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1979 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

1979 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
Organisers IAAF
Edition 7th
Date March 25
Host city Limerick, Munster, Ireland
Location Greenpark Racecourse
Nations participating 27
Athletes participating 383
Races 3
Distances 12 km – Senior men
7.36 km – Junior men
5.04 km – Senior women

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 for men,[2] junior men,[3] women,[4] medallists, [5] and the results of British athletes[6] were published.

Medallists

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
Senior men
(12 km)
John Treacy
 Ireland
37:20 Bronisław Malinowski
 Poland
37:29 Aleksandr Antipov
 Soviet Union
37:30
Junior men
(7.36 km)
Eddy de Pauw
 Belgium
23:02 Steve Binns
 England
23:09 Ildar Denikeyev
 Soviet Union
23:20
Senior women
(5.04 km)
Grete Waitz
 Norway
16:48 Raisa Smekhnova
 Soviet Union
17:14 Ellison Goodall
 United States
17:18
Team
Senior men  England 119  Ireland 198  Soviet Union 210
Junior men  Spain 57  England 74  Soviet Union 75
Senior women  United States 29  Soviet Union 48  England 68

Race results

Senior men's race (12 km)

For full event details see 1979 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st John Treacy  Ireland 37:20
2nd Bronisław Malinowski  Poland 37:29
3rd 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
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  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  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  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 211
5  Belgium 231
6  Australia 233
7  Poland 320
8  United States 341
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior men's race (7.36 km)

For full event details see 1979 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Eddy de Pauw  Belgium 23:02
2nd Steve Binns  England 23:09
3rd Ildar Denikeyev  Soviet Union 23:20
4 Jeff Nelson  United States 23:22
5 Ian Clarke  Canada 23:29
6 Roberto Antiga  Italy 23:31
7 Faisal Touzri  Tunisia 23:32
8 Jorge García  Spain 23:33
9 Ezequiel Canario  Portugal 23:34
10 Ian Campbell  Scotland 23:35
11 Alastair Douglas  Scotland 23:36
12 Jim Hill  United States 23:37
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  Spain
Jorge García 8
Pedro Garin 14
Valentin Rodríguez 17
José Maestra 18
(José Manuel Boix) (37)
(Javier Castelló) (72)
57
2nd  England
Steve Binns 2
Colin Moore 15
Geoff Turnbull 27
Dave Lewis 30
(Steve Cram) (36)
(Sean Connolly) (64)
74
3rd  Soviet Union
Ildar Denikeyev 3
Sergey Kiselyov 16
Vladimir Bezlepkin 25
Abdurachman Ibragimov 31
75
4  Ireland 90
5  Italy 101
6  Scotland 101
7  United States 106
8  Canada 125
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Senior women's race (5.04 km)

For full event details see 1979 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Grete Waitz  Norway 16:48
2nd Raisa Smekhnova  Soviet Union 17:14
3rd Ellison Goodall  United States 17:18
4 Ellen Wessinghage  West Germany 17:23
5 Svetlana Ulmasova  Soviet Union 17:25
6 Mary Purcell  Ireland 17:26
7 Jan Merrill  United States 17:33
8 Julie Shea  United States 17:41
9 Ann Ford  England 17:42
10 Cristina Tomasini  Italy 17:46
11 Margaret Groos  United States 17:47
12 Giana Romanova  Soviet Union 17:48
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  United States
Ellison Goodall 3
Jan Merrill 7
Julie Shea 8
Margaret Groos 11
(Jennifer White) (19)
(Julie Brown) (36)
29
2nd  Soviet Union
Raisa Smekhnova 2
Svetlana Ulmasova 5
Giana Romanova 12
Raisa Belusova 29
(Raisa Sadreydinova) (53)
48
3rd  England
Ann Ford 9
Penny Yule 15
Paula Fudge 17
Regina Joyce 27
(Glynis Penny) (32)
(Ruth Smeeth) (42)
68
4  West Germany 101
5  New Zealand 107
6  Norway 134
7  Ireland 136
8  France 141
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Medal table (unofficial)

  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  England 1 2 1 4
2  Ireland 1 1 0 2
3  United States 1 0 1 2
4  Belgium 1 0 0 1
 Norway 1 0 0 1
 Spain 1 0 0 1
7  Soviet Union 0 2 4 6
8  Poland 0 1 0 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 383 athletes from 27 countries. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ Marshall, Ron (March 19, 1973), Majestic triumph for Ireland's 'King John' - John Treacy, the 21-year-old holder of the world cross-country title, set alight the hearts of 25,000 impassioned Irish spectators yesterday afternoon here at Limerick Racecourse where he retained the championship in majestic fashion, covering the 12,000 metres in 37 min, 20sec...,  
  2. ^ Magnusson, Tomas (September 8, 2007), IAAF World Cross Country Championships - 12.0km CC Men - Limerick Green Park Date: Sunday, March 25, 1979, Athchamps (archived), retrieved October 18, 2013 
  3. ^ Magnusson, Tomas (September 8, 2007), IAAF World Cross Country Championships - 7.4km CC Men - Limerick Green Park Date: Sunday, March 25, 1979, Athchamps (archived), retrieved October 18, 2013 
  4. ^ Magnusson, Tomas (February 8, 2007), IAAF World Cross Country Championships - 5.0km CC Women -Limerick Green Park Date: Sunday, March 25, 1979, Athchamps (archived), retrieved October 18, 2013 
  5. ^ IAAF WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, Athletics Weekly, retrieved October 9, 2013 
  6. ^ a b 36th IAAF WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS - EDINBURGH 2008 - FACTS & FIGURES - GREAT BRITAIN & NORTHERN IRELAND AT THE INTERNATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY & WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS,  

External links

  • The World Cross Country Championships 1973-2005
  • GBRathletics
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