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33rd IAAF World Cross Country Championships 2005 in France

NEWSLETTER No. 3 - Cross-Country in St. Galmier/St. Etíenne

2005-03-02

The world championship event organised by the IAAF for the longest time is the IAAF Cross-Country World Championship. On March 19 and 20, 2005, the 33rd IAAF Cross-Country World Championships will take place in St Etienne - St. Galmier/France.

Since 1973 the Cross-Championships exist. First winner in 1973 was Pekka Paivarinta (FIN), Belgium was winning the teams.
In the first years European runners had been the champions and the winnung-teams were from Europe or USA, but since 1982 runners from Ethiopia or 1986 von Kenya took over the sceptre.
From 1986 till 2003 only Kenya won the team-classification, from 2004 Ethiopia on was the winner with Kenenisa Bekele - and 2004 Benita Johnson from Australia won unexpected the femal-race.

Winners in the past

Men

1973

Pekka Paivarinta (FIN)

Belgium

1974

Erick De Beck (BEL)

Belgium

1975

Ian Stewart (ECO)

New Zealand

1976

Carlos Lopes (POR)

England

1977

Leon Schots (BEL)

Belgium

1978

John Treacy (IRL)

France

1979

John Treacy (IRL)

England

1980

Craig Virgin (USA)

England

1981

Craig Virgin (USA)

Ethiopia

1982

Mohamed Kedir (ETH)

Ethiopia

1983

Bekele Debele (ETH)

Ethiopia

1984

Carlos Lopes (POR)

Ethiopia

1985

Carlos Lopes (POR)

Ethiopia

1986

John Ngugi (KEN)

Kenya

1987

John Ngugi (KEN)

Kenya

1988

John Ngugi (KEN)

Kenya

1989

John Ngugi (KEN)

Kenya

1990

Khalid Skah (MAR)

Kenya

1991

Khalid Skah (MAR)

Kenya

1992

John Ngugi (KEN)

Kenya

1993

William Sigei (KEN)

Kenya

1994

William Sigei (KEN)

Kenya

1995

Paul Tergat (KEN)

Kenya

1996

Paul Tergat (KEN)

Kenya

1997

Paul Tergat (KEN)

Kenya

1998

Paul Tergat (KEN)

Kenya

1999

Paul Tergat (KEN)

Kenya

2000

Mohammed Mourhit (BEL)

Kenya

2001

Mohammed Mourhit (BEL)

Kenya

2002

Kenenisa Bekele (ETH)

Kenya

2003

Kenenisa Bekele (ETH)

Kenya

2004

Kenenisa Bekele (ETH)

Ethiopia

Women

1971

Paola Pigni (ITA)

England

1974

Paola Pigni (ITA)

England

1975

Julie Brown (USA)

USA

1976

Carmen Valero (ESP)

USSR

1977

Carmen Valero (ESP)

USSR

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Grete Waitz (NOR)

Romania

1979

Grete Waitz(NOR)

USSR

1980

Grete Waitz(NOR)

USSR

1981

Grete Waitz(NOR)

USSR

1982

Maricia Puica (ROM)

USSR

1983

Grete Waitz(NOR)

USA

1984

Maricia Puica (ROM)

USA

1985

Zola Budd (ENG)

USA

1986

Zola Budd (1 NG)

England

1987

Annette Sergent {FRA)

USA

1988

Ingrid Kristiansen (NOR)

USSR

1989

Annette Sergent {FRA)

USSR

1990

Lynn Jennings (USA)

USSR

1991

Lynn Jennings (USA)

Kenya

1992

Lynn Jennings (USA)

Kenya

1993

Albertina Dias (POR)

Kenya

1994

Hellen Chepngeno (KEN)

Portugal

1995

Derartu Tulu (ETH)

Kenya

1996

Gete Wami(ETH)

Kenya

1997

Derartu Tulu (ETH)

Ethiopia

1998

Sonia OSullivan (IRL)

Kenya

1999

Gete Wami (ETH)

Ethiopia

2000

Derartu Tulu (ETH)

Ethiopia

2001

Paula Radcliffe (GBR)

Kenya

2002

Paula Radcliffe (GBR)

Ethiopia

2003

Werknesh Kidane (ETH)

Ethiopia

2004

Benita Johnson (AUS)

Ethiopia

Kenya began 1986 the ruling area with John Ngugi. The teams from Kenya won from 1986 - 2003. Ethiopia with Kenenisa Bekele (he was the winner 2002-2004 on the short and long distance) won for the first time (after 1981-1985) the team-classification 2004.

We are happy to issue you with the third edition of the Newsletter for the 33rd World Cross Country Championships – which will be held from 19 to 20 March 2005 at St Etienne – St. Galmier in France.

The next edition will be issued on March 15st.

View Newsletter No. 3 - see here:
(english / french)

See for more articles in cross-country-running:

33rd IAAF World Cross Country Championships 2005 in France - NEWSLETTER No. 2
- Cross-Country in St. Galmier/St. Etíenne
http://www.real-berlin-marathon.com/world/E/news/show/002841

33rd IAAF World Cross Country Championships - NEWSLETTER Nr. 1
On March 19 and 20, 2005, the 33rd IAAF Cross-Country World Championships
http://www.real-berlin-marathon.com/world/E/news/show/002795

European Cross Country Championships in Germany: Sergej Lebed takes fifth title, Hayley Yelling wins and steps in for Paula Radcliffe
the winner explained: „I know the Spanish guys. They are very strong and you have to pay attention to them the whole time.“
http://www.real-berlin-marathon.com/news/show/002678

Cross-Country Running or the Soul of Long Distance Running in Britain
http://www.real-berlin-marathon.com/news/show/002619

Today’s Berlin Cross Country Race was a starting point for road running in Germany 40 years ago
http://www.real-berlin-marathon.com/news/show/002602

The disgrace of German Athletics (and Coaches)
Only one single German woman runner started at the 32nd Cross Country World Championships of the IAAF in Brussels—not a glorious chapter for the German Athletics Federation (DLV)
http://www.real-berlin-marathon.com/news/show/001878

IAAF World Cross Country: Benita Johnson shocks Africa, Kenenisa Bekele too strong for Kenyans
There was much talk before these championships
http://www.real-berlin-marathon.com/news/show/001862

IAAF World Cross Country: Another double for Bekele while Kenya suffers a heavy defeat
Kenenisa Bekele was so strong that none of his competitors had any chance
http://www.real-berlin-marathon.com/news/show/001864


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