1988 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
OrganisersIAAF
Edition16th
DateMarch 26
Host cityAuckland, New Zealand New Zealand
VenueEllerslie Racecourse
Events3
Distances12 km – Senior men
8.031 km – Junior men
5.962 km – Senior women
Participation441 athletes from
41 nations

The 1988 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held in Auckland, New Zealand, at the Ellerslie Racecourse on March 26, 1988. 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 Ngugi
 Kenya
34:32 Paul Kipkoech
 Kenya
34:54 Kipsubai Koskei
 Kenya
35:07
Junior men
(8.031 km)
Wilfred Kirochi
 Kenya
23:25 Alfonce Muindi
 Kenya
23:39 Bedile Kibret
 Ethiopia
23:41
Senior women
(5.962 km)
Ingrid Kristiansen
 Norway
19:04 Angela Tooby
 United Kingdom
19:23 Annette Sergent
 France
19:29
Team
Senior men  Kenya 23  Ethiopia 103  France 134
Junior men  Kenya 12  Ethiopia 33  Spain 61
Senior women  Soviet Union 51  United Kingdom 61  France 72

Race results

Senior men's race (12 km)

Main article: 1988 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race

Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st place, gold medalist(s) John Ngugi  Kenya 34:32
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Paul Kipkoech  Kenya 34:54
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Kipsubai Koskei  Kenya 35:07
4 Boniface Merande  Kenya 35:22
5 Abebe Mekonnen  Ethiopia 35:25
6 Moses Tanui  Kenya 35:25
7 Joseph Kiptum  Kenya 35:46
8 Kip Rono  Kenya 35:46
9 Some Muge  Kenya 35:48
10 Haji Bulbula  Ethiopia 35:49
11 Paul Arpin  France 35:51
12 Habte Negash  Ethiopia 35:54
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Kenya
John Ngugi 1
Paul Kipkoech 2
Kipsubai Koskei 3
Boniface Merande 4
Moses Tanui 6
Joseph Kiptum 7
(Kip Rono) (8)
(Some Muge) (9)
(Daniel Mutai) (99)
23
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Ethiopia
Abebe Mekonnen 5
Haji Bulbula 10
Habte Negash 12
Debebe Demisse 20
Melese Feissa 23
Chala Kelele 33
(Tena Negere) (38)
(Wolde Silasse Melkessa) (64)
(Bekele Debele) (83)
103
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  France
Paul Arpin 11
Steve Tunstall 14
Jean-Louis Prianon 17
Joël Lucas 25
Cyrille Laventure 30
Bruno Levant 37
(Thierry Pantel) (39)
(Dominique Delattre) (56)
(Pierre Levisse) (146)
134
4  United Kingdom 228
5  Italy 272
6  Spain 277
7  United States 285
8  Australia 292
Full results

Junior men's race (8.031 km)

Main article: 1988 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race

Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st place, gold medalist(s) Wilfred Kirochi  Kenya 23:25
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Alfonce Muindi  Kenya 23:39
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Bedile Kibret  Ethiopia 23:41
4 Mathew Rono  Kenya 23:51
5 Thomas Makini  Kenya 23:54
6 William Koskei Chemitei  Kenya 24:03
7 Demeke Bekele  Ethiopia 24:17
8 Juan Abad  Spain 24:35
9 Noureddine Morceli  Algeria 24:45
10 Tadelle Abebe  Ethiopia 24:48
11 Zoltán Káldy  Hungary 24:52
12 Andrea Erni   Switzerland 24:56
Full results

:Cosmas Ndeti of  Kenya finished 2nd in 23:31 min, but was disqualified.

Teams
Rank Team Points
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Kenya
Wilfred Kirochi 1
Alfonce Muindi 2
Mathew Rono 4
Thomas Makini 5
(William Koskei Chemitei) (6)
12
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Ethiopia
Bedile Kibret 3
Demeke Bekele 7
Tadelle Abebe 10
Lemi Erpassa 13
(Tesfayi Dadi) (17)
33
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Spain
Juan Abad 8
Fermín Cacho 15
Mariano Campal 16
Jesús Gálvez 22
(Ricardo Castaño) (41)
(David Pujolar) (53)
61
4  Japan 83
5  United States 115
6  Australia 128
7  New Zealand 152
8  Algeria 152
Full results

Senior women's race (5.962 km)

Main article: 1988 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race

Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st place, gold medalist(s) Ingrid Kristiansen  Norway 19:04
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Angela Tooby  United Kingdom 19:23
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Annette Sergent  France 19:29
4 Lynn Jennings  United States 19:38
5 Albertina Machado  Portugal 19:38
6 Yelena Romanova  Soviet Union 19:41
7 Regina Chistyakova  Soviet Union 19:41
8 Liève Slegers  Belgium 19:44
9 Jill Hunter  United Kingdom 19:46
10 Maria Curatolo  Italy 19:46
11 Marie-Pierre Duros  France 19:49
12 Susan Sirma  Kenya 19:50
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Soviet Union
Yelena Romanova 6
Regina Chistyakova 7
Marina Rodchenkova 18
Olga Bondarenko 20
(Natalya Lagunkova) (39)
(Lyudmila Matveyeva) (59)
51
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  United Kingdom
Angela Tooby 2
Jill Hunter 9
Susan Tooby 16
Fiona Truman 34
(Sonia Vinall) (48)
(Laura Wight) (84)
61
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  France
Annette Sergent 3
Marie-Pierre Duros 11
Patricia Demilly 28
Rosario Murcia 30
(Maria Lelut) (35)
(Christine Loiseau) (75)
72
4  United States 88
5  Canada 91
6  Kenya 122
7  Portugal 126
8  China 152
Full results

Medal table (unofficial)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Kenya (KEN)4217
2 Norway (NOR)1001
 Soviet Union (URS)1001
4 Ethiopia (ETH)0213
5 United Kingdom (UKB)0202
6 France (FRA)0033
7 Spain (ESP)0011
Totals (7 nations)66618

Participation

An unofficial count yields the participation of 4401 athletes from 41 countries, two athletes (senior men) less than the official number published.[6]

See also

References

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