1996 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
OrganisersIAAF
Edition24th
DateMarch 23
Host cityStellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa South Africa
VenueDanie Craven Stadium
Events4
Distances12.15 km – Senior men
8.35 km – Junior men
6.3 km – Senior women
4.22 km – Junior women
Participation669 athletes from
65 nations

The 1996 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held in Stellenbosch, South Africa, at the Danie Craven Stadium on March 23, 1996. A preview on the event was given in the Herald,[1] and a report in The New York Times.[2]

Complete results for senior men,[3][4][5] junior men,[6][7][8] senior women,[9][10][11] junior women,[12][13][14] medallists, [15] and the results of British athletes[16] were published.

Medallists

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
Senior men
(12.15 km)
Paul Tergat
 Kenya
33:44 Salah Hissou
 Morocco
33:56 Ismael Kirui
 Kenya
33:57
Junior men
(8.35 km)
David Chelule
 Kenya
24:06 Assefa Mezegebu
 Ethiopia
24:19 Samuel Chepkok
 Kenya
24:24
Senior women
(6.3 km)
Gete Wami
 Ethiopia
20:12 Rose Cheruiyot
 Kenya
20:18 Naomi Mugo
 Kenya
20:21
Junior women
(4.22 km)
Kutre Dulecha
 Ethiopia
13:27 Annemari Sandell
 Finland
13:32 Jepkorir Ayabei
 Kenya
13:35
Team
Senior men  Kenya 33  Morocco 99  Ethiopia 107
Junior men  Kenya 13  Ethiopia 26  Morocco 94
Senior women  Kenya 24  Ethiopia 44  Romania 70
Junior women  Kenya 21  Ethiopia 26  Japan 70

Race results

Senior men's race (12.15 km)

Main article: 1996 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race

Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st place, gold medalist(s) Paul Tergat  Kenya 33:44
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Salah Hissou  Morocco 33:56
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Ismael Kirui  Kenya 33:57
4 Paul Koech  Kenya 34:10
5 Haile Gebrselassie  Ethiopia 34:28
6 Joseph Kimani  Kenya 34:30
7 Khalid Skah  Morocco 34:34
8 Smail Sghir  Morocco 34:34
9 William Kiptum  Kenya 34:35
10 Josephat Machuka  Kenya 34:37
11 Abraham Assefa  Ethiopia 34:55
12 Jon Brown  United Kingdom 34:55
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Kenya
Paul Tergat 1
Ismael Kirui 3
Paul Koech 4
Joseph Kimani 6
William Kiptum 9
Josephat Machuka 10
(Stephen Arusei) (14)
(James Songok) (23)
(James Kariuki) (61)
33
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Morocco
Salah Hissou 2
Khalid Skah 7
Smail Sghir 8
Abderrahim Zitouna 13
Mustapha Bamouh 29
Khaled Boulami 40
(Mohamed Issangar) (52)
(Abdelaziz Sahere) (54)
(Brahim Boulami) (78)
99
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Ethiopia
Haile Gebrselassie 5
Abraham Assefa 11
Habte Jifar 17
Fita Bayissa 18
Ayele Mezegebu 21
Chala Kelele 35
(Girma Tolla) (39)
(Nigousse Urge) (71)
(Tesfaye Tafa) (DNF)
107
4  Spain 205
5  United Kingdom 252
6  Italy 352
7  South Africa 379
8  Portugal 397
Full results

Junior men's race (8.35 km)

Main article: 1996 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race

Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st place, gold medalist(s) David Chelule  Kenya 24:06
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Assefa Mezegebu  Ethiopia 24:19
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Samuel Chepkok  Kenya 24:24
4 Elijah Korir  Kenya 24:26
5 Charles Kwambai  Kenya 24:28
6 Mizan Mehari  Ethiopia 24:51
7 Kipchumba Mitei  Kenya 24:55
8 Million Wolde  Ethiopia 24:56
9 Patrick Ivuti  Kenya 25:00
10 Lemma Alemayehu  Ethiopia 25:34
11 Miloud Abaoub  Algeria 25:42
12 David Galindo  Mexico 25:43
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Kenya
David Chelule 1
Samuel Chepkok 3
Elijah Korir 4
Charles Kwambai 5
(Kipchumba Mitei) (7)
(Patrick Ivuti) (9)
13
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Ethiopia
Assefa Mezegebu 2
Mizan Mehari 6
Million Wolde 8
Lemma Alemayehu 10
(Sisay Bezabeh) (13)
(Geremew Haile) (28)
26
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Morocco
Aziz Driouche 14
Abderrahman Chmaiti 19
Rachid Amroug 20
Rachid Boulahdid 41
(Ahmed Ezzobayry) (47)
(Abdelghani Lahlali) (DNF)
94
4  Algeria 100
5  South Africa 140
6  China 158
7  Japan 158
8  Spain 197
Full results

Senior women's race (6.3 km)

Main article: 1996 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race

Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st place, gold medalist(s) Gete Wami  Ethiopia 20:12
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Rose Cheruiyot  Kenya 20:18
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Naomi Mugo  Kenya 20:21
4 Derartu Tulu  Ethiopia 20:21
5 Colleen de Reuck  South Africa 20:21
6 Fernanda Ribeiro  Portugal 20:23
7 Julia Vaquero  Spain 20:28
8 Jane Ngotho  Kenya 20:31
9 Gabriela Szabo  Romania 20:37
10 Berhane Adere  Ethiopia 20:37
11 Sally Barsosio  Kenya 20:43
12 Iulia Negura  Romania 20:55
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Kenya
Rose Cheruiyot 2
Naomi Mugo 3
Jane Ngotho 8
Sally Barsosio 11
(Florence Barsosio) (15)
(Lornah Kiplagat) (80)
24
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Ethiopia
Gete Wami 1
Derartu Tulu 4
Berhane Adere 10
Getenesh Urge 29
(Asha Gigi) (43)
(Kore Alemu) (57)
44
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Romania
Gabriela Szabo 9
Iulia Negura 12
Elena Fidatof 17
Mariana Chirila 32
(Viorica Ghican) (38)
(Lelia Deselnicu) (41)
70
4  Australia 92
5  Portugal 104
6  France 111
7  Spain 116
8  Japan 124
Full results

Junior women's race (4.22 km)

Main article: 1996 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior women's race

Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st place, gold medalist(s) Kutre Dulecha  Ethiopia 13:27
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Annemari Sandell  Finland 13:32
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Jepkorir Ayabei  Kenya 13:35
4 Nancy Kipron  Kenya 13:49
5 Edna Kiplagat  Kenya 13:50
6 Etaferahu Tarekegn  Ethiopia 13:53
7 Cristina Iloc  Romania 13:56
8 Shura Hotesa  Ethiopia 13:59
9 Elizabeth Cheptanui  Kenya 14:00
10 Caroline Tarus  Kenya 14:04
11 Ayelech Worku  Ethiopia 14:09
12 Sintayahu Fikre  Ethiopia 14:12
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Kenya
Jepkorir Ayabei 3
Nancy Kipron 4
Edna Kiplagat 5
Elizabeth Cheptanui 9
(Caroline Tarus) (10)
21
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Ethiopia
Kutre Dulecha 1
Etaferahu Tarekegn 6
Shura Hotesa 8
Ayelech Worku 11
(Sintayahu Fikre) (12)
(Zenebech Tadese) (14)
26
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Japan
Emiko Kojima 15
Yuka Hata 16
Tomoko Hashimoto 17
Kaori Yoshimura 22
(Emi Kato) (63)
(Ayumi Iwashita) (64)
70
4  Romania 78
5  United States 123
6  Spain 146
7  South Africa 174
8  France 214
Full results

Medal table (unofficial)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Kenya61411
2 Ethiopia2417
3 Morocco0213
4 Finland0101
5 Japan0011
 Romania0011
Totals (6 nations)88824

Participation

An unofficial count yields the participation of 669 athletes from 65 countries. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[16]

See also

References

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