1979 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race

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Senior men's race at the 1979 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
Organisers IAAF
Edition 7th
Date March 25
Host city Limerick, Munster, Ireland Republic of Ireland
Location Greenpark Racecourse
Nations participating 26
Athletes participating 191
Races 1
Distances 12 km – Senior men

The Senior men's race at the 1979 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held in Limerick, Ireland, at the Greenpark Racecourse on March 25, 1979. A report on the event was given in the Glasgow Herald.[1]

Complete results,[2] medallists, [3] and the results of British athletes[4] were published.

Race results[edit]

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

Individual[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1st, gold medalist(s) John Treacy  Ireland 37:20
2nd, silver medalist(s) Bronisław Malinowski  Poland 37:29
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Aleksandr Antipov  Soviet Union 37:30
4 Tony Simmons  Wales 37:38
5 Léon Schots  Belgium 37:42
6 Vlastimil Zwiefelhofer  Czechoslovakia 37:45
7 Steve Jones  Wales 37:46
8 Frank Zimmermann  West Germany 37:48
9 Julian Goater  England 37:53
10 Nat Muir  Scotland 38:01
11 Danny McDaid  Ireland 38:02
12 Bogusław Mamiński  Poland 38:04
13 Craig Virgin  United States 38:05
14 Mike McLeod  England 38:07
15 José Luis González  Spain 38:08
16 Christoph Herle  West Germany 38:09
17 Euan Robertson  New Zealand 38:10
18 Leonid Moseyev  Soviet Union 38:11
19 Frank Grillaert  Belgium 38:15
20 Andy Holden  England 38:20
21 Nick Rose  England 38:29
22 Bernie Ford  England 38:29
23 Maciej Kunicki  Poland 38:30
24 Hans-Jürgen Orthmann  West Germany 38:30
25 Alex Gonzalez  France 38:32
26 Eric De Beck  Belgium 38:33
27 Franco Fava  Italy 38:34
28 Klaas Lok  Netherlands 38:35
29 Steve Austin  Australia 38:36
30 Gerd Tebroke  Netherlands 38:37
31 Greg Hannon  Northern Ireland 38:38
32 Gerard Barrett  Australia 38:39
33 Nick Lees  England 38:42
34 Michael Karst  West Germany 38:43
35 Yuriy Mikhailov  Soviet Union 38:44
36 Bill Scott  Australia 38:45
37 Roy Bailey  England 38:46
38 Enn Sellik  Soviet Union 38:47
39 Santiago de la Parte  Spain 38:48
40 James Langford  Australia 38:49
41 Fernando Mamede  Portugal 38:51
42 Jean-Paul Gomez  France 38:52
43 Gerry Deegan  Ireland 38:58
44 Daniel Dillon  United States 38:59
45 Brian Lewry  Australia 39:01
46 Mick O'Shea  Ireland 39:02
47 Donal Walsh  Ireland 39:03
48 Aleksandr Fedotkin  Soviet Union 39:04
49 Marc Hunter  United States 39:05
50 Tony Brien  Ireland 39:06
51 Robert McDonald  Australia 39:07
52 John Robson  Scotland 39:08
53 Eddy Van Mullem  Belgium 39:09
54 Francis Gonzalez  France 39:10
55 Kevin Ryan  New Zealand 39:11
56 Peter Butler  Canada 39:12
57 Inge Simonsen  Norway 39:13
58 Howard Healey  New Zealand 39:14
59 Willy Polleunis  Belgium 39:15
60 Giuseppe Gerbi  Italy 39:15
61 Ryszard Kopijasz  Poland 39:20
62 Rob de Castella  Australia 39:20
63 Klaus-Peter Hildenbrand  West Germany 39:21
64 Bill Donakowski  United States 39:22
65 Claudio Solone  Italy 39:23
66 Manfred Schoeneberg  West Germany 39:24
67 Luigi Zarcone  Italy 39:25
68 Vladimir Merkushin  Soviet Union 39:26
69 Hendrik Schoofs  Belgium 39:27
70 Eamonn Coghlan  Ireland 39:28
71 Pierre Délèze   Switzerland 39:29
72 Chris Wardlaw  Australia 39:30
73 Ken Newton  England 39:31
74 Lawrie Spence  Scotland 39:32
75 Valeriy Abramov  Soviet Union 39:33
76 Roger De Vogel  Belgium 39:34
77 Zbigniew Pierzynka  Poland 39:35
78 Antonio Prieto  Spain 39:36
79 Ray Treacy  Ireland 39:37
80 Constantino Esparcia  Spain 39:38
81 Robbie Perkins  United States 39:39
82 Henk Mentink  Netherlands 39:40
83 Fredi Griner   Switzerland 39:41
84 Tonni Luttikhold  Netherlands 39:42
85 Reinhard Leibold  West Germany 39:43
86 Ron Vanderkraats  Canada 39:44
87 John Dixon  New Zealand 39:45
88 Jean-Luc Paugam  France 39:46
89 Barry Smith  England 39:47
90 Greg Meyer  United States 39:48
91 Øyvind Dahl  Norway 39:51
92 Elie Aubertin  Belgium 39:52
93 Gelindo Bordin  Italy 39:53
94 Aniceto Simoes  Portugal 39:54
95 José Luis Ruiz  Spain 39:55
96 Larry Brown  Canada 39:56
97 Mike Dixon  Canada 39:57
98 Hugo Wey   Switzerland 39:58
99 Joseph Patton  Scotland 39:59
100 Estanislao Duran  Spain 40:00
101 Steve Flanagan  United States 40:01
102 Guido Rhyn   Switzerland 40:02
103 Guy Bourban  France 40:03
104 Jean-Pierre Berset   Switzerland 40:04
105 Allister Hutton  Scotland 40:05
106 Ennio Panetti  Italy 40:06
107 Peter Baker  Wales 40:07
108 Greg Duhaime  Canada 40:08
109 Art Boileau  Canada 40:09
110 Jim Johansen  Norway 40:10
111 Alan Thurlow  New Zealand 40:11
112 Adam Shoemaker  Canada 40:12
113 Jean-Marie Conrath  France 40:13
114 Clive Thomas  Wales 40:14
115 Peder Arne Sylte  Norway 40:15
116 Piet Vonck  Netherlands 40:16
117 Blaise Schull   Switzerland 40:17
118 Joost Borm  Netherlands 40:18
119 Peter Moore  Canada 40:19
120 David Chettle  Australia 40:20
121 Detlef Uhlemann  West Germany 40:21
122 Manuel Paiva  Portugal 40:22
123 Karsten Hald Nielsen  Denmark 40:23
124 Bjarte Sleire  Norway 40:24
125 Peter Lindtner  Austria 40:25
126 Rod Stone  Northern Ireland 40:26
127 Eddie Leddy  Ireland 40:27
128 Josef Steiner  Austria 40:28
129 Gerard Nijboer  Netherlands 40:29
130 Edmund Turner  Wales 40:30
131 Christian Cairoche  France 40:31
132 José Sena  Portugal 40:32
133 Bruce Jones  New Zealand 40:33
134 Rob Lonergan  Canada 40:34
135 Philippe Legrand  France 40:35
136 José Haro  Spain 40:36
137 Bobb Thomas  United States 40:45
138 Jørn Lauenborg  Denmark 40:50
139 David Gillanders  Sweden 40:51
140 Philippe Daniel  France 40:52
141 John Davies  Wales 40:53
142 Gösta Johansson  Sweden 40:54
143 Martin Couldwell  New Zealand 40:55
144 Cameron Spence  Northern Ireland 40:56
145 Eugeniusz Stacha  Poland 41:02
146 Laurence Reilly  Scotland 41:03
147 José Simoes  Portugal 41:04
148 Wolfgang Konrad  Austria 41:05
149 Paul Lawther  Northern Ireland 41:06
150 Daniel O'Connell  New Zealand 41:07
151 Piero Selvaggio  Italy 41:09
152 José Manuel Abascal  Spain 41:10
153 Roger Hackney  Wales 41:17
154 Luigi Lauro  Italy 41:19
155 Jack Foster  New Zealand 41:22
156 Niels Kim Hjorth  Denmark 41:23
157 Henning Rasmussen  Denmark 41:24
158 Gordon Rimmer  Scotland 41:31
159 Johan Geirnaert  Belgium 41:34
160 Helder de Jesús  Portugal 41:37
161 Dic Evans  Wales 41:39
162 Hans Koeleman  Netherlands 41:40
163 Keld Johnsen  Denmark 41:41
164 Jim Dingwall  Scotland 41:42
165 Werner Meier   Switzerland 41:45
166 Thomas Wessinghage  West Germany 41:47
167 Per Hoffmann  Denmark 41:49
168 Carlos Cabral  Portugal 41:50
169 Mick Morris  Wales 41:52
170 Kjell-Erik Ståhl  Sweden 42:01
171 Peter Pfeifenberger  Austria 42:02
172 Knut Kvalheim  Norway 42:03
173 Jim McGuinness  Northern Ireland 42:09
174 Allan Zachariasen  Denmark 42:17
175 Mauro Pappacena  Italy 42:21
176 Brian McSloy  Scotland 42:35
177 Ernie Cunningham  Northern Ireland 42:48
178 Palle Vestergaard  Denmark 42:49
179 Bo Nytofle  Denmark 42:50
180 Tom Annett  Northern Ireland 42:54
181 Arye Gamliel  Israel 42:58
182 Christer Hanell  Sweden 43:00
183 Samuel Doherty  Northern Ireland 43:06
184 Rudolf Altersberger  Austria 43:13
185 Jeffrey Matthews  Sweden 43:27
186 Peter Irvine  Northern Ireland 43:32
187 Nabil Choueiry  Lebanon 43:48
Gerhard Hartmann  Austria DNF
Dietmar Millonig  Austria DNF
Yehuda Zadok  Israel DNF
Cándido Alario  Spain DNF

Teams[edit]

Rank Team Points
1st, gold medalist(s)  England
Julian Goater 9
Mike McLeod 14
Andy Holden 20
Nick Rose 21
Bernie Ford 22
Nick Lees 33
(Roy Bailey) (37)
(Ken Newton) (73)
(Barry Smith) (89)
119
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Ireland
John Treacy 1
Danny McDaid 11
Gerry Deegan 43
Mick O'Shea 46
Donal Walsh 47
Tony Brien 50
(Eamonn Coghlan) (70)
(Ray Treacy) (79)
(Eddie Leddy) (127)
198
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Soviet Union
Aleksandr Antipov 3
Leonid Moseyev 18
Yuriy Mikhailov 35
Enn Sellik 38
Aleksandr Fedotkin 48
Vladimir Merkushin 68
(Valeriy Abramov) (75)
210
4  West Germany
Frank Zimmermann 8
Christoph Herle 16
Hans-Jürgen Orthmann 24
Michael Karst 34
Klaus Hildenbrand 63
Manfred Schoeneberg 66
(Reinhard Leibold) (85)
(Detlef Uhlemann) (121)
(Thomas Wessinghage) (166)
211
5  Belgium
Léon Schots 5
Frank Grillaert 19
Eric De Beck 26
Eddy Van Mullem 53
Willy Polleunis 59
Hendrik Schoofs 69
(Roger De Vogel) (76)
(Elie Aubertin) (92)
(Johan Geirnaert) (159)
231
6  Australia
Steve Austin 29
Gerard Barrett 32
Bill Scott 36
James Langford 40
Brian Lewry 45
Robert McDonald 51
(Rob de Castella) (62)
(Chris Wardlaw) (72)
(David Chettle) (120)
233
7  Poland
Bronisław Malinowski 2
Bogusław Mamiński 12
Maciej Kunicki 23
Ryszard Kopijasz 61
Zbigniew Pierzynka 77
Eugeniusz Stacha 145
320
8  United States
Craig Virgin 13
Daniel Dillon 44
Marc Hunter 49
Bill Donakowski 64
Robbie Perkins 81
Greg Meyer 90
(Steve Flanagan) (101)
(Bobb Thomas) (137)
341
9  Spain
José Luis González 15
Santiago de la Parte 39
Antonio Prieto 78
Constantino Esparcia 80
José Luis Ruiz 95
Estanislao Duran 100
(José Haro) (136)
(José Manuel Abascal) (152)
(Cándido Alario) (DNF)
407
10  Italy
Franco Fava 27
Giuseppe Gerbi 60
Claudio Solone 65
Luigi Zarcone 67
Gelindo Bordin 93
Ennio Panetti 106
(Piero Selvaggio) (151)
(Luigi Lauro) (154)
(Mauro Pappacena) (175)
418
11  France
Alex Gonzalez 25
Jean-Paul Gomez 42
Francis Gonzalez 54
Jean-Luc Paugam 88
Guy Bourban 103
Jean-Marie Conrath 113
(Christian Cairoche) (131)
(Philippe Legrand) (135)
(Philippe Daniel) (140)
425
12  Netherlands
Klaas Lok 28
Gerd Tebroke 30
Henk Mentink 82
Tonni Luttikhold 84
Piet Vonck 116
Joost Borm 118
(Gerard Nijboer) (129)
(Hans Koeleman) (162)
458
13  New Zealand
Euan Robertson 17
Kevin Ryan 55
Howard Healey 58
John Dixon 87
Alan Thurlow 111
Bruce Jones 133
(Martin Couldwell) (143)
(Daniel O'Connell) (150)
(Jack Foster) (155)
461
14  Scotland
Nat Muir 10
John Robson 52
Lawrie Spence 74
Joseph Patton 99
Allister Hutton 105
Laurence Reilly 146
(Gordon Rimmer) (158)
(Jim Dingwall) (164)
(Brian McSloy) (176)
486
15  Wales
Tony Simmons 4
Steve Jones 7
Peter Baker 107
Clive Thomas 114
Edmund Turner 130
John Davies 141
(Roger Hackney) (153)
(Dic Evans) (161)
(Mick Morris) (169)
503
16  Canada
Peter Butler 56
Ron Vanderkraats 86
Larry Brown 96
Mike Dixon 97
Greg Duhaime 108
Art Boileau 109
(Adam Shoemaker) (112)
(Peter Moore) (119)
(Rob Lonergan) (134)
552
17   Switzerland
Pierre Délèze 71
Fredi Griner 83
Hugo Wey 98
Guido Rhyn 102
Jean-Pierre Berset 104
Blaise Schull 117
(Werner Meier) (165)
575
18  Norway
Inge Simonsen 57
Øyvind Dahl 91
Jim Johansen 110
Peder Arne Sylte 115
Bjarte Sleire 124
Knut Kvalheim 172
669
19  Portugal
Fernando Mamede 41
Aniceto Simoes 94
Manuel Paiva 122
José Sena 132
José Simoes 147
Helder de Jesús 160
(Carlos Cabral) (168)
696
20  Northern Ireland
Greg Hannon 31
Rod Stone 126
Cameron Spence 144
Paul Lawther 149
Jim McGuinness 173
Ernie Cunningham 177
(Tom Annett) (180)
(Samuel Doherty) (183)
(Peter Irvine) (186)
800
21  Denmark
Karsten Hald Nielsen 123
Jørn Lauenborg 138
Niels Kim Hjorth 156
Henning Rasmussen 157
Keld Johnsen 163
Per Hoffmann 167
(Allan Zachariasen) (174)
(Palle Vestergaard) (178)
(Bo Nytofle) (179)
904
DNF  Austria
(Peter Lindtner) (125)
(Josef Steiner) (128)
(Wolfgang Konrad) (148)
(Peter Pfeifenberger) (171)
(Rudolf Altersberger) (184)
(Gerhard Hartmann) (DNF)
(Dietmar Millonig) (DNF)
DNF
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Participation[edit]

An unofficial count yields the participation of 191 athletes from 26 countries in the Senior men's race. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]