1998 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

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1998 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
1998 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
Organisers IAAF
Edition 26th
Date March 21/22
Host city Marrakech, Morocco Morocco
Location Menara district
Nations participating 66
Athletes participating 707
Races 6
Distances 12 km – Senior men
4 km – Men's short
8 km – Junior men
8 km – Senior women
4 km – Women's short
6 km – Junior women

The 1998 IAAF World Cross Country Championships took place on March 21/22, 1998. The races were held at the Menara district in Marrakech, Morocco. Reports of the event were given in the New York Times,[1] in the Herald,[2] and for the IAAF.[3][4][5][6][7][8]

Complete results for senior men,[9][10][11] for senior men's teams,[9][12][13] for men's short race,[14][15][16] for men's short race teams,[14][17][18] for junior men,[19][20][21] for junior men's teams,[19][22][23] senior women,[24][25][26] for senior women's teams,[24][27][28] for women's short race,[29][30][31] for women's short race teams,[29][32][33] for junior women,[34][35][36] for junior women's teams,[34][37][38] medallists,[39] and the results of British athletes who took part[40] were published.

Medallists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
Senior men
(12 km)
Paul Tergat
 Kenya
34:01 Paul Koech
 Kenya
34:06 Assefa Mezegebu
 Ethiopia
34:28
Men's short
(4 km)
John Kibowen
 Kenya
10:43 Daniel Komen
 Kenya
10:46 Paul Kosgei
 Kenya
10:50
Junior men
(8 km)
Million Wolde
 Ethiopia
22:47 Richard Limo
 Kenya
22:50 Haylu Mekonnen
 Ethiopia
22:51
Senior women
(8 km)
Sonia O'Sullivan
 Ireland
25:39 Paula Radcliffe
 United Kingdom
25:42 Gete Wami
 Ethiopia
25:49
Women's short
(4 km)
Sonia O'Sullivan
 Ireland
12:20 Zahra Ouaziz
 Morocco
12:34 Kutre Dulecha
 Ethiopia
12:37
Junior women
(6 km)
Yimenashu Taye
 Ethiopia
19:32 Jeruto Kiptum
 Kenya
19:34 Worknesh Kidane
 Ethiopia
19:34
Team
Senior men  Kenya 12  Ethiopia 57  Morocco 60
Men's short  Kenya 10  Morocco 42  Ethiopia 60
Junior men  Ethiopia 16  Kenya 20  Morocco 66
Senior women  Kenya 30  Ethiopia 37  United Kingdom 74
Women's short  Morocco 57  Ethiopia 58  United States 68
Junior women  Ethiopia 16  Kenya 20  Japan 68

Race results[edit]

Senior men's race (12 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1998 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Paul Tergat  Kenya 34:01
2 Paul Koech  Kenya 34:06
3 Assefa Mezegebu  Ethiopia 34:28
4 Tom Nyariki  Kenya 34:37
5 Wilson Boit Kipketer  Kenya 34:38
6 Christopher Kelong  Kenya 34:41
7 Ismael Kirui  Kenya 34:41
8 Mohammed Mourhit  Belgium 34:44
9 Domingos Castro  Portugal 34:46
10 Fabián Roncero  Spain 34:50
11 Elarbi Khattabi  Morocco 34:54
12 Paulo Guerra  Portugal 34:59
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Kenya
Paul Tergat 1
Paul Koech 2
Tom Nyariki 4
Wilson Boit Kipketer 5
(Christopher Kelong) (6)
(Ismael Kirui) (7)
12
2  Ethiopia
Assefa Mezegebu 3
Habte Jifar 13
Tesfaye Tola 20
Ayele Mezegebu 21
(Abraham Assefa) (24)
(Mamo Kejela) (91)
57
3  Morocco
Elarbi Khattabi 11
Lahcen Benyoussef 14
Brahim Lahlafi 17
Khaled Boulami 18
(Abdelilah El Manaia) (53)
(Smail Sghir) (DNF)
60
4  Portugal 74
5  Spain 94
6  Tanzania 156
7  Algeria 193
8  United States 194
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Men's short race (4 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1998 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Men's short race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 John Kibowen  Kenya 10:43
2 Daniel Komen  Kenya 10:46
3 Paul Kosgei  Kenya 10:50
4 Benjamin Limo  Kenya 10:59
5 John Kosgei  Kenya 11:04
6 Brahim Boulami  Morocco 11:06
7 Marc Davis  United States 11:08
8 Kipkirui Misoi  Kenya 11:10
9 Hicham Bouaouiche  Morocco 11:11
10 Maru Daba  Ethiopia 11:11
11 Isaac Viciosa  Spain 11:13
12 Ali Ezzine  Morocco 11:14
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Kenya
John Kibowen 1
Daniel Komen 2
Paul Kosgei 3
Benjamin Limo 4
(John Kosgei) (5)
(Kipkirui Misoi) (8)
10
2  Morocco
Brahim Boulami 6
Hicham Bouaouiche 9
Ali Ezzine 12
Brahim Jabbour 15
(Salah El Ghazi) (16)
(El Hassan Lahssini) (18)
42
3  Ethiopia
Maru Daba 10
Mohamed Awol 13
Tewodros Shiferaw 17
Simretu Alemayehu 20
(Abiyote Abate) (40)
(Mekonen Daba) (51)
60
4  Spain 87
5  Portugal 108
6  United States 117
7  Italy 133
8  Algeria 159
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior men's race (8 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1998 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Million Wolde  Ethiopia 22:47
2 Richard Limo  Kenya 22:50
3 Haylu Mekonnen  Ethiopia 22:51
4 Yibeltal Admassu  Ethiopia 22:53
5 Douglas Mumanyi  Kenya 22:54
6 Reuben Kamzee  Kenya 22:55
7 Titus Kipkemboi  Kenya 23:02
8 Alene Emere  Ethiopia 23:06
9 Yitbarek Eshetu  Ethiopia 23:14
10 Adil Kaouch  Morocco 23:17
11 Abraham Cherono  Kenya 23:25
12 Geofrey Naibei  Kenya 23:32
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Ethiopia
Million Wolde 1
Haylu Mekonnen 3
Yibeltal Admassu 4
Alene Emere 8
(Yitbarek Eshetu) (9)
(Hailemariam Tegafaw) (14)
16
2  Kenya
Richard Limo 2
Douglas Mumanyi 5
Reuben Kamzee 6
Titus Kipkemboi 7
(Abraham Cherono) (11)
(Geofrey Naibei) (12)
20
3  Morocco
Adil Kaouch 10
Mustapha Mellouk 13
Driss Benismail 20
Hicham Lamalem 23
(Saïd Berrioui) (84)
66
4  Japan 100
5  South Africa 102
6  Uganda 104
7  United States 152
8  Algeria 163
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

: Ahmed Baday of  Morocco was the original 18th place finisher in 24:18 min, but was disqualified for age falsification.[41]

Senior women's race (8 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1998 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Sonia O'Sullivan  Ireland 25:39
2 Paula Radcliffe  United Kingdom 25:42
3 Gete Wami  Ethiopia 25:49
4 Merima Denboba  Ethiopia 25:56
5 Jackline Maranga  Kenya 25:56
6 Julia Vaquero  Spain 26:06
7 Jane Omoro  Kenya 26:07
8 Leah Malot  Kenya 26:16
9 Ayelech Worku  Ethiopia 26:17
10 Sally Barsosio  Kenya 26:27
11 Naomi Mugo  Kenya 26:33
12 Susan Chepkemei  Kenya 26:35
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Kenya
Jackline Maranga 5
Jane Omoro 7
Leah Malot 8
Sally Barsosio 10
(Naomi Mugo) (11)
(Susan Chepkemei) (12)
30
2  Ethiopia
Gete Wami 3
Merima Denboba 4
Ayelech Worku 9
Getenesh Urge 21
(Asha Gigi) (36)
(Leila Aman) (39)
37
3  United Kingdom
Paula Radcliffe 2
Hayley Haining 13
Vikki McPherson 25
Liz Talbot 34
(Lucy Wright) (53)
(Angela Joiner) (59)
74
4  Spain 93
5  United States 118
6  Japan 124
7  Australia 155
8  France 159
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Women's short race (4 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1998 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Women's short race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Sonia O'Sullivan  Ireland 12:20
2 Zahra Ouaziz  Morocco 12:34
3 Kutre Dulecha  Ethiopia 12:37
4 Anita Weyermann  Switzerland 12:45
5 Restituta Joseph  Tanzania 12:46
6 Beatrice Omwanza  Kenya 12:47
7 Rodica Nagel  France 12:48
8 Elva Dryer  United States 12:51
9 Amy Rudolph  United States 12:51
10 Samukeliso Moyo  Zimbabwe 12:51
11 Genet Gebregiorgis  Ethiopia 12:52
12 Grethe Koens  Netherlands 12:56
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Morocco
Zahra Ouaziz 2
Zhor El Kamch 13
Saliha Khaldoun 18
Seloua Ouaziz 24
(Samra Raif) (29)
(Hasna Benhassi) (73)
57
2  Ethiopia
Kutre Dulecha 3
Genet Gebregiorgis 11
Alemitu Bekele 17
Yihunelesh Bekele 27
(Etaferahu Yimer) (32)
(Elsabet Truneh) (50)
58
3  United States
Elva Dryer 8
Amy Rudolph 9
Molly Watcke 25
Kathy Franey 26
(Karen Candaele) (33)
(Fran ten Bensel) (66)
68
4  Kenya 98
5  Romania 104
6  Spain 113
7  Italy 192
8  Zimbabwe 200
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior women's race (6 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1998 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Yimenashu Taye  Ethiopia 19:32
2 Jeruto Kiptum  Kenya 19:34
3 Worknesh Kidane  Ethiopia 19:34
4 Alemgena Bezabeh  Ethiopia 19:46
5 Vivian Cheruiyot  Kenya 19:47
6 Margaret Chepkemboi  Kenya 19:48
7 Agnes Kiprop  Kenya 19:57
8 Merima Hashim  Ethiopia 19:59
9 Emiko Kojima  Japan 20:02
10 Émilie Mondor  Canada 20:16
11 Prisca Ngetich  Kenya 20:16
12 René Kalmer  South Africa 20:17
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Ethiopia
Yimenashu Taye 1
Worknesh Kidane 3
Alemgena Bezabeh 4
Merima Hashim 8
(Hareg Sidelil) (16)
(Tereza Yohanes) (17)
16
2  Kenya
Jeruto Kiptum 2
Vivian Cheruiyot 5
Margaret Chepkemboi 6
Agnes Kiprop 7
(Prisca Ngetich) (11)
(Salome Boiyo) (18)
20
3  Japan
Emiko Kojima 9
Yoshiko Fujinaga 14
Risa Tanaka 19
Miho Nakashima 24
(Chioko Sakaue) (29)
(Kazuko Kanno) (48)
66
4  South Africa 98
5  Morocco 114
6  Finland 165
7  United States 191
8  Algeria 200
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

: Nadia Ejjafini of  Morocco was the original 18th place finisher in 20:43 min, but was disqualified for age falsification affecting the team scores.[41]

Medal table (unofficial)[edit]

  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Kenya 5 6 1 12
2  Ethiopia 4 3 6 13
3  Ireland 2 0 0 2
4  Morocco 1 2 2 5
5  United Kingdom 0 1 1 2
6  Japan 0 0 1 1
 United States 0 0 1 1
Total 12 12 12 36
  • 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 707 athletes from 66 countries. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[40]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

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