1997 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race

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Junior men's race at the 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 48
Athletes participating 160
Races 1
Distances 8.511 km – Junior men

The Junior men's race at the 1997 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held in Torino, Italy, at the Parco del Valentino on March 23, 1997. A report on the event was given in the New York Times,[1] in the Herald,[2] and for the IAAF.[3]

Complete results,[4][5] medallists,[6] and the results of British athletes[7] were published.

Race results[edit]

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

Individual[edit]

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
13 Jafred Lorone  Uganda 25:37
14 Dereje Tadesse  Ethiopia 25:38
15 Hiroyuki Ogawa  Japan 25:50
16 Mohamed Awol  Ethiopia 25:51
17 Ali Saïdi-Sief  Algeria 25:55
18 Shinichi Shibata  Japan 25:55
19 Adil Kaouch  Morocco 25:58
20 Anwar O.M. Ali  Yemen 26:02
21 Abderahim Bouchlouch  Morocco 26:02
22 Bouabdallah Tahri  France 26:03
23 Hicham Lamalem  Morocco 26:03
24 George Majaji  Zimbabwe 26:08
25 Yuji Ibi  Japan 26:10
26 Juan Carlos Higuero  Spain 26:12
27 Koichiro Koike  Japan 26:14
28 Juan José Lozano  Spain 26:17
29 Aziz El Makhrout  Morocco 26:17
30 Richard Mavuso  South Africa 26:19
31 Tomoki Sugiyama  Japan 26:22
32 Ben Chesang  Uganda 26:24
33 Nicolò Rotondo  Italy 26:25
34 Vincent Kuotane  South Africa 26:26
35 Khaya Gqotso  South Africa 26:28
36 Pablo Villalobos  Spain 26:34
37 Mark Thompson  Australia 26:36
38 Jussi Utriainen  Finland 26:37
39 Ahmed Ezzobayry  Morocco 26:39
40 Shoji Miyai  Japan 26:40
41 Roman Usov  Russia 26:43
42 Glody Dube  Botswana 26:44
43 Luiz Paula  Brazil 26:45
44 Cayetano Hernandez  Mexico 26:46
45 Abdelkarim Bouchamia  Algeria 26:50
46 Ovidiu Tat  Romania 26:50
47 Alberto Mosca  Italy 26:52
48 Ben Mogola  South Africa 26:54
49 Levente Timár  Hungary 26:57
50 Marko Hwahu  Tanzania 26:57
51 Abdul Alizindani  United States 26:58
52 Teodoro Barradas  Mexico 26:58
53 Gonzalo Gutierrez  Mexico 26:59
54 José Bastos  Spain 27:03
55 Kelebone Makoetlane  Lesotho 27:04
56 Gareth Turnbull  Ireland 27:04
57 Giuseppe Minici  Italy 27:05
58 Ferenc Békési  Hungary 27:07
59 Abdulaziz Abdulrahman  Yemen 27:08
60 Mukat Derbe  Israel 27:08
61 Adria García  Spain 27:09
62 Claudio Brandalise  Italy 27:11
63 Kais Bouziane  Algeria 27:12
64 Sam Haughian  United Kingdom 27:12
65 Steve Leuer  United States 27:13
66 Gavin Thompson  United Kingdom 27:15
67 Yazid Zidani  Algeria 27:17
68 Said Ali Hadji  Algeria 27:17
69 Paulo Almeida  Brazil 27:19
70 Halil Tekin  Turkey 27:20
71 Paul Morrison  Canada 27:21
72 Marcin Grzegorzewski  Poland 27:23
73 Raymond Fontaine  France 27:24
74 Juan Carlos de Bastos  Argentina 27:24
75 Manuel Damião  Portugal 27:25
76 Clinton Mackevicius  Australia 27:27
77 Igor Teteryukov  Belarus 27:27
78 Makhubalo Mngomezulu  South Africa 27:27
79 Robert Leblanc  United States 27:28
80 Hicham Anique  France 27:30
81 Paul Fenn  Australia 27:30
82 Vincent Moroga  Uganda 27:31
83 Alister Moses  United Kingdom 27:31
84 Viktor Lomonosov  Belarus 27:32
85 Takhir Mamashayev  Kazakhstan 27:33
86 Michael Endjala  Namibia 27:33
87 Damien Rouquet  France 27:34
88 Olivier Mignon  France 27:35
89 Jari Matinlauri  Finland 27:36
90 Dilaver Kanber  Turkey 27:37
91 David Mitchinson  United Kingdom 27:40
92 Kevin Koeper  United States 27:41
93 Iván Hierro  Spain 27:43
94 Augusto Simón Veuthey  Argentina 27:44
95 Thomas Murley  United States 27:44
96 Martin Dent  Australia 27:46
97 Willem Rooi  Namibia 27:47
98 Simon Burton  United Kingdom 27:48
99 Yusuf Zepak  Turkey 27:49
100 Mokhejano Lesenyeho  Lesotho 27:50
101 Mikael Talasjoki  Finland 27:51
102 Jerome van de Meerssche  Belgium 27:51
103 Nick Govaerts  Belgium 27:52
104 Arun D'Souza  India 27:53
105 Josep Sansa  Andorra 27:54
106 Mikko Ristimäki  Finland 27:56
107 Pietro Pelusi  Italy 27:57
108 Drew Graham  Canada 27:58
109 Rob Detert  Netherlands 27:59
110 Mohamed Al-Khawlani  Yemen 27:59
111 Tsiliso Raletsatsi  Lesotho 28:00
112 Latamene Oumouhand  Algeria 28:02
113 Khaled Al-Atashi  Yemen 28:03
114 Jonathan Matos  Brazil 28:04
115 Bruce Wright  Canada 28:06
116 Ganpati Bhusanur  India 28:07
117 Jérôme Schaffner  Switzerland 28:07
118 Libor Flemr  Czech Republic 28:08
119 Imre Szabó  Hungary 28:09
120 Pasqualino Zammataro  Italy 28:10
121 César Villanueva  Mexico 28:11
122 Pierre-André Ramuz  Switzerland 28:13
123 André da Silva  Brazil 28:15
124 David Arabasz  Czech Republic 28:17
125 Rudolf Cloete  Namibia 28:17
126 Mikael Aigroz  Switzerland 28:18
127 Michal Šneberger  Czech Republic 28:18
128 Oleg Gutnik  Belarus 28:19
129 Mehdi Baala  France 28:20
130 Slavko Petrović  Croatia 28:21
131 Fouad Obad  Yemen 28:23
132 G.S. Hariraju  India 28:28
133 P.K. Mishra  India 28:29
134 Simo Simatu  South Africa 28:37
135 Matthew Mechin  United Kingdom 28:45
136 Jeff Gorman  Canada 28:46
137 Norbert Kömüves  Hungary 28:50
138 Steve Osadiuk  Canada 28:51
139 Omar Bekkali  Belgium 28:54
140 Peter Knuchel  Switzerland 28:59
141 Cristobal Valenzuela  Argentina 28:59
142 Kevin Zammit  Malta 29:11
143 Sergey Sviridenok  Belarus 29:15
144 Mindaugas Pukstas  Lithuania 29:19
145 Hikmat Dastan  Turkey 29:20
146 Kaupo Tiislär  Estonia 29:20
147 Scott Allison  Canada 29:20
148 Desiré Tandrayen  Mauritius 29:24
149 Gabe Jennings  United States 29:26
150 Pascal Berger  Switzerland 29:29
151 Daniel Fekl  Czech Republic 30:06
152 Patrick Albert  Mauritius 30:28
153 Baker Khadora  Palestine 30:50
154 Selwyn Bonne  Seychelles 31:18
155 Jean-Marc Dambra  Mauritius 31:28
156 Mokoilane Mojela  Lesotho 31:38
157 Abdel Awajna  Palestine 32:20
158 Ajay Bheekarry  Mauritius 33:16
159 Ala Al-Deen Fhidat  Palestine 36:04
Saso Njenjic  Slovenia DNF
Roland Kis  Hungary DNS
Abdel Salam Al Debjy  Palestine DNS
Samy Asad Nateel  Palestine DNS

Teams[edit]

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
Hiroyuki Ogawa 15
Shinichi Shibata 18
Yuji Ibi 25
Koichiro Koike 27
(Tomoki Sugiyama) (31)
(Shoji Miyai) (40)
85
5  Uganda
Godfrey Nyombi 8
Jafred Lorone 13
Ben Chesang 32
Vincent Moroga 82
135
6  Spain
Juan Carlos Higuero 26
Juan José Lozano 28
Pablo Villalobos 36
José Bastos 54
(Adria García) (61)
(Iván Hierro) (93)
144
7  South Africa
Richard Mavuso 30
Vincent Kuotane 34
Khaya Gqotso 35
Ben Mogola 48
(Makhubalo Mngomezulu) (78)
(Simo Simatu) (134)
147
8  Algeria
Ali Saïdi-Sief 17
Abdelkarim Bouchamia 45
Kais Bouziane 63
Yazid Zidani 67
(Said Ali Hadji) (68)
(Latamene Oumouhand) (112)
192
9  Italy
Nicolò Rotondo 33
Alberto Mosca 47
Giuseppe Minici 57
Claudio Brandalise 62
(Pietro Pelusi) (107)
(Pasqualino Zammataro) (120)
199
10  France
Bouabdallah Tahri 22
Raymond Fontaine 73
Hicham Anique 80
Damien Rouquet 87
(Olivier Mignon) (88)
(Mehdi Baala) (129)
262
11  Mexico
Cayetano Hernandez 44
Teodoro Barradas 52
Gonzalo Gutierrez 53
César Villanueva 121
270
12  United States
Abdul Alizindani 51
Steve Leuer 65
Robert Leblanc 79
Kevin Koeper 92
(Thomas Murley) (95)
(Gabe Jennings) (149)
287
13  Australia
Mark Thompson 37
Clinton Mackevicius 76
Paul Fenn 81
Martin Dent 96
290
14  Yemen
Anwar O.M. Ali 20
Abdulaziz Abdulrahman 59
Mohamed Al-Khawlani 110
Khaled Al-Atashi 113
(Fouad Obad) (131)
302
15  United Kingdom
Sam Haughian 64
Gavin Thompson 66
Alister Moses 83
David Mitchinson 91
(Simon Burton) (98)
(Matthew Mechin) (135)
304
16  Finland
Jussi Utriainen 38
Jari Matinlauri 89
Mikael Talasjoki 101
Mikko Ristimäki 106
334
17  Brazil
Luiz Paula 43
Paulo Almeida 69
Jonathan Matos 114
André da Silva 123
349
18  Hungary
Levente Timár 49
Ferenc Békési 58
Imre Szabó 119
Norbert Kömüves 137
363
19  Turkey
Halil Tekin 70
Dilaver Kanber 90
Yusuf Zepak 99
Hikmat Dastan 145
404
20  Lesotho
Kelebone Makoetlane 55
Mokhejano Lesenyeho 100
Tsiliso Raletsatsi 111
Mokoilane Mojela 156
422
21  Canada
Paul Morrison 71
Drew Graham 108
Bruce Wright 115
Jeff Gorman 136
(Steve Osadiuk) (138)
(Scott Allison) (147)
430
22  Belarus
Igor Teteryukov 77
Viktor Lomonosov 84
Oleg Gutnik 128
Sergey Sviridenok 143
432
23  India
Arun D'Souza 104
Ganpati Bhusanur 116
G.S. Hariraju 132
P.K. Mishra 133
485
24  Switzerland
Jérôme Schaffner 117
Pierre-André Ramuz 122
Mikael Aigroz 126
Peter Knuchel 140
(Pascal Berger) (150)
505
25  Czech Republic
Libor Flemr 118
David Arabasz 124
Michal Šneberger 127
Daniel Fekl 151
520
26  Mauritius
Desiré Tandrayen 148
Patrick Albert 152
Jean-Marc Dambra 155
Ajay Bheekarry 158
613
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Participation[edit]

An unofficial count yields the participation of 160 athletes from 48 countries in the Junior men's race. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]