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1986 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

The 1986 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held in Colombier, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, at the Planeyse Colombier on March 23, 1986. A report on the event was given in the Glasgow Herald[1] and in the Evening Times.[2]

Complete results for men,[3] junior men,[4] women,[5] medallists, [6] and the results of British athletes[7] were published.

Medallists

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
Senior men
(12 km)
John Ngugi
 Kenya
35:32.9 Abebe Mekonnen
 Ethiopia
35:34.8 Joseph Kiptum
 Kenya
35:39.8
Junior men
(7.75 km)
Melese Feissa
 Ethiopia
22:47.6 Sammy Bitok
 Kenya
22:52.7 Demeke Bekele
 Ethiopia
22:56
Senior women
(4.65 km)
Zola Budd
 England
14:49.6 Lynn Jennings
 United States
15:07.8 Annette Sergent
 France
15:12.2
Team
Senior men  Kenya 45  Ethiopia 119  United States 204
Junior men  Ethiopia 13  Kenya 32  Spain 52
Senior women  England 65  New Zealand 67  France 76

Race results

Senior men's race (12 km)

For full event details see 1986 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st John Ngugi  Kenya 35:32.9
2nd Abebe Mekonnen  Ethiopia 35:34.8
3rd Joseph Kiptum  Kenya 35:39.8
4 Bekele Debele  Ethiopia 35:42.6
5 Paul Kipkoech  Kenya 35:47.2
6 Pat Porter  United States 35:48.4
7 Kipsubai Koskei  Kenya 35:54.8
8 Some Muge  Kenya 35:55.7
9 Alberto Cova  Italy 35:58.8
10 John Easker  United States 35:59.9
11 Ezequiel Canario  Portugal 36:03.9
12 Thierry Watrice  France 36:05
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  Kenya
John Ngugi 1
Joseph Kiptum 3
Paul Kipkoech 5
Kipsubai Koskei 7
Some Muge 8
Andrew Masai 21
(Boniface Merande) (35)
(Joshua Kipkemboi) (43)
(Sisa Kirati) (45)
45
2nd  Ethiopia
Abebe Mekonnen 2
Bekele Debele 4
Wolde Silasse Melkessa 26
Mohammed Kedir 27
Wodajo Bulti 28
Haji Bulbula 32
(Chala Urgessa) (36)
(Dereje Nedi) (63)
(Wami Alemayehu) (128)
119
3rd  United States
Pat Porter 6
John Easker 10
Ed Eyestone 13
Bruce Bickford 15
Alan Scharsu 79
Craig Virgin 81
(Jeff Drenth) (87)
(Randy Reina) (99)
(Keith Brantly) (DNF)
204
4  France 255
5  Italy 256
6  Portugal 263
7  Spain 297
8  England 360
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior men's race (7.75 km)

For full event details see 1986 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Melese Feissa  Ethiopia 22:47.6
2nd Sammy Bitok  Kenya 22:52.7
3rd Demeke Bekele  Ethiopia 22:56
4 Rafera Workench  Ethiopia 22:57.4
5 Ararse Fuffa  Ethiopia 23:06.1
6 Habte Negash  Ethiopia 23:07.4
7 Brahim Boutayeb  Morocco 23:09.4
8 Alejandro Gómez  Spain 23:17.3
9 William Mutwol  Kenya 23:21.6
10 Peter Rono  Kenya 23:33.7
11 David Onwonga  Kenya 23:35.9
12 José Gruneiro  Spain 23:41.8
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  Ethiopia
Melese Feissa 1
Demeke Bekele 3
Rafera Workench 4
Ararse Fuffa 5
(Habte Negash) (6)
(Belayneh Tadesse) (16)
13
2nd  Kenya
Sammy Bitok 2
William Mutwol 9
Peter Rono 10
David Onwonga 11
(John Kiptum) (28)
32
3rd  Spain
Alejandro Gómez 8
José Gruneiro 12
Anacleto Jiménez 13
José Carlos Adán 19
(Manuel Martín) (46)
(Mariano Campal) (50)
52
4  Australia 91
5  United States 94
6  Morocco 137
7  Japan 152
8  Belgium 159
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Senior women's race (4.65 km)

For full event details see 1986 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Zola Budd  England 14:49.6
2nd Lynn Jennings  United States 15:07.8
3rd Annette Sergent  France 15:12.2
4 Martine Fays  France 15:14.3
5 Rosa Mota  Portugal 15:15.8
6 Nan Doak  United States 15:22.8
7 Christine McMiken  New Zealand 15:23.6
8 Albertina Machado  Portugal 15:24.4
9 Elena Fidatof  Romania 15:25.3
10 Carole Bradford  England 15:27.5
11 Liève Slegers  Belgium 15:28.3
12 Lyudmila Matveyeva  Soviet Union 15:28.6
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  England
Zola Budd 1
Carole Bradford 10
Ruth Partridge 20
Jane Shields 34
(Julie Laughton) (40)
65
2nd  New Zealand
Christine McMiken 7
Gail Rear 18
Mary O'Connor 19
Wendy Renner 23
(Sue Bruce) (32)
(Debbie Elsmore) (33)
67
3rd  France
Annette Sergent 3
Martine Fays 4
Anne Viallix 26
Jacqueline Lefeuvre 43
(Maria Lelut) (44)
(Isabelle Matthys) (70)
76
4  United States 82
5  Portugal 118
6  West Germany 129
7  Soviet Union 140
8  Romania 140
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Medal table (unofficial)

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Ethiopia 2 2 1 5
 Kenya 2 2 1 5
3  England 2 0 0 2
4  United States 0 1 1 2
5  New Zealand 0 1 0 1
6  France 0 0 2 2
7  Spain 0 0 1 1
Total 6 6 6 18
  • Note: Totals include both individual and team medals, with medals in the team competition counting as one medal.

Participation

An unofficial count yields the participation of 670 athletes from 57 countries. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[7]

See also

References


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local libraryUtil = require('libraryUtil') local checkType = libraryUtil.checkType local mArguments -- lazily initialise Module:Arguments local yesno -- lazily initialise Module:Yesno

local p = {}


-- Helper functions


local function getArgs(frame) -- Fetches the arguments from the parent frame. Whitespace is trimmed and -- blanks are removed. mArguments = require('Module:Arguments') return mArguments.getArgs(frame, {parentOnly = true}) end

local function removeInitialColon(s) -- Removes the initial colon from a string, if present. return s:match('^:?(.*)') end

function p.findNamespaceId(link, removeColon) -- Finds the namespace id (namespace number) of a link or a pagename. This -- function will not work if the link is enclosed in double brackets. Colons -- are trimmed from the start of the link by default. To skip colon -- trimming, set the removeColon parameter to true. checkType('findNamespaceId', 1, link, 'string') checkType('findNamespaceId', 2, removeColon, 'boolean', true) if removeColon ~= false then link = removeInitialColon(link) end local namespace = link:match('^(.-):') if namespace then local nsTable = mw.site.namespaces[namespace] if nsTable then return nsTable.id end end return 0 end

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External links

  • The World Cross Country Championships 1973-2005
  • GBRathletics
  • Athletics Australia
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