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

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Senior women'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 42
Athletes participating 147
Races 1
Distances 6.6 km – Senior women

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

Individual[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Derartu Tulu  Ethiopia 20:53
2nd Paula Radcliffe  United Kingdom 20:55
3rd 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
13 Florence Barsosio  Kenya 21:36
14 Berhane Adere  Ethiopia 21:37
15 Annemari Sandell  Finland 21:38
16 Azumi Miyazaki  Japan 21:43
17 Chiemi Takahashi  Japan 21:45
18 Lucy Elliott  United Kingdom 21:45
19 Susan Chepkemei  Kenya 21:46
20 Nadia Dandolo  Italy 21:48
21 Kylie Risk  Australia 21:52
22 Hayley Haining  United Kingdom 21:53
23 Valerie Vaughan  Ireland 21:55
24 Laurence Vivier  France 21:55
25 Una English  Ireland 21:59
26 Amy Rudolph  United States 22:00
27 Getenesh Urge  Ethiopia 22:01
28 Laurence Duquénoy  France 22:01
29 Deena Drossin  United States 22:02
30 Miki Kitashima  Japan 22:02
31 Maria Curatolo  Italy 22:03
32 Lyudmila Petrova  Russia 22:04
33 Kathy Butler  Canada 22:07
34 Farida Fatès  France 22:07
35 Elva Dryer  United States 22:09
36 Marina Bastos  Portugal 22:09
37 Hiromi Masuda  Japan 22:10
38 Gwynn Coogan  United States 22:10
39 Conceição Ferreira  Portugal 22:10
40 Yelena Kaledina  Russia 22:11
41 Wei Li  China 22:11
42 Anastasiya Danchinova  Russia 22:12
43 Nora Rocha  Mexico 22:12
44 Kristin Beaney  United States 22:12
45 Sachie Ozaki  Japan 22:13
46 Valentina Tauceri  Italy 22:14
47 Teresa Nunes  Portugal 22:16
48 Stela Olteanu  Romania 22:17
49 Rocío Ríos  Spain 22:18
50 Nnenna Lynch  United States 22:19
51 Olivera Jevtić  Yugoslavia 22:19
52 Yelena Baranova  Russia 22:20
53 Anja Smolders  Belgium 22:21
54 Kore Alemu  Ethiopia 22:21
55 Anne Hare  New Zealand 22:22
56 Angela Davies  United Kingdom 22:23
57 Melissa Moon  New Zealand 22:25
58 Mariana Chirila  Romania 22:25
59 Li Meihua  China 22:26
60 Ana Correia  Portugal 22:28
61 Gabrielle Vijverberg  Netherlands 22:29
62 Yamna Oubouhou  France 22:30
63 Patrizia di Napoli  Italy 22:31
64 Galina Aleksandrova  Russia 22:31
65 Rkia Yajjou  France 22:36
66 Ana Elias  Angola 22:38
67 Alta Verster  South Africa 22:39
68 Helena Javornik  Slovenia 22:40
69 Sabrina Varrone  Italy 22:40
70 Annemarie Danneels  Belgium 22:40
71 Cristina Iloc  Romania 22:41
72 Linden Wilde  New Zealand 22:41
73 Chantal Dällenbach  France 22:42
74 Samukeliso Moyo  Zimbabwe 22:42
75 Liu Shixiang  China 22:42
76 Natalia Azpiazu  Spain 22:43
77 Tina Connelly  Canada 22:44
78 Ana Oliveira  Portugal 22:45
79 Elizabeth Miller  Australia 22:46
80 Maria Luisa Lárraga  Spain 22:46
81 Takami Ominami  Japan 22:48
82 Anikó Javos  Hungary 22:48
83 Manuela Dias  Portugal 22:49
84 Viorica Ghican  Romania 22:50
85 Yelena Kopytova  Russia 22:51
86 Zola Pieterse  South Africa 22:53
87 Amaia Piedra  Spain 22:55
88 Erica van der Bilt  Netherlands 22:58
89 Hao Jianhua  China 22:58
90 Maryann Murray  Australia 23:00
91 Nelly Glauser   Switzerland 23:01
92 Sonja Deckers  Belgium 23:04
93 Sarah Howell  Canada 23:04
94 Iulia Ionescu  Romania 23:05
95 Beatriz Santíago  Spain 23:06
96 Suzanne Rigg  United Kingdom 23:07
97 Rizoneide Vanderley  Brazil 23:08
98 Mieke Aanen  Netherlands 23:11
99 Lesley Morton  New Zealand 23:12
100 Olga Sheleva  Bulgaria 23:14
101 Magdalena Thorsell  Sweden 23:14
102 Nasria Baghdad  Algeria 23:19
103 Anikó Kálovics  Hungary 23:20
104 Andrea Whitcombe  United Kingdom 23:23
105 Charné Rademeyer  South Africa 23:26
106 Helána Barócsi  Hungary 23:27
107 Sandra Hofmans  Netherlands 23:28
108 Maureen Harrington  Ireland 23:36
109 Stephanie van Graan  South Africa 23:42
110 Flor Venegas  Chile 23:42
111 Maree Bunce  New Zealand 23:45
112 Lale Öztürk  Turkey 23:46
113 Nadir de Siqueira  Brazil 23:48
114 Mundan Anickal Molly  India 23:51
115 Sue Malaxos  Australia 23:53
116 Dalila Tahi  Algeria 23:54
117 Pauline Curley  Ireland 23:55
118 Natalia Melnik  Ukraine 23:56
119 Veerle Dejaeghere  Belgium 24:00
120 Mardrea Hyman  Jamaica 24:03
121 Hasibe Cangir  Turkey 24:07
122 Anchen Rose  South Africa 24:07
123 Karla Guerrero  Mexico 24:09
124 Maria Santana  Brazil 24:10
125 Noemi Morales  Mexico 24:17
126 Dolores Valencia  Mexico 24:19
127 Rani Saini  India 24:19
128 Ildikó Csendes  Hungary 24:21
129 Leontina Cespedes  Chile 24:26
130 Sarah Horan  New Zealand 24:28
131 Vijaya Sonwane  India 24:36
132 Gülsen Asikoglu  Turkey 24:37
133 Berenice Meira  Brazil 24:37
134 Nili Avramski  Israel 24:41
135 Susana Rebolledo  Chile 24:47
136 Madhuri Saxena  India 24:52
137 Dudu Mese  Turkey 24:56
138 Julia del Rio  Chile 25:05
139 Janice Turner  Jamaica 25:12
140 Georgina Fourie  South Africa 25:21
141 Monica Randi  San Marino 25:32
142 Ivancica Drugcevic  Croatia 25:36
143 Ida Kiyindou  Congo 25:39
144 Guylsara Dadabayeva  Tajikistan 26:24
145 Guylene Duval  Mauritius 28:22
Anita Weyermann   Switzerland DNF
Agata Balsamo  Italy DNF
Virginie Gloum  Central African Republic DNS

Teams[edit]

Rank Team Points
1st  Ethiopia
Derartu Tulu 1
Gete Wami 3
Merima Denboba 6
Berhane Adere 14
(Getenesh Urge) (27)
(Kore Alemu) (54)
24
2nd  Kenya
Sally Barsosio 5
Naomi Mugo 8
Jane Omoro 10
Lydia Cheromei 11
(Florence Barsosio) (13)
(Susan Chepkemei) (19)
34
3rd  Ireland
Catherina McKiernan 7
Sonia O'Sullivan 9
Valerie Vaughan 23
Una English 25
(Maureen Harrington) (108)
(Pauline Curley) (117)
64
4  United Kingdom
Paula Radcliffe 2
Lucy Elliott 18
Hayley Haining 22
Angela Davies 56
(Suzanne Rigg) (96)
(Andrea Whitcombe) (104)
98
5  Japan
Azumi Miyazaki 16
Chiemi Takahashi 17
Miki Kitashima 30
Hiromi Masuda 37
(Sachie Ozaki) (45)
(Takami Ominami) (81)
100
6  United States
Amy Rudolph 26
Deena Drossin 29
Elva Dryer 35
Gwynn Coogan 38
(Kristin Beaney) (44)
(Nnenna Lynch) (50)
128
7  France
Laurence Vivier 24
Laurence Duquénoy 28
Farida Fatès 34
Yamna Oubouhou 62
(Rkia Yajjou) (65)
(Chantal Dällenbach) (73)
148
8  Italy
Nadia Dandolo 20
Maria Curatolo 31
Valentina Tauceri 46
Patrizia di Napoli 63
(Sabrina Varrone) (69)
(Agata Balsamo) (DNF)
160
9  Russia
Lyudmila Petrova 32
Yelena Kaledina 40
Anastasiya Danchinova 42
Yelena Baranova 52
(Galina Aleksandrova) (64)
(Yelena Kopytova) (85)
166
10  Portugal
Marina Bastos 36
Conceição Ferreira 39
Teresa Nunes 47
Ana Correia 60
(Ana Oliveira) (78)
(Manuela Dias) (83)
182
11  Romania
Elena Fidatof 12
Stela Olteanu 48
Mariana Chirila 58
Cristina Iloc 71
(Viorica Ghican) (84)
(Iulia Ionescu) (94)
189
12  Spain
Julia Vaquero 4
Rocío Ríos 49
Natalia Azpiazu 76
Maria Luisa Lárraga 80
(Amaia Piedra) (87)
(Beatriz Santíago) (95)
209
13  China
Wei Li 41
Li Meihua 59
Liu Shixiang 75
Hao Jianhua 89
264
14  New Zealand
Anne Hare 55
Melissa Moon 57
Linden Wilde 72
Lesley Morton 99
(Maree Bunce) (111)
(Sarah Horan) (130)
283
15  Australia
Kylie Risk 21
Elizabeth Miller 79
Maryann Murray 90
Sue Malaxos 115
305
16  Belgium
Anja Smolders 53
Annemarie Danneels 70
Sonja Deckers 92
Veerle Dejaeghere 119
334
17  Netherlands
Gabrielle Vijverberg 61
Erica van der Bilt 88
Mieke Aanen 98
Sandra Hofmans 107
354
18  South Africa
Alta Verster 67
Zola Pieterse 86
Charné Rademeyer 105
Stephanie van Graan 109
(Anchen Rose) (122)
(Georgina Fourie) (140)
367
19  Mexico
Nora Rocha 43
Karla Guerrero 123
Noemi Morales 125
Dolores Valencia 126
417
20  Hungary
Anikó Javos 82
Anikó Kálovics 103
Helána Barócsi 106
Ildikó Csendes 128
419
21  Brazil
Rizoneide Vanderley 97
Nadir de Siqueira 113
Maria Santana 124
Berenice Meira 133
467
22  Turkey
Lale Öztürk 112
Hasibe Cangir 121
Gülsen Asikoglu 132
Dudu Mese 137
502
23  India
Mundan Anickal Molly 114
Rani Saini 127
Vijaya Sonwane 131
Madhuri Saxena 136
508
24  Chile
Flor Venegas 110
Leontina Cespedes 129
Susana Rebolledo 135
Julia del Rio 138
512
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Participation[edit]

An unofficial count yields the participation of 147 athletes from 42 countries in the Senior women's race. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[7] Although announced, the athlete from the  Central African Republic did not show.[5]

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