2009 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

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2009 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
2009 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
Organisers IAAF
Edition 37th
Date March 28
Host city Amman, Jordan Jordan
Location Al Bisharat Golf Course
Nations participating 59
Athletes participating 459
Races 4
Distances 12 km – Senior men
8 km – Junior men
8 km – Senior women
6 km – Junior women
An overview of Amman in Jordan, the host city

The 2009 IAAF World Cross Country Championships took place on March 28, 2009. The races were held at the Al Bisharat Golf Course in Amman, Jordan.[1] Four races took place, one for men, women, junior men and junior women respectively. All races encompassed both individual and team competition. Amman is also only the second occasion on which Asia has hosted the World Cross Country Championships, which are the oldest IAAF World Athletics Series event, first celebrated under the IAAF banner in 1973.[2]

Competition notes[edit]

The senior male team for Kenya won their 22nd team title in 24 years despite the fact that no senior male runner from Kenya has won an individual title since 1999.[3]

Florence Kiplagat was the first Kenyan senior women’s winner since Helen Chepngeno in 1994. She was quoted saying, ‘’I would like to thank God,” she said. “Kenya has not won since 1994. We are determined to perform at the same level as Kenyan men.”[4]

Further race reports of the event were given in the New York Times[5][6] and for the IAAF.[7][8]

Medallists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
Senior men
(12 km)
Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam
 Ethiopia
35:02 Moses Ndiema Kipsiro
 Uganda
35:04 Zersenay Tadese
 Eritrea
35:04
Junior men
(8 km)
Ayele Abshero
 Ethiopia
23:26 Titus Kipjumba Mbishei
 Kenya
23:30 Moses Kibet
 Uganda
23:35
Senior women
(8 km)
Florence Jebet Kiplagat
 Kenya
26:13 Linet Chepkwemoi Masai
 Kenya
26:16 Meselech Melkamu
 Ethiopia
26:19
Junior women
(6 km)
Genzebe Dibaba
 Ethiopia
20:14 Mercy Cherono
 Kenya
20:17 Jackline Chepngeno
 Kenya
20:27
Team
Senior men  Kenya 28  Ethiopia 28  Eritrea 50
Junior men  Kenya 20  Ethiopia 22  Eritrea 72
Senior women  Kenya 14  Ethiopia 28  Portugal 72
Junior women  Ethiopia 18  Kenya 18  Japan 76

Race results[edit]

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

Moses Kipsiro was the runner-up in the men's race.

Complete results for senior men[9][10][11] and for senior men's teams[12][13][14] were published.

For full event details see 2009 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time (m:s)
Gold medal icon.svg Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam  Ethiopia 35:02
Silver medal icon.svg Moses Kipsiro  Uganda 35:04
Bronze medal icon.svg Zersenay Tadese  Eritrea 35:04
4 Leonard Komon  Kenya 35:05
5 Habtamu Fikadu  Ethiopia 35:06
6 Mathew Kisorio  Kenya 35:08
7 Mark Kiptoo  Kenya 35:11
8 Chakir Boujattaoui  Morocco 35:12
9 Teklemariam Medhin  Eritrea 35:14
10 Hunegnaw Mesfin  Ethiopia 35:16
11 Moses Mosop  Kenya 35:17
12 Feyisa Lilesa  Ethiopia 35:22
Full results
Zersenay Tadese took individual and team bronze medals for Eritrea.
Teams
Rank Team Points
Gold medal icon.svg  Kenya
Leonard Patrick Komon 4
Mathew Kipkoech Kisorio 6
Mark Kosgey Kiptoo 7
Moses Cheruiyot Mosop 11
(Mangata Kimai Ndiwa) (14)
(Linus Kipwambok Chumba) (25)
28
Silver medal icon.svg  Ethiopia
Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam 1
Habtamu Fikadu 5
Hunegnaw Mesfin 10
Feyisa Lilesa 12
(Dino Sefir) (15)
(Tadese Tola) (17)
28
Bronze medal icon.svg  Eritrea
Zersenay Tadese 3
Teklemariam Medhin 9
Samuel Tsegay 16
Samson Kiflemariam 22
(Issak Sibhatu) (24)
(Kidane Tadasse) (56)
50
4  Uganda 65
5  Qatar 79
6  Morocco 107
7  Spain 140
8  United States 168
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result.

Junior men's race (8 km)[edit]

Complete results for junior men[15][16][17] and for junior men's teams[18][19][20] were published.

For full event details see 2009 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Ayele Abshero  Ethiopia 23:26
2 Titus Kipjumba Mbishei  Kenya 23:30
3 Moses Kibet  Uganda 23:35
4 Paul Kipngetich Tanui  Kenya 23:35
5 Japheth Kipyegon Korir  Kenya 23:36
6 Atalay Yirsaw  Ethiopia 23:38
7 Gashaw Biftu  Ethiopia 23:44
8 Debebe Woldsenbet  Ethiopia 23:52
9 John Kipkoech  Kenya 24:00
10 John Kemboi Cheruiyot  Kenya 24:08
11 German Fernandez  United States 24:13
12 Dieudonné Nsengiyuma  Burundi 24:16
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Kenya
Titus Kipjumba Mbishei 2
Paul Kipngetich Tanui 4
Japheth Kipyegon Korir 5
John Kipkoech 9
(John Kemboi Cheruiyot) (10)
(Charles Kibet Chepkurui) (13)
20
2  Ethiopia
Ayele Abshero 1
Atalay Yirsaw 6
Gashaw Biftu 7
Debebe Woldsenbet 8
(Legese Lamiso) (16)
(Yetwale Kende) (32)
22
3  Eritrea
Goitom Kifle 14
Mulue Andom 18
Nassir Dawud 19
Merhawi Tadesse 21
(Gebrebrhan Tesfamariam) (33)
(Abraham Tewelde) (34)
72
4  Uganda 82
5  United States 104
6  Australia 135
7  Morocco 143
8  Japan 153
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result.

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

Linet Masai took the silver medal for Kenya.

Complete results for senior women[21][22][23] and for senior women's teams[24][25][26] were published.

For full event details see 2009 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time (m:s)
Gold medal icon.svg Florence Kiplagat  Kenya 26:13
Silver medal icon.svg Linet Masai  Kenya 26:16
Bronze medal icon.svg Meselech Melkamu  Ethiopia 26:19
4 Lineth Chepkurui  Kenya 26:23
5 Wude Ayalew  Ethiopia 26:23
6 Hilda Kibet  Netherlands 26:43
7 Ann Karindi Mwangi  Kenya 26:49
8 Gelete Burka  Ethiopia 26:58
9 Maryam Yusuf Jamal  Bahrain 27:00
10 Ines Chenonge  Kenya 27:00
11 Pauline Korikwiang  Kenya 27:03
12 Mamitu Daska  Ethiopia 27:04
Full results
Bronze medallist Meselech Melkamu led Ethiopia to the team silver medal.
Teams
Rank Team Points
Gold medal icon.svg  Kenya
Florence Jebet Kiplagat 1
Linet Chepkwemoi Masai 2
Lineth Chepkurui 4
Ann Karindi Mwangi 7
(Iness Chepkesis Chenonge) (10)
(Pauline Chemning Korikwiang) (11)
14
Silver medal icon.svg  Ethiopia
Meselech Melkamu 3
Wude Ayalew 5
Gelete Burka 8
Mamitu Daska 12
(Sentayehu Ejigu) (14)
(Koren Jelela) (30)
28
Bronze medal icon.svg  Portugal
Ana Dulce Félix 15
Sara Moreira 16
Ana Dias 19
Anália Rosa 22
(Elisabete Lopes) (64)
(Inês Monteiro) (DNF)
72
4  Spain 117
5  United States 130
6  Morocco 130
7  Australia 154
8  Japan 165
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result.

Junior women's race (6 km)[edit]

Complete results for junior women[27][28][29] and for junior women's teams[30][31][32] were published.

For full event details see 2009 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Genzebe Dibaba  Ethiopia 20:14
2 Mercy Cherono  Kenya 20:17
3 Jackline Chepngeno  Kenya 20:27
4 Frehiwat Goshu  Ethiopia 20:34
5 Nelly Chebet Ngeiywo  Kenya 20:36
6 Sule Utura  Ethiopia 20:38
7 Emebet Anteneh  Ethiopia 20:42
8 Hilda Chepkemoi Tanui  Kenya 20:49
9 Meseret Mengistu  Ethiopia 20:52
10 Jackline Chebii  Kenya 21:01
11 Emily Brichacek  Australia 21:02
12 Tsega Gelaw  Ethiopia 21:11
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1  Ethiopia
Genzebe Dibaba 1
Frehiwat Goshu 4
Sule Utura 6
Emebet Anteneh 7
(Meseret Mengistu) (9)
(Tsega Gelaw) (12)
18
2  Kenya
Mercy Cherono 2
Jackline Chepngeno 3
Nelly Chebet Ngeiywo 5
Hilda Chepkemoi Tanui 8
(Jackline Chebii) (10)
(Delvine Relin Meringor) (16)
18
3  Japan
Nanaka Izawa 17
Erika Ikeda 18
Asami Kato 20
Aki Otagiri 21
(Chitose Shibata) (22)
(Emi Kameyama) (37)
76
4  United Kingdom 83
5  United States 124
6  Eritrea 132
7  Australia 157
8  Russia 182
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result.

Medal table (unofficial)[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Kenya 4 4 1 9
2  Ethiopia 4 3 1 8
3  Uganda 0 1 1 2
4  Eritrea 0 0 3 3
5  Japan 0 0 1 1
 Portugal 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, 459 athletes from 59 countries participated, two athletes less (senior women) than the official number published[1]

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. ^ Turner, Chris (March 28, 2009), Destination Amman, IAAF, retrieved November 4, 2013 
  3. ^ Powell, David (March 28, 2009), Gebremariam's final burst secures men's senior prize for Ethiopia - Amman 2009, IAAF, retrieved November 4, 2013 
  4. ^ Johnson, Len (March 28, 2009), Florence Kiplagat ends Kenya's long wait for another senior women's title - Amman 2009, IAAF, retrieved November 4, 2013 
  5. ^ Clarey, Christopher (March 28, 2009), Negotiating a Difficult Course — a Golf Course — in the Hills of Amman, New York Times, retrieved November 4, 2013 
  6. ^ Clarey, Christopher (March 29, 2009), Cross Country - New Terrain Produces Unexpected Stars, New York Times, retrieved November 4, 2013 
  7. ^ Powell, David (March 28, 2009), Abshero reaches the top step of the podium this time - Amman 2009, IAAF, retrieved November 4, 2013 
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  31. ^ Results - 37th IAAF World Cross Country Championships - Amman, JORDAN 28 MAR 2009 - Junior Race - women - Final - Team, IAAF, March 28, 2009, retrieved November 4, 2013 
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External links[edit]

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