A report on the event was given in the Glasgow Herald.[1]

Complete results for senior men,[2] junior men,[3] senior women,[4] junior women,[5] medallists, [6] and the results of British athletes[7] were published.

Medallists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
Senior men
(12.2 km)
Khalid Skah
 Morocco
34:21 Moses Tanui
 Kenya
34:21 Julius M. Korir
 Kenya
34:22
Junior men
(8 km)
Kipyego Kororia
 Kenya
22:13 Richard Chelimo
 Kenya
22:14 Fita Bayissa
 Ethiopia
22:24
Senior women
(6 km)
Lynn Jennings
 United States
19:21 Albertina Dias
 Portugal
19:33 Yelena Romanova
 Soviet Union
19:33
Junior women
(4.4 km)
Liu Shixiang
 China
14:19 Yan Qinglan
 China
14:20 Susan Chepkemei
 Kenya
14:22
Team
Senior men  Kenya 42  Ethiopia 96  Spain 176
Junior men  Kenya 12  Ethiopia 27  Italy 85
Senior women  Soviet Union 37  Ethiopia 75  Portugal 80
Junior women  Kenya 20  Japan 44  China 68

Race results[edit]

Senior men's race (12.2 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1990 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Khalid Skah  Morocco 34:21
2nd Moses Tanui  Kenya 34:21
3rd Julius M. Korir  Kenya 34:22
4 Haji Bulbula  Ethiopia 34:25
5 William Mutwol  Kenya 34:26
6 Ibrahim Kinuthia  Kenya 34:30
7 Domingos Castro  Portugal 34:45
8 Abebe Mekonnen  Ethiopia 34:49
9 Paul Kipkoech  Kenya 34:50
10 Antonio Prieto  Spain 34:52
11 Salvatore Antibo  Italy 34:55
12 Hammou Boutayeb  Morocco 34:55
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  Kenya
Moses Tanui 2
Julius M. Korir 3
William Mutwol 5
Ibrahim Kinuthia 6
Paul Kipkoech 9
Boniface Merande 17
(John Ngugi) (20)
(Joseph Kiptum) (22)
(Samuel Nyangincha) (25)
42
2nd  Ethiopia
Haji Bulbula 4
Abebe Mekonnen 8
Tesfaye Tafa 14
Addis Abebe 19
Jillo Dube 24
Debebe Demisse 27
(Chala Kelele) (33)
(Wami Alemayehu) (74)
(Melese Feissa) (90)
96
3rd  Spain
Antonio Prieto 10
Martín Fiz 15
Alejandro Gómez 32
José Manuel García 36
Abel Antón 38
Constantino Esparcia 45
(Antonio Serrano) (61)
(Vicente Polo) (69)
(José Carlos Adán) (153)
176
4  Portugal 194
5  Morocco 268
6  Italy 289
7  Soviet Union 367
8  United States 441
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior men's race (8 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1990 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Kipyego Kororia  Kenya 22:13
2nd Richard Chelimo  Kenya 22:14
3rd Fita Bayissa  Ethiopia 22:24
4 Ismael Kirui  Kenya 22:32
5 Samuel Otieno  Kenya 22:35
6 Matthew Birir  Kenya 22:47
7 Abraham Assefa  Ethiopia 22:58
8 Assefa Gebremedhin  Ethiopia 23:04
9 Tesgie Legesse  Ethiopia 23:07
10 Dadi Tamrat  Ethiopia 23:20
11 Yahia Azaidj  Algeria 23:26
12 Salah Hissou  Morocco 23:27
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  Kenya
Kipyego Kororia 1
Richard Chelimo 2
Ismael Kirui 4
Samuel Otieno 5
(Matthew Birir) (6)
(Anthony Kiprono) (125)
12
2nd  Ethiopia
Fita Bayissa 3
Abraham Assefa 7
Assefa Gebremedhin 8
Tesgie Legesse 9
(Dadi Tamrat) (10)
(Lemi Erpassa) (14)
27
3rd  Italy
Stefano Baldini 13
Vincenzo Modica 17
Francesco Bennici 27
Christian Leuprecht 28
(Oscar Gilotti) (64)
(Antonio Ciucio) (75)
85
4  Japan 96
5  Spain 117
6  Algeria 143
7  Ireland 154
8  Canada 158
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Senior women's race (6 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1990 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Lynn Jennings  United States 19:21
2nd Albertina Dias  Portugal 19:33
3rd Yelena Romanova  Soviet Union 19:33
4 Luchia Yeshak  Ethiopia 19:33
5 Nadia Dandolo  Italy 19:39
6 Jane Ngotho  Kenya 19:41
7 Conceição Ferreira  Portugal 19:45
8 Viorica Ghican  Romania 19:47
9 Margaret Wairimu  Kenya 19:49
10 Nadezhda Galyamova  Soviet Union 19:50
11 Olga Nazarkina  Soviet Union 19:51
12 Iulia Negura  Romania 19:51
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  Soviet Union
Yelena Romanova 3
Nadezhda Galyamova 10
Olga Nazarkina 11
Regina Chistyakova 13
(Natalya Sorokivskaya) (28)
(Tatyana Pozdnyakova) (51)
37
2nd  Ethiopia
Luchia Yeshak 4
Derartu Tulu 15
Adanech Erkulo 25
Getenesh Urge 31
(Tigist Moreda) (66)
(Addis Gezagne) (78)
75
3rd  Portugal
Albertina Dias 2
Conceição Ferreira 7
Aurora Cunha 21
Monica Gáma 50
(Lucilia Soares) (72)
(Fernanda Marques) (DNF)
80
4  Romania 102
5  United States 112
6  France 125
7  Australia 126
8  Japan 172
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior women's race (4.4 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1990 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Liu Shixiang  China 14:19
2nd Yan Qinglan  China 14:20
3rd Susan Chepkemei  Kenya 14:22
4 Caroline Kwambai  Kenya 14:23
5 Lina Chesire  Kenya 14:25
6 Tamara Salomon  Canada 14:27
7 Malin Ewerlöf  Sweden 14:30
8 Ann Mwangi  Kenya 14:30
9 Minori Hayakari  Japan 14:32
10 Shiki Terasaki  Japan 14:35
11 Yumi Osaki  Japan 14:35
12 Melody Fairchild  United States 14:37
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  Kenya
Susan Chepkemei 3
Caroline Kwambai 4
Lina Chesire 5
Ann Mwangi 8
(Jane Ekimat) (13)
(Tegla Loroupe) (16)
20
2nd  Japan
Minori Hayakari 9
Shiki Terasaki 10
Yumi Osaki 11
Natsue Koikawa 14
(Makiko Okamoto) (18)
(Hozumi Otani) (30)
44
3rd  China
Liu Shixiang 1
Yan Qinglan 2
Liu Xian 27
Liu Yianying 38
(Li Libin) (46)
68
4  Ecuador 86
5  United Kingdom 145
6  Soviet Union 147
7  Canada 148
8  Morocco 153
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 2 8
2  China 1 1 1 3
3  Soviet Union 1 0 1 2
4  Morocco 1 0 0 1
 United States 1 0 0 1
6  Ethiopia 0 3 1 4
7  Portugal 0 1 1 2
8  Japan 0 1 0 1
9  Italy 0 0 1 1
 Spain 0 0 1 1
Total 8 8 8 24
  • 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 617 athletes from 59 countries, one athlete (senior men) less than the official number published.[7]

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