1976 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
OrganisersIAAF
Edition4th
Date28 February
Host cityChepstow, Wales Wales
VenueChepstow Racecourse
Events3
Distances12 km – Senior men
7.8 km – Junior men
4.8 km – Senior women
Participation306 athletes from
21 nations

The 1976 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held in Chepstow, Wales, at the Chepstow Racecourse on 28 February 1976. 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)
Carlos Lopes
 Portugal
34:47.8 Tony Simmons
 England
35:04 Bernie Ford
 England
35:07
Junior men
(7.8 km)
Eric Hulst
 United States
23:53.8 Thom Hunt
 United States
24:06.8 Nat Muir
 Scotland
24:17
Senior women
(4.8 km)
Carmen Valero
 Spain
16:19.4 Tatyana Kazankina
 Soviet Union
16:39 Gabriella Dorio
 Italy
16:56
Team
Senior men  England 90  Belgium 118  France 187
Junior men  United States 16  Spain 60  England 91
Senior women  Soviet Union 33  Italy 59  United States 64

Race results

Senior men's race (12 km)

Main article: 1976 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race

Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st place, gold medalist(s) Carlos Lopes  Portugal 34:47.8
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Tony Simmons  England 35:04
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Bernie Ford  England 35:07
4 Karel Lismont  Belgium 35:08
5 Detlef Uhlemann  West Germany 35:09
6 Enn Sellik  Soviet Union 35:17
7 Gary Tuttle  United States 35:19
8 Franco Fava  Italy 35:21
9 Jacques Boxberger  France 35:24
10 Tapio Kantanen  Finland 35:28
11 Mariano Haro  Spain 35:28
12 Vladimir Merkushin  Soviet Union 35:30
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st place, gold medalist(s)  England
Tony Simmons 2
Bernie Ford 3
David Slater 15
Grenville Tuck 16
David Black 26
Mike Tagg 28
(Steve Kenyon) (47)
(Andy Holden) (112)
(Dennis Coates) (129)
90
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Belgium
Karel Lismont 4
Gaston Roelants 13
Hendrik Schoofs 17
Eddy Rombaux 19
Willy Polleunis 27
Robert Lismont 38
(Eric De Beck) (49)
(Gilbert Maesschalk) (65)
(Eddy Van Mullem) (97)
118
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  France
Jacques Boxberger 9
Lucien Rault 18
Jean-Paul Gomez 25
Jean-Luc Paugam 32
Dominique Coux 46
Alex Gonzalez 57
(Radhouane Bouster) (63)
(Patrick Martin) (71)
(Pierre Levisse) (90)
187
4  Soviet Union 219
5  Italy 224
6  United States 243
7  West Germany 292
8  Wales 304
Full results

Junior men's race (7.8 km)

Main article: 1976 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race

Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st place, gold medalist(s) Eric Hulst  United States 23:53.8
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Thom Hunt  United States 24:06.8
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Nat Muir  Scotland 24:17
4 Thierry Watrice  France 24:23
5 Alberto Salazar  United States 24:36
6 Yahia Hadka  Morocco 24:38
7 Nick Lees  England 24:42
8 Don Moses  United States 24:43
9 Santiago Llorente  Spain 24:45
10 Harry Servranckx  Belgium 24:46
11 Marty Froelick  United States 24:47
12 José Luis González  Spain 24:49
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st place, gold medalist(s)  United States
Eric Hulst 1
Thom Hunt 2
Alberto Salazar 5
Don Moses 8
(Marty Froelick) (11)
(Ralph Serna) (19)
16
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Spain
Santiago Llorente 9
José Luis González 12
Rafael Nunez 15
Antonio Prieto 24
(José Calderón) (40)
60
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  England
Nick Lees 7
Jeremy Lothian 26
Nigel Field 27
Nick Brawn 31
(Paul Bettridge) (46)
(David Murphy) (57)
91
4  Italy 97
5  Morocco 107
6  West Germany 115
7  Canada 120
8  Belgium 125
Full results

Senior women's race (4.8 km)

Main article: 1976 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race

Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st place, gold medalist(s) Carmen Valero  Spain 16:19.4
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Tatyana Kazankina  Soviet Union 16:39
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Gabriella Dorio  Italy 16:56
4 Ann Yeoman  England 16:57
5 Renata Pentlinowska  Poland 17:00
6 Joëlle Debrouwer  France 17:01
7 Lynn Bjorklund  United States 17:02
8 Giana Romanova  Soviet Union 17:03
9 Mary Stewart  Scotland 17:04
10 Margherita Gargano  Italy 17:05
11 Tatyana Galstyan  Soviet Union 17:06
12 Raisa Katyukova  Soviet Union 17:07
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Soviet Union
Tatyana Kazankina 2
Giana Romanova 8
Tatyana Galstyan 11
Raisa Katyukova 12
(Olga Dvirna) (29)
33
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Italy
Gabriella Dorio 3
Margherita Gargano 10
Silvana Cruciata 15
Cristina Tomasini 31
(Sonia Basso) (57)
59
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  United States
Lynn Bjorklund 7
Doris Heritage 17
Debbie Quatier 19
Judy Graham 21
(Paula Neppel) (24)
(Cheryl Bridges) (38)
64
4  England 78
5  Poland 87
6  France 107
7  Belgium 120
8  Ireland 122
Full results

Medal table (unofficial)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States (USA)2114
2 England (ENG)1124
3 Soviet Union (URS)1102
 Spain (ESP)1102
5 Portugal (POR)1001
6 Italy (ITA)0112
7 Belgium (BEL)0101
8 France (FRA)0011
 Scotland (SCO)0011
Totals (9 nations)66618

Participation

An unofficial count yields the participation of 306 athletes from 21 countries. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ Marshall, Ron (1 March 1976), Scots are left behind in big race - When England walked off with the team awards at the first International Cross-Country Championship, in 1903 at Hamilton, a Scottish official, in writing of the trophy up for annual competition, said: "It is very handsome and I am only sorry that so far as Scotland is concerned we have probably seen the last of it for a number of years"..., Glasgow Herald, p. 17, retrieved 17 October 2013
  2. ^ Magnusson, Tomas (24 March 2007), IAAF World Cross Country Championships - 12.0km CC Men - Chepstow Date: Saturday, February 28, 1976, Athchamps (archived), archived from the original on 16 October 2007, retrieved 17 October 2013CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. ^ Magnusson, Tomas (8 September 2007), IAAF World Cross Country Championships - 7.8km CC Men - Chepstow Date: Saturday, February 28, 1976, Athchamps (archived), archived from the original on 16 October 2007, retrieved 17 October 2013CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  4. ^ Magnusson, Tomas (8 February 2007), IAAF World Cross Country Championships - 4.8km CC Women - Chepstow Date: Saturday, February 28, 1976, Athchamps (archived), archived from the original on 16 October 2007, retrieved 17 October 2013CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  5. ^ IAAF WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, Athletics Weekly, retrieved 9 October 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 (PDF), IAAF, p. 2ff, archived from the original (PDF) on 27 September 2013, retrieved 9 October 2013