1997 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

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1997 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
1997 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
Organisers IAAF
Edition 25th
Date March 23
Host city Torino, Piemonte, Italy Italy
Location Parco del Valentino
Nations participating 72
Athletes participating 725
Races 4
Distances 12.333 km – Senior men
8.511 km – Junior men
6.6 km – Senior women
4.689 km – Junior women

The 1997 IAAF World Cross Country Championships took place on March 23, 1997. The races were held at the Parco del Valentino in Torino, Italy. A report of the event was given in the New York Times,[1] in the Herald,[2] and for the IAAF.[3][4]

Complete results for senior men,[5][6] junior men,[7][8] senior women,[9][10] junior women,[8][11][12] medallists,[13] and the results of British athletes who took part[14] were published.

Medallists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
Senior men
(12.333 km)
Paul Tergat
 Kenya
35:11 Salah Hissou
 Morocco
35:13 Tom Nyariki
 Kenya
35:20
Junior men
(8.511 km)
Elijah Korir
 Kenya
24:21 Million Wolde
 Ethiopia
24:28 Paul Kosgei
 Kenya
24:29
Senior women
(6.6 km)
Derartu Tulu
 Ethiopia
20:53 Paula Radcliffe
 United Kingdom
20:55 Gete Wami
 Ethiopia
21:00
Junior women
(4.689 km)
Rose Kosgei
 Kenya
14:58 Prisca Ngetich
 Kenya
14:59 Ayelech Worku
 Ethiopia
15:02
Team
Senior men  Kenya 51  Morocco 70  Ethiopia 125
Junior men  Kenya 13  Ethiopia 31  Morocco 74
Senior women  Ethiopia 24  Kenya 34  Ireland 64
Junior women  Kenya 15  Japan 38  Ethiopia 39

Race results[edit]

Senior men's race (12.333 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1997 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Paul Tergat  Kenya 35:11
2 Salah Hissou  Morocco 35:13
3 Tom Nyariki  Kenya 35:20
4 Paul Koech  Kenya 35:23
5 Mohammed Mourhit  Belgium 35:35
6 Bernard Barmasai  Kenya 35:35
7 Joseph Kibor  Kenya 35:37
8 Smail Sghir  Morocco 35:56
9 Julio Rey  Spain 35:57
10 Khaled Boulami  Morocco 35:59
11 Habte Jifar  Ethiopia 35:59
12 El Hassan Lahssini  Morocco 36:01
Full results

: Athlete marked in the results list[5] as nonscorer.

Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Kenya
Paul Tergat 1
Tom Nyariki 3
Paul Koech 4
Joseph Kibor 7
Joshua Chelanga 17
Shem Kororia 19
(Benjamin Koskei) (24)
(William Kiptum) (28)
(John Kosgei) (47)
51
2  Morocco
Salah Hissou 2
Smail Sghir 8
Khaled Boulami 10
El Hassan Lahssini 12
Elarbi Khattabi 16
Brahim Boulami 22
(Abderrahim Zitouna) (35)
(Abdelaziz Sahere) (70)
(Mustapha Bamouh) (82)
70
3  Ethiopia
Habte Jifar 11
Assefa Mezegebu 13
Ayele Mezegebu 18
Abraham Assefa 23
Girma Tolla 27
Tegenu Abebe 33
(Ibrahim Seid) (36)
(Lemi Erpassa) (68)
(Tesgie Legesse) (129)
125
4  Portugal 263
5  Spain 275
6  United Kingdom 325
7  Italy 344
8  Algeria 423
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior men's race (8.511 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1997 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Elijah Korir  Kenya 24:21
2 Million Wolde  Ethiopia 24:28
3 Paul Kosgei  Kenya 24:29
4 John Gwako  Kenya 24:58
5 Charles Kwambai  Kenya 25:02
6 Patrick Ivuti  Kenya 25:06
7 Alene Emere  Ethiopia 25:10
8 Godfrey Nyombi  Uganda 25:14
9 Kipchumba Mitei  Kenya 25:20
10 Yibeltal Admassu  Ethiopia 25:22
11 Ali Ezzine  Morocco 25:24
12 Haylu Mekonnen  Ethiopia 25:25
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Kenya
Elijah Korir 1
Paul Kosgei 3
John Gwako 4
Charles Kwambai 5
(Patrick Ivuti) (6)
(Kipchumba Mitei) (9)
13
2  Ethiopia
Million Wolde 2
Alene Emere 7
Yibeltal Admassu 10
Haylu Mekonnen 12
(Dereje Tadesse) (14)
(Mohamed Awol) (16)
31
3  Morocco
Ali Ezzine 11
Adil Kaouch 19
Abderahim Bouchlouch 21
Hicham Lamalem 23
(Aziz El Makhrout) (29)
(Ahmed Ezzobayry) (39)
74
4  Japan 85
5  Uganda 135
6  Spain 144
7  South Africa 147
8  Algeria 192
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Senior women's race (6.6 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1997 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Derartu Tulu  Ethiopia 20:53
2 Paula Radcliffe  United Kingdom 20:55
3 Gete Wami  Ethiopia 21:00
4 Julia Vaquero  Spain 21:01
5 Sally Barsosio  Kenya 21:05
6 Merima Denboba  Ethiopia 21:18
7 Catherina McKiernan  Ireland 21:20
8 Naomi Mugo  Kenya 21:23
9 Sonia O'Sullivan  Ireland 21:25
10 Jane Omoro  Kenya 21:29
11 Lydia Cheromei  Kenya 21:34
12 Elena Fidatof  Romania 21:35
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Ethiopia
Derartu Tulu 1
Gete Wami 3
Merima Denboba 6
Berhane Adere 14
(Getenesh Urge) (27)
(Kore Alemu) (54)
24
2  Kenya
Sally Barsosio 5
Naomi Mugo 8
Jane Omoro 10
Lydia Cheromei 11
(Florence Barsosio) (13)
(Susan Chepkemei) (19)
34
3  Ireland
Catherina McKiernan 7
Sonia O'Sullivan 9
Valerie Vaughan 23
Una English 25
(Maureen Harrington) (108)
(Pauline Curley) (117)
64
4  United Kingdom 98
5  Japan 100
6  United States 128
7  France 148
8  Italy 160
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior women's race (4.689 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1997 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Rose Kosgei  Kenya 14:58
2 Prisca Ngetich  Kenya 14:59
3 Ayelech Worku  Ethiopia 15:02
4 Edna Kiplagat  Kenya 15:10
5 Zenebech Tadese  Ethiopia 15:11
6 Kei Satomura  Japan 15:12
7 Emiko Kojima  Japan 15:12
8 Caroline Tarus  Kenya 15:14
9 Anita Kiptum  Kenya 15:15
10 Agnes Kiprop  Kenya 15:15
11 Risa Tanaka  Japan 15:20
12 René Kalmer  South Africa 15:31
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Kenya
Rose Kosgei 1
Prisca Ngetich 2
Edna Kiplagat 4
Caroline Tarus 8
(Anita Kiptum) (9)
(Agnes Kiprop) (10)
15
2  Japan
Kei Satomura 6
Emiko Kojima 7
Risa Tanaka 11
Tomoko Hashimoto 14
(Kumiko Hiyama) (16)
(Yuka Hata) (17)
38
3  Ethiopia
Ayelech Worku 3
Zenebech Tadese 5
Worknesh Kidane 13
Etaferahu Tarekegn 18
(Kutre Dulecha) (20)
(Merima Hashim) (23)
39
4  Morocco 107
5  South Africa 141
6  Spain 151
7  Russia 165
8  Germany 206
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 6 2 2 10
2  Ethiopia 2 2 4 8
3  Morocco 0 2 1 3
4  Japan 0 1 0 1
 United Kingdom 0 1 0 1
6  Ireland 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 725 athletes from 72 countries. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[14] Although announced, athletes from  Sierra Leone did not show.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tergat Leads Kenyans With Dramatic Victory, New York Times, March 24, 1997, retrieved October 27, 2013 
  2. ^ Gillon, Doug (March 24, 1997), Tulu swoops late to take title but British runner still happy Radcliffe joy as she runs into medal place, Herald, retrieved October 27, 2013 
  3. ^ Reineri, Giorgio, Report for Senior races, IAAF, retrieved October 27, 2013 
  4. ^ Wallace-Jones, Sean, Report for Junior races, IAAF, retrieved October 27, 2013 
  5. ^ a b Magnusson, Tomas (September 8, 2007), IAAF World Cross Country Championships - 12.3km CC Men - Torino Parco del Valentino Date: Sunday, March 23, 1997, Athchamps (archived), retrieved October 27, 2013 
  6. ^ a b Cross Senior Men - 23-03-97 - Results, IAAF, March 23, 1997, retrieved October 27, 2013 
  7. ^ Magnusson, Tomas (July 4, 2007), IAAF World Cross Country Championships - 8.5km CC Men - Torino Parco del Valentino Date: Sunday, March 23, 1997, Athchamps (archived), retrieved October 27, 2013 
  8. ^ a b Cross Junior Men - 23-03-97 - Results, IAAF, March 23, 1997, retrieved October 27, 2013 
  9. ^ Magnusson, Tomas (September 8, 2007), IAAF World Cross Country Championships - 6.6km CC Women - Torino Parco del Valentino Date: Sunday, March 23, 1997, Athchamps (archived), retrieved October 27, 2013 
  10. ^ Cross Senior Women - 23-03-97 - Results, IAAF, March 23, 1997, retrieved October 27, 2013 
  11. ^ Magnusson, Tomas (July 4, 2007), IAAF World Cross Country Championships - 4.7km CC Women - Torino Parco del Valentino Date: Sunday, March 23, 1997, Athchamps (archived), retrieved October 27, 2013 
  12. ^ Cross Junior Women - 23-03-97 - Team Results, IAAF, March 23, 1997, retrieved October 27, 2013 
  13. ^ IAAF WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, Athletics Weekly, retrieved October 9, 2013 
  14. ^ 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 

External links[edit]

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