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

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Senior 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 58
Athletes participating 280
Races 1
Distances 12.333 km – Senior men

The Senior 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]

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

Individual[edit]

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
13 Assefa Mezegebu  Ethiopia 36:06
14 Jon Brown  United Kingdom 36:08
15 Domingos Castro  Portugal 36:16
16 Elarbi Khattabi  Morocco 36:18
17 Joshua Chelanga  Kenya 36:19
18 Ayele Mezegebu  Ethiopia 36:33
19 Shem Kororia  Kenya 36:34
20 Abdellah Béhar  France 36:37
21 José Manuel García  Spain 36:38
22 Brahim Boulami  Morocco 36:40
23 Abraham Assefa  Ethiopia 36:40
24 Benjamin Koskei  Kenya 36:43
25 Benedict Ako  Tanzania 36:43
26 Paulo Guerra  Portugal 36:46
27 Girma Tolla  Ethiopia 36:47
28 William Kiptum  Kenya 36:47
29 Mustapha Essaïd  France 36:47
30 Eduardo Henriques  Portugal 36:48
31 Kamiel Maase  Netherlands 36:49
32 Giuliano Battocletti  Italy 36:56
33 Tegenu Abebe  Ethiopia 37:00
34 Abel Chimukoko  Zimbabwe 37:02
35 Abderrahim Zitouna  Morocco 37:04
36 Ibrahim Seid  Ethiopia 37:04
37 Elenilson da Silva  Brazil 37:05
38 Christian Stephenson  United Kingdom 37:05
39 Alejandro Gómez  Spain 37:07
40 Simone Zanon  Italy 37:08
41 Faustin Saktay  Tanzania 37:09
42 José Manuel Martínez  Spain 37:09
43 Steffan White  United Kingdom 37:10
44 Yoshinori Shindo  Japan 37:10
45 Azzedine Sakhri  Algeria 37:10
46 Steve Moneghetti  Australia 37:11
47 John Kosgei  Kenya 37:12
48 Sérgio da Silva  Brazil 37:13
49 Patrick Kaotsane  South Africa 37:14
50 Seamus Power  Ireland 37:14
51 Scott Larson  United States 37:15
52 Umberto Pusterla  Italy 37:15
53 Alfredo Bráz  Portugal 37:16
54 Gabino Apolonio  Mexico 37:16
55 Shaun Creighton  Australia 37:17
56 Andrew Pearson  United Kingdom 37:18
57 Mark Coogan  United States 37:19
58 Reinholdt Iita  Namibia 37:22
59 Imre Berkovics  Hungary 37:24
60 Abdelhak Lebouazda  Algeria 37:24
61 Laban Nkete  South Africa 37:25
62 Mikaël Thomas  France 37:26
63 Yahia Azaidj  Algeria 37:27
64 Róbert Štefko  Slovakia 37:28
65 Rachid Berradi  Italy 37:28
66 Vitor Almeida  Portugal 37:31
67 René Godlieb  Netherlands 37:31
68 Lemi Erpassa  Ethiopia 37:32
69 Andy Bristow  United Kingdom 37:32
70 Abdelaziz Sahere  Morocco 37:33
71 Sergey Fedotov  Russia 37:34
72 Tadeo Nada  Tanzania 37:35
73 Rui Vieira  Portugal 37:35
74 Ezael Thlobo  South Africa 37:36
75 José Santos  Portugal 37:36
76 Gabriele De Nard  Italy 37:37
77 Samir Moussaoui  Algeria 37:38
78 Alejandro Méndez  Mexico 37:38
79 Vincenzo Modica  Italy 37:39
80 José Carlos Adán  Spain 37:39
81 Adam Motlagale  South Africa 37:39
82 Mustapha Bamouh  Morocco 37:40
83 Claes Nyberg  Sweden 37:40
84 Andrés Pérez  Spain 37:41
85 Joseph LeMay  United States 37:42
86 Peter Julian  United States 37:42
87 Sid-Ali Sakhri  Algeria 37:42
88 Alejandro Cuahtepizi  Mexico 37:43
89 Jürg Stalder   Switzerland 37:44
90 Darren Wilson  Australia 37:44
91 Réda Benzine  Algeria 37:44
92 Jacinto Navarrete  Colombia 37:45
93 Patrick Ndayisenga  Burundi 37:46
94 Pedro Cunha  Portugal 37:47
95 Makhosonke Fika  South Africa 37:47
96 Alberto Maravilha  Portugal 37:48
97 José Villanueva  Mexico 37:49
98 Brian Baker  United States 37:50
99 Jason Cameron  New Zealand 37:51
100 Julian Dwyer  Australia 37:51
101 Tom van Hooste  Belgium 37:53
102 Daisuke Arakawa  Japan 37:53
103 Jean-François Bertron  France 37:54
104 Ville Hautala  Finland 37:54
105 Justin Pugsley  United Kingdom 37:55
106 Santtu Mäkinen  Finland 37:55
107 John Gilay  Tanzania 37:58
108 Yoshinori Yokota  Japan 37:59
109 Chris Weber  Canada 37:59
110 Tim Hacker  United States 38:00
111 Pablo Olmedo  Mexico 38:01
112 Yuki Yamamoto  Japan 38:02
113 Greg van Hest  Netherlands 38:02
114 Xia Fengyuan  China 38:03
115 John Morapedi  South Africa 38:03
116 Paul Roden  United Kingdom 38:04
117 Duncan Ross  New Zealand 38:04
118 Benedito Gomes  Brazil 38:04
119 Cedric Dehouck  France 38:05
120 Rod de Highden  Australia 38:06
121 Paul Smith  New Zealand 38:07
122 Julius Gidabuday  Tanzania 38:07
123 Pacifique Ayabusa  Rwanda 38:08
124 Marcel Laros  Netherlands 38:08
125 Sergio Couto  Brazil 38:09
126 Stephen Phofi  South Africa 38:09
127 Cao Changhai  China 38:10
128 Joseph Nsengiyumya  Rwanda 38:11
129 Tesgie Legesse  Ethiopia 38:11
130 Yann Millon  France 38:12
131 Tsunake Kalamori  South Africa 38:18
132 Domenico D'Ambrosio  Italy 38:19
133 Tim de Cock  Belgium 38:21
134 Shawn Found  United States 38:22
135 Elias Bastos  Brazil 38:23
136 Neema Tuluway  Tanzania 38:24
137 Sean Quilty  Australia 38:29
138 Loïc van Mackenbergh  France 38:30
139 Amrish Kumar  India 38:31
140 Philip Starr  New Zealand 38:31
141 Bruno Toledo  Spain 38:34
142 Aleksandr Kuzin  Ukraine 38:34
143 Eric Bouffioux  Belgium 38:36
144 Kabo Gabaseme  Botswana 38:37
145 Zoltán Káldy  Hungary 38:38
146 Carlos Peña  Mexico 38:39
147 Joël Bourgeois  Canada 38:41
148 Abdulkadir Türk  Turkey 38:42
149 Simon Vroemen  Netherlands 38:43
150 Péter Jager  Hungary 38:44
151 Phil Costley  New Zealand 38:46
152 Abdelkrim Benzai  Algeria 38:47
153 Ayele Setegne  Israel 38:48
154 Steve Isbel  Australia 38:49
155 Martin Lauret  Netherlands 38:50
156 Fraser Bertram  Canada 38:51
157 Gianni Crepaldi  Italy 38:54
158 Robert Cook Jr.  United States 38:55
159 Juuso Rainio  Finland 38:56
160 William Vasquez  Colombia 38:56
161 Glynn Tromans  United Kingdom 38:57
162 José Amaro Lourenço  Angola 38:59
163 Igor Salamun  Slovenia 39:00
164 Jussi Virtanen  Finland 39:06
165 Mauricio Ladino  Colombia 39:07
166 Wang Zhicheng  China 39:07
167 Hendrick Ramaala  South Africa 39:08
168 Viktor Röthlin   Switzerland 39:10
169 Ernest Ndjissipou  Central African Republic 39:11
170 Pasi Mattila  Finland 39:13
171 Alphonse Munyeshyaka  Rwanda 39:13
172 Percy Sephoda  Lesotho 39:16
173 Keith Dowling  United States 39:18
174 Marko Kotila  Finland 39:18
175 Zoltán Kadlót  Hungary 39:20
176 Aron Shipanga  Namibia 39:21
177 Guy Schultz  Canada 39:21
178 Bhairav Singh  India 39:22
179 Trent Harlow  Australia 39:23
180 Zoltán Holba  Hungary 39:23
181 Salah Zereg  Algeria 39:30
182 Lesedinyana Lekgoa  Botswana 39:32
183 Sukru Onat  Turkey 39:32
184 Tom McGrath  Ireland 39:33
185 Nihat Bagci  Turkey 39:34
186 Jason Bunston  Canada 39:34
187 János Szemán  Hungary 39:36
188 Kevin Christiani  Canada 39:37
189 Toomas Tarm  Estonia 39:41
190 Menon Ramsamy  Mauritius 39:44
191 Ma Hongsheng  China 39:44
192 Patrick Ishyaka  Rwanda 39:44
193 Justin Rutaba  Rwanda 39:53
194 Heiki Sarapuu  Estonia 39:54
195 Julián Berrio  Colombia 39:55
196 Rustam Radjapov  Turkmenistan 39:57
197 Samir Benfarès  France 40:02
198 Khristo Stefanov  Bulgaria 40:03
199 Khauta Ntsoele  Lesotho 40:07
200 Thabiso Moqhali  Lesotho 40:09
201 Adamou Aboubakar  Cameroon 40:10
202 Jeremy Deere  Canada 40:12
203 Min Ahebaike  China 40:14
204 Alagawadi Shivananda  India 40:15
205 Mehmet Günen  Turkey 40:16
206 Nazirdin Akylbekov  Kyrgyzstan 40:19
207 Francisco Mondragon  Mexico 40:22
208 Satilmis Atmaca  Turkey 40:24
209 Manbir Singh  India 40:27
210 Peter Cardle  Canada 40:31
211 Pasi Jeremejeff  Finland 40:33
212 Soro Bassirima  Côte d'Ivoire 40:34
213 David Galindo  Mexico 40:35
214 Dashrath Tigga  India 40:35
215 Leonid Pykhteyev  Kyrgyzstan 40:41
216 Remzi Atli  Turkey 40:41
217 Mathieu Kouanotso  Cameroon 40:44
218 Michiel Otten  Netherlands 40:45
219 Bayan Batyrbekov  Kyrgyzstan 40:46
220 Lalan Kumar  India 40:50
221 Simon Labiche  Seychelles 40:54
222 Petrus Adolf  Namibia 40:56
223 Bethold Karumendu  Namibia 40:56
224 Jacinto López  Colombia 40:58
225 Pierre Foka  Cameroon 41:04
226 Atadjan Duzdyev  Turkmenistan 41:06
227 Bertus Bock  Namibia 41:08
228 Nedeljko Ravic  Croatia 41:10
229 Frederick Baldacchino  Malta 41:15
230 Mohamed Al-Malki  Yemen 41:32
231 Abdul Sameer Moos  Mauritius 41:33
232 Risto Utsmuts  Estonia 41:37
233 Xandru Grech  Malta 41:40
234 Pierre Kenzo  Cameroon 41:40
235 Urmas Sadam  Estonia 41:41
236 Mohamed Al-Atashi  Yemen 41:54
237 Bruno Armance  Mauritius 41:57
238 William Roldán  Colombia 42:02
239 Gustave Ombouma  Congo 42:04
240 John Buhagiar  Malta 42:06
241 Patrick Moonsamy  Mauritius 42:10
242 Jaanus Gross  Estonia 42:11
243 Fatih Cintimar  Turkey 42:16
244 Anwar Al-Harazi  Yemen 42:18
245 Sentso Retere  Lesotho 42:20
246 Khauta Khotle  Lesotho 42:27
247 Meelis Minn  Estonia 42:37
248 Sergey Zabavskiy  Tajikistan 42:51
249 Gervais Yapo Yapi  Côte d'Ivoire 43:02
250 Kopamo Pekile  Lesotho 43:03
251 Mohamed Al-Hada  Yemen 43:03
252 Robert Attard  Malta 43:10
253 Andrew Tafagnda  Cameroon 43:12
254 Jean Paul Louise  Mauritius 43:17
255 Ali Yahya  Yemen 43:19
256 Celestin Nguepnang  Cameroon 43:23
257 Christopher Blackburn  Mauritius 43:48
258 Joseph Pace  Malta 43:53
259 Lee Kar-Lun  Hong Kong 44:04
260 Peter Azzopardi  Malta 44:11
261 Goim Hussein  Yemen 44:28
262 André Camilleri  Malta 44:38
263 Diosdado Ndemensogo  Equatorial Guinea 44:52
264 Norbert Hariba  Seychelles 45:08
265 Salim Servina  Seychelles 45:10
Tendai Chimusasa  Zimbabwe DNF
Keith Cullen  United Kingdom DNF
Gennaro Di Napoli  Italy DNF
Mohamed Ezzher  France DNF
Mathias Ntawulikura  Rwanda DNF
Julian Paynter  Australia DNF
Miroslav Vanko  Slovakia DNF
Kamel Kohil  Algeria DNF
Leonardo Guedes  Brazil DNF
Linton McKenzie  Jamaica DNF
Antonio Pérez  Spain DNF
Emerson Bem  Brazil DNF
Ferenc Sági  Hungary DNF
Sergey Kamayev  Turkmenistan DNF
Gairat Nigmatov  Tajikistan DNF
Carlos de la Torre  Spain DNS
Ihab Abdalah Salama  Palestine DNS
Francis Akpan  Sierra Leone DNS
Mohamed Bangura  Sierra Leone DNS
Alfred Dura  Sierra Leone DNS
Peter Kanyako  Sierra Leone DNS

: Athlete marked in the results list[4] as nonscorer.

Teams[edit]

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
Domingos Castro 15
Paulo Guerra 26
Eduardo Henriques 30
Alfredo Bráz 53
Vitor Almeida 66
Rui Vieira 73
(José Santos) (75)
(Pedro Cunha) (94)
(Alberto Maravilha) (96)
263
5  Spain
Julio Rey 9
José Manuel García 21
Alejandro Gómez 39
José Manuel Martínez 42
José Carlos Adán 80
Andrés Pérez 84
(Bruno Toledo) (141)
(Antonio Pérez) (DNF)
275
6  United Kingdom
Jon Brown 14
Christian Stephenson 38
Steffan White 43
Andrew Pearson 56
Andy Bristow 69
Justin Pugsley 105
(Paul Roden) (116)
(Glynn Tromans) (161)
(Keith Cullen) (DNF)
325
7  Italy
Giuliano Battocletti 32
Simone Zanon 40
Umberto Pusterla 52
Rachid Berradi 65
Gabriele De Nard 76
Vincenzo Modica 79
(Domenico D'Ambrosio) (132)
(Gianni Crepaldi) (157)
(Gennaro Di Napoli) (DNF)
344
8  Algeria
Azzedine Sakhri 45
Abdelhak Lebouazda 60
Yahia Azaidj 63
Samir Moussaoui 77
Sid-Ali Sakhri 87
Réda Benzine 91
(Abdelkrim Benzai) (152)
(Salah Zereg) (181)
(Kamel Kohil) (DNF)
423
9  France
Abdellah Béhar 20
Mustapha Essaïd 29
Mikaël Thomas 62
Jean-François Bertron 103
Cedric Dehouck 119
Yann Millon 130
(Loïc van Mackenbergh) (138)
(Samir Benfarès) (197)
(Mohamed Ezzher) (DNF)
463
10  South Africa
Patrick Kaotsane 49
Laban Nkete 61
Ezael Thlobo 74
Adam Motlagale 81
Makhosonke Fika 95
John Morapedi 115
(Stephen Phofi) (126)
(Tsunake Kalamori) (131)
(Hendrick Ramaala) (167)
475
11  United States
Scott Larson 51
Mark Coogan 57
Joseph LeMay 85
Peter Julian 86
Brian Baker 98
Tim Hacker 110
(Shawn Found) (134)
(Robert Cook Jr.) (158)
(Keith Dowling) (173)
487
12  Tanzania
Benedict Ako 25
Faustin Saktay 41
Tadeo Nada 72
John Gilay 107
Julius Gidabuday 122
Neema Tuluway 136
503
13  Australia
Steve Moneghetti 46
Shaun Creighton 55
Darren Wilson 90
Julian Dwyer 100
Rod de Highden 120
Sean Quilty 137
(Steve Isbel) (154)
(Trent Harlow) (179)
(Julian Paynter) (DNF)
548
14  Mexico
Gabino Apolonio 54
Alejandro Méndez 78
Alejandro Cuahtepizi 88
José Villanueva 97
Pablo Olmedo 111
Carlos Peña 146
(Francisco Mondragon) (207)
(David Galindo) (213)
574
15  Netherlands
Kamiel Maase 31
René Godlieb 67
Greg van Hest 113
Marcel Laros 124
Simon Vroemen 149
Martin Lauret 155
(Michiel Otten) (218)
639
16  Finland
Ville Hautala 104
Santtu Mäkinen 106
Juuso Rainio 159
Jussi Virtanen 164
Pasi Mattila 170
Marko Kotila 174
(Pasi Jeremejeff) (211)
877
17  Hungary
Imre Berkovics 59
Zoltán Káldy 145
Péter Jager 150
Zoltán Kadlót 175
Zoltán Holba 180
János Szemán 187
(Ferenc Sági) (DNF)
896
18  Canada
Chris Weber 109
Joël Bourgeois 147
Fraser Bertram 156
Guy Schultz 177
Jason Bunston 186
Kevin Christiani 188
(Jeremy Deere) (202)
(Peter Cardle) (210)
963
19  Colombia
Jacinto Navarrete 92
William Vasquez 160
Mauricio Ladino 165
Julián Berrio 195
Jacinto López 224
William Roldán 238
1074
20  Turkey
Abdulkadir Türk 148
Sukru Onat 183
Nihat Bagci 185
Mehmet Günen 205
Satilmis Atmaca 208
Remzi Atli 216
(Fatih Cintimar) (243)
1145
21  India
Amrish Kumar 139
Bhairav Singh 178
Alagawadi Shivananda 204
Manbir Singh 209
Dashrath Tigga 214
Lalan Kumar 220
1164
22  Lesotho
Percy Sephoda 172
Khauta Ntsoele 199
Thabiso Moqhali 200
Sentso Retere 245
Khauta Khotle 246
Kopamo Pekile 250
1312
23  Estonia
Toomas Tarm 189
Heiki Sarapuu 194
Risto Utsmuts 232
Urmas Sadam 235
Jaanus Gross 242
Meelis Minn 247
1339
24  Cameroon
Adamou Aboubakar 201
Mathieu Kouanotso 217
Pierre Foka 225
Pierre Kenzo 234
Andrew Tafagnda 253
Celestin Nguepnang 256
1386
25  Mauritius
Menon Ramsamy 190
Abdul Sameer Moos 231
Bruno Armance 237
Patrick Moonsamy 241
Jean Paul Louise 254
Christopher Blackburn 257
1410
26  Malta
Frederick Baldacchino 229
Xandru Grech 233
John Buhagiar 240
Robert Attard 252
Joseph Pace 258
Peter Azzopardi 260
(André Camilleri) (262)
1472
27  Yemen
Mohamed Al-Malki 230
Mohamed Al-Atashi 236
Anwar Al-Harazi 244
Mohamed Al-Hada 251
Ali Yahya 255
Goim Hussein 261
1477
DNF  Brazil
(Elenilson da Silva) (37)
(Sérgio da Silva) (48)
(Benedito Gomes) (118)
(Sergio Couto) (125)
(Elias Bastos) (135)
(Leonardo Guedes) (DNF)
(Emerson Bem) (DNF)
DNF
DNF  Rwanda
(Pacifique Ayabusa) (123)
(Joseph Nsengiyumya) (128)
(Alphonse Munyeshyaka) (171)
(Patrick Ishyaka) (192)
(Justin Rutaba) (193)
(Mathias Ntawulikura) (DNF)
DNF
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Participation[edit]

An unofficial count yields the participation of 280 athletes from 58 countries in the Senior men's race. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[7] Although announced, athletes from  Sierra Leone did not show.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]