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33rd IAAF World Cross Country Championships 2005 in France

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

 
 

|978

 
 

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

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

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.“

www.real-berlin-marathon.com/news/show/002678

Cross-Country Running or the Soul of Long Distance Running in

Britain

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

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)

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

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

www.real-berlin-marathon.com/news/show/001864

 

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