World Cross Country Champs Stats Preview — 2023

The World Cross of 2019 sent runners through a mudpit and over the top of a museum roof . WA President Seb Coe has called Bathurst’s route for this year’s running “one of the toughest courses ever for a World Cross.“ (MARK SHEARMAN)

We’re about to be treated to a World Cross Country Championships, the first edition since the Aarhus, Denmark, running in March of 2019. This time the eagerly awaited hill-and-dale global clash is set for Bathurst, Australia, on Saturday (February 18). Click here for a rundown on World XC Champs statistical history compiled by stats maven K. Ken Nakamura. It’s a 20-page PDF file.

Click here for Nakamura’s chronology of all the harrier classic’s editions since 1913, also in PDF form.

Copyright © 2023 Ken Nakamura (updated 02/10/23)

Click on image to view the chronology.