2009 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
- 3.2.1 Individual results
- 3.2.2 team rating
- 3.3.1 Individual results
- 3.3.2 team rating
- 3.4.1 Individual results
- 3.4.2 team rating
On the grounds of Al Bisharat Golf Club a loop of 1500 m and about 30 meters altitude was established, which could be extended to 2000 m. There was also a starting range of 200 m and a target piece of 300 m. The men overcame 12 km, women and juniors 8km and the Junior Women 6 km.
The competition consisted of each of a race for men, for women, for juniors and juniors, each with its own team title, in which the positions of the four best runners were added. The adult races were worth a total of $ 280,000 in prize money, of which the individual winner of each $ 30,000 and the winning team received $ 20,000.
In the men's Gebregziabher Gebremariam continued in the final sprint by on the last climb and won the victory. It was his fifth single and his tenth team medal. He is by his compatriot Kenenisa Bekele only the second runner who has won both the junior as for the Seniors the Cross Country World Cup title. In the team standings Kenya won just ahead of Ethiopia; because of the equality of points was the placement of the respective fourth runner of the team shall be decisive.
While the Kenyan men now wait in vain for a single title since 1999, succeeded in women Florence Jebet Kiplagat, the first Kenyan single victory since 1995. Kiplagat also sat down on the climb to the target against their long leading compatriot Linet Chepkwemoi Masai by. The New Zealander Kimberley Smith, who had intended in the first half of the race the pace was the fastest from non- African runner in 13th place
Of 153 reported 145 athletes took to the start and reached the goal of 137.
As the only participant from a German-speaking country in the German Sebastian Hallmann came on the 104th place ( 39:29 ).
A total of 19 teams counted.
97 reported 96 athletes went to the start and reached the goal of 88.
A total of twelve teams counted.
All 121 registered athletes were at the start. 117 of them reached the goal.
A total of 18 teams counted.
All 99 reported athletes were at the start. 95 of them reached the goal.
A total of 14 teams counted.