2002 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

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2002 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
2002 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
Organisers IAAF
Edition 30th
Date March 23/24
Host city Dublin, Leinster, Ireland Republic of Ireland
Location Leopardstown Racecourse
Nations participating 59
Athletes participating 664
Races 6
Distances 11.998 km – Senior men
4.208 km – Men's short
7.974 km – Junior men
7.974 km – Senior women
4.208 km – Women's short
5.962 km – Junior women

The 2002 IAAF World Cross Country Championships took place on March 23/24, 2002. The races were held at the Leopardstown Racecourse, Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, near Dublin, Ireland. Reports of the event were given in the New York Times,[1][2] in the Herald,[3][4] and for the IAAF.[5][6][7][8][9][10]

New scores for team results were introduced.

Complete results for senior men,[11][12][13] for senior men's teams,[11][14][15] for men's short race,[16][17][18] for men's short race teams,[16][19][20] for junior men,[21][22][23] for junior men's teams,[21][24][25] senior women,[26][27][28] for senior women's teams,[26][29][30] for women's short race,[31][32][33] for women's short race teams,[31][34][35] for junior women,[36][37][38] for junior women's teams,[36][39][40] medallists,[41] and the results of British athletes who took part[42] were published.

Medallists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
Senior men
(11.998 km)
Kenenisa Bekele
 Ethiopia
34:52 John Yuda
 Tanzania
34:58 Wilberforce Talel
 Kenya
35:20
Men's short
(4.208 km)
Kenenisa Bekele
 Ethiopia
12:11 Luke Kipkosgei
 Kenya
12:18 Haylu Mekonnen
 Ethiopia
12:20
Junior men
(7.974 km)
Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam
 Ethiopia
23:18 Abel Cheruiyot
 Kenya
23:19 Boniface Kiprop
 Uganda
23:28
Senior women
(7.974 km)
Paula Radcliffe
 United Kingdom
26:55 Deena Drossin
 United States
27:04 Colleen de Reuck
 United States
27:17
Women's short
(4.208 km)
Edith Masai
 Kenya
13:30 Worknesh Kidane
 Ethiopia
13:36 Isabella Ochichi
 Kenya
13:39
Junior women
(5.962 km)
Viola Kibiwott
 Kenya
20:13 Tirunesh Dibaba
 Ethiopia
20:14 Vivian Cheruiyot
 Kenya
20:22
Team
Senior men  Kenya 18  Ethiopia 43  Morocco 58
Men's short  Kenya 20  Ethiopia 32  Spain 57
Junior men  Kenya 18  Ethiopia 24  Uganda 37
Senior women  Ethiopia 28  United States 38  Kenya 41
Women's short  Ethiopia 32  Kenya 34  Ireland 85
Junior women  Kenya 13  Ethiopia 24  Japan 63

Race results[edit]

Senior men's race (11.998 km)[edit]

For full event details see 2002 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Kenenisa Bekele  Ethiopia 34:52
2 John Yuda  Tanzania 34:58
3 Wilberforce Talel  Kenya 35:20
4 Richard Limo  Kenya 35:26
5 Charles Kamathi  Kenya 35:29
6 Albert Chepkurui  Kenya 35:32
7 Abderrahim Goumri  Morocco 35:43
8 Yonas Kifle  Eritrea 35:47
9 Enock Mitei  Kenya 35:49
10 Jaouad Gharib  Morocco 35:57
11 Abdi Abdirahman  United States 36:03
12 Assefa Mezegebu  Ethiopia 36:06
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Kenya
Wilberforce Talel 3
Richard Limo 4
Charles Kamathi 5
Albert Chepkurui 6
(Enock Mitei) (n/s)
(Hosea Kogo) (n/s)
18
2  Ethiopia
Kenenisa Bekele 1
Assefa Mezegebu 11
Habte Jifar 15
Fita Bayissa 16
(Lemma Alemayehu) (n/s)
(Mesfin Hailu) (n/s)
43
3  Morocco
Abderrahim Goumri 7
Jaouad Gharib 9
Saïd Berrioui 19
Elarbi Khattabi 23
(Hakim Radouan) (DNF)
58
4  France 71
5  United States 107
6  Spain 121
7  Eritrea 141
8  Tanzania 146
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result (n/s: nonscorer)

Men's short race (4.208 km)[edit]

For full event details see 2002 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Men's short race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Kenenisa Bekele  Ethiopia 12:11
2 Luke Kipkosgei  Kenya 12:18
3 Haylu Mekonnen  Ethiopia 12:20
4 Sammy Kipketer  Kenya 12:26
5 Craig Mottram  Australia 12:27
6 Julius Nyamu  Kenya 12:30
7 Antonio Jiménez  Spain 12:30
8 Joseph Kosgei  Kenya 12:32
9 Khalid El Amri  Morocco 12:33
10 Driss Maazouzi  France 12:34
11 Jorge Torres  United States 12:35
12 Saïd El Wardi  Morocco 12:35
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Kenya
Luke Kipkosgei 2
Sammy Kipketer 4
Julius Nyamu 6
Joseph Kosgei 8
(Abraham Chebii) (n/s)
(Sammy Kiplagat) (n/s)
20
2  Ethiopia
Kenenisa Bekele 1
Haylu Mekonnen 3
Mohamed Awol 13
Abiyote Abate 15
(Million Wolde) (n/s)
(Berhanu Addane) (n/s)
32
3  Spain
Antonio Jiménez 7
Isaac Viciosa 14
Alberto García 16
Roberto García 20
(José Luis Blanco) (n/s)
(Iván Hierro) (n/s)
57
4  Morocco 78
5  United States 113
6  France 117
7  United Kingdom 120
8  Australia 120
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result (n/s: nonscorer)

Junior men's race (7.974 km)[edit]

For full event details see 2002 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam  Ethiopia 23:18
2 Abel Cheruiyot  Kenya 23:19
3 Boniface Kiprop  Uganda 23:28
4 Thomas Kiplitan  Kenya 23:33
5 Eliud Kipchoge  Kenya 23:39
6 Sileshi Sihen  Ethiopia 23:42
7 Nicholas Kemboi  Kenya 23:48
8 Girma Assefa  Ethiopia 23:49
9 Abebe Dinkessa  Ethiopia 23:50
10 Moses Mosop  Kenya 23:58
11 Martin Toroitich  Uganda 24:05
12 Mike Kipyego  Kenya 24:10
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Kenya
Abel Cheruiyot 2
Thomas Kiplitan 4
Eliud Kipchoge 5
Nicholas Kemboi 7
(Moses Mosop) (n/s)
(Mike Kipyego) (n/s)
18
2  Ethiopia
Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam 1
Sileshi Sihen 6
Girma Assefa 8
Abebe Dinkessa 9
(Tessema Absher) (n/s)
(Nasdr Abdesa) (n/s)
24
3  Uganda
Boniface Kiprop 3
Martin Toroitich 10
Paul Wakou 11
Francis Musani 13
37
4  Japan 77
5  Morocco 89
6  Zambia 94
7  United States 113
8  Algeria 131
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result (n/s: nonscorer)

Senior women's race (7.974 km)[edit]

For full event details see 2002 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Paula Radcliffe  United Kingdom 26:55
2 Deena Drossin  United States 27:04
3 Colleen de Reuck  United States 27:17
4 Miwako Yamanaka  Japan 27:19
5 Eyerusalem Kuma  Ethiopia 27:19
6 Merima Denboba  Ethiopia 27:21
7 Leila Aman  Ethiopia 27:25
8 Rose Cheruiyot  Kenya 27:28
9 Pamela Chepchumba  Kenya 27:30
10 Teyiba Erkesso  Ethiopia 27:32
11 Leah Malot  Kenya 27:35
12 Jen Rhines  United States 27:43
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Ethiopia
Eyerusalem Kuma 5
Merima Denboba 6
Leila Aman 7
Teyiba Erkesso 10
(Ayelech Worku) (n/s)
(Atalelech Ketema) (n/s)
28
2  United States
Deena Drossin 2
Colleen de Reuck 3
Jen Rhines 12
Milena Glusac 21
(Elva Dryer) (n/s)
(Amy Rudolph) (n/s)
38
3  Kenya
Rose Cheruiyot 8
Pamela Chepchumba 9
Leah Malot 11
Jane Omoro 13
(Jepkorir Ayabei) (n/s)
(Monica Wangari) (n/s)
41
4  Japan 67
5  United Kingdom 69
6  Portugal 84
7  Spain 104
8  France 121
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result (n/s: nonscorer)

Women's short race (4.208 km)[edit]

For full event details see 2002 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Women's short race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Edith Masai  Kenya 13:30
2 Worknesh Kidane  Ethiopia 13:36
3 Isabella Ochichi  Kenya 13:39
4 Benita Johnson  Australia 13:42
5 Suzy Favor Hamilton  United States 13:47
6 Abebech Nigussie  Ethiopia 13:53
7 Sonia O'Sullivan  Ireland 13:55
8 Amane Godana  Ethiopia 14:00
9 Rosanna Martin  Italy 14:01
10 Anne Keenan-Buckley  Ireland 14:03
11 Carrie Tollefson  United States 14:05
12 Bouchra Chaâbi  Morocco 14:06
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Ethiopia
Worknesh Kidane 2
Abebech Nigussie 6
Amane Godana 8
Genet Gebregiorgis 16
(Merima Hashim) (n/s)
(Sinkinesh Gudeta) (n/s)
32
2  Kenya
Edith Masai 1
Isabella Ochichi 3
Nancy Wambui 13
Jane Kiptoo 17
(Prisca Ngetich) (n/s)
34
3  Ireland
Sonia O'Sullivan 7
Anne Keenan-Buckley 10
Rosemary Ryan 18
Maria McCambridge 50
(Valerie Vaughan) (n/s)
(Maureen Harrington) (n/s)
85
4  Russia 86
5  Australia 86
6  United States 90
7  Portugal 108
8  Morocco 133
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result (n/s: nonscorer)

Junior women's race (5.962 km)[edit]

For full event details see 2002 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Viola Kibiwott  Kenya 20:13
2 Tirunesh Dibaba  Ethiopia 20:14
3 Vivian Cheruiyot  Kenya 20:22
4 Fridah Domongole  Kenya 20:23
5 Peninah Chepchumba  Kenya 20:24
6 Bezunesh Bekele  Ethiopia 20:34
7 Mestawat Tufa  Ethiopia 20:40
8 Snezana Kostic  Yugoslavia 20:43
9 Melissa Rollison  Australia 20:50
10 Sharon Cherop  Kenya 20:53
11 Yenealem Ayano  Ethiopia 20:59
12 Valentine Koech  Kenya 21:03
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Kenya
Viola Kibiwott 1
Vivian Cheruiyot 3
Fridah Domongole 4
Peninah Chepchumba 5
(Sharon Cherop) (n/s)
(Valentine Koech) (n/s)
13
2  Ethiopia
Tirunesh Dibaba 2
Bezunesh Bekele 6
Mestawat Tufa 7
Yenealem Ayano 9
(Meseret Defar) (n/s)
(Derbe Ayele) (n/s)
24
3  Japan
Emi Ikeda 10
Chiaki Iwamoto 14
Mika Matsumoto 17
Ayumi Hashimoto 22
(Misaki Katsumata) (n/s)
63
4  Australia 77
5  United States 87
6  Russia 106
7  France 128
8  United Kingdom 130
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result (n/s: nonscorer)

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 5 6 1 12
3  United Kingdom 1 0 0 1
4  United States 0 2 1 3
5  Tanzania 0 1 0 1
6  Uganda 0 0 2 2
7  Ireland 0 0 1 1
 Japan 0 0 1 1
 Morocco 0 0 1 1
 Spain 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]

According to an unofficial count, 664 athletes from 59 countries participated. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[42] The announced athletes from  Angola,  Nigeria,  Palestine, and  Sierra Leone did not show.[12][13][17][18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°15′58″N 6°11′37″W / 53.26611°N 6.19361°W / 53.26611; -6.19361