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1978 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

1978 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
Organisers IAAF
Edition 6th
Date March 25
Host city Glasgow, Scotland
Location Bellahouston Park
Nations participating 27
Athletes participating 358
Races 3
Distances 12.3 km – Senior men
7.036 km – Junior men
4.728 km – Senior women

The 1978 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held in Glasgow, Scotland, at the Bellahouston Park on March 25, 1978. 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
(12.3 km)
John Treacy
 Ireland
39:25 Aleksandr Antipov
 Soviet Union
39:28 Karel Lismont
 Belgium
39:32
Junior men
(7.036 km)
Mick Morton
 England
22:57 Rob Earl
 Canada
23:10 Francisco Alario
 Spain
23:11
Senior women
(4.728 km)
Grete Waitz
 Norway
16:19 Natalia Mărăşescu
 Romania
16:49 Maricica Puică
 Romania
16:59
Team
Senior men  France 151  United States 156  England 159
Junior men  England 53  Canada 53  Spain 54
Senior women  Romania 30  United States 37  England 55

Race results

Senior men's race (12.3 km)

For full event details see 1978 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st John Treacy  Ireland 39:25
2nd Aleksandr Antipov  Soviet Union 39:28
3rd Karel Lismont  Belgium 39:32
4 Tony Simmons  England 39:51
5 Guy Arbogast  United States 39:52
6 Craig Virgin  United States 39:54
7 Nat Muir  Scotland 40:00
8 Franco Fava  Italy 40:03
9 Enn Sellik  Soviet Union 40:08
10 Pierre Levisse  France 40:15
11 Steve Jones  Wales 40:15
12 Adelaziz Bouguerra  Tunisia 40:16
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  France
Pierre Levisse 10
Lucien Rault 13
Radhouane Bouster 18
Alex Gonzalez 32
Thierry Watrice 35
Jean-Paul Gomez 43
(Jean-Luc Paugam) (63)
(Jean-Luc Lemire) (64)
(Dominique Coux) (105)
151
2nd  United States
Guy Arbogast 5
Craig Virgin 6
Greg Meyer 20
Jeff Wells 29
Bill Rodgers 44
Mike Roche 52
(Marc Hunter) (72)
(Charles Vigil) (73)
(Bobb Thomas) (99)
156
3rd  England
Tony Simmons 4
Jon Wild 15
Neil Coupland 28
Mike McLeod 30
Ken Newton 40
Steve Kenyon 42
(Graham Tuck) (48)
(Alwyn Dewhirst) (56)
(Bernie Ford) (62)
159
4  Soviet Union 169
5  Belgium 173
6  Ireland 189
7  West Germany 240
8  Italy 276
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior men's race (7.036 km)

For full event details see 1978 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Mick Morton  England 22:57
2nd Rob Earl  Canada 23:10
3rd Francisco Alario  Spain 23:11
4 Constantino Esparcia  Spain 23:12
5 Ronnie Carroll  Ireland 23:14
6 Aleksandr Pasaryuk  Soviet Union 23:15
7 Viktor Zinovyev  Soviet Union 23:20
8 Kevin Dillon  Canada 23:22
9 Eddy de Pauw  Belgium 23:23
10 Rod Berry  United States 23:24
11 Brendan Quinn  Ireland 23:25
12 Yevgeniy Okorokov  Soviet Union 23:27
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  England
Mick Morton 1
Eddie White 13
David Beaver 15
Peter Elletson 24
(Simon Catchpole) (44)
(Adrian Stewart) (59)
53
2nd  Canada
Rob Earl 2
Kevin Dillon 8
Rob Lonergan 14
Jim Groves 29
(Raymond Paulins) (32)
(Tony Hatherly) (50)
53
3rd  Spain
Francisco Alario 3
Constantino Esparcia 4
Argimiro González 16
Valentin Rodríguez 31
(Francisco Cortés) (53)
(Carlos Quirce) (57)
54
4  Soviet Union 60
5  Belgium 72
6  Ireland 84
7  United States 110
8  Italy 111
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Senior women's race (4.728 km)

For full event details see 1978 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Grete Waitz  Norway 16:19
2nd Natalia Mărăşescu  Romania 16:49
3rd Maricica Puică  Romania 16:59
4 Julie Shea  United States 17:12
5 Cornelia Bürki  Switzerland 17:13
6 Monika Greschner  West Germany 17:14
7 Jan Merrill  United States 17:17
8 Georgeta Gazibara  Romania 17:18
9 Joyce Smith  England 17:23
10 Carmen Valero  Spain 17:26
11 Kathy Mills  United States 17:27
12 Christine Benning  England 17:28
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  Romania
Natalia Mărăşescu 2
Maricica Puică 3
Georgeta Gazibara 8
Antoaneta Iacob 17
(Fiţa Lovin) (26)
30
2nd  United States
Julie Shea 4
Jan Merrill 7
Kathy Mills 11
Brenda Webb 15
(Cindy Bremser) (23)
(Judy Graham) (85)
37
3rd  England
Joyce Smith 9
Christine Benning 12
Penny Yule 16
Mary Stewart 18
(Kath Binns) (28)
(Wendy Smith) (43)
55
4  West Germany 85
5  Poland 122
6  Ireland 152
7  Spain 159
8  Norway 165
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Medal table (unofficial)

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  England 2 0 2 4
2  Romania 1 1 1 3
3  France 1 0 0 1
 Ireland 1 0 0 1
 Norway 1 0 0 1
6  Canada 0 2 0 2
 United States 0 2 0 2
8  Soviet Union 0 1 0 1
9  Spain 0 0 2 2
10  Belgium 0 0 1 1
Total 6 6 6 18
  • Note: Totals include both individual and team medals, with medals in the team competition counting as one medal.

Participation

An unofficial count yields the participation of 358 athletes from 27 countries. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ Marshall, Ron (March 27, 1978), Treacy leaves 'em for dead - Through a curtain of rain the binoculars confirmed what the Americans had been saying all week - Ireland's John Treacy was the man to beat in the world cross-country championships...,  
  2. ^ Magnusson, Tomas (September 8, 2007), IAAF World Cross Country Championships - 12.0km CC Men - Glasgow Bellahouston Park Date: Sunday, March 26, 1978, Athchamps (archived), retrieved October 17, 2013 
  3. ^ Magnusson, Tomas (September 8, 2007), IAAF World Cross Country Championships - 7.0km CC Men - Glasgow Bellahouston Park Date: Sunday, March 26, 1978, Athchamps (archived), retrieved October 17, 2013 
  4. ^ Magnusson, Tomas (February 8, 2007), IAAF World Cross Country Championships - 4.7km CC Women - Glasgow Bellahouston Park Date: Sunday, March 26, 1978, Athchamps (archived), retrieved October 17, 2013 
  5. ^ IAAF WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, Athletics Weekly, retrieved October 9, 2013 
  6. ^ a b 36th IAAF WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS - EDINBURGH 2008 - FACTS & FIGURES - GREAT BRITAIN & NORTHERN IRELAND AT THE INTERNATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY & WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS,  

External links

  • The World Cross Country Championships 1973-2005
  • GBRathletics
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