IAAF World Women's Road Race Championships

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The IAAF World Women's Road Race Championships was an annual international athletics championship in road running organised by the International Association of Athletics Federations (then known as the International Amateur Athletics Federation). It was contested from 1983-1991, before being replaced by the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in 1992, an event for both men and women.

The event was a 10 km race in 1983 and 1984, then a 15 km race from 1985-1991.[1]

Editions[edit]

Edition Year City Country
1st 1983 San Diego United States
2nd 1984 Madrid Spain
3rd 1985 Gateshead United Kingdom
4th 1986 Lisbon Portugal
5th 1987 Monte Carlo Monaco
6th 1988 Adelaide Australia
7th 1989 Rio De Janeiro Brazil
8th 1990 Dublin Ireland
9th 1991 Nieuwegein Norway

Medalists[edit]

Individual[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1983  Wendy Sly (GBR) 32:23  Betty Springs (USA) 32:23  Lesley Welch (USA) 32:41
1984  Aurora Cunha (POR) 33:04  Rosa Mota (POR) 33:18  Carole Bradford (GBR) 33:25
1985  Aurora Cunha (POR) 49:17  Judi St Hilaire (USA) 49:25  Carole Bradford (GBR) 49:59
1986  Aurora Cunha (POR) 48:31  Rosa Mota (POR) 48:35  Carla Beurskens (NED) 48:36
1987  Ingrid Kristiansen (NOR) 47:17  Nancy Tinari (CAN) 48:53  Maria Curatolo (ITA) 49:15
1988  Ingrid Kristiansen (NOR) 48:24  Wang Xiuting (CHN) 50:18  Zoya Ivanova (URS) 50:28
1989  Wang Xiuting (CHN) 49:34  Zhong Huandi (CHN) 49:44  Aurora Cunha (POR) 50:06
1990  Iulia Negura (ROM) 50:14  Francie Larrieu-Smith (USA) 50:15  Zhong Huandi (CHN) 50:19
1991  Iulia Negura (ROM) 48:42  Andrea Wallace (GBR) 48:43  Uta Pippig (GER) 48:44

Team[edit]

  • Team medals were decided by adding the positions of the leading three team members, except in 1984, when the times of the three leading team members were added.
Year Gold Silver Bronze
1983  United States 12  Canada 19  Ireland 32
1984  Great Britain 1:41:24  United States 1:42:33  Portugal 1:43:11
1985  Great Britain 19  Soviet Union 20  United States 36
1986  Soviet Union 20  Portugal 24  United States 26
1987  Portugal 32  Soviet Union 32  Great Britain 46
1988  Soviet Union 21  China 31  Portugal 37
1989  China 10  Portugal 15  Soviet Union 24
1990  Portugal 27  Soviet Union 47  West Germany 62
1991  Germany 22  Romania 24  Soviet Union 31

Individual Results[edit]

San Diego 1983 (10 km)[edit]

Rank Athlete Time
Gold medal icon.svg  Wendy Sly (GBR) 32:23
Silver medal icon.svg  Betty Springs (USA) 32:23
Bronze medal icon.svg  Lesley Welch (USA) 32:41

Madrid 1984 (10 km)[edit]

54 finishers.

Rank Athlete Time
Gold medal icon.svg  Aurora Cunha (POR) 33:04
Silver medal icon.svg  Rosa Mota (POR) 33:18
Bronze medal icon.svg  Carole Bradford (GBR) 33:25
4  Debbie Peel (GBR) 33:51
5  Anne Marie Malone (CAN) 34:01
6  Sally Pierson (AUS) 34:05
7  Carol Haigh (GBR) 34:08
8  Monica Joyce (IRE) 34:09
9  Gail Kingma (USA) 34:12
10  Jeanette Nordgren (SWE) 34:13

Gateshead 1985 (15 km)[edit]

Rank Athlete Time
Gold medal icon.svg  Aurora Cunha (POR) 49:17
Silver medal icon.svg  Judi St Hilaire (USA) 49:25
Bronze medal icon.svg  Carole Bradford (GBR) 49:59

Lisbon 1986 (15 km)[edit]

75 finishers.

Rank Athlete Time
Gold medal icon.svg  Aurora Cunha (POR) 48:31
Silver medal icon.svg  Rosa Mota (POR) 48:35
Bronze medal icon.svg  Carla Beurskens (NED) 48:36
4  Marty Cooksey (USA) 48:41
5  Tatyana Kazankina (URS) 49:12
6  Lyudmila Matveyeva (URS) 49:13
7  Maria Curatolo (ITA) 49:14
8  Nancy Rooks (CAN) 49:22
9  Marina Rodchenkova (URS) 49:26
10  Kellie Cathey (USA) 49:42

Monte Carlo 1987 (15 km)[edit]

110 starters. 103 finishers.

Rank Athlete Time
Gold medal icon.svg  Ingrid Kristiansen (NOR) 47:17
Silver medal icon.svg  Nancy Rooks-Tinari (CAN) 48:53
Bronze medal icon.svg  Maria Curatolo (ITA) 49:15
4  Malin Wastlund (SWE) 49:21
5  Yekaterina Khramenkova (URS) 49:33
6  Albertina Machado (POR) 49:35
7  Lisa Weidenbach (USA) 49:41
8  Paula Fudge (GBR) 49:43
9  Evy Palm (SWE) 49:48
10  Agnes Pardaens (BEL) 49:56

Adelaide 1988 (15 km)[edit]

77 starters. 70 finishers.

Rank Athlete Time
Gold medal icon.svg  Ingrid Kristiansen (NOR) 48:24
Silver medal icon.svg  Wang Xiuting (CHN) 50:18
Bronze medal icon.svg  Zoya Ivanova (URS) 50:28
4  Zhong Huandi (CHN) 50:29
5  Malin Wästlund (SWE) 50:42
6  Yekaterina Khramenkova (URS) 50:43
7  Lizanne Bussieres (CAN) 50:46
8  Conceição Ferreira (POR) 50:51
9  Tani Ruckle (AUS) 50:59
10  Jocelyn Villeton (FRA) 51:00

San Diego 1989 (15 km)[edit]

85 starters. 68 finishers.

Rank Athlete Time
Gold medal icon.svg  Wang Xiuting (CHN) 49:34
Silver medal icon.svg  Zhong Huandi (CHN) 50:06
Bronze medal icon.svg  Aurora Cunha (POR) 50:06
4.  Albertina Machado (POR) 50:16
5.  Yekaterina Khramenkova (URS) 50:21
6.  Jill Hunter (GBR) 50:34
7  Wang Huabi (CHN) 50:42
8  Albertina Dias (POR) 50:59
9  Nadyezhda Stepanova (URS) 51:05
10  Irina Yagodina (URS) 51:06

Dublin 1990 (15 km)[edit]

83 starters. 77 finishers.

Rank Athlete Time
Gold medal icon.svg  Iulia Negura (ROM) 50:12
Silver medal icon.svg  Francie Larrieu-Smith (USA) 50:15
Bronze medal icon.svg  Zhong Huandi (CHN) 50:19
4  Andrea Wallace (GBR) 50:20
5  Aurora Cunha (POR) 50:27
6  Katrin Dorre (GDR) 50:30
7  Nadezhda Galliamova (URS) 50:32
8  Kerstin Pressler (FRG) 50:37
9  Conceição Ferreira (POR) 51:00
10  Valentina Yegorova (URS) 51:06

Nieuwegein 1991 (15 km)[edit]

70 finishers.

Rank Athlete Time
Gold medal icon.svg  Iulia Negura (ROM) 48:42
Silver medal icon.svg  Andrea Wallace (GBR) 48:43
Bronze medal icon.svg  Uta Pippig (GER) 48:44
4  Nadezhda Ilyina (URS) 48:44
5  Rosanna Munerotto (ITA) 48:47
6  Kerstin Pressler (GER) 49:19
7  Georgetta Stage (ROM) 49:21
8  Lidia Camberg (POL) 49:24
9  Conceição Ferreira (POR) 49:27
10  Marina Rodchenkova (URS) 49:37

References[edit]

  1. ^ IAAF World Women's Road Race Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2013-09-30.