1997 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships

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1997 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships
1997 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships
Organisers IAAF
Edition 6th
Date October 3
Host city Košice, Slovakia Slovakia
Nations participating 45
Athletes participating 226
Races 3

The 6th IAAF World Half Marathon Championships was held on October 3, 1997 in the city of Košice, Slovakia. A total of 228 athletes, 144 men and 84 women, from 45 countries took part. Detailed reports on the event and an appraisal of the results was given.[1][2]

Complete results were published.[3][4][5][6][7]

Medallists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
Men  Shem Kororia (KEN) 59:56  Moses Tanui (KEN) 59:58  Kenneth Cheruiyot (KEN) 1:00:00
Women  Tegla Loroupe (KEN) 1:08:14  Cristina Pomacu (ROU) 1:08:43  Lidia Simon (ROU) 1:09:05
Team
Team Men  Kenya 2:59:54  South Africa 3:03:34  Ethiopia 3:03:46
Team Women  Romania 3:27:40  Kenya 3:27:57  Japan 3:31:38

Race Results[edit]

Men's[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1 Shem Kororia  Kenya 59:56 CR
2 Moses Tanui  Kenya 59:58
3 Kenneth Cheruiyot  Kenya 1:00:00
4 Hendrick Ramaala  South Africa 1:00:07
5 Mohamed Mourhit  Belgium 1:00:18
6 Gert Thys  South Africa 1:00:23
7 Abraham Assefa  Ethiopia 1:00:52
8 Luís Jesús  Portugal 1:00:56 NR
9 Stefano Baldini  Italy 1:01:01
10 Laban Chege  Kenya 1:01:13
11 Lemma Alemayehu  Ethiopia 1:01:17
12 Michael Fietz  Germany 1:01:18
13 Stéphane Schweickhardt   Switzerland 1:01:26
14 Eduardo do Nascimento  Brazil 1:01:27
15 Wilbroad Axweso  Tanzania 1:01:28
16 Jan Pešava  Czech Republic 1:01:31
17 Alejandro Gómez  Spain 1:01:36
18 Tesfaye Tola  Ethiopia 1:01:37
19 Tendai Chimusasa  Zimbabwe 1:01:42
20 Jean-Pierre Lautredoux  France 1:01:43
21 Bartolomé Serrano  Spain 1:01:44
22 Nicolae Negru  Romania 1:01:45
23 Osamu Nara  Japan 1:02:06
24 Abel Chimukoko  Zimbabwe 1:02:07
25 Herder Vázquez  Colombia 1:02:09
26 Joshua Chelanga  Kenya 1:02:12
27 Michele Gamba  Italy 1:02:13
28 Noriaki Igarashi  Japan 1:02:15
29 Róbert Štefko  Slovakia 1:02:15
30 Antonio Peña  Spain 1:02:15
31 Yoshifumi Miyamoto  Japan 1:02:16
32 Carlos de la Torre  Spain 1:02:42
33 Elisvaldo de Carvalho  Brazil 1:02:42
34 Carlos Grisales  Colombia 1:02:43
35 Alene Emere  Ethiopia 1:02:44
36 Antonio Armuzzi  Italy 1:02:46
37 Imre Berkovics  Hungary 1:02:46
38 Marco Gielen  Netherlands 1:02:48
39 José Orlando Sánchez Guerrero  Colombia 1:02:49
40 Tamás Kliszek  Hungary 1:02:50
41 Ali Mabrouk El-Zaidi  Libya 1:02:57
42 Makhosonke Fika  South Africa 1:03:04
43 Giovanni Ruggiero  Italy 1:03:06
44 Alcidio Costa  Portugal 1:03:08
45 Alemayehu Girma  Ethiopia 1:03:08
46 Fungai Kapanyota  Zimbabwe 1:03:12
47 Hakim Bagy  France 1:03:14
48 Ronny Ligneel  Belgium 1:03:14
49 José Carlos Adán  Spain 1:03:15
50 Joaquim Pinheiro  Portugal 1:03:18
51 Zoltán Holba  Hungary 1:03:19
52 Migidio Bourifa  Italy 1:03:22
53 David Taylor  Great Britain 1:03:24
54 Viktor Röthlin   Switzerland 1:03:29
55 Valeriy Kuzman  Russia 1:03:34
56 Rainer Huth  Germany 1:03:39
57 Janko Benša  Yugoslavia 1:03:41
58 Lee Troop  Australia 1:03:43
59 João Junqueira  Portugal 1:03:47
60 Alberto Chaíça  Portugal 1:03:59
61 Alan Chilton  Great Britain 1:03:59
62 Aleksandr Kuzin  Ukraine 1:04:06
63 Pat Carroll  Australia 1:04:09
64 Pavel Kokin  Russia 1:04:10
65 Faustin Saktay  Tanzania 1:04:29
66 Jeffrey Spillane  New Zealand 1:04:31
67 Jens Karrass  Germany 1:04:34
68 Anton Nikolesko  Russia 1:04:35
69 Percy Sephoda  Lesotho 1:04:35
70 Kokichi Kawamoto  Japan 1:04:36
71 Jean-Pierre Monciaux  France 1:04:36
72 Benno Piskur  Slovenia 1:04:41
73 Petr Pipa  Slovakia 1:04:42
74 Vladimír Vašek  Czech Republic 1:04:44
75 Todd Reeser  United States 1:04:45
76 Wiesław Figurski  Poland 1:04:48
77 Vladimir Tsyamchik  Belarus 1:04:52
78 Khomojoo Kapane  Lesotho 1:04:58
79 Hansjörg Brücker   Switzerland 1:04:59
80 Glynn Tromans  Great Britain 1:05:00
81 Darrell General  United States 1:05:10
82 Mykola Rudyk  Ukraine 1:05:15
83 Józef Kazanecki  Poland 1:05:23
84 Miroslav Vanko  Slovakia 1:05:24
85 Drago Paripović  Croatia 1:05:29
86 Markus Gerber   Switzerland 1:05:29
87 Mark Steinle  Great Britain 1:05:36
88 Ali Awad  Lebanon 1:05:38
89 Ramiz Taipi  Yugoslavia 1:05:46
90 Zsolt Bacskai  Hungary 1:05:53
91 Vladimir Tonchinskiy  Belarus 1:06:02
92 Jan Bláha  Czech Republic 1:06:14
93 Daniel Ferreira  Brazil 1:06:15
94 Robert Petro  Slovakia 1:06:25
95 Vladimir Gusev  Kyrgyzstan 1:06:30
96 Ian Hudspith  Great Britain 1:06:35
97 Boris Batuyev  Belarus 1:06:38
98 Marek Sukiennik  Poland 1:06:41
99 Dov Kremer  Israel 1:06:48
100 Yuriy Gichun  Ukraine 1:06:51
101 Pavel Faschingbauer  Czech Republic 1:06:51
102 Eric Morrison  United States 1:06:59
103 Kopamo Pekile  Lesotho 1:07:04
104 Sérgio da Silva  Brazil 1:07:10
105 Neema Tuluway  Tanzania 1:07:13
106 Amit Neʼeman  Israel 1:07:14
107 Thabiso Ralekhetla  Lesotho 1:07:17
108 Leonid Pykhteyev  Kyrgyzstan 1:07:19
109 Ali Al-Dosari  Bahrain 1:07:19
110 János Szemán  Hungary 1:07:29
111 Jos Maes  Belgium 1:07:40
112 Abdi Djama  France 1:07:44
113 David Morris  United States 1:07:46
114 Darius Gruzdys  Lithuania 1:07:48
115 Robert Sádek  Slovakia 1:07:51
116 Bogdan Krupa  Ukraine 1:07:54
117 James Herald  United States 1:08:01
118 Zarislav Gapeyenko  Belarus 1:08:14
119 Macbeth Akakwansa  Uganda 1:08:18
120 Sentso Retere  Lesotho 1:08:27
121 Abdullah Al-Dosari  Bahrain 1:08:48
122 Rustam Radjapov  Turkmenistan 1:08:54
123 Vujadin Alempic  Yugoslavia 1:09:15
124 Charygeldiy Allaberdiyev  Turkmenistan 1:09:18
125 Hayk Khojumyan  Armenia 1:09:28
126 Islam Dugum  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1:09:51
127 Hidajet Bulic  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1:09:51
128 Hsu Gi-Sheng  Chinese Taipei 1:09:56
129 Mehdi Chebli  Lebanon 1:10:03
130 Robert Prejnjak  Croatia 1:10:04
131 Adra Mocha  Israel 1:10:28
132 Ivica Škopac  Croatia 1:11:36
133 Željko-Franjo Letonija  Croatia 1:12:15
134 Dovletmomed Nazarov  Turkmenistan 1:12:18
135 Hussein Awada  Lebanon 1:14:03
136 Kaido Koppel  Estonia 1:16:35
137 Jacques Diab  Lebanon 1:18:11
138 Aleksandr Levdanskiy  Kyrgyzstan 1:19:23
Sead Kondo  Bosnia and Herzegovina DNF
Tomix da Costa  Brazil DNF
Josip Lacković  Croatia DNF
Cyrille Ballester  France DNF
Adam Motlagale  South Africa DNF
Panayiotis Karimalis  Greece DNS

Women's[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1 Tegla Loroupe  Kenya 1:08:14
2 Cristina Pomacu  Romania 1:08:43
3 Lidia Simon  Romania 1:09:05
4 Joyce Chepchumba  Kenya 1:09:07
5 Nuta Olaru  Romania 1:09:52
6 Katrin Heinig  Germany 1:09:56
7 Lyudmila Petrova  Russia 1:10:02
8 Rocío Ríos  Spain 1:10:06
9 Mari Sotani  Japan 1:10:13
10 Svetlana Zakharova  Russia 1:10:29
11 Delilah Asiago  Kenya 1:10:36
12 Noriko Geji  Japan 1:10:37
13 Hiromi Katayama  Japan 1:10:48
14 Aurica Buia  Romania 1:11:01
15 Alina Tecuţă/Gherasim  Romania 1:11:02
16 Petra Wassiluk  Germany 1:11:03
17 Viktoria Nenasheva  Russia 1:11:14
18 Iris Biba  Germany 1:11:17
19 Lucia Subano  Kenya 1:11:39
20 Helen Kimaiyo  Kenya 1:11:42
21 Christine Mallo  France 1:11:43
22 Silvia Skvortsova  Russia 1:11:53
23 Makiko Ito  Japan 1:12:08
24 Lucilla Andreucci  Italy 1:12:21
25 Sonja Deckers  Belgium 1:12:27
26 Kore Alemu  Ethiopia 1:12:30
27 Eyerusalem Kuma  Ethiopia 1:12:36
28 Abebe Tola  Ethiopia 1:12:42
29 Laura Fogli  Italy 1:12:43
30 Mónica Pont  Spain 1:12:44
31 Helena Javornik  Slovenia 1:12:51
32 Nadir de Siqueira  Brazil 1:13:05
33 Katrina Price  United States 1:13:07
34 Ursula Jeitziner   Switzerland 1:13:10
35 Lydia Mafula  South Africa 1:13:12
36 Yelena Plastinina  Ukraine 1:13:20
37 María Luisa Muñoz  Spain 1:13:33
38 Lee-Ann McPhillips  New Zealand 1:13:42
39 Yelena Makolova  Belarus 1:13:43
40 Angela Joiner  Great Britain 1:13:44
41 Kristijna Loonen  Netherlands 1:13:48
42 Irina Safarova  Russia 1:13:53
43 Sally Goldsmith  Great Britain 1:14:08
44 Leila Aman  Ethiopia 1:14:15
45 Sonia Maccioni  Italy 1:14:18
46 Line Kuster  France 1:14:20
47 Simone Kuster  France 1:14:24
48 Luciene de Deus  Brazil 1:14:25
49 Galina Karnatsevich/Baruk  Belarus 1:14:42
50 Tatyana Glazyr  Ukraine 1:14:44
51 Ludmila Melicherová  Slovakia 1:14:45
52 Susan Michelsson  Australia 1:14:51
53 Jenny Crain  United States 1:15:05
54 Maria Trujillo  United States 1:15:08
55 Alta Lohann  South Africa 1:15:11
56 Amanda Wright-Allen  Great Britain 1:15:21
57 Angelines Rodríguez  Spain 1:15:23
58 Natalya Galushko  Belarus 1:15:26
59 Lorraine Masuoka/Hochella  United States 1:16:09
60 Alla Zadorozhnaya  Belarus 1:16:11
61 Lete Yesus  Ethiopia 1:16:34
62 Ágnes Jakab  Hungary 1:16:38
63 Vilija Birbalaitė  Lithuania 1:16:50
64 Nina Korvryzkina  Ukraine 1:16:56
65 Stephanie Manel  France 1:17:02
66 Renee Kruse  United States 1:17:11
67 Dana Janecková  Slovakia 1:17:45
68 Monika Deverová  Czech Republic 1:17:50
69 Muriel Linsolas  France 1:18:03
70 Nili Avramski  Israel 1:18:15
71 Tracey Swindell  Great Britain 1:19:40
72 Alena Mocariová  Slovakia 1:20:02
73 Alena Pochybová  Slovakia 1:21:22
74 Anna Balosakova  Slovakia 1:22:10
75 Adelaide Malepa  Lesotho 1:25:55
76 Kristinka Marković  Croatia 1:28:36
77 Ekateríni Fotopoúlou  Greece 1:33:29
Yelena Mazovka  Belarus DNF
Christina Mai  Germany DNF
Jacky Newton  Great Britain DNF
Patrizia Ragno  Italy DNF
Elana Meyer  South Africa DNF
Tatyana Dzhabrayilova  Ukraine DNF
Agata Balsamo  Italy DNS


Team Results[edit]

Men's[edit]

Rank Country Team Time
1  Kenya Shem Kororia
Moses Tanui
Kenneth Cheruiyot
2:59:54
2  South Africa Hendrick Ramaala
Gert Thys
Makhosonke Fika
3:03:34
3  Ethiopia Abraham Assefa
Lemma Alemayehu
Tesfaye Tola
3:03:46
4  Spain Alejandro Gómez
Bartolomé Serrano
Antonio Peña
3:05:35
5  Italy Stefano Baldini
Michele Gamba
Antonio Armuzzi
3:06:00
6  Japan Osamu Nara
Noriaki Igarashi
Yoshifumi Miyamoto
3:06:37
7  Zimbabwe Tendai Chimusasa
Abel Chimukoko
Fungai Kapanyota
3:07:01
8  Portugal Luís Jesús
Alcidio Costa
Joaquim Pinheiro
3:07:22
9  Colombia Herder Vázquez
Carlos Grisales
José Orlando Sánchez Guerrero
3:07:41
10  Hungary Imre Berkovics
Tamás Kliszek
Zoltán Holba
3:08:55
11  Germany Michael Fietz
Rainer Huth
Jens Karrass
3:09:31
12  France Jean-Pierre Lautredoux
Hakim Bagy
Jean-Pierre Monciaux
3:09:33
13   Switzerland Stéphane Schweickhardt
Viktor Röthlin
Hansjörg Brücker
3:09:54
14  Brazil Eduardo do Nascimento
Elisvaldo de Carvalho
Daniel Ferreira
3:10:24
15  Belgium Mohammed Mourhit
Ronny Ligneel
Jos Maes
3:11:12
16  Russia Valeriy Kuzman
Pavel Kokin
Anton Nikolesko
3:12:19
17  Slovakia Róbert Štefko
Petr Pipa
Miroslav Vanko
3:12:21
18  Great Britain David Taylor
Alan Chilton
Glynn Tromans
3:12:23
19  Czech Republic Jan Pešava
Vladimír Vašek
Jan Bláha
3:12:29
20  Tanzania Wilbroad Axweso
Faustin Saktay
Neema Tuluway
3:13:10
21  Ukraine Aleksandr Kuzin
Mykola Rudyk
Yuriy Gichun
3:16:12
22  Lesotho Percy Sephoda
Khomojoo Kapane
Kopamo Pekile
3:16:37
23  Poland Wiesław Figurski
Józef Kazanecki
Marek Sukiennik
3:16:52
24  United States Todd Reeser
Darrell General
Eric Morrison
3:16:54
25  Belarus Vladimir Tsyamchik
Vladimir Tonchinskiy
Boris Batuyev
3:17:32
26  Yugoslavia Janko Benša
Ramiz Taipi
Vujadin Alempic
3:18:42
27  Israel Dov Kremer
Amit Neʼeman
Adra Mocha
3:24:30
28  Croatia Drago Paripović
Robert Prejnjak
Ivica Škopac
3:27:09
29  Lebanon Ali Awad
Mehdi Chebli
Hussein Awada
3:29:44
30  Turkmenistan Rustam Radjapov
Charygeldiy Allaberdiyev
Dovletmomed Nazarov
3:30:30
31  Kyrgyzstan Vladimir Gusev
Leonid Pykhteyev
Aleksandr Levdanskiy
3:33:12
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Islam Dugum
Hidajet Bulic
Sead Kondo
DNF

Women's[edit]

Rank Country Team Time
1  Romania Cristina Pomacu
Lidia Simon
Nuta Olaru
3:27:40
2  Kenya Tegla Loroupe
Joyce Chepchumba
Delilah Asiago
3:27:57
3  Japan Mari Sotani
Noriko Geji
Hiromi Katayama
3:31:38
4  Russia Lyudmila Petrova
Svetlana Zakharova
Viktoria Nenasheva
3:31:45
5  Germany Katrin Heinig
Petra Wassiluk
Iris Biba
3:32:16
6  Spain Rocío Ríos
Mónica Pont
María Luisa Muñoz
3:36:23
7  Ethiopia Kore Alemu
Eyerusalem Kuma
Abebe Tola
3:37:48
8  Italy Lucilla Andreucci
Laura Fogli
Sonia Maccioni
3:39:22
9  France Christine Mallo
Line Kuster
Simone Kuster
3:40:27
10  Great Britain Angela Joiner
Sally Goldsmith
Amanda Wright-Allen
3:43:13
11  United States Katrina Price
Jenny Crain
Maria Trujillo
3:43:20
12  Belarus Yelena Makolova
Galina Karnatsevich/Baruk
Natalya Galushko
3:43:51
13  Ukraine Yelena Plastinina
Tatyana Glazyr
Nina Korvryzkina
3:45:00
14  Slovakia Ludmila Melicherová
Dana Janecková
Alena Mocariová
3:52:32
 South Africa Lydia Mafula
Alta Lohann
Elana Meyer
DNF

Participation[edit]

The participation of 226 athletes (143 men/83 women) from 45 countries is reported.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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