2006 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

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2006 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
2006 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
Organisers IAAF
Edition 34th
Date April 1/2
Host city Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan Japan
Location Umi-no-nakamichi Seaside Park
Nations participating 59
Athletes participating 574
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 2006 IAAF World Cross Country Championships took place on April 1/2, 2006. The races were held at the Umi-no-nakamichi Seaside Park in Fukuoka, Japan, Japan's National Cross Country Course which is the permanent residence of the annual Fukuoka International Cross Country meeting.

The event was once again dominated by Ethiopian and Kenyan runners and also Eritrean runners. Kenenisa Bekele won both men's individual races, proving himself the most successful Cross country runner. Reports of the event were given in the New York Times,[1] and for the IAAF.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

Complete results for senior men,[8][9][10] for senior men's teams,[8][11][12] for men's short race,[13][14][15] for men's short race teams,[13][16][17] for junior men,[18][19][20] for junior men's teams,[18][21][22] senior women,[23][24][25] for senior women's teams,[23][26][27] for women's short race,[28][29][30] for women's short race teams,[28][31][32] for junior women,[33][34][35] for junior women's teams,[33][36][37] medallists,[38] and the results of British athletes who took part[39] were published.

Medallists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
Senior men
(12 km)
Kenenisa Bekele
 Ethiopia
35:40 Sileshi Sihine
 Ethiopia
35:43 Martin Mathathi
 Kenya
35:44
Men's short
(4 km)
Kenenisa Bekele
 Ethiopia
10:54 Isaac Songok
 Kenya
10:55 Adil Kaouch
 Morocco
10:57
Junior men
(8 km)
Mang'ata Ndiwa
 Kenya
23:53 Leonard Patrick Komon
 Kenya
23:54 Tariku Bekele
 Ethiopia
23:56
Senior women
(8 km)
Tirunesh Dibaba
 Ethiopia
25:21 Lornah Kiplagat
 Netherlands
25:26 Meselech Melkamu
 Ethiopia
25:38
Women's short
(4 km)
Gelete Burka
 Ethiopia
12:51 Prisca Ngetich
 Kenya
12:53 Meselech Melkamu
 Ethiopia
12:54
Junior women
(6 km)
Pauline Korikwiang
 Kenya
19:27 Veronica Wanjiru
 Kenya
19:27 Mercy Kosgei
 Kenya
19:45
Team
Senior men  Kenya 24  Eritrea 28  Ethiopia 42
Men's short  Kenya 21  Ethiopia 48  Morocco 53
Junior men  Kenya 16  Ethiopia 24  Eritrea 44
Senior women  Ethiopia 16  Kenya 39  Japan 80
Women's short  Ethiopia 25  Kenya 26  Australia 69
Junior women  Kenya 10  Ethiopia 29  Japan 58

Race results[edit]

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

Kenenisa Bekele took his fifth consecutive long race title. At the team competition Eritrea surprisingly beat Ethiopia and lost to Kenya only by four points.

For full event details see 2006 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Kenenisa Bekele  Ethiopia 35:40
2nd Sileshi Sihine  Ethiopia 35:43
3rd Martin Mathathi  Kenya 35:44
4 Zersenay Tadesse  Eritrea 35:47
5 Mike Kigen  Kenya 35:54
6 Hosea Macharinyang  Kenya 36:02
7 Yonas Kifle  Eritrea 36:05
8 Ali Abdalla  Eritrea 36:18
9 Tesfayohannes Mesfen  Eritrea 36:18
10 Simon Arusei  Kenya 36:18
11 Abderrahim Goumri  Morocco 36:20
12 John Kibowen  Kenya 36:21
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  Kenya
Martin Mathathi 3
Mike Kigen 5
Hosea Macharinyang 6
Simon Arusei 10
(John Kibowen) (12)
(Simion Tuitoek) (58)
24
2nd  Eritrea
Zersenay Tadesse 4
Yonas Kifle 7
Ali Abdalla 8
Tesfayohannes Mesfen 9
(Samson Kiflemariam) (19)
28
3rd  Ethiopia
Kenenisa Bekele 1
Sileshi Sihine 2
Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam 13
Ketema Nigusse 26
(Eshetu Gezhagne) (31)
(Abebe Dinkessa) (71)
42
4  Morocco 62
5  Uganda 102
6  Qatar 116
7  Portugal 152
8  Japan 171
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result.

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

Kenenisa Bekele took his fifth consecutive short race title. The 1999 winner, Benjamin Limo of Kenya finished fourth.

For full event details see 2006 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Men's short race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Kenenisa Bekele  Ethiopia 10:54
2nd Isaac Songok  Kenya 10:55
3rd Adil Kaouch  Morocco 10:57
4 Benjamin Limo  Kenya 11:00
5 Mohammed Ali Aboosh  Ethiopia 11:01
6 Adam Goucher  United States 11:02
7 Augustine Choge  Kenya 11:03
8 Edwin Cheruiyot Soi  Kenya 11:06
9 Saif Saeed Shaheen  Qatar 11:08
10 Sultan Khamis Zaman  Qatar 11:08
11 Craig Mottram  Australia 11:10
12 Sileshi Sihine  Ethiopia 11:12
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  Kenya
Isaac Songok 2
Benjamin Limo 4
Augustine Choge 7
Edwin Cheruiyot Soi 8
(Brimin Kipruto) (18)
(Yusuf Kibet Biwot) (20)
21
2nd  Ethiopia
Kenenisa Bekele 1
Mohammed Ali Aboosh 5
Sileshi Sihine 12
Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam 30
(Abebe Dinkessa) (39)
(Zenbaba Yegezu) (48)
48
3rd  Morocco
Adil Kaouch 3
Hicham Bellani 14
Khalid El Amri 15
Hamid Ezzine 21
(Anis Selmouni) (47)
53
4  Qatar 66
5  United States 80
6  Spain 140
7  Uganda 142
8  Algeria 158
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 2006 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Mang'ata Ndiwa  Kenya 23:53
2nd Leonard Patrick Komon  Kenya 23:54
3rd Tariku Bekele  Ethiopia 23:56
4 Joseph Ebuya  Kenya 23:59
5 Ibrahim Jellan  Ethiopia 24:04
6 Habtamu Fikadu  Ethiopia 24:04
7 Kamal Ali Thamer  Qatar 24:05
8 Samuel Tsegay  Eritrea 24:06
9 Bernard Matheka  Kenya 24:08
10 Tadesse Tola  Ethiopia 24:09
11 Kidane Tadasse  Eritrea 24:21
12 Kiflom Slum  Eritrea 24:22
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  Kenya
Mang'ata Ndiwa 1
Leonard Patrick Komon 2
Joseph Ebuya 4
Bernard Matheka 9
(Daniel Gitau) (15)
16
2nd  Ethiopia
Tariku Bekele 3
Ibrahim Jellan 5
Habtamu Fikadu 6
Tadesse Tola 10
(Demssew Tsega) (16)
24
3rd  Eritrea
Samuel Tsegay 8
Kidane Tadasse 11
Kiflom Slum 12
Teklemariam Medhin 13
44
4  Uganda 80
5  Qatar 83
6  Bahrain 101
7  Japan 110
8  Morocco 124
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result.

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

Tirunesh Dibaba took her second consecutive long race title.

For full event details see 2006 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Tirunesh Dibaba  Ethiopia 25:21
2nd Lornah Kiplagat  Netherlands 25:26
3rd Meselech Melkamu  Ethiopia 25:38
4 Benita Johnson  Australia 25:43
5 Wude Ayalew  Ethiopia 25:47
6 Kayoko Fukushi  Japan 25:51
7 Mestawat Tufa  Ethiopia 25:59
8 Evelyne Wambui  Kenya 26:11
9 Faith Jemutai  Kenya 26:12
10 Alice Chelangat  Kenya 26:13
11 Blake Russell  United States 26:23
12 Mercy Njoroge  Kenya 26:26
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  Ethiopia
Tirunesh Dibaba 1
Meselech Melkamu 3
Wude Ayalew 5
Mestawat Tufa 7
(Ejagayehu Dibaba) (14)
(Teyiba Erkesso) (46)
16
2nd  Kenya
Evelyne Wambui 8
Faith Jemutai 9
Alice Chelangat 10
Mercy Njoroge 12
(Edna Kiplagat) (13)
(Consalater Chemtai Yadaa) (58)
39
3rd  Japan
Kayoko Fukushi 6
Yoshimi Ozaki 19
Megumi Oshima 25
Yumi Sato 30
(Kayo Sugihara) (50)
(Michiko Ogawa) (65)
80
4  Australia 87
5  United States 91
6  New Zealand 112
7  United Kingdom 134
8  China 141
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result.

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

Ethiopia won the team competition beating Kenya only by a single point.

For full event details see 2006 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Women's short race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Gelete Burka  Ethiopia 12:51
2nd Prisca Ngetich  Kenya 12:53
3rd Meselech Melkamu  Ethiopia 12:54
4 Benita Johnson  Australia 12:55
5 Lornah Kiplagat  Netherlands 12:55
6 Beatrice Chepchumba  Kenya 12:58
7 Zhor El Kamch  Morocco 13:03
8 Vivian Cheruiyot  Kenya 13:10
9 Bezunesh Bekele  Ethiopia 13:10
10 Isabella Ochichi  Kenya 13:11
11 Melissa Rollison  Australia 13:11
12 Teyiba Erkesso  Ethiopia 13:12
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  Ethiopia
Gelete Burka 1
Meselech Melkamu 3
Bezunesh Bekele 9
Teyiba Erkesso 12
(Etalemahu Kidane) (13)
(Tirunesh Dibaba) (DNF)
25
2nd  Kenya
Prisca Ngetich 2
Beatrice Chepchumba 6
Vivian Cheruiyot 8
Isabella Ochichi 10
(Nancy Wambui) (14)
(Beatrice Rutto) (41)
26
3rd  Australia
Benita Johnson 4
Melissa Rollison 11
Anna Thompson 25
Donna MacFarlane 29
(Victoria Mitchell) (33)
(Eloise Wellings) (39)
69
4  Morocco 73
5  United States 99
6  Russia 102
7  Canada 115
8  China 156
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 2006 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Pauline Korikwiang  Kenya 19:27
2nd Veronica Wanjiru  Kenya 19:27
3rd Mercy Kosgei  Kenya 19:45
4 Emmy Chepkirui  Kenya 19:52
5 Belainesh Zemedkun  Ethiopia 19:56
6 Workitu Ayanu  Ethiopia 19:57
7 Emebt Etea  Ethiopia 20:05
8 Pamela Chesopich Lisoreng  Kenya 20:06
9 Gladys Chemweno  Kenya 20:09
10 Sian Edwards  United Kingdom 20:10
11 Asselefech Assefa  Ethiopia 20:22
12 Merat Bahta  Eritrea 20:22
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  Kenya
Pauline Korikwiang 1
Veronica Wanjiru 2
Mercy Kosgei 3
Emmy Chepkirui 4
(Pamela Chesopich Lisoreng) (8)
(Gladys Chemweno) (9)
10
2nd  Ethiopia
Belainesh Zemedkun 5
Workitu Ayanu 6
Emebt Etea 7
Asselefech Assefa 11
(Derebe Godan) (21)
29
3rd  Japan
Hitomi Niiya 13
Megumi Kinukawa 14
Kazue Kojima 15
Yuko Nohara 16
(Chisato Ozaki) (17)
(Aimi Horikoshi) (23)
58
4  Eritrea 81
5  United Kingdom 113
6  United States 142
7  Morocco 142
8  Australia 158
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 6 2 14
2  Ethiopia 6 4 4 14
3  Eritrea 0 1 1 2
4  Netherlands 0 1 0 1
5  Japan 0 0 2 2
 Morocco 0 0 2 2
7  Australia 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, 574 athletes from 59 countries participated. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[39] The announced athlete from  Equatorial Guinea did not show.[14][15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

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