By K Ken Nakamura (@KKenNakamura)
Men's Senior Race
Joshua Cheptegei won first gold for Uganda
Previously their best medal was silver by Moses Kipsiro back in 2009
Uganda won first team gold in senior men's race
Uganda had won team bronze but never team gold nor silver
Uganda went 1-2
For the first time since 1976, anybody other than Kenya or Ethiopia won multiple medals at senior men's race in World Cross.
- In 1976 England won silver and bronze
- in 1974 Belgium won gold and bronze
So Uganda is the first country other than Kenya or Ethiopia to win gold and silver
Women's Senior Race
Hellen Obiri became 10th woman to win both World Championships and World Cross Country Championships.
And of course, Hellen Obiri became first woman to win both World Indoor (2012 3000m) and World Cross
96 points is the largest difference in team score between third and fourth in senior women's race
:23 seconds is the largest difference between third and fourth in senior women's race.
For the 7th time in history, Kenya women won both senior (Obiri) and junior (U20) (Chebet) race
Men's U20 race
Kenya failed to get individual medal in U20 men's race for the first time since 1984.
110 points is the largest difference in team score between 3rd and 4th in U20 men's race
First team Silver for Uganda at U20 race
Women's U20 race
For the fourth time in history of U20 Women's race, zero seconds separated 1st and 2nd.
Zero seconds separated 1st and 3rd in U20 women's race; last time (and only other time) that happened was back in 2001.
For the 5th time in history of U20 Women's race, one second separated 3rd and 4th.
One point (72 for Japan vs 73 for Uganda) separated third from fourth in the U20 women's team race. It is the smallest ever difference between third and fourth.
Beatrice Chebet became sixth woman to win both World Cross U20 race and World Junior title (in her case 5000m)
Best Non-African born finish
U20 Women: Ayuka Kamaza (JPN) in 14th
U20 Men: Jakob Ingebrigtsen (NOR) in 12th
Senior Women: Anna Møller (DEN) in 15th)
Senior Men: Robel Fsiha (SWE) in 17th
So in three of the four events a Scandinavian recorded best non-African finish
:33 second winning margin in the mixed relay is larger than two years ago (Eight seconds)
:32 second difference between third and fourth is smaller than two years ago (43 seconds) in the mixed relays