1999 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

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1999 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
1999 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
Organisers IAAF
Edition 27th
Date March 27/28
Host city Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
Location Barnett Demesne/Queen’s University Playing Fields
Nations participating 66
Athletes participating 759
Races 6
Distances 12 km – Senior men
4.236 km – Men's short
8.012 km – Junior men
8.012 km – Senior women
4.236 km – Women's short
6.124 km – Junior women

The 1999 IAAF World Cross Country Championships took place on March 27/28, 1999. The races were held at the Barnett Demesne/Queen’s University Playing Fields in Belfast, United Kingdom. Reports of the event were given in the New York Times,[1][2] in the Herald,[3] and for the IAAF.[4][5][6][7][8][9]

Complete results for senior men,[10][11][12] for senior men's teams,[10][13][14] for men's short race,[15][16][17] for men's short race teams,[15][18][19] for junior men,[20][21][22] for junior men's teams,[20][23][24] senior women,[25][26][27] for senior women's teams,[25][28][29] for women's short race,[30][31][32] for women's short race teams,[30][33][34] for junior women,[35][36][37] for junior women's teams,[35][38][39] medallists,[40] and the results of British athletes who took part[41] were published.

Medallists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
Senior men
(12 km)
Paul Tergat
 Kenya
38:28 Patrick Ivuti
 Kenya
38:32 Paulo Guerra
 Portugal
38:46
Men's short
(4.236 km)
Benjamin Limo
 Kenya
12:28 Paul Kosgei
 Kenya
12:31 Haylu Mekonnen
 Ethiopia
12:35
Junior men
(8.012 km)
Haylu Mekonnen
 Ethiopia
25:38 Richard Limo
 Kenya
25:43 Kipchumba Mitei
 Kenya
25:45
Senior women
(8.012 km)
Gete Wami
 Ethiopia
28:00 Merima Denboba
 Ethiopia
28:12 Paula Radcliffe
 United Kingdom
28:12
Women's short
(4.236 km)
Jackline Maranga
 Kenya
15:09 Yamna Belkacem
 France
15:16 Annemari Sandell
 Finland
15:17
Junior women
(6.124 km)
Worknesh Kidane
 Ethiopia
21:26 Vivian Cheruiyot
 Kenya
21:37 Yoshiko Fujinaga
 Japan
21:41
Team
Senior men  Kenya 12  Ethiopia 57  Portugal 76
Men's short  Kenya 14  Morocco 45  Ethiopia 55
Junior men  Kenya 16  Ethiopia 24  Tanzania 77
Senior women  Ethiopia 18  Kenya 27  Portugal 94
Women's short  France 40  Ethiopia 48  Morocco 69
Junior women  Ethiopia 20  Kenya 31  Japan 46

Race results[edit]

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

For full event details see 1999 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Paul Tergat  Kenya 38:28
2 Patrick Ivuti  Kenya 38:32
3 Paulo Guerra  Portugal 38:46
4 Joshua Chelanga  Kenya 39:05
5 Evans Rutto  Kenya 39:12
6 Paul Koech  Kenya 39:51
7 Mohammed Mourhit  Belgium 40:09
8 Jon Brown  United Kingdom 40:09
9 Habte Jifar  Ethiopia 40:21
10 Domingos Castro  Portugal 40:25
11 Assefa Mezegebu  Ethiopia 40:33
12 Róbert Štefko  Slovakia 40:39
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Kenya
Paul Tergat 1
Patrick Ivuti 2
Joshua Chelanga 4
Evans Rutto 5
(Paul Koech) (6)
(Tom Nyariki) (39)
12
2  Ethiopia
Habte Jifar 9
Assefa Mezegebu 11
Girma Tolla 17
Tesfaye Tola 20
(Ayele Mezegebu) (26)
(Tegenu Abebe) (37)
57
3  Portugal
Paulo Guerra 3
Domingos Castro 10
Eduardo Henriques 14
Alberto Maravilha 49
(Alberto Chaíça) (68)
(João Junqueira) (71)
76
4  Spain 103
5  Morocco 108
6  Italy 125
7  United States 133
8  United Kingdom 159
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Men's short race (4.236 km)[edit]

Runners in action at the championships
For full event details see 1999 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Men's short race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Benjamin Limo  Kenya 12:28
2 Paul Kosgei  Kenya 12:31
3 Haylu Mekonnen  Ethiopia 12:35
4 Million Wolde  Ethiopia 12:36
5 James Koskei  Kenya 12:38
6 Daniel Gachara  Kenya 12:41
7 Abdellah Béhar  France 12:44
8 John Kosgei  Kenya 12:45
9 El Hassan Lahssini  Morocco 12:47
10 Mohamed Amyn  Morocco 12:50
11 Adil Kaouch  Morocco 12:52
12 Adam Goucher  United States 12:53
Full results
The starting point of the race
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Kenya
Benjamin Limo 1
Paul Kosgei 2
James Koskei 5
Daniel Gachara 6
(John Kosgei) (8)
(Stephen Rerimoi) (14)
14
2  Morocco
El Hassan Lahssini 9
Mohamed Amyn 10
Adil Kaouch 11
Ahmed Baday 15
(Hicham Bouaouiche) (22)
(Abdelhak El Gorch) (73)
45
3  Ethiopia
Haylu Mekonnen 3
Million Wolde 4
Alene Emere 18
Berhanu Addane 30
(Debebe Lobegach) (72)
55
4  France 77
5  Algeria 100
6  United Kingdom 122
7  Italy 125
8  Spain 145
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior men's race (8.012 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1999 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Haylu Mekonnen  Ethiopia 25:38
2 Richard Limo  Kenya 25:43
3 Kipchumba Mitei  Kenya 25:45
4 Abiyote Abate  Ethiopia 25:46
5 Albert Chepkurui  Kenya 26:01
6 Sammy Kipketer  Kenya 26:06
7 Duncan Lebo  Kenya 26:14
8 Faustin Baha  Tanzania 26:15
9 Kenenisa Bekele  Ethiopia 26:27
10 Yibeltal Admassu  Ethiopia 26:28
11 Hailemariam Tegafaw  Ethiopia 26:59
12 Alene Emere  Ethiopia 27:00
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Kenya
Richard Limo 2
Kipchumba Mitei 3
Albert Chepkurui 5
Sammy Kipketer 6
(Duncan Lebo) (7)
(Christopher Soget) (14)
16
2  Ethiopia
Haylu Mekonnen 1
Abiyote Abate 4
Kenenisa Bekele 9
Yibeltal Admassu 10
(Hailemariam Tegafaw) (11)
(Alene Emere) (12)
24
3  Tanzania
Faustin Baha 8
Michael Hiiti 13
Martin Sulle 15
Jumanne Tuluway 41
77
4  Morocco 79
5  Algeria 116
6  United States 126
7  Spain 160
8  Japan 178
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Senior women's race (8.012 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1999 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Gete Wami  Ethiopia 28:00
2 Merima Denboba  Ethiopia 28:12
3 Paula Radcliffe  United Kingdom 28:12
4 Ayelech Worku  Ethiopia 28:15
5 Susan Chepkemei  Kenya 28:21
6 Jane Ngotho  Kenya 28:29
7 Jane Omoro  Kenya 28:40
8 Helena Sampaio  Portugal 28:42
9 Leah Malot  Kenya 28:49
10 Deena Drossin  United States 28:53
11 Leila Aman  Ethiopia 28:55
12 Restituta Joseph  Tanzania 29:07
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Ethiopia
Gete Wami 1
Merima Denboba 2
Ayelech Worku 4
Leila Aman 11
(Asha Gigi) (32)
(Meseret Kotu) (64)
18
2  Kenya
Susan Chepkemei 5
Jane Ngotho 6
Jane Omoro 7
Leah Malot 9
(Agnes Kiprop) (16)
27
3  Portugal
Helena Sampaio 8
Ana Dias 13
Conceição Ferreira 30
Mónica Rosa 43
(Marina Bastos) (DNF)
(Teresa Nunes) (DNF)
94
4  Australia 111
5  Romania 121
6  Japan 132
7  United Kingdom 134
8  United States 136
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Women's short race (4.236 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1999 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Women's short race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Jackline Maranga  Kenya 15:09
2 Yamna Belkacem  France 15:16
3 Annemari Sandell  Finland 15:17
4 Kathy Butler  Canada 15:30
5 Restituta Joseph  Tanzania 15:31
6 Alemitu Bekele  Ethiopia 15:37
7 Asmae Leghzaoui  Morocco 15:40
8 Teresa Wanjiku  Kenya 15:41
9 Fatima Yvelain  France 15:44
10 Blandine Bitzner-Ducret  France 15:47
11 Constantina Diţă  Romania 15:49
12 Kutre Dulecha  Ethiopia 15:50
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  France
Yamna Belkacem 2
Fatima Yvelain 9
Blandine Bitzner-Ducret 10
Celine Rajot 19
(Rodica Nagel) (46)
(Joalsiae Llado) (69)
40
2  Ethiopia
Alemitu Bekele 6
Kutre Dulecha 12
Lulit Legesse 14
Genet Gebregiorgis 16
(Yimenashu Taye) (17)
(Getenesh Urge) (33)
48
3  Morocco
Asmae Leghzaoui 7
Seloua Ouaziz 13
Zhor El Kamch 24
Saliha Khaldoun 25
(Bouchra Benthami) (38)
69
4  Kenya 72
5  Romania 93
6  United Kingdom 125
7  Ireland 159
8  Canada 165
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior women's race (6.124 km)[edit]

For full event details see 1999 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Worknesh Kidane  Ethiopia 21:26
2 Vivian Cheruiyot  Kenya 21:37
3 Yoshiko Fujinaga  Japan 21:41
4 Hareg Sidelil  Ethiopia 21:44
5 Naoko Sakata  Japan 21:46
6 Merima Hashim  Ethiopia 21:50
7 Helena Volná  Czech Republic 21:53
8 Pamela Kiyara  Kenya 21:59
9 Elvan Abeye  Ethiopia 22:03
10 Flomena Cheyech  Kenya 22:07
11 Jackline Chemwok  Kenya 22:14
12 Elizabeth Rumokol  Kenya 22:15
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Ethiopia
Worknesh Kidane 1
Hareg Sidelil 4
Merima Hashim 6
Elvan Abeye 9
(Hirut Abera) (14)
(Bezunesh Bekele) (34)
20
2  Kenya
Vivian Cheruiyot 2
Pamela Kiyara 8
Flomena Cheyech 10
Jackline Chemwok 11
(Elizabeth Rumokol) (12)
(Deborah Chepkorir) (16)
31
3  Japan
Yoshiko Fujinaga 3
Naoko Sakata 5
Yoshiko Watanabe 18
Rina Fujioka 20
(Kazuko Kanno) (24)
(Hiromi Fujii) (27)
46
4  South Africa 92
5  Zimbabwe 143
6  United States 170
7  Algeria 173
8  Russia 174
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

: Nadia Ejjafini of  Morocco was the original 21st place finisher in 22:37 min, but was disqualified for age falsification.[42]

Medal table (unofficial)[edit]

  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Kenya 6 6 1 13
2  Ethiopia 5 4 2 11
3  France 1 1 0 2
4  Morocco 0 1 1 2
5  Portugal 0 0 3 3
6  Japan 0 0 2 2
7  Finland 0 0 1 1
 Tanzania 0 0 1 1
 United Kingdom 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 759 athletes from 66 countries. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[41] The announced athlete from  Equatorial Guinea did not show.[16][17]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

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