2008 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race

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Senior women's race at the 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 29
Athletes participating 95
Races 1
Distances 7.905 km – Senior women

The Senior women's race at the 2008 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held at the Holyrood Park in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, on March 30, 2008.[1] Reports of the event were given in the New York Times,[2] in the Herald,[3] and for the IAAF.[4]

Complete results for individuals,[5][6][7] and for teams[8][9][10] were published.

Race results[edit]

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

Individual[edit]

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
13 Asmae Leghzaoui  Morocco 26:06
14 Koren Jelela  Ethiopia 26:12
15 Liz Yelling  United Kingdom 26:13
16 Aselefech Mergia  Ethiopia 26:28
17 Kareema Jasim  Bahrain 26:29
18 Emily Brown  United States 26:36
19 Saadia Bourgailh Haddioui  France 26:36
20 Lisa Jane Weightman  Australia 26:37
21 Hayley Yelling  United Kingdom 26:39
22 Katie McGregor  United States 26:40
23 Molly Huddle  United States 26:40
24 Kathy Newberry  United States 26:42
25 Simret Sultan  Eritrea 26:43
26 Melissa Rollison  Australia 26:50
27 Anna Thompson  Australia 26:56
28 Soud Kanbouchia  Morocco 26:59
29 Ikram Zouglali  Morocco 26:59
30 Ouafae Frikech  Morocco 27:02
31 Furtuna Zegergish  Eritrea 27:03
32 Elena Romagnolo  Italy 27:06
33 Susanne Hahn  Germany 27:09
34 Inês Monteiro  Portugal 27:12
35 Alessandra Aguilar  Spain 27:13
36 Fionnuala Britton  Ireland 27:14
37 Leonor Carneiro  Portugal 27:14
38 Laura Kenney  United Kingdom 27:15
39 Diana Martín  Spain 27:17
40 Jacqueline Martín  Spain 27:20
41 Melinda Vernon  Australia 27:23
42 Rachel Townend  United Kingdom 27:24
43 Meraf Bahta  Eritrea 27:31
44 Mónica Rosa  Portugal 27:32
45 Faye Fullerton  United Kingdom 27:32
46 Yuko Nohara  Japan 27:35
47 Aimi Horikoshi  Japan 27:40
48 Maria Laghrissi  Morocco 27:42
49 Renee Metivier-Baillie  United States 27:49
50 Sara Moreira  Portugal 27:50
51 Amleset Tewelde  Eritrea 27:51
52 Jiang Chengcheng  China 27:53
53 Jo Wilkinson  United Kingdom 27:54
54 Victoria Mitchell  Australia 27:57
55 Christine Bardelle  France 27:59
56 Kazue Kojima  Japan 28:04
57 Linda Byrne  Ireland 28:05
58 Megumi Seike  Japan 28:09
59 Kenza Dahmani  Algeria 28:12
60 Elizet Banda  Zambia 28:14
61 Judith Plá  Spain 28:16
62 Amy Hastings  United States 28:18
63 Alexandra Becker  Canada 28:20
64 Elizabeth Wightman  Canada 28:25
65 Zhor El Kamch  Morocco 28:27
66 Deirdre Byrne  Ireland 28:28
67 Konstadína Kefalá  Greece 28:31
68 Aya Manome  Japan 28:31
69 Sara Yusuf Yaqoob  Bahrain 28:37
70 Zenaide Vieira  Brazil 28:45
71 Kazuka Wakatsuki  Japan 28:46
72 Ana Dulce Félix  Portugal 28:50
73 Orla O'Mahoney  Ireland 28:52
74 Chichi Germia  Eritrea 28:52
75 Catherine Chikwakwa  Malawi 28:59
76 Maria Zeferina Baldaia  Brazil 28:59
77 Lisa Harvey  Canada 29:00
78 Marelise Retief  South Africa 29:08
79 Suzanne Binne-Huse  Canada 29:15
80 Annette Kealy  Ireland 29:18
81 Susan McCormack  Ireland 29:29
82 Ledile Raseboya  South Africa 29:38
83 Erin MacLean  Canada 29:44
84 Francine Nzilampa  Democratic Republic of the Congo 29:57
85 Iulia Fernas  Kyrgyzstan 30:10
86 Ntombesintu Mfunzi  South Africa 30:11
87 Rosângela Faria  Brazil 30:38
88 Sarah Abu Hassan  Egypt 32:00
89 Anifa Khalilova  Azerbaijan 35:55
90 Mariana Carpine  Democratic Republic of the Congo 40:01
Fatna Maraoui  Italy DNF
Jéssica Augusto  Portugal DNF
Mahri Gokiyeva  Turkmenistan DNF
Isabel Cristina Da Silva  Brazil DNF
Rosa Morató  Spain DNF
Maria Kebang  Nigeria DNS
Angeline Nyiransabimana  Rwanda DNS
Tabitha Tsatsa  Zimbabwe DNS
Nadia Ejjafini  Bahrain DNS

Teams[edit]

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
Emily Brown 18
Katie McGregor 22
Molly Huddle 23
Kathy Newberry 24
(Renee Metivier-Baillie) (49)
(Amy Hastings) (62)
87
5  Morocco
Asmae Leghzaoui 13
Soud Kanbouchia 28
Ikram Zouglali 29
Ouafae Frikech 30
(Maria Laghrissi) (48)
(Zhor El Kamch) (65)
100
6  United Kingdom
Liz Yelling 15
Hayley Yelling 21
Laura Kenney 38
Rachel Townend 42
(Faye Fullerton) (45)
(Jo Wilkinson) (53)
116
7  Eritrea
Simret Sultan 25
Furtuna Zegergish 31
Meraf Bahta 43
Amleset Tewelde 51
(Chichi Germia) (74)
150
8  Portugal
Inês Monteiro 34
Leonor Carneiro 37
Mónica Rosa 44
Sara Moreira 50
(Ana Dulce Félix) (72)
(Jéssica Augusto) (DNF)
165
9  Spain
Alessandra Aguilar 35
Diana Martín 39
Jacqueline Martín 40
Judith Plá 61
(Rosa Morató) (DNF)
175
10  Japan
Yuko Nohara 46
Aimi Horikoshi 47
Kazue Kojima 56
Megumi Seike 58
(Aya Manome) (68)
(Kazuka Wakatsuki) (71)
207
11  Ireland
Fionnuala Britton 36
Linda Byrne 57
Deirdre Byrne 66
Orla O'Mahoney 73
(Annette Kealy) (80)
(Susan McCormack) (81)
232
12  Canada
Alexandra Becker 63
Elizabeth Wightman 64
Lisa Harvey 77
Suzanne Binne-Huse 79
(Erin MacLean) (83)
283
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result.

Participation[edit]

According to an unofficial count, 95 athletes from 29 countries participated in the Senior women's race. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[1] The announced athletes from  Nigeria,  Rwanda, and  Zimbabwe did not show.[5][6][7]

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