IAAF World Cross Country Championships

Last updated
IAAF World Cross Country Championships
Statusactive
Genresports event
Date(s)March
Frequencyannual
Location(s)various
Inaugurated1973 (1973)
Organised by IAAF
Current event clock.svg 2019_IAAF_World_Cross_Country_Championships

IAAF World Cross Country Championships is the most important competition in international cross country running. Formerly held annually and organised by International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), it was inaugurated in 1973, when it replaced the International Cross Country Championships. It was an annual competition until 2011, when the IAAF changed it to a biennial event. [1]

Cross country running sport in which competitors race by running a long-distance course on natural terrain

Cross country running is a sport in which teams and individuals run a race on open-air courses over natural terrain such as dirt or grass. Sometimes the runners are referred to as harriers (dogs). The course, typically 4–12 kilometres (2.5–7.5 mi) long, may include surfaces of grass, and earth, pass through woodlands and open country, and include hills, flat ground and sometimes gravel road. It is both an individual and a team sport; runners are judged on individual times and teams by a points-scoring method. Both men and women of all ages compete in cross country, which usually takes place during autumn and winter, and can include weather conditions of rain, sleet, snow or hail, and a wide range of temperatures.

International Association of Athletics Federations international governing body for the sport of athletics

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is the international governing body for the sport of athletics. It was founded on 17 July 1912 as the International Amateur Athletic Federation by representatives from 17 national athletics federations at the organization's first congress in Stockholm, Sweden. Since October 1993, it has been headquartered in Monaco.

International Cross Country Championships international cross country running event between 1898-1972

The International Cross Country Championships was an annual international competition in cross country running. It was created in 1903 by the International Cross Country Union (ICCU) and it marked the first time that an annual international championships had been held for the sport.

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History

Traditionally, the World Cross Country Championships consisted of four races: one each for men (12 km) and for women (8 km); and one each for junior men (8 km) and for junior women (6 km). Scoring was done for individuals and for national teams. In the team competition, the finishing positions of the top six scorers from a team of up to nine are summed for the men and women, respectively, and the lowest score wins. For the junior races, the top three from a team of up to four are scored.

The year 1998 saw the introduction of two new events at the World Cross Country Championships, a short race for men and a short race for women. The last time these 4 km races were held was 2006, and there are no public plans to bring them back.

In an incredible show of dominance, the senior men's team race has been won by Ethiopia or Kenya every year since 1981 in both the short and long races. These nations have enjoyed a similar strangle-hold on the junior men's races since 1982. In the senior men's 12 km race, Kenya won the world championships for an astounding 18 years in a row, from 1986 through 2003, a record of unequaled international success. Likewise on the women's side, only one other nation has won the long team race since 1991: Portugal, in 1994. These African nations were not quite so dominant in the short races, but they have won every women's junior race since its introduction in 1989.

Ethiopia country in East Africa

Ethiopia, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a country in the northeastern part of Africa, popularly known as the Horn of Africa. It shares borders with Eritrea to the north, Djibouti to the northeast, and Somalia to the east, Sudan and South Sudan to the west, and Kenya to the south. With over 102 million inhabitants, Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world and the second-most populous nation on the African continent that covers a total area of 1,100,000 square kilometres (420,000 sq mi). Its capital and largest city is Addis Ababa, which lies a few miles west of the East African Rift that splits the country into the Nubian Plate and the Somali Plate.

Kenya republic in East Africa

Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa with 47 semiautonomous counties governed by elected governors. At 580,367 square kilometres (224,081 sq mi), Kenya is the world's 48th largest country by total area. With a population of more than 52.2 million people, Kenya is the 27th most populous country. Kenya's capital and largest city is Nairobi while its oldest city and first capital is the coastal city of Mombasa. Kisumu City is the third largest city and a critical inland port at Lake Victoria. Other important urban centres include Nakuru and Eldoret.

Portugal Republic in Southwestern Europe

Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost sovereign state of mainland Europe. It is bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own regional governments.

Several athletes have won two or more individual titles: Craig Virgin, who is the only American to ever win at World Cross Country Championships, which he did twice; Carlos Lopes, the first man to win three times (although Jack Holden won the International Cross Country Championships four times between 1933 and 1939, Gaston Roelants between 1962 and 1972); John Ngugi, the first man to win five times; Paul Tergat, the first man to win five times in a row; Kenenisa Bekele, the only man to win both the short and long courses in the same year, which he did five years in a row, and whose win in 2008 gave him six long course championships, the most of anyone in history; Sonia O'Sullivan, first athlete ever to win both the long and short course double in the same year; Grete Waitz, the first woman to win five times (although Doris Brown Heritage won the International Cross Country Championships five times between 1967 and 1971); Lynn Jennings, who won three times; Derartu Tulu, who won three times; Tirunesh Dibaba, who won three times in the long course and once in the short course; Gete Wami, who won twice at the long course and once at the short; and Edith Masai, who won the short race three times. Tirunesh Dibaba was also once the junior women's champion.

Craig Steven Virgin is an American distance runner. He was born in Belleville, Illinois and grew up near Lebanon, Illinois. While in high school, Virgin won 5 state championships as well as setting the national outdoor high school 2-mile record of 8:40.9. Additionally, Virgin remains the record-holder in Illinois Boys Cross Country, running a 13:50.6 in 1972, which has only been approached by within five seconds by Chris Derrick in 2007 (13:51.8) and Lukas Verzbicas in 2010 (13:53.8). He was Track and Field News "High School Athlete of the Year" in 1973.

Carlos Lopes Olympic runner

Carlos Alberto de Sousa Lopes, GCIH is a Portuguese former long-distance runner, winner of the marathon race at the 1984 Summer Olympics, in Los Angeles with the age of 37. He brought home Portugal's first ever Olympic gold medal along with a new Olympic record – 2:09.21. At the age of 38, in the 1985 Rotterdam marathon, Lopes took 53 seconds off the world's best marathon time, setting a new standard of 2:07.12, and becoming the first man to run 42.195 km in less than 2 h 8 min.

Jack Holden (athlete) British athlete

John "Jack" Thomas Holden was a long-distance runner from England, who won four consecutive national titles in the marathon (1947–1950). He represented Great Britain at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, but abandoned the race due to foot blisters. He won the 1950 Empire Games marathon in Auckland, running the last nine miles barefoot after his shoes fell apart during the race.

Many consider the World Cross Country Championships to be the most difficult races to win, even more difficult than the Olympic Games. At most major championships, the world's best distance runners are separated into a few races, i.e. 3000 m Steeplechase, 5000 m, and 10,000 m. However, in the absence of the short course races, the World Cross Country Championships pit all runners against one another in only one race. Thus, the competition is quite fierce. It's no wonder, then, that several Olympic Champions have gotten their start as World Cross Country Champions: Carlos Lopes, marathon, 1984; John Ngugi, 5000 m, 1988; Khalid Skah, 10,000 m, 1992; and Kenenisa Bekele, 10,000 m, 2004 and 2008. Numerous other champions have medalled at the Olympic Games or the World Championships, or have set World Records.

Steeplechase (athletics) obstacle race in athletics

The steeplechase is an obstacle race in athletics, which derives its name from the steeplechase in horse racing. The foremost version of the event is the 3000 metres steeplechase. The 2000 metres steeplechase is the next most common distance. The 1900 Olympics featured a 2500 metres steeplechase and a 4000 metres steeplechase, and a 2590 metres steeplechase was held at the 1904 Olympics. A 1000 metres steeplechase is occasionally used in youth athletics.

John Ngugi Kamau, is a former Kenyan long-distance runner, often called one of the greatest cross country runners of all time and winner of the 5000 metres at the 1988 Summer Olympics, in Seoul South Korea.

Khalid Skah Moroccan long-distance runner

Khalid Skah is a Moroccan track and field athlete, winner of the 10,000 metres at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

In the 206th IAAF Council Meeting, held after the 2016 Summer Olympics, the council decided to add a mixed-gender relay race to the World Cross Country Championships schedule – a first for the event. [2]

2016 Summer Olympics Games of the XXXI Olympiad, held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016

The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad and commonly known as Rio 2016, was an international multi-sport event that was held from 5 to 21 August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with preliminary events in some sports beginning on 3 August. These were the first Olympic Games ever to be held in South America and the third to be held in a developing country, after the 1968 games in Mexico City and the 1988 games in Seoul, South Korea.

Editions

EditionYearCityCountryDateVenueNo. of
Countries
No. of
Athletes
1st 1973 Waregem Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium March 17 Hippodroom Waregem 21286
2nd 1974 Monza Flag of Italy.svg  Italy March 16 Mirabello Racecourse 23269
3rd 1975 Rabat Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco March 16 Souissi Racecourse 26316
4th 1976 Chepstow Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom February 28 Chepstow Racecourse 21306
5th 1977 Düsseldorf Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany March 20 Galopprennbahn Düsseldorf-Grafenberg 22345
6th 1978 Glasgow Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom March 25 Bellahouston Park 27358
7th 1979 Limerick Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland March 25 Greenpark Racecourse 27383
8th 1980 Paris Flag of France.svg  France March 9 Hippodrome de Longchamp 28381
9th 1981 Madrid Flag of Spain (1977-1981).svg  Spain March 28 Hipódromo de la Zarzuela 39460
10th 1982 Rome Flag of Italy.svg  Italy March 21 Ippodromo delle Capannelle 33382
11th 1983 Gateshead Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom March 20 Riverside Park 35431
12th 1984 East Rutherford Flag of the United States.svg  United States March 25 Meadowlands Racetrack 40443
13th 1985 Lisbon Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal March 24 Sports Complex of Jamor 50570
14th 1986 Colombier Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland March 23 Planeyse Colombier 57670
15th 1987 Warsaw Flag of Poland.svg  Poland March 22 Służewiec Racecourse 47576
16th 1988 Auckland Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand March 26 Ellerslie Racecourse 41441
17th 1989 Stavanger Flag of Norway.svg  Norway March 19 Scanvest Ring 41568
18th 1990 Aix-les-Bains Flag of France.svg  France March 25 Hippodrome de Marlioz 59617
19th 1991 Antwerp Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium March 24 Linkeroever Racecourse51633
20th 1992 Boston Flag of the United States.svg  United States March 21 Franklin Park 53580
21st 1993 Amorebieta Flag of Spain.svg  Spain March 28 Jaureguibarría Course 54653
22nd 1994 Budapest Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary March 26 Kincsem Park 60760
23rd 1995 Durham Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom March 25 University of Durham 58619
24th 1996 Stellenbosch Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa March 23 Danie Craven Stadium 65669
25th 1997 Torino Flag of Italy.svg  Italy March 23 Parco del Valentino 72725
26th 1998 Marrakech Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco March 21/22 Menara district 66707
27th 1999 Belfast Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom March 27/28 Barnett Demesne 66759
28th 2000 Vilamoura Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal March 18/19 Sporting Complex of Vilamoura 76805
29th 2001 Ostend Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium March 24/25 Hippodrome Wellington 67790
30th 2002 Dublin Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland March 23/24 Leopardstown Racecourse 59664
31st 2003 Lausanne Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland March 29/30 L'Institut Équestre National d'Avenches 65605
32nd 2004 Brussels Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium March 20/21 Ossegem Park 72673
33rd 2005 Saint-Galmier Flag of France.svg  France March 19/20 Hippodrome Joseph Desjoyaux 72695
34th 2006 Fukuoka Flag of Japan.svg  Japan April 1/2 Umi-no-nakamichi Seaside Park 59574
35th 2007 Mombasa Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya March 24 Mombasa Golf Course 63470
36th 2008 Edinburgh Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom March 30 Holyrood Park 23448
37th 2009 Amman Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan March 28 Al Bisharat Golf Course 57459
38th 2010 Bydgoszcz Flag of Poland.svg  Poland March 28 Myślęcinek Park 59437
39th 2011 Punta Umbría Flag of Spain.svg  Spain March 20 Polideportivo Antonio Gil Hernández 51423
40th 2013 Bydgoszcz Flag of Poland.svg  Poland March 24 Myślęcinek Park 41398
41st 2015 Guiyang Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China March 28 Guiyang horse racing circuit 51410
42nd 2017 Kampala Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda March 26 Kololo Independence Grounds 60557
43rd 2019 Aarhus Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark March 30 Moesgaard Museum
44th 2021 Bathurst Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia March 20

Medals

Senior Men's Individual Medals

YearGoldSilverBronze
1973
(11.98 km)
Pekka Päivärinta
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
35:46.4 Mariano Haro
Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg  Spain
35:46.5 Rod Dixon
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
36:00
1974
(12 km)
Eric de Beck
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
35:23.8 Mariano Haro
Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg  Spain
35:24.6 Karel Lismont
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
35:26.6
1975
(12 km)
Ian Stewart
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
35:20 Mariano Haro
Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg  Spain
35:21 Bill Rodgers
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
35:27.4
1976
(12 km)
Carlos Lopes
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
34:47.8 Tony Simmons
Flag of England.svg  England
35:04 Bernie Ford
Flag of England.svg  England
35:07
1977
(12.3 km)
Léon Schots
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
37:43 Carlos Lopes
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
37:48.2 Detlef Uhlemann
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
37:52.2
1978
(12.3 km)
John Treacy
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland
39:25 Aleksandr Antipov
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
39:28 Karel Lismont
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
39:32
1979
(12 km)
John Treacy
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland
37:20 Bronisław Malinowski
Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland
37:29 Aleksandr Antipov
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
37:30
1980
(12.58 km)
Craig Virgin
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
37:01 Hans-Jürgen Orthmann
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
37:02 Nick Rose
Flag of England.svg  England
37:05
1981
(12 km)
Craig Virgin
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
35:05 Mohammed Kedir
Flag of Ethiopia (1975-1987).svg  Ethiopia
35:07 Fernando Mamede
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
35:09
1982
(11.978 km)
Mohammed Kedir
Flag of Ethiopia (1975-1987).svg  Ethiopia
33:40.5 Alberto Salazar
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
33:44.8 Rod Dixon
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
34:01.8
1983
(11.994 km)
Bekele Debele
Flag of Ethiopia (1975-1987).svg  Ethiopia
36:52 Carlos Lopes
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
36:52 Some Muge
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
36:52
1984
(12.086 km)
Carlos Lopes
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
33:25 Tim Hutchings
Flag of England.svg  England
33:30 Steve Jones
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
33:32
1985
(12.19 km)
Carlos Lopes
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
33:33 Paul Kipkoech
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
33:37 Wodajo Bulti
Flag of Ethiopia (1975-1987).svg  Ethiopia
33:38
1986
(12 km)
John Ngugi
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
35:32.9 Abebe Mekonnen
Flag of Ethiopia (1975-1987).svg  Ethiopia
35:34.8 Joseph Kiptum
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
35:39.8
1987
(11.95 km)
John Ngugi
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
36:07 Paul Kipkoech
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
36:07 Paul Arpin
Flag of France.svg  France
36:51
1988
(12 km)
John Ngugi
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
34:32 Paul Kipkoech
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
34:54 Kipsubai Koskei
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
35:07
1989
(12 km)
John Ngugi
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
39:42 Tim Hutchings
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
40:10 Wilfred Kirochi
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
40:21
1990
(12.2 km)
Khalid Skah
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
34:21 Moses Tanui
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
34:21 Julius M. Korir
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
34:22
1991
(11.764 km)
Khalid Skah
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
33:53 Moses Tanui
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
33:54 Simon Karori
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
33:54
1992
(12.53 km)
John Ngugi
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
37:05 William Mutwol
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
37:17 Fita Bayissa
Flag of Ethiopia (1991-1996).svg  Ethiopia
37:18
1993
(11.75 km)
William Sigei
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
32:51 Dominic Kirui
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
32:56 Ismael Kirui
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
32:59
1994
(12.06 km)
William Sigei
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
34:29 Simon Chemoiywo
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
34:30 Haile Gebrselassie
Flag of Ethiopia (1991-1996).svg  Ethiopia
34:32
1995
(12.02 km)
Paul Tergat
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
34:05 Ismael Kirui
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
34:13 Salah Hissou
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
34:14
1996
(12.15 km)
Paul Tergat
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
33:44 Salah Hissou
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
33:56 Ismael Kirui
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
33:57
1997
(12.333 km)
Paul Tergat
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
35:11 Salah Hissou
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
35:13 Tom Nyariki
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
35:20
1998
(12 km)
Paul Tergat
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
34:01 Paul Koech
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
34:06 Assefa Mezegebu
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
34:28
1999
(12 km)
Paul Tergat
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
38:28 Patrick Ivuti
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
38:32 Paulo Guerra
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
38:46
2000
(12.3 km)
Mohammed Mourhit
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
35:00 Assefa Mezegebu
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
35:01 Paul Tergat
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
35:02
2001
(12.3 km)
Mohammed Mourhit
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
39:53 Sergiy Lebid
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
40:03 Charles Kamathi
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
40:05
2002
(11.998 km)
Kenenisa Bekele
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
34:52 John Yuda
Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania
34:58 Wilberforce Talel
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
35:20
2003
(12.355 km)
Kenenisa Bekele
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
35:56 Patrick Ivuti
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
36:09 Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
36:17
2004
(12 km)
Kenenisa Bekele
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
35:52 Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
36:10 Sileshi Sihine
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
36:11
2005
(12.02 km)
Kenenisa Bekele
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
35:06 Zersenay Tadesse
Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea
35:20 Abdullah Ahmed Hassan
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar
35:34
2006
(12 km)
Kenenisa Bekele
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
35:40 Sileshi Sihine
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
35:43 Martin Mathathi
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
35:44
2007
(12 km)
Zersenay Tadese
Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea
35:50 Moses Mosop
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
36:13 Bernard Kiprop Kipyego
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
36:37
2008
(12 km)
Kenenisa Bekele
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
34:38 Leonard Patrick Komon
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
34:41 Zersenay Tadese
Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea
34:43
2009
(12 km)
Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
35:02 Moses Ndiema Kipsiro
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda
35:04 Zersenay Tadese
Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea
35:04
2010
(11.611 km)
Joseph Ebuya
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
33:00 Teklemariam Medhin
Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea
33:06 Moses Ndiema Kipsiro
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda
33:10
2011
(12 km)
Imane Merga
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
33:50 Paul Kipngetich Tanui
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
33:52 Vincent Kiprop Chepkok
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
33:53
2013
(12 km)
Japhet Kipyegon Korir
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
32:45 Imane Merga
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
32:51 Teklemariam Medhin
Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea
32:54
2015
(12 km)
Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
34:52 Bedan Karoki Muchiri
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
35:00 Muktar Edris
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
35:06
2017
(9.858 km)
Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
28:24 Leonard Barsoton
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
28:36 Abadi Hadis
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
28:43

Senior Men's Team Medals

YearGoldSilverBronze
1973 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 109Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 119Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 136
1974 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 103Flag of England.svg  England 109Flag of France.svg  France 215
1975 Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 127Flag of England.svg  England 198Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 211
1976 Flag of England.svg  England 90Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 118Flag of France.svg  France 187
1977 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 126Flag of England.svg  England 129Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 144
1978 Flag of France.svg  France 151Flag of the United States.svg  United States 156Flag of England.svg  England 159
1979 Flag of England.svg  England 119Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland 198Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 210
1980 Flag of England.svg  England 100Flag of the United States.svg  United States 163Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 175
1981 Flag of Ethiopia (1975-1987).svg  Ethiopia 81Flag of the United States.svg  United States 114Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 220
1982 Flag of Ethiopia (1975-1987).svg  Ethiopia 98Flag of England.svg  England 114Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 257
1983 Flag of Ethiopia (1975-1987).svg  Ethiopia 104Flag of the United States.svg  United States 170Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 191
1984 Flag of Ethiopia (1975-1987).svg  Ethiopia 134Flag of the United States.svg  United States 161Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 223
1985 Flag of Ethiopia (1975-1987).svg  Ethiopia 129Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 141Flag of the United States.svg  United States 153
1986 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 45Flag of Ethiopia (1975-1987).svg  Ethiopia 119Flag of the United States.svg  United States 204
1987 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 53Flag of England.svg  England 146Flag of Ethiopia (1975-1987).svg  Ethiopia 161
1988 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 23Flag of Ethiopia (1987-1991).svg  Ethiopia 103Flag of France.svg  France 134
1989 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 44Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 147Flag of Ethiopia (1987-1991).svg  Ethiopia 162
1990 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 42Flag of Ethiopia (1987-1991).svg  Ethiopia 96Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 176
1991 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 38Flag of Ethiopia (1987-1991).svg  Ethiopia 104Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 198
1992 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 46Flag of France.svg  France 145Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 147
1993 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 25Flag of Ethiopia (1991-1996).svg  Ethiopia 82Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 167
1994 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 34Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 83Flag of Ethiopia (1991-1996).svg  Ethiopia 133
1995 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 62Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 111Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 120
1996 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 33Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 99Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia 107
1997 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 51Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 70Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 125
1998 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 12Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 57Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 60
1999 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 12Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 57Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 76
2000 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 18Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 68Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 69
2001 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 33Flag of France.svg  France 72Flag of the United States.svg  United States 87
2002 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 18Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 43Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 58
2003 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 17Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 23Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 51
2004 Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 14Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 30Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea 66
2005 Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 24Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 35Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 42
2006 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 24Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea 28Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 42
2007 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 29Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 152Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda 191
2008 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 39Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 104Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 143
2009 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 28Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 28Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea 50
2010 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 20Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea 46Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 69
2011 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 14Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 38Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda 49
2013 Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 38Flag of the United States.svg  United States 52Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 54
2015 Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 20Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 20Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 54
2017 Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 21Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 22Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda 72

Senior Women's Individual Medals

YearGoldSilverBronze
1973
(3.99 km)
Paola Pigni
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
13:45.2 Joyce Smith
Flag of England.svg  England
13:58 Josee van Santberghe
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
14:01
1974
(4 km)
Paola Pigni
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
12:42 Nina Holmén
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
12:47.6 Rita Ridley
Flag of England.svg  England
12:54
1975
(3.9 km)
Julie Brown
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
13:42 Bronislawa Ludwichowska
Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland
13:47 Carmen Valero
Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg  Spain
13:48
1976
(4.8 km)
Carmen Valero
Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg  Spain
16:19.4 Tatyana Kazankina
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
16:39 Gabriella Dorio
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
16:56
1977
(5.1 km)
Carmen Valero
Flag of Spain (1977-1981).svg  Spain
17:26 Lyudmila Bragina
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
17:28 Giana Romanova
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
17:35
1978
(4.728 km)
Grete Waitz
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
16:19 Natalia Mărăşescu
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania
16:49 Maricica Puică
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania
16:59
1979
(5.04 km)
Grete Waitz
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
16:48 Raisa Smekhnova
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
17:14 Ellison Goodall
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
17:18
1980
(4.82 km)
Grete Waitz
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
15:05 Irina Bondarchuk
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
15:49 Yelena Chernysheva
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
15:52
1981
(4.41 km)
Grete Waitz
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
14:07 Jan Merrill
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
14:22 Yelena Sipatova
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
14:22
1982
(4.663 km)
Maricica Puică
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania
14:38.9 Fiţa Lovin
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania
14:40.5 Grete Waitz
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
14:43.9
1983
(4.072 km)
Grete Waitz
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
13:29 Alison Wiley
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
13:37 Tatyana Pozdnyakova
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
13:37
1984
(5 km)
Maricica Puică
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania
15:56 Galina Zakharova
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
15:58 Grete Waitz
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
15:58
1985
(4.99 km)
Zola Budd
Flag of England.svg  England
15:01 Cathy Branta
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
15:24 Ingrid Kristiansen
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
15:27
1986
(4.65 km)
Zola Budd
Flag of England.svg  England
14:49.6 Lynn Jennings
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
15:07.8 Annette Sergent
Flag of France.svg  France
15:12.2
1987
(5.05 km)
Annette Sergent
Flag of France.svg  France
16:46 Liz Lynch
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
16:48 Ingrid Kristiansen
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
16:51
1988
(5.962 km)
Ingrid Kristiansen
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
19:04 Angela Tooby
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
19:23 Annette Sergent
Flag of France.svg  France
19:29
1989
(6 km)
Annette Sergent
Flag of France.svg  France
22:27 Nadezhda Stepanova
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
22:34 Lynn Williams
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
22:41
1990
(6 km)
Lynn Jennings
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
19:21 Albertina Dias
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
19:33 Yelena Romanova
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
19:33
1991
(6.425 km)
Lynn Jennings
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
20:24 Derartu Tulu
Flag of Ethiopia (1987-1991).svg  Ethiopia
20:27 Liz McColgan
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
20:28
1992
(6.37 km)
Lynn Jennings
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
21:16 Catherina McKiernan
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland
21:18 Albertina Dias
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
21:19
1993
(6.35 km)
Albertina Dias
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
20:00 Catherina McKiernan
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland
20:09 Lynn Jennings
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
20:09
1994
(6.22 km)
Hellen Chepngeno
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
20:45 Catherina McKiernan
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland
20:52 Conceição Ferreira
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
20:52
1995
(6.47 km)
Derartu Tulu
Flag of Ethiopia (1991-1996).svg  Ethiopia
20:21 Catherina McKiernan
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland
20:29 Sally Barsosio
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
20:39
1996
(6.3 km)
Gete Wami
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
20:12 Rose Cheruiyot
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
20:18 Naomi Mugo
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
20:21
1997
(6.6 km)
Derartu Tulu
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
20:53 Paula Radcliffe
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
20:55 Gete Wami
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
21:00
1998
(8 km)
Sonia O'Sullivan
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland
25:39 Paula Radcliffe
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
25:42 Gete Wami
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
25:49
1999
(8.012 km)
Gete Wami
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
28:00 Merima Denboba
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
28:12 Paula Radcliffe
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
28:12
2000
(8.08 km)
Derartu Tulu
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
25:42 Gete Wami
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
25:48 Susan Chepkemei
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
25:50
2001
(7.7 km)
Paula Radcliffe
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
27:49 Gete Wami
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
27:52 Lydia Cheromei
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
28:07
2002
(7.974 km)
Paula Radcliffe
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
26:55 Deena Drossin
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
27:04 Colleen de Reuck
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
27:17
2003
(7.92 km)
Worknesh Kidane
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
25:53 Deena Drossin
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
26:02 Merima Denboba
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
26:28
2004
(8 km)
Benita Johnson
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
27:17 Ejagayehu Dibaba
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
27:29 Worknesh Kidane
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
27:34
2005
(8.108 km)
Tirunesh Dibaba
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
26:34 Alice Timbilil
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
26:37 Worknesh Kidane
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
26:37
2006
(8 km)
Tirunesh Dibaba
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
25:21 Lornah Kiplagat
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
25:26 Meselech Melkamu
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
25:38
2007
(8 km)
Lornah Kiplagat
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
26:23 Tirunesh Dibaba
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
26:47 Meselech Melkamu
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
26:48
2008
(7.905 km)
Tirunesh Dibaba
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
25:10 Mestawet Tufa
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
25:15 Linet Chepkwemoi Masai
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
25:18
2009
(8 km)
Florence Jebet Kiplagat
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
26:13 Linet Chepkwemoi Masai
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
26:16 Meselech Melkamu
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
26:19
2010
(7.759 km)
Emily Chebet
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
24:19 Linet Chepkwemoi Masai
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
24:20 Meselech Melkamu
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
24:26
2011
(8 km)
Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
24:58 Linet Chepkwemoi Masai
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
25:07 Shalane Flanagan
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
25:10
2013
(8 km)
Emily Chebet
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
24:24 Hiwot Ayalew
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
24:27 Belaynesh Oljira
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
24:33
2015
(8 km)
Agnes Jebet Tirop
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
26:01 Senbere Teferi
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
26:06 Netsanet Gudeta
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
26:11
2017
(9,858 km)
Irene Cheptai
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
31:57 Alice Aprot Nawowuna
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
32:01 Lilian Rengeruk
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
32:11

Senior Women's Team Medals

YearGoldSilverBronze
1973 Flag of England.svg  England 40Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 73Flag of the United States.svg  United States 90
1974 Flag of England.svg  England 28Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 50Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 61
1975 Flag of the United States.svg  United States 44Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 50Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland 61
1976 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 33Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 59Flag of the United States.svg  United States 64
1977 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 15Flag of the United States.svg  United States 48Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 76
1978 Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania 30Flag of the United States.svg  United States 37Flag of England.svg  England 55
1979 Flag of the United States.svg  United States 29Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 48Flag of England.svg  England 68
1980 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 15Flag of England.svg  England 49Flag of the United States.svg  United States 49
1981 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 24Flag of the United States.svg  United States 36Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 89
1982 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 44Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 57Flag of England.svg  England 67
1983 Flag of the United States.svg  United States 31Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 41Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 53
1984 Flag of the United States.svg  United States 52Flag of England.svg  England 65Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 91
1985 Flag of the United States.svg  United States 42Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 77Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania 96
1986 Flag of England.svg  England 65Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 67Flag of France.svg  France 76
1987 Flag of the United States.svg  United States 46Flag of France.svg  France 50Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 55
1988 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 51Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 61Flag of France.svg  France 72
1989 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 58Flag of France.svg  France 60Flag of the United States.svg  United States 68
1990 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 37Flag of Ethiopia (1987-1991).svg  Ethiopia 75Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 80
1991 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 36Flag of Ethiopia (1987-1991).svg  Ethiopia 36Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 48
1992 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 47Flag of the United States.svg  United States 77Flag of Ethiopia (1991-1996).svg  Ethiopia 96
1993 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 52Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 93Flag of France.svg  France 100
1994 Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 55Flag of Ethiopia (1991-1996).svg  Ethiopia 65Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 75
1995 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 26Flag of Ethiopia (1991-1996).svg  Ethiopia 38Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 84
1996 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 24Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia 44Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 70
1997 Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 24Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 34Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland 64
1998 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 30Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 37Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 74
1999 Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 18Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 27Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 94
2000 Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 20Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 23Flag of the United States.svg  United States 98
2001 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 18Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 70Flag of France.svg  France 77
2002 Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 28Flag of the United States.svg  United States 38Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 41
2003 Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 17Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 30Flag of the United States.svg  United States 36
2004 Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 26Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 30Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 74
2005 Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 16Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 22Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 86
2006 Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 16Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 39Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 80
2007 Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 19Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 26Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 99
2008 Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 18Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 22Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 84
2009 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 14Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 28Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 72
2010 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 14Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 22Flag of the United States.svg  United States 76
2011 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 15Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 29Flag of the United States.svg  United States 57
2013 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 19Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 48Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 73
2015 Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 17Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 19Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda 101
2017 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 10Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 45Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 59

Men's Short Race Individual Medals

YearGoldSilverBronze
1998
(4 km)
John Kibowen
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
10:43 Daniel Komen
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
10:46 Paul Kosgei
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
10:50
1999
(4.236 km)
Benjamin Limo
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
12:28 Paul Kosgei
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
12:31 Haylu Mekonnen
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
12:35
2000
(4.18 km)
John Kibowen
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
11:11 Sammy Kipketer
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
11:12 Paul Kosgei
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
11:15
2001
(4.1 km)
Enock Koech
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
12:40 Kenenisa Bekele
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
12:42 Benjamin Limo
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
12:43
2002
(4.208 km)
Kenenisa Bekele
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
12:11 Luke Kipkosgei
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
12:18 Haylu Mekonnen
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
12:20
2003
(4.03 km)
Kenenisa Bekele
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
11:01 John Kibowen
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
11:04 Benjamin Limo
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
11:06
2004
(4 km)
Kenenisa Bekele
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
11:31 Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
11:36 Maregu Zewdie
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
11:42
2005
(4.196 km)
Kenenisa Bekele
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
11:33 Abraham Chebii
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
11:38 Isaac Songok
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
11:39
2006
(4 km)
Kenenisa Bekele
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
10:54 Isaac Songok
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
10:55 Adil Kaouch
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
10:57

Men's Short Race Team Medals

YearGoldSilverBronze
1998 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 10Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 42Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 60
1999 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 14Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 45Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 55
2000 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 10Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 46Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 68
2001 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 13Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 48Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 51
2002 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 20Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 32Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 57
2003 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 14Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 31Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 44
2004 Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 17Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 39Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 52
2005 Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 23Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 31Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 32
2006 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 21Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 48Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 53

Women's Short Race Individual Medals

YearGoldSilverBronze
1998
(4 km)
Sonia O'Sullivan
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland
12:20 Zahra Ouaziz
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
12:34 Kutre Dulecha
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
12:37
1999
(4.236 km)
Jackline Maranga
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
15:09 Yamna Belkacem
Flag of France.svg  France
15:16 Annemari Sandell
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
15:17
2000
(4.18 km)
Kutre Dulecha
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
13:00 Zahra Ouaziz
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
13:00 Margaret Ngotho
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
13:00
2001
(4.1 km)
Gete Wami
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
14:46 Paula Radcliffe
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
14:47 Edith Masai
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
14:57
2002
(4.208 km)
Edith Masai
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
13:30 Worknesh Kidane
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
13:36 Isabella Ochichi
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
13:39
2003
(4.03 km)
Edith Masai
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
12:43 Worknesh Kidane
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
12:44 Jane Wanjiku
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
12:46
2004
(4 km)
Edith Masai
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
13:07 Tirunesh Dibaba
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
13:09 Teyiba Erkesso
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
13:11
2005
(4.196 km)
Tirunesh Dibaba
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
13:15 Worknesh Kidane
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
13:16 Isabella Ochichi
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
13:21
2006
(4 km)
Gelete Burka
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
12:51 Prisca Ngetich
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
12:53 Meselech Melkamu
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
12:54

Women's Short Race Team Medals

YearGoldSilverBronze
1998 Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 57Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 58Flag of the United States.svg  United States 68
1999 Flag of France.svg  France 40Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 48Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 69
2000 Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 46Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 55Flag of France.svg  France 57
2001 Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 26Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 32Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 78
2002 Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 32Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 34Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland 85
2003 Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 18Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 24Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 76
2004 Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 19Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 21Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 87
2005 Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 18Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 19Flag of the United States.svg  United States 67
2006 Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 25Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 26Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 69

Junior Men's Individual Medals

YearGoldSilverBronze
1973
(7 km)
Jim Brown
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
20:52.8 José Haro
Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg  Spain
21:00.6 Léon Schots
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
21:07.2
1974
(7.1 km)
Rich Kimball
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
21:30.8 Venanzio Ortis
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
21:33 John Treacy
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland
21:42.4
1975
(7 km)
Bobb Thomas
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
20:59.8 José Luis González
Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg  Spain
21:18 John Treacy
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland
21:23
1976
(7.8 km)
Eric Hulst
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
23:53.8 Thom Hunt
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
24:06.8 Nat Muir
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
24:17
1977
(7.5 km)
Thom Hunt
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
23:15 Santiago Llorente
Flag of Spain (1977-1981).svg  Spain
23:28 Ari Paunonen
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
23:39
1978
(7.036 km)
Mick Morton
Flag of England.svg  England
22:57 Rob Earl
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
23:10 Francisco Alario
Flag of Spain (1977-1981).svg  Spain
23:11
1979
(7.36 km)
Eddy de Pauw
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
23:02 Steve Binns
Flag of England.svg  England
23:09 Ildar Denikeyev
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
23:20
1980
(7.41 km)
Jorge García
Flag of Spain (1977-1981).svg  Spain
22:17 Valeriy Gryaznov
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
22:23 Ed Eyestone
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
22:27
1981
(7.25 km)
Mohammed Chouri
Flag of Tunisia (1959-1999).svg  Tunisia
22:04 Yevgeniy Zherebin
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
22:06 Keith Brantly
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
22:07
1982
(7.926 km)
Zurbachev Gelaw
Flag of Ethiopia (1975-1987).svg  Ethiopia
22:45.3 Adugna Lema
Flag of Ethiopia (1975-1987).svg  Ethiopia
22:46.6 Stefano Mei
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
22:48.7
1983
(8.033 km)
Fesseha Abebe
Flag of Ethiopia (1975-1987).svg  Ethiopia
24:58 Angaso Telega
Flag of Ethiopia (1975-1987).svg  Ethiopia
24:59 Jonathan Richards
Flag of England.svg  England
25:07
1984
(8 km)
Pere Casacuberta
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
21:32 Doju Tessema
Flag of Ethiopia (1975-1987).svg  Ethiopia
21:34 John Castellano
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
21:37
1985
(8.19 km)
Kipkemboi Kimeli
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
22:18 Habte Negash
Flag of Ethiopia (1975-1987).svg  Ethiopia
22:37 Wolde Silasse Melkessa
Flag of Ethiopia (1975-1987).svg  Ethiopia
22:37
1986
(7.75 km)
Melese Feissa
Flag of Ethiopia (1975-1987).svg  Ethiopia
22:47.6 Sammy Bitok
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
22:52.7 Demeke Bekele
Flag of Ethiopia (1975-1987).svg  Ethiopia
22:56
1987
(7.05 km)
Wilfred Kirochi
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
22:18 Demeke Bekele
Flag of Ethiopia (1975-1987).svg  Ethiopia
22:18 Debebe Demisse
Flag of Ethiopia (1975-1987).svg  Ethiopia
22:20
1988
(8.031 km)
Wilfred Kirochi
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
23:25 Alfonce Muindi
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
23:39 Bedile Kibret
Flag of Ethiopia (1987-1991).svg  Ethiopia
23:41
1989
(8 km)
Addis Abebe
Flag of Ethiopia (1987-1991).svg  Ethiopia
25:07 Kipyego Kororia
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
25:31 Stephenson Nyamau
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
25:33
1990
(8 km)
Kipyego Kororia
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
22:13 Richard Chelimo
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
22:14 Fita Bayissa
Flag of Ethiopia (1987-1991).svg  Ethiopia
22:24
1991
(8.415 km)
Andrew Sambu
Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania
23:59 Mumo Muindi
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
24:04 Fita Bayissa
Flag of Ethiopia (1987-1991).svg  Ethiopia
24:04
1992
(7.8 km)
Ismael Kirui
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
23:27 Haile Gebrselassie
Flag of Ethiopia (1991-1996).svg  Ethiopia
23:35 Josephat Machuka
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
23:37
1993
(7.15 km)
Philip Mosima
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
20:18 Christopher Koskei
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
20:20 Josephat Machuka
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
20:23
1994
(8.14 km)
Philip Mosima
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
24:15 Daniel Komen
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
24:17 Abreham Tsige
Flag of Ethiopia (1991-1996).svg  Ethiopia
24:46
1995
(8.47 km)
Assefa Mezegebu
Flag of Ethiopia (1991-1996).svg  Ethiopia
24:12 Dejene Lidetu
Flag of Ethiopia (1991-1996).svg  Ethiopia
24:14 David Chelule
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
24:16
1996
(8.35 km)
David Chelule
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
24:06 Assefa Mezegebu
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
24:19 Samuel Chepkok
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
24:24
1997
(8.511 km)
Elijah Korir
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
24:21 Million Wolde
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
24:28 Paul Kosgei
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
24:29
1998
(8 km)
Million Wolde
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
22:47 Richard Limo
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
22:50 Haylu Mekonnen
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
22:51
1999
(8.012 km)
Haylu Mekonnen
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
25:38 Richard Limo
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
25:43 Kipchumba Mitei
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
25:45
2000
(8.08 km)
Robert Kipchumba
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
22:49 Duncan Lebo
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
22:52 John Cheruiyot Korir
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
22:55
2001
(7.7 km)
Kenenisa Bekele
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
25:04 Duncan Lebo
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
25:37 Dathan Ritzenhein
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
25:46
2002
(7.974 km)
Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
23:18 Abel Cheruiyot
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
23:19 Boniface Kiprop
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda
23:28
2003
(7.92 km)
Eliud Kipchoge
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
22:47 Boniface Kiprop
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda
22:49 Solomon Bushendich
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
22:51
2004
(8 km)
Meba Tadesse
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
24:01 Boniface Kiprop
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda
24:03 Ernest Meli Kimeli
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
24:16
2005
(8 km)
Augustine Choge
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
23:59 Bernard Kiprop Kipyego
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
24:00 Barnabas Kosgei
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
24:00
2006
(8 km)
Mang'ata Ndiwa
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
23:53 Leonard Patrick Komon
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
23:54 Tariku Bekele
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
23:56
2007
(8 km)
Asbel Kiprop
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
24:07 Vincent Kiprop Chepkok
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
24:12 Mathew Kipkoech Kisorio
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
24:23
2008
(7.905 km)
Ibrahim Jeilan
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
22:38 Ayele Abshero
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
22:40 Lucas Kimeli Rotich
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
22:42
2009
(8 km)
Ayele Abshero
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
23:26 Titus Kipjumba Mbishei
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
23:30 Moses Kibet
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda
23:35
2010
(7.759 km)
Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
22:07 Clement Kiprono Langat
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
22:09 Japhet Kipyegon Korir
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
22:12
2011
(8 km)
Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
22:21 Thomas Ayeko
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda
22:27 Patrick Mutunga Mwikya
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
22:32
2013
(8 km)
Hagos Gebrhiwet
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
21:04 Leonard Barsoton
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
21:08 Muktar Edris
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
21:13
2015
(8 km)
Yasin Haji
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
23:42 Geoffrey Kipkirui Korir
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
23:47 Alfred Ngeno
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
23:54
2017
(7,858 km)
Jacob Kiplimo
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda
22:40 Amdework Walelegn
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
22:43 Richard Yator
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
22:52

Junior Men's Team Medals

YearGoldSilverBronze
1973 Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg  Spain 18Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 22Flag of England.svg  England 24
1974 Flag of the United States.svg  United States 22Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 58Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 90
1975 Flag of the United States.svg  United States 29Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland 35Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg  Spain 44
1976 Flag of the United States.svg  United States 16Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg  Spain 60Flag of England.svg  England 91
1977 Flag of the United States.svg  United States 36Flag of Spain (1977-1981).svg  Spain 40Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 67
1978 Flag of England.svg  England 53Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 53