2008 European Cross Country Championships

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2008 European Cross Country Championships
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Organisers EAA
Edition 15th
Date 14 December
Host city Brussels, Belgium Belgium
Races 6
Distances 10 km – Men
8 km – Women
8 km – U23 men
6 km – U23 women
6 km – Junior men
4 km – Junior women

The 15th European Cross Country Championships were held at Brussels in Belgium on 14 December 2008. Serhiy Lebid took his eighth title in the men's competition and Hilda Kibet won the women's race.

Results[1][2][edit]

Men individual 10.0km[edit]

Pos. Runners Time
1st, gold medalist(s) Ukraine Serhiy Lebid 30:49
2nd, silver medalist(s) United Kingdom Mo Farah 30:57
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Sweden Mustafa Mohamed 31:13
4. Spain Ayad Lamdassem 31:17
5. Belgium Pieter Desmet 31:19
6. France Bouabdellah Tahri 31:21
7. Spain Alemayehu Bezabeh 31:23
8. Portugal Rui Pedro Silva 31:26
9. Netherlands Michel Butter 31:30
10. United Kingdom Frank Tickner 31:39
11. France Mokhtar Benhari 31:40
12. Italy Daniele Meucci 31:41

Total 77 competitors

Men teams[edit]

Pos. Runners Points
1st, gold medalist(s)  Spain
Ayad Lamdassem
Alemayehu Bezabeh
Sergio Sánchez
Javier Guerra
39
2nd, silver medalist(s)  France
Bouabdellah Tahri
Mokhtar Benhari
Driss El Himer
James Theury
49
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  United Kingdom
Mo Farah
Frank Tickner
Michael Skinner
Lee Merrien
54
4.  Italy 79
5.  Belgium 93
6.  Ukraine 116
7.  Ireland 129
8.  Portugal 153

Total 12 teams

Women individual 8.0km[edit]

Pos. Runners Time
1st, gold medalist(s) Netherlands Hilda Kibet 27:45
2nd, silver medalist(s) Portugal Jessica Augusto 27:54
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Portugal Inês Monteiro 28:02
4. Republic of Ireland Mary Cullen 28:04
5. Spain Rosa María Morató 28:17
6. Netherlands Adriënne Herzog 28:19
7. Portugal Anália Rosa 28:25
8. United Kingdom Hatti Dean 28:30
9. United Kingdom Louise Damen 28:33
10. Italy Elena Romagnolo 28:39
11. Russia Viktoriya Trushenko 28:40
12. Russia Gulnara Galkina 28:40

Total 64 competitors

Women teams[edit]

Pos. Runners Points
1st, gold medalist(s)  Portugal
Jessica Augusto
Inês Monteiro
Anália Rosa
Ana Dulce Félix
29
2nd, silver medalist(s)  United Kingdom
Hatti Dean
Louise Damen
Laura Kenney
Hayley Yelling
49
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  France
Sophie Duarte
Christelle Daunay
Christine Bardelle
Maria Martins
78
4.  Netherlands 97
5.  Russia 111
6.  Italy 119
7.  Spain 127
8.  Belgium 131

Total 11 teams

Men U23 individual 8.0km[edit]

Pos. Runners Time
1st, gold medalist(s) Italy Andrea Lalli 24:56
2nd, silver medalist(s) United Kingdom Andy Vernon 25:04
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Turkey Selim Bayrak 25:17
4. United Kingdom Ben Lindsay 25:18
5. France Benjamin Malaty 25:18
6. United Kingdom John Beattie 25:18
7. United Kingdom Keith Gerrard 25:21
8. France Mourad Amdouni 25:22

Total 85 competitors

Men U23 teams[edit]

Pos. Runners Points
1st, gold medalist(s)  United Kingdom
Andy Vernon
Ben Lindsay
John Beattie
Keith Gerrard
19
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Italy
Andrea Lalli
Martin Dematteis
Bernard Dematteis
Simone Gariboldi
42
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  France
Benjamin Malaty
Mourad Amdouni
Denis Mayaud
Pierrot Pantel
62
4.  Poland 93
5.  Turkey 112
6.  Spain 119
7.  Belgium 142
8.  Ireland 151

Total 16 teams

Women U23 individual 6.0km[edit]

Pos. Runners Time
1st, gold medalist(s) Netherlands Susan Kuijken 21:02
2nd, silver medalist(s) United Kingdom Sarah Tunstall 21:10
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Russia Yuliya Zarudneva 21:24
4. United Kingdom Morag MacLarty 21:24
5. Romania Ancuţa Bobocel 21:43
6. Germany Heike Bienstein 21:43
7. United Kingdom Katherine Sparke 21:47
8. Russia Tatyana Shutova 21:49

Tota 66 competitors

Women U23 teams[edit]

Pos. Runners Points
1st, gold medalist(s)  United Kingdom
Sarah Tunstall
Morag MacLarty
Katherine Sparke
Stacey Johnson
24
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Russia
Yuliya Zarudneva
Tatyana Shutova
Natalya Puchkova
Natalya Vlasova
44
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Germany
Heike Bienstein
Ingalena Heuck
Julia Hiller
Katharina Becker
57
4.  Ireland 80
5.  Spain 135
6.  France 137
7.  Portugal 138
8.  Italy 152

Total 11 teams

Junior men individual 6.0km[edit]

Pos. Runners Time
1st, gold medalist(s) France Florian Carvalho 18:42
2nd, silver medalist(s) Norway Sondre Nordstad Moen 18.47
3rd, bronze medalist(s) France Hassan Chahdi 18:49
4. Germany Alexander Hahn 18:55
5. United Kingdom David Forrester 18:58
6. Turkey Hasan Pak 18:58
7. Portugal Bruno Albuquerque 19:08
8. Spain Antonio Abadía 19:11

Total 94 competitors

Junior men teams[edit]

Pos. Runners Points
1st, gold medalist(s)  France
Florian Carvalho
Hassan Chahdi
Simon Denissel
Colin Guillard
50
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Norway
Sondre Nordstad Moen
Sindre Buraas
Lars Erik Malde
Henrik Ingebrigtsen
51
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  United Kingdom
David Forrester
Ross Murray
Mitch Goose
Phillip Berntsen
52
4.  Turkey 79
5.  Spain 89
6.  Germany 93
7.  Belgium 102
8.  Ireland 169

Total 16 teams

Junior women individual 4.0km[edit]

Pos. Runners Time
1st, gold medalist(s) United Kingdom Stephanie Twell 13:28
2nd, silver medalist(s) United Kingdom Charlotte Purdue 13:39
3rd, bronze medalist(s) United Kingdom Lauren Howarth 13:55
4. United Kingdom Emily Pidgeon 14:00
5. United Kingdom Emma Pallant 14:05
6. United Kingdom Laura Park 14:08
7. Russia Yekaterina Gorbunova 14:12
8. Russia Marina Gordeyeva 14:12

Total 81 competitors

Junior women teams[edit]

Pos. Runners Points
1st, gold medalist(s)  United Kingdom
Stephanie Twell
Charlotte Purdue
Lauren Howarth
Emily Pidgeon
10
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Ukraine
Viktoriya Pohorelska
Myroslava Polishchuk
Olha Skrypak
Lyudmyla Kovalenko
50
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Russia
Yekaterina Gorbunova
Marina Gordeyeva
Yelena Korobkina
Yelnara Latypova
62
4.  Ireland 77
5.  Germany 89
6.  Poland 150
7.  France 173
8.  Turkey 174

Total 11 teams

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bruxelles BEL 14 December". European Athletics Association. Dec 14, 2008. Archived from the original on 2009-07-25. Retrieved Jul 23, 2009. 
  2. ^ "XV MAASTOJUOKSUN EM-KILPAILUT BRYSSELI (BEL) 14.12.2008, 14.12.2008, Päivitetty 15.12.2008 19:55". Suomen Urheiluliitto. Dec 15, 2008. Archived from the original on 2009-07-25. Retrieved Jul 23, 2009. 

Coordinates: 50°53′35″N 4°20′49″E / 50.89306°N 4.34694°E / 50.89306; 4.34694