2015 European Cross Country Championships
OrganisersEAA
Edition22nd
Date13 December
Host cityHyères, France
VenueHippodrome de Hyères
Events6
Distances10.117 km – Men
8.087 km – Women
8.087 km – U23 men
5.947 km – U23 women
5.947 km – Junior men
4.157 km – Junior women

The 2015 European Cross Country Championships was the 22nd edition of the cross country running competition for European athletes. It was hosted in Hyères, France.[1]

The 2014 runner-up Ali Kaya took the men's senior title, retaining the crown for Turkey. Spain, led by 2013 champion Alemayehu Bezabeh, returned to the top of the team rankings in that category. Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands was the women's senior winner, building upon her under-23 title win of 2013. Great Britain defended the women's team title, led by Kate Avery, who was runner-up for a second time running.[2] Both senior individual runners were non-European born (Kenya for Kaya and Ethiopia for Hassan). All of the top five finishers in the men's race were born outside Europe.[3]

Race results

Senior men

Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time (m:s)
Ali Kaya  Turkey 29:20
Alemayehu Bezabeh  Spain 29:31
Adel Mechaal  Spain 29:51
4 Ayad Lamdassem  Spain 29:57
5 Ilias Fifa  Spain 30:02
6 Florian Carvalho  France 30:06
7 Roberto Aláiz  Spain 30:20
8 Yohan Durand  France 30:20
9 Morhad Amdouni  France 30:24
10 David Nilsson  Sweden 30:25
Teams
Rank Team Points
 Spain
Bezabeh
Mechaal
Lamdassem
Fifa
14
 France
Carvalho
Durand
Amdouni
Timothée Bommier
35
 Great Britain
Tom Lancashire
Ross Millington
Dewi Griffiths
Jonathan Taylor
78

Senior women

Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time (m:s)
Sifan Hassan  Netherlands 25:47
Kate Avery  Great Britain 25:55
Karoline Bjerkeli Grøvdal  Norway 25:57
4 Fionnuala McCormack  Ireland 26:00
5 Ancuta Bobocel  Romania 26:07
6 Steph Twell  Great Britain 26:08
7 Clémence Calvin  France 26:17
8 Gemma Steel  Great Britain 26:25
9 Maureen Koster  Netherlands 26:28
10 Johana Peiponen  Finland 26:34
Teams
Rank Team Points
 Great Britain
Avery
Twell
Steel
Lauren Howarth
33
 France
Calvin
Christelle Daunay
Liv Westphal
Christine Bardelle
78
 Ireland
McCormack
Lizzie Lee
Caroline Crowley
Ciara Durkan
83

Under-23 men

Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time (m:s)
Jonathan Davies  Great Britain 23:32
Carlos Mayo  Spain 23:35
Amanal Petros  Germany 23:29
4 Marc Scott  Great Britain 23:29
5 Djilali Bedrani  France 23:41
6 Lorenzo Dini  Italy 23:41
7 Nassim Hassaous  Spain 23:47
8 Napoleon Soloman  Sweden 23:49
9 Jaime Escriche  Spain 23:50
10 Peter Glans  Denmark 23:52
Teams
Rank Team Points
 Spain
Mayo
Hassaous
Escriche
Houssane Benabbou
39
 Great Britain
Davies
Scott
Richard Goodman
Henry Pearce
41
 France
Bedrani
Alexandre Saddedine
Francois Barrer
Félix Bour
59

Under-23 women

Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time (m:s)
Louise Carton  Belgium 19:46
Jip Vastenburg  Netherlands 19:46
Amela Terzić  Serbia 19:49
4 Laura Muir  Great Britain 19:53
5 Viktoria Kushnir  Belarus 20:05
6 Sarah Lahti  Sweden 20:06
7 Federica Del Buono  Italy 20:12
8 Emma Oudiou  France 20:14
9 Molly Renfer   Switzerland 20:14
10 Madeleine Murray  Great Britain 20:15
Teams
Rank Team Points
 Great Britain
Muir
M. Murray
Nesbitt
R. Murray
41
 France
Oudiou
Danois
Bouchard
Jarousseau
71
 Italy
Federica Del Buono
Christine Santi
Costanza Martinetti
Francesca Bertoni
Isabella Papa
Silvia Oggioni
82

Junior men

Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time (m:s)
Yemaneberhan Crippa  Italy 17:39
Fabien Palcau  France 17:45
El Madhi Lahoufi  Spain 17:46
4 Jimmy Gressier  France 17:48
5 Said Ettaqy  Italy 17:49
6 Stan Niesten  Netherlands 17:51
7 Mohamed-Amine El Bouajaji  France 17:52
8 Dieter Kersten  Belgium 17:53
9 Alexander Yee  United Kingdom 17:53
10 Pietro Riva  Italy 17:55
Teams
Rank Team Points
 France
Fabien Palcau
Jimmy Gressier
Mohamed-Amine El Bouajaji
Maxime Hueber Moosbrugger
27
 Italy
Yemaneberhan Crippa
Said Ettaqy
Pietro Riva
Alessandro Giacobazzi
29
 United Kingdom
Alexander Yee
Christopher Olley
Ben Dijkstra
Mahamed Mahamed
67

Junior women

Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time (m:s)
Konstanze Klosterhalfen  Germany 13:12
Harriet Knowles-Jones  Great Britain 13:16
Alina Reh  Germany 13:20
4 Célia Antón  Spain 13:27
5 Bobby Clay  Great Britain 13:29
6 Sarah Kistner  Germany 13:35
7 Carolina Johnson  Sweden 13:36
8 Anna Emilie Møller  Denmark 13:37
9 Yuliya Moroz  Ukraine 13:40
10 Franziska Reng  Germany 13:40
Teams
Rank Team Points
 Germany
Klosterhalfen
Reh
Kistner
Reng
20
 Great Britain
Knowles-Jones
Clay
Sinha
Smith
40
 Denmark
Møller
Larsen
Pedersen
Schulz
62

References

  1. ^ Media Guide 2015 European Cross Country Championships. European Athletics. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  2. ^ Hassan and Kaya victorious at European Cross Country Championships. IAAF (13 December 2015). Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  3. ^ SPAR European Cross Country Championships – Hyères 2015 Senior Men Final Archived 23 January 2016 at the Wayback Machine. European Athletics. Retrieved 13 December 2015.