1986 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
OrganisersIAAF
Edition14th
DateMarch 23
Host cityColombier, Neuchâtel, Switzerland Switzerland
VenuePlaneyse Colombier
Events3
Distances12 km – Senior men
7.75 km – Junior men
4.65 km – Senior women
Participation670 athletes from
57 nations

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)

Main article: 1986 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race

Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st place, gold medalist(s) John Ngugi  Kenya 35:32.9
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Abebe Mekonnen  Ethiopia 35:34.8
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 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 place, gold medalist(s)  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 place, silver medalist(s)  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 place, bronze medalist(s)  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

Junior men's race (7.75 km)

Main article: 1986 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race

Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st place, gold medalist(s) Melese Feissa  Ethiopia 22:47.6
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Sammy Bitok  Kenya 22:52.7
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 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 place, gold medalist(s)  Ethiopia
Melese Feissa 1
Demeke Bekele 3
Rafera Workench 4
Ararse Fuffa 5
(Habte Negash) (6)
(Belayneh Tadesse) (16)
13
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Kenya
Sammy Bitok 2
William Mutwol 9
Peter Rono 10
David Onwonga 11
(John Kiptum) (28)
32
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  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

Senior women's race (4.65 km)

Main article: 1986 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race

Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st place, gold medalist(s) Zola Budd  England 14:49.6
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Lynn Jennings  United States 15:07.8
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 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 place, gold medalist(s)  England
Zola Budd 1
Carole Bradford 10
Ruth Partridge 20
Jane Shields 34
(Julie Laughton) (40)
65
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  New Zealand
Christine McMiken 7
Gail Rear 18
Mary O'Connor 19
Wendy Renner 23
(Sue Bruce) (32)
(Debbie Elsmore) (33)
67
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  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

Medal table (unofficial)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Ethiopia (ETH)2215
 Kenya (KEN)2215
3 England (ENG)2002
4 United States (USA)0112
5 New Zealand (NZL)0101
6 France (FRA)0022
7 Spain (ESP)0011
Totals (7 nations)66618

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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  2. ^ Runaway Zola win - Zola Budd led from start to finish to retain her world cross country championship at Neuchatel, Switzerland..., Evening Times, March 24, 1986, p. 17, retrieved October 22, 2013
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  6. ^ IAAF WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, Athletics Weekly, retrieved October 9, 2013
  7. ^ 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 September 27, 2013, retrieved October 9, 2013