2008 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

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2008 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
2008 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
Organisers IAAF
Edition 36th
Date March 30
Host city Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
Location Holyrood Park
Nations participating 57
Athletes participating 448
Races 4
Distances 12 km – Senior men
7.905 km – Junior men
7.905 km – Senior women
6.04 km – Junior women

The 2008 IAAF World Cross Country Championships took place on March 30, 2008. The races were held at the Holyrood Park in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.[1] Four races took place, one for men, women, junior men and junior women respectively. All races encompassed both individual and team competition. This was the year in which Kenenisa Bekele became the first athlete in World Cross history to win six individual long course titles, breaking his tie with John Ngugi and Paul Tergat who had each won five. Reports of the event were given in the New York Times,[2] in the Herald,[3] and for the IAAF.[4][5][6][7]

Medallists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
Senior men
(12 km)
Kenenisa Bekele
 Ethiopia
34:38 Leonard Patrick Komon
 Kenya
34:41 Zersenay Tadese
 Eritrea
34:43
Junior men
(7.905 km)
Ibrahim Jeilan
 Ethiopia
22:38 Ayele Abshero
 Ethiopia
22:40 Lucas Kimeli Rotich
 Kenya
22:42
Senior women
(7.905 km)
Tirunesh Dibaba
 Ethiopia
25:10 Mestawet Tufa
 Ethiopia
25:15 Linet Chepkwemoi Masai
 Kenya
25:18
Junior women
(6.04 km)
Genzebe Dibaba
 Ethiopia
19:59 Irine Chepet Cheptai
 Kenya
20:04 Emebt Etea
 Ethiopia
20:06
Team
Senior men  Kenya 39  Ethiopia 104  Qatar 143
Junior men  Kenya 21  Ethiopia 28  Uganda 37
Senior women  Ethiopia 18  Kenya 22  Australia 84
Junior women  Ethiopia 16  Kenya 20  Japan 57

Race results[edit]

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

Complete results for senior men[8][9][10] and for senior men's teams[11][12][13] were published.

For full event details see 2008 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Kenenisa Bekele  Ethiopia 34:38
2 Leonard Patrick Komon  Kenya 34:41
3 Zersenay Tadese  Eritrea 34:43
4 Joseph Ebuya  Kenya 34:47
5 Moses Ndiema Masai  Kenya 35:02
6 Felix Kikwai Kibore  Qatar 35:15
7 Gideon Lekumok Ngatuny  Kenya 35:16
8 Ahmad Hassan Abdullah  Qatar 35:18
9 Habtamu Fikadu  Ethiopia 35:19
10 Bernard Kiprop Kipyego  Kenya 35:24
11 Hosea Mwok Macharinyang  Kenya 35:24
12 Augustine Kiprono Choge  Kenya 35:26
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Kenya
Leonard Patrick Komon 2
Joseph Ebuya 4
Moses Ndiema Masai 5
Gideon Lekumok Ngatuny 7
Bernard Kiprop Kipyego 10
Hosea Mwok Macharinyang 11
(Augustine Kiprono Choge) (12)
(Mark Kosgei Kiptoo) (14)
(John Kimondo Thuo) (18)
39
2  Ethiopia
Kenenisa Bekele 1
Habtamu Fikadu 9
Sileshi Sihine 15
Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam 17
Dereje Debele 21
Abebe Dinkesa 41
(Zembaba Yigeze) (57)
(Solomon Tsige) (139)
(Demssew Tsega) (DNF)
104
3  Qatar
Felix Kikwai Kibore 6
Ahmad Hassan Abdullah 8
Sultan Khamis Zaman 22
Mubarak Hassan Shami 25
Gamal Belal Salem 34
Essa Ismail Rashed 48
(Ali Dawoud Sedam) (61)
(Moustafa Ahmed Shebto) (67)
(Naser Jamal Naser) (81)
143
4  Eritrea 162
5  Morocco 195
6  Uganda 208
7  United States 296
8  Spain 348
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result.

Junior men's race (7.905 km)[edit]

Complete results for junior men[14][15][16] and for junior men's teams[17][18][19] were published.

For full event details see 2008 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Ibrahim Jeilan  Ethiopia 22:38
2 Ayele Abshero  Ethiopia 22:40
3 Lucas Kimeli Rotich  Kenya 22:42
4 Benjamin Kiplagat  Uganda 22:43
5 Titus Kipjumba Mbishei  Kenya 22:45
6 Mathew Kipkoech Kisorio  Kenya 22:51
7 Peter Kimeli Some  Kenya 22:55
8 Geofrey Kusuro  Uganda 22:56
9 Amanuel Mesel  Eritrea 23:00
10 Levy Matebo Omari  Kenya 23:03
11 Hunegnaw Mesfin  Ethiopia 23:03
12 Stephen Kiprotich  Uganda 23:09
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Kenya
Lucas Kimeli Rotich 3
Titus Kipjumba Mbishei 5
Mathew Kipkoech Kisorio 6
Peter Kimeli Some 7
(Levy Matebo Omari) (10)
(Charles Kibet Chepkurui) (15)
21
2  Ethiopia
Ibrahim Jeilan 1
Ayele Abshero 2
Hunegnaw Mesfin 11
Feyisa Liesa 14
(Dejen Gebremeskel) (18)
(Yetwale Kende) (21)
28
3  Uganda
Benjamin Kiplagat 4
Geofrey Kusuro 8
Stephen Kiprotich 12
Abraham Kiplimo 13
(Ben Siwa) (22)
37
4  Japan 119
5  Morocco 136
6  United States 138
7  Canada 188
8  Algeria 200
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result.

Senior women's race (7.905 km)[edit]

Complete results for senior women[20][21][22] and for senior women's teams[23][24][25] were published.

For full event details see 2008 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Tirunesh Dibaba  Ethiopia 25:10
2 Mestawet Tufa  Ethiopia 25:15
3 Linet Chepkwemoi Masai  Kenya 25:18
4 Doris Chepkwemoi Changeywo  Kenya 25:34
5 Hilda Kibet  Netherlands 25:35
6 Gelete Burka  Ethiopia 25:35
7 Priscah Jepleting Cherono  Kenya 25:36
8 Margaret Wangari Muriuki  Kenya 25:46
9 Meselech Melkamu  Ethiopia 25:51
10 Grace Kwamboka Momanyi  Kenya 25:54
11 Benita Johnson  Australia 25:56
12 Lineth Chepkurui  Kenya 26:05
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Ethiopia
Tirunesh Dibaba 1
Mestawet Tufa 2
Gelete Burka 6
Meselech Melkamu 9
(Koren Jelela) (14)
(Aselefech Mergia) (16)
18
2  Kenya
Linet Chepkwemoi Masai 3
Doris Chepkwemoi Changeywo 4
Priscah Jepleting Cherono 7
Margaret Wangari Muriuki 8
(Grace Kwamboka Momanyi) (10)
(Lineth Chepkurui) (12)
22
3  Australia
Benita Johnson 11
Lisa Jane Weightman 20
Melissa Rollison 26
Anna Thompson 27
(Melinda Vernon) (41)
(Victoria Mitchell) (54)
84
4  United States 87
5  Morocco 100
6  United Kingdom 116
7  Eritrea 150
8  Portugal 165
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result.

Junior women's race (6.04 km)[edit]

Complete results for junior women[26][27][28] and for junior women's teams[29][30][31] were published.

For full event details see 2008 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Genzebe Dibaba  Ethiopia 19:59
2 Irine Chepet Cheptai  Kenya 20:04
3 Emebt Etea  Ethiopia 20:06
4 Delvine Relin Meringor  Kenya 20:06
5 Emebet Bacha  Ethiopia 20:11
6 Jackline Chebii  Kenya 20:11
7 Betelhem Moges  Ethiopia 20:13
8 Dorcas Jepchirchir Kiptarus  Kenya 20:17
9 Tigist Memuye  Ethiopia 20:27
10 Yukino Ninomiya  Japan 20:30
11 Bitaw Yehune  Ethiopia 20:33
12 Christine Kambua Muyanga  Kenya 20:34
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Ethiopia
Genzebe Dibaba 1
Emebt Etea 3
Emebet Bacha 5
Betelhem Moges 7
(Tigist Memuye) (9)
(Bitaw Yehune) (11)
16
2  Kenya
Irine Chepet Cheptai 2
Delvine Relin Meringor 4
Jackline Chebii 6
Dorcas Jepchirchir Kiptarus 8
(Christine Kambua Muyanga) (12)
(Mercy Jelimo Kosgei) (33)
20
3  Japan
Yukino Ninomiya 10
Atsuko Matsumura 14
Asami Kato 15
Ayaka Mori 18
(Risa Takenaka) (26)
(Yukari Abe) (48)
57
4  United Kingdom 95
5  Canada 99
6  United States 100
7  Australia 133
8  Russia 203
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result.

Medal table (unofficial)[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Ethiopia 6 4 1 11
2  Kenya 2 4 2 8
3  Australia 0 0 1 1
 Eritrea 0 0 1 1
 Japan 0 0 1 1
 Qatar 0 0 1 1
 Uganda 0 0 1 1
Total 8 8 8 24
  • 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, 448 athletes from 57 countries participated. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[1] The announced athletes from  Moldova,    Nepal, and  Nigeria did not show.[8][9][10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b IAAF WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS - BYDGOSZCZ 2013 - FACTS & FIGURES - SUMMARY OF PAST CHAMPIONSHIPS, IAAF, p. 2, retrieved November 4, 2013 
  2. ^ Athletics - World cross-country championships - Bekele wins sixth world cross-country title; Dibaba also wins, New York Times, March 30, 2008, retrieved November 4, 2013 
  3. ^ Gillon, Doug (March 31, 2008), Coronation of King Kenenisa, Herald, retrieved November 4, 2013 
  4. ^ Powell, David (March 30, 2008), No ‘sole’ can stop Bekele – Edinburgh 2008, IAAF, retrieved November 4, 2013 
  5. ^ Powell, David (March 30, 2008), World Junior 10,000m champion makes up for Mombasa 'dnf', IAAF, retrieved November 4, 2013 
  6. ^ Brown, Matthew (March 30, 2008), Dibaba takes her fifth gold - Edinburgh 2008, IAAF, retrieved November 4, 2013 
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  10. ^ a b 36th IAAF World Cross Country Championships - Edinburgh - Sunday 30 March 2008 - Senior Race - Men - Results, IAAF, March 30, 2008, retrieved November 4, 2013 
  11. ^ Official Team Results Senior Race - M, IAAF, March 30, 2008, retrieved November 4, 2013 
  12. ^ Results - 36th IAAF World Cross Country Championships - Edinburgh, GREAT BRITAIN & N.I. 30 MAR 2008 - Senior Race - men - Final - Team, IAAF, March 30, 2008, retrieved November 4, 2013 
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  14. ^ Junior Race - M Final, IAAF, March 30, 2008, retrieved November 4, 2013 
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  17. ^ Official Team Results Junior Race - M, IAAF, March 30, 2008, retrieved November 4, 2013 
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  20. ^ Senior Race - M Final, IAAF, March 30, 2008, retrieved November 4, 2013 
  21. ^ Results - 36th IAAF World Cross Country Championships - Edinburgh, GREAT BRITAIN & N.I. 30 MAR 2008 - Senior Race - women, IAAF, March 30, 2008, retrieved November 4, 2013 
  22. ^ 36th IAAF World Cross Country Championships - Edinburgh - Sunday 30 March 2008 - Senior Race - Women - Results, IAAF, March 30, 2008, retrieved November 4, 2013 
  23. ^ Official Team Results Senior Race - W, IAAF, March 30, 2008, retrieved November 4, 2013 
  24. ^ Results - 36th IAAF World Cross Country Championships - Edinburgh, GREAT BRITAIN & N.I. 30 MAR 2008 - Senior Race - women - Final - Team, IAAF, March 30, 2008, retrieved November 4, 2013 
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  27. ^ Results - 36th IAAF World Cross Country Championships - Edinburgh, GREAT BRITAIN & N.I. 30 MAR 2008 - Junior Race - women, IAAF, March 30, 2008, retrieved November 4, 2013 
  28. ^ 36th IAAF World Cross Country Championships - Edinburgh - Sunday 30 March 2008 - Junior Race - Women - Results, IAAF, March 30, 2008, retrieved November 4, 2013 
  29. ^ Official Team Results Junior Race - W, IAAF, March 30, 2008, retrieved November 4, 2013 
  30. ^ Results - 36th IAAF World Cross Country Championships - Edinburgh, GREAT BRITAIN & N.I. 30 MAR 2008 - Junior Race - women - Final - Team, IAAF, March 30, 2008, retrieved November 4, 2013 
  31. ^ 36th IAAF World Cross Country Championships - Edinburgh - Sunday 30 March 2008 - Junior Race - Women - Team Standings, IAAF, March 30, 2008, retrieved November 4, 2013 

External links[edit]

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