2001 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

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2001 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
2001 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
Organisers IAAF
Edition 29th
Date March 24/25
Host city Oostende, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Belgium
Location Hippodrome Wellington
Nations participating 67
Athletes participating 790
Races 6
Distances 12.3 km – Senior men
4.1 km – Men's short
7.7 km – Junior men
7.7 km – Senior women
4.1 km – Women's short
5.9 km – Junior women

The 2001 IAAF World Cross Country Championships took place on March 24/25, 2001. The races were held at the Hippodrome Wellington in Oostende, Belgium. 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
(12.3 km)
Mohammed Mourhit
 Belgium
39:53 Sergiy Lebid
 Ukraine
40:03 Charles Kamathi
 Kenya
40:05
Men's short
(4.1 km)
Enock Koech
 Kenya
12:40 Kenenisa Bekele
 Ethiopia
12:42 Benjamin Limo
 Kenya
12:43
Junior men
(7.7 km)
Kenenisa Bekele
 Ethiopia
25:04 Duncan Lebo
 Kenya
25:37 Dathan Ritzenhein
 United States
25:46
Senior women
(7.7 km)
Paula Radcliffe
 United Kingdom
27:49 Gete Wami
 Ethiopia
27:52 Lydia Cheromei
 Kenya
28:07
Women's short
(4.1 km)
Gete Wami
 Ethiopia
14:46 Paula Radcliffe
 United Kingdom
14:47 Edith Masai
 Kenya
14:57
Junior women
(5.9 km)
Viola Kibiwott
 Kenya
22:05 Abebech Nigussie
 Ethiopia
22:05 Aster Bacha
 Ethiopia
22:05
Team
Senior men  Kenya 33  France 72  United States 87
Men's short  Kenya 13  Morocco 48  Ethiopia 51
Junior men  Kenya 24  Ethiopia 25  Uganda 68
Senior women  Kenya 18  Ethiopia 70  France 77
Women's short  Ethiopia 26  Kenya 32  Romania 78
Junior women  Ethiopia 16  Kenya 20  Japan 59

Race results[edit]

Senior men's race (12.3 km)[edit]

For full event details see 2001 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Mohammed Mourhit  Belgium 39:53
2nd Sergiy Lebid  Ukraine 40:03
3rd Charles Kamathi  Kenya 40:05
4 Paulo Guerra  Portugal 40:06
5 Paul Kosgei  Kenya 40:09
6 Driss El Himer  France 40:13
7 Patrick Ivuti  Kenya 40:16
8 Hélder Ornelas  Portugal 40:33
9 Alejandro Gómez  Spain 40:37
10 Róbert Štefko  Slovakia 40:41
11 Mustafa El Ahmadi  France 40:42
12 Bob Kennedy  United States 40:43
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  Kenya
Charles Kamathi 3
Paul Kosgei 5
Patrick Ivuti 7
Enock Mitei 18
(John Cheruiyot Korir) (28)
(Richard Limo) (32)
33
2nd  France
Driss El Himer 6
Mustafa El Ahmadi 11
Lyes Ramoul 26
Mikaël Thomas 29
(Mohamed Serbouti) (72)
(Larbi Zéroual) (88)
72
3rd  United States
Bob Kennedy 12
Meb Keflezighi 13
Abdi Abdirahman 15
Nick Rogers 47
(Greg Jimmerson) (52)
(Matt Downin) (80)
87
4  Spain 100
5  Portugal 100
6  Italy 103
7  Belgium 139
8  Ireland 146
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Men's short race (4.1 km)[edit]

For full event details see 2001 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Men's short race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Enock Koech  Kenya 12:40
2nd Kenenisa Bekele  Ethiopia 12:42
3rd Benjamin Limo  Kenya 12:43
4 Sammy Kipketer  Kenya 12:44
5 Cyrus Kataron  Kenya 12:45
6 Albert Chepkurui  Kenya 12:46
7 John Kibowen  Kenya 12:49
8 Craig Mottram  Australia 12:49
9 Brahim Boulami  Morocco 13:00
10 Haylu Mekonnen  Ethiopia 13:03
11 Adil Kaouch  Morocco 13:06
12 Saïd El Wardi  Morocco 13:08
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  Kenya
Enock Koech 1
Benjamin Limo 3
Sammy Kipketer 4
Cyrus Kataron 5
(Albert Chepkurui) (6)
(John Kibowen) (7)
13
2nd  Morocco
Brahim Boulami 9
Adil Kaouch 11
Saïd El Wardi 12
Mohamed Amyn 16
(Youssef Baba) (22)
(Brahim Jabbour) (89)
48
3rd  Ethiopia
Kenenisa Bekele 2
Haylu Mekonnen 10
Dagne Alemu 13
Alemayehu Girma 26
(Beruk Debrework) (30)
(Mesfin Hailu) (81)
51
4  United States 91
5  Spain 171
6  Portugal 183
7  Canada 187
8  Italy 193
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior men's race (7.7 km)[edit]

For full event details see 2001 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Kenenisa Bekele  Ethiopia 25:04
2nd Duncan Lebo  Kenya 25:37
3rd Dathan Ritzenhein  United States 25:46
4 Nicholas Kemboi  Kenya 25:52
5 Matt Tegenkamp  United States 25:55
6 Robert Kipchumba  Kenya 26:00
7 Alemayehu Tedla  Ethiopia 26:02
8 Maregu Zewdie  Ethiopia 26:14
9 Beruk Debrework  Ethiopia 26:15
10 Paul Wakou  Uganda 26:17
11 Jean Baptiste Simukeka  Rwanda 26:22
12 Edwin Koech  Kenya 26:37
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  Kenya
Duncan Lebo 2
Nicholas Kemboi 4
Robert Kipchumba 6
Edwin Koech 12
(Wilson Chelal) (13)
(Kiplimo Muneria) (21)
24
2nd  Ethiopia
Kenenisa Bekele 1
Alemayehu Tedla 7
Maregu Zewdie 8
Beruk Debrework 9
(Tibebu Yenew) (20)
(Fekadu Gemeda) (33)
25
3rd  Uganda
Paul Wakou 10
Johnny Okello 16
Francis Musani 19
Moses Mpanga 23
(Francis Yiga) (25)
68
4  United States 71
5  Morocco 95
6  Canada 171
7  Eritrea 190
8  Algeria 206
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Senior women's race (7.7 km)[edit]

For full event details see 2001 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Paula Radcliffe  United Kingdom 27:49
2nd Gete Wami  Ethiopia 27:52
3rd Lydia Cheromei  Kenya 28:07
4 Susan Chepkemei  Kenya 28:13
5 Pamela Chepchumba  Kenya 28:20
6 Leah Malot  Kenya 28:36
7 Yamna Belkacem  France 28:40
8 Merima Denboba  Ethiopia 28:52
9 Olivera Jevtić  Yugoslavia 29:03
10 Anja Smolders  Belgium 29:17
11 Rakiya Maraoui  France 29:24
12 Deena Drossin  United States 29:28
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  Kenya
Lydia Cheromei 3
Susan Chepkemei 4
Pamela Chepchumba 5
Leah Malot 6
(Helen Kimaiyo) (14)
(Sally Barsosio) (18)
18
2nd  Ethiopia
Gete Wami 2
Merima Denboba 8
Eyerusalem Kuma 23
Leila Aman 37
(Merima Hashim) (41)
(Atalelech Ketema) (46)
70
3rd  France
Yamna Belkacem 7
Rakiya Maraoui 11
Rodica Moroianu 24
Zahia Dahmani 35
(Fatima Yvelain) (43)
(Chantal Dällenbach) (73)
77
4  United Kingdom 83
5  Portugal 95
6  Italy 117
7  Spain 119
8  United States 130
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Women's short race (4.1 km)[edit]

For full event details see 2001 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Women's short race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Gete Wami  Ethiopia 14:46
2nd Paula Radcliffe  United Kingdom 14:47
3rd Edith Masai  Kenya 14:57
4 Merima Denboba  Ethiopia 15:04
5 Worknesh Kidane  Ethiopia 15:06
6 Benita Willis  Australia 15:06
7 Carla Sacramento  Portugal 15:07
8 Rose Cheruiyot  Kenya 15:07
9 Asmae Leghzaoui  Morocco 15:08
10 Margaret Ngotho  Kenya 15:20
11 Naomi Mugo  Kenya 15:24
12 Kathy Butler  United Kingdom 15:25
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  Ethiopia
Gete Wami 1
Merima Denboba 4
Worknesh Kidane 5
Genet Gebregiorgis 16
(Ayelech Worku) (18)
(Hareg Sidelil) (61)
26
2nd  Kenya
Edith Masai 3
Rose Cheruiyot 8
Margaret Ngotho 10
Naomi Mugo 11
(Salome Chepchumba) (34)
(Pamela Anisumuk) (44)
32
3rd  Romania
Elena Fidatof 13
Iulia Olteanu 15
Cristina Grosu 23
Mihaela Botezan 27
(Constantina Diţă) (33)
(Cristina Casandra) (37)
78
4  United Kingdom 81
5  Morocco 109
6  Ireland 152
7  Portugal 157
8  Tanzania 158
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior women's race (5.9 km)[edit]

For full event details see 2001 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Viola Kibiwott  Kenya 22:05
2nd Abebech Nigussie  Ethiopia 22:05
3rd Aster Bacha  Ethiopia 22:05
4 Vivian Cheruiyot  Kenya 22:06
5 Tirunesh Dibaba  Ethiopia 22:08
6 Tereza Yohanes  Ethiopia 22:10
7 Fridah Domongole  Kenya 22:12
8 Sally Kipyego  Kenya 22:22
9 Peninah Chepchumba  Kenya 22:24
10 Mestawat Tufa  Ethiopia 22:24
11 Naoko Sakata  Japan 22:36
12 Christine Kalmer  South Africa 22:45
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  Ethiopia
Abebech Nigussie 2
Aster Bacha 3
Tirunesh Dibaba 5
Tereza Yohanes 6
(Mestawat Tufa) (10)
16
2nd  Kenya
Viola Kibiwott 1
Vivian Cheruiyot 4
Fridah Domongole 7
Sally Kipyego 8
(Peninah Chepchumba) (9)
(Alice Timbilil) (16)
20
3rd  Japan
Naoko Sakata 11
Tomomi Tagao 13
Emi Ikeda 17
Mika Matsumoto 18
(Mikayo Udo) (25)
(Hiromi Koga) (35)
59
4  Australia 107
5  South Africa 136
6  United Kingdom 141
7  Russia 164
8  Algeria 201
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Medal table (unofficial)[edit]

  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Kenya 6 3 4 13
2  Ethiopia 4 5 2 11
3  United Kingdom 1 1 0 2
4  Belgium 1 0 0 1
5  France 0 1 1 2
6  Morocco 0 1 0 1
 Ukraine 0 1 0 1
8  United States 0 0 2 2
9  Japan 0 0 1 1
 Romania 0 0 1 1
 Uganda 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 790 athletes from 67 countries. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[41] The announced athletes from  Nigeria and  Somalia did not show.[11][12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

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