2003 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

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2003 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
2003 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
Organisers IAAF
Edition 31st
Date March 29/30
Host city Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland Switzerland
Location L'Institut Équestre National d'Avenches
Nations participating 65
Athletes participating 605
Races 6
Distances 12.355 km – Senior men
4.03 km – Men's short
7.92 km – Junior men
7.92 km – Senior women
4.03 km – Women's short
6.215 – Junior women

The 2003 IAAF World Cross Country Championships took place on March 29/30, 2003. The races were held at the L'Institut Équestre National in Avenches near Lausanne, Switzerland. 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.

Doping[edit]

There were several doping positives at the championships.[42]

Positives at the 2003 IAAF World Cross Country Championships[edit]

Medallists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
Senior men
(12.355 km)
Kenenisa Bekele
 Ethiopia
35:56 Patrick Ivuti
 Kenya
36:09 Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam
 Ethiopia
36:17
Men's short
(4.03 km)
Kenenisa Bekele
 Ethiopia
11:01 John Kibowen
 Kenya
11:04 Benjamin Limo
 Kenya
11:06
Junior men
(7.92 km)
Eliud Kipchoge
 Kenya
22:47 Boniface Kiprop
 Uganda
22:49 Solomon Bushendich
 Kenya
22:51
Senior women
(7.92 km)
Worknesh Kidane
 Ethiopia
25:53 Deena Drossin
 United States
26:02 Merima Denboba
 Ethiopia
26:28
Women's short
(4.03 km)
Edith Masai
 Kenya
12:43 Worknesh Kidane
 Ethiopia
12:44 Jane Wanjiku
 Kenya
12:46
Junior women
(6.215)
Tirunesh Dibaba
 Ethiopia
20:21 Peninah Chepchumba
 Kenya
20:22 Gelete Burka
 Ethiopia
20:28
Team
Senior men  Kenya 17  Ethiopia 23  Morocco 51
Men's short  Kenya 14  Ethiopia 31  Morocco 44
Junior men  Kenya 15  Ethiopia 28  Uganda 48
Senior women  Ethiopia 17  Kenya 30  United States 36
Women's short  Kenya 18  Ethiopia 24  Russia 76
Junior women  Ethiopia 14  Kenya 22  Morocco 78

Race results[edit]

Senior men's race (12.355 km)[edit]

For full event details see 2003 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Kenenisa Bekele  Ethiopia 35:56
2 Patrick Ivuti  Kenya 36:09
3 Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam  Ethiopia 36:17
4 Richard Limo  Kenya 36:39
5 Paul Koech  Kenya 36:42
6 John Cheruiyot Korir  Kenya 36:50
7 Sileshi Sihine  Ethiopia 37:03
8 Hicham Chatt  Morocco 37:07
9 Zersenay Tadesse  Eritrea 37:10
10 Khalid El Amri  Morocco 37:12
11 Meb Keflezighi  United States 37:16
12 Abraham Cherono  Kenya 37:17
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Kenya
Patrick Ivuti 2
Richard Limo 4
Paul Koech 5
John Cheruiyot Korir 6
(Abraham Cherono) (n/s)
(Sammy Kipketer) (n/s)
17
2  Ethiopia
Kenenisa Bekele 1
Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam 3
Sileshi Sihine 7
Ketema Nigusse 12
(Dejene Berhanu) (n/s)
(Yibeltal Admassu) (n/s)
23
3  Morocco
Hicham Chatt 8
Khalid El Amri 10
Abderrahim Goumri 13
Jaouad Gharib 20
(Saïd El Wardi) (n/s)
(Ahmed El Hamzaoui) (n/s)
51
4  Spain 68
5  Portugal 85
6  Tanzania 101
7  United States 112
8  Eritrea 134
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result (n/s: nonscorer)

Men's short race (4.03 km)[edit]

For full event details see 2003 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Men's short race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Kenenisa Bekele  Ethiopia 11:01
2 John Kibowen  Kenya 11:04
3 Benjamin Limo  Kenya 11:06
4 Mike Kipyego  Kenya 11:18
5 Thomas Kiplitany  Kenya 11:20
6 Khalid El Amri  Morocco 11:22
7 Meba Tadesse  Ethiopia 11:24
8 David Kilel  Kenya 11:25
9 Smail Sghir  France 11:27
10 Abderrahim Goumri  Morocco 11:28
11 Yousef El Nasri  Spain 11:28
12 Tessema Absher  Ethiopia 11:29
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Kenya
John Kibowen 2
Benjamin Limo 3
Mike Kipyego 4
Thomas Kiplitany 5
(David Kilel) (n/s)
(Evans Kipchumba) (n/s)
14
2  Ethiopia
Kenenisa Bekele 1
Meba Tadesse 7
Tessema Absher 11
Abiyote Endale 12
(Ketema Nigussie) (n/s)
(Dehe Woyesha) (n/s)
31
3  Morocco
Khalid El Amri 6
Abderrahim Goumri 9
Ahmed Baday 14
Abdelkader Hachlaf 15
(Saïd El Wardi) (n/s)
(Salah Hissou) (n/s)
44
4  France 78
5  Algeria 93
6  Spain 110
7  Switzerland 138
8  United Kingdom 148
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result (n/s: nonscorer)

Junior men's race (7.92 km)[edit]

For full event details see 2003 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Eliud Kipchoge  Kenya 22:47
2 Boniface Kiprop  Uganda 22:49
3 Solomon Bushendich  Kenya 22:51
4 Augustine Choge  Kenya 22:55
5 Girma Assefa  Ethiopia 22:58
6 Getachew Dinku  Ethiopia 23:10
7 Moses Mosop  Kenya 23:17
8 Tessema Absher  Ethiopia 23:22
9 Solomon Molla  Ethiopia 23:27
10 Barnabas Kosgei  Kenya 23:45
11 Dehe Woyesha  Ethiopia 24:03
12 Kipkorir Chepkwony  Kenya 24:06
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Kenya
Eliud Kipchoge 1
Solomon Bushendich 3
Augustine Choge 4
Moses Mosop 7
(Barnabas Kosgei) (n/s)
(Kipkorir Chepkwony) (n/s)
15
2  Ethiopia
Girma Assefa 5
Getachew Dinku 6
Tessema Absher 8
Solomon Molla 9
(Dehe Woyesha) (n/s)
(Tesfaye Mengistu) (n/s)
28
3  Uganda
Boniface Kiprop 2
James Kibet 10
Moses Kipsiro 14
Isaac Kiprop 22
(Martin Kiplimo) (n/s)
48
4  Morocco 63
5  Eritrea 72
6  Algeria 103
7  Russia 108
8  United States 121
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result (n/s: nonscorer)

Senior women's race (7.92 km)[edit]

For full event details see 2003 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Worknesh Kidane  Ethiopia 25:53
2 Deena Drossin  United States 26:02
3 Merima Denboba  Ethiopia 26:28
4 Eyerusalem Kuma  Ethiopia 26:30
5 Magdaline Chemjor  Kenya 26:33
6 Elizabeth Rumokol  Kenya 26:37
7 Colleen de Reuck  United States 26:49
8 Caroline Kilel  Kenya 26:55
9 Tereza Yohanes  Ethiopia 27:06
10 Asha Gigi  Ethiopia 27:12
11 Anália Rosa  Portugal 27:19
12 Jepkorir Ayabei  Kenya 27:27
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Ethiopia
Worknesh Kidane 1
Merima Denboba 3
Eyerusalem Kuma 4
Tereza Yohanes 9
(Asha Gigi) (n/s)
(Bizunesh Deba) (n/s)
17
2  Kenya
Magdaline Chemjor 5
Elizabeth Rumokol 6
Caroline Kilel 8
Jepkorir Ayabei 11
(Alice Timbilil) (n/s)
30
3  United States
Deena Drossin 2
Colleen de Reuck 7
Katie McGregor 13
Elva Dryer 14
(Milena Glusac) (n/s)
(Sara Wells) (n/s)
36
4  Spain 63
5  Portugal 64
6  Canada 90
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result (n/s: nonscorer)

Women's short race (4.03 km)[edit]

For full event details see 2003 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Women's short race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Edith Masai  Kenya 12:43
2 Worknesh Kidane  Ethiopia 12:44
3 Jane Wanjiku  Kenya 12:46
4 Isabella Ochichi  Kenya 12:48
5 Benita Johnson  Australia 12:48
6 Merima Denboba  Ethiopia 12:52
7 Tirunesh Dibaba  Ethiopia 12:54
8 Alla Zhilyayeva  Russia 12:56
9 Ejagayehu Dibaba  Ethiopia 12:59
10 Eyerusalem Kuma  Ethiopia 12:59
11 Prisca Ngetich  Kenya 13:04
12 Émilie Mondor  Canada 13:07
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Kenya
Edith Masai 1
Jane Wanjiku 3
Isabella Ochichi 4
Prisca Ngetich 10
(Viola Kibiwott) (n/s)
18
2  Ethiopia
Worknesh Kidane 2
Merima Denboba 6
Tirunesh Dibaba 7
Ejagayehu Dibaba 9
(Eyerusalem Kuma) (n/s)
(Bezunesh Bekele) (n/s)
24
3  Russia
Alla Zhilyayeva 8
Olga Romanova 13
Anastasiya Zubova 26
Viktoriya Klimina 29
(Mariya Pantyukhova) (n/s)
(Yekaterina Priladnykh) (n/s)
76
4  Morocco 84
5  Australia 94
6  Portugal 100
7  United Kingdom 109
8  Spain 127
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result (n/s: nonscorer)

Junior women's race (6.215)[edit]

For full event details see 2003 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Tirunesh Dibaba  Ethiopia 20:21
2 Peninah Chepchumba  Kenya 20:22
3 Gelete Burka  Ethiopia 20:28
4 Meselech Melkamu  Ethiopia 20:33
5 Emily Chebet  Kenya 20:39
6 Sentayehu Ejigu  Ethiopia 20:56
7 Gladys Chemweno  Kenya 21:09
8 Anesie Kwizera  Burundi 21:13
9 Chemutai Rionotukei  Kenya 21:33
10 Valentine Koech  Kenya 21:34
11 Sharon Kipsang  Kenya 21:40
12 Aziza Aliyu  Ethiopia 21:49
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Ethiopia
Tirunesh Dibaba 1
Gelete Burka 3
Meselech Melkamu 4
Sentayehu Ejigu 6
(Aziza Aliyu) (n/s)
(Belaynesh Fekadu) (n/s)
14
2  Kenya
Peninah Chepchumba 2
Emily Chebet 5
Gladys Chemweno 7
Chemutai Rionotukei 8
(Valentine Koech) (n/s)
(Sharon Kipsang) (n/s)
22
3  Morocco
Mariem Alaoui Selsouli 9
Siham Hilali 11
Najat El Fiddi 13
Loubna Jao 45
(Laila Klilech) (n/s)
(Fatna Chtoina) (n/s)
78
4  United States 82
5  United Kingdom 82
6  China 91
7  Tunisia 94
8  France 147
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  Ethiopia 6 5 3 14
 Kenya 6 5 3 14
3  Uganda 0 1 1 2
 United States 0 1 1 2
5  Morocco 0 0 3 3
6  Russia 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, 605 athletes from 65 countries participated. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[41] The announced athletes from the  Democratic Republic of the Congo, from  Guinea,  Lebanon, and  Sierra Leone did not show.[16][17][36][37]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

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