Arab Cross Country Championships

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The Arab Cross Country Championships (Arabic: البطولة العربية ال لاختراق الضاحية‎) is an international competition in cross country running between Arabic countries. Organised by the Arab Athletics Federation, it was first contested in 1978 and held its twentieth edition in 2013.[1][2] Originally hosted on an annual basis, then a biennial schedule from 1990 to 2002, the competition has not been held at regular intervals in recent years.

It features four races, which all combine an individual and team element. There is a men's long race, a women's long race, and two shorter races for both sexes in an under-20 (junior) category.[3] The first three editions of the championships had senior races only and a men's junior race was introduced in 1982. The women's junior race followed in 1986. Short races for the senior athletes were also previously held (starting in 2000) but these were dropped after the discipline stopped being held at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships after 2006.[2]

It is the third most prominent athletics tournament for Arab athletes, after the Arab Athletics Championships and the Athletics at the Pan Arab Games.

Past winners[edit]

Edition Year Men's winner Women's winner Junior men's winner Junior women's winner
1st 1978  Rabah Zaidi (TUN)  Latifa Derouiche (TUN) Not held Not held
2nd 1980  Ahmed Musa Jouda (SUD)  Hassania Darami (MAR)
3rd 1981  Ahmed Musa Jouda (SUD)  Hassania Darami (MAR)
4th 1982  Féthi Baccouche (TUN) Not held  Mohamed Saleh Rahji (TUN)
5th 1983  Boualem Rahoui (ALG)  Hassania Darami (MAR)  Mohamed Saleh Rahji (TUN)
6th 1984  Abderrazak Bounour (ALG)  Hassania Darami (MAR)  Mustapha Lachaal (MAR)
7th 1986  Abdellah Boubia (MAR)  Hassania Darami (MAR)  Brahim Boutayeb (MAR)  Hassiba Boulmerka (ALG)
8th 1987  Habib Romdhani (TUN)  Fatima Maama (MAR)  Mourad Bouljadj (ALG)  Nadja Ouaziz (MAR)
9th 1988  Ahmed Saker (SYR)  Khadija Al Matari (JOR)  Mousa Al-Hariri (SYR)  Moha Herzallah (JOR)
10th 1989  Habib Romdhani (TUN)  Fatima Aouda (JOR)  Alyan Sultan Al-Qahtani (KSA)  Sonia Smaïri (TUN)
11th 1990  Awwad Sraiss (JOR)  Souad Ben Toumi (TUN)  Alyan Sultan Al-Qahtani (KSA)  Houda Chabbouh (TUN)
12th 1992  Salah Hissou (MAR)  Najat Ouali (MAR)  Rahmouni Tijani (MAR)  Bouchra Moustaid (MAR)
13th 1994  Alyan Sultan Al-Qahtani (KSA)  Sonia Agoun (TUN)  Hassan Ali Al-Asmari (KSA)  Naïma Ben Amara (TUN)
14th 1996  Alyan Sultan Al-Qahtani (KSA)  Sonia Agoun (TUN)  Mukhlid Al-Otaibi (KSA)  Hana Chaouach (MAR)
15th 1998  Alyan Sultan Al-Qahtani (KSA)  Fatiha Hanika (ALG)  Tayeb Filali (ALG)  Hana Chaouach (MAR)
16th 2000  Mohammed Yagoub (SUD) Not held  Hamid Nasser Mtiran (KSA) Not held
17th 2002  Brahim Chettah (ALG)  Nasria Azaïdj (ALG)  Esam Salah Musleh Juaim (YEM)  Habiba Ghribi (TUN)
18th 2006  Sultan Khamis Zaman (QAT)  Nadia Ejjafini (BHR)  Adam Ismaïl (BHR)  Nour Al-Bakour (JOR)
19th 2010  Hasan Mahboob (BHR)  Shitaye Eshete (BHR)  Abdellah Dacha (MAR)  Hayat Allaoui (ALG)
20th 2013[4]  Alemu Bekele (BHR)  Shitaye Eshete (BHR)  Abdesselam Laayouni (TUN)  Hajar Soukhal (ALG)

Short course[edit]

Year Men's short course winner Women's short course winner
2000  Mohammed Yagoub (SUD) Not held
2002  Mohammed Yagoub (SUD)  Nasria Azaïdj (ALG)
2006  Sultan Khamis Zaman (QAT)  Maryam Yusuf Jamal (BHR)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2013أنشطة الاتحاد العربي لألعاب القوى للعام. Arab Athletics Federation. Retrieved on 2013-09-28.
  2. ^ a b La sélection marocaine brille à Alger (French). Aujourd'hui. Retrieved on 2013-09-28.
  3. ^ Pan Arab Cross Country Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2013-09-28.
  4. ^ Arab cross-country championships, Sharm Al Shaikh (Egypt) 3/03/2013. AfricaAthle (2013-03-03). Retrieved on 2013-09-28.
List of winners

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