National Championships

This section attempts to list all national champions for track, road, and crosscountry (for flat distances 3000m and longer). Lists are generally provided only where complete or mostly complete lists are available.  Contributions to this section are encouraged. Please submit contributions to the ARRS at kenyoung@wildblue.net .

 
Track Track Indoor Road Road Ultras Cross Trail
5000m 10000m 3000m General Marathon      
ALG ALG     ALG   ALG  
ARG ARG   ARG ARG   ARG  
AND              
AUS

AUS

  AUS AUS AUS AUS AUS
AUT AUT AUT AUT AUT   AUT AUT
BLR BLR            
BEL BEL BEL BEL BEL BEL BEL BEL
BRA BRA            
BUL BUL BUL BUL BUL   BUL  
CAN CAN   CAN CAN   CAN  
CHN CHN     CHN      
CRO CRO   CRO CRO   CRO  
CZE CZE CZE CZE CZE   CZE CZE
DEN DEN   DEN DEN   DEN  
EGY EGY            
ENG ENG   ENG ENG GBR ENG  
ESP  ESP ESP ESP ESP ESP ESP  
EST EST EST EST EST   EST  
FIN FIN   FIN FIN   FIN  
FRA FRA FRA FRA FRA FRA FRA FRA
GER GER GER GER GER GER GER GER
GRE GRE GRE   GRE      
HUN HUN HUN   HUN   HUN  
IND IND     IND      
IRL IRL IRL   IRL      
ITA ITA  ITA ITA ITA   ITA  
JPN JPN     JPN      
KAZ KAZ            
KEN KEN none       KEN  
LAT LAT   LAT LAT      
LTU LTU   LTU LTU      
LUX LUX     LUX   LUX  
MAR MAR            
NED NED NED NED NED NED NED  
NEP NEP     NEP      
NGR NGR            
NOR NOR   NOR NOR   NOR  
NZL NZL   NZL NZL NZL NZL NZL
POL POL POL POL POL   POL  
POR POR POR   POR   POR  
ROM ROM   ROM ROM   ROM  
RSA RSA   RSA RSA   RSA  
RUS RUS     RUS RUS    
SCO SCO     SCO SCO SCO  
SER SER     SER      
SLO SLO   SLO SLO   SLO  
SRI SRI            
SUI SUI SUI SUI SUI SUI SUI SUI
SVK SVK SVK SVK SVK   SVK  
SWE SWE   SWE SWE   SWE  
TRI TRI         TRI  
TUN TUN     TUN   TUN  
TUR TUR     TUR      
UGA UGA            
UKR UKR            
USA USA USA USA USA USA USA  
WAL WAL   WAL WAL WAL WAL  
Track Track Indoor Road Road Ultras Cross Trail
5000m 10000m 3000m General Marathon      

Note:  Championships for countries that no longer exist may be found under a present country that was part of the old country.  For example, the marathon champions for Czechoslovakia may be linked thru the marathon champions for Slovakia or the Czech Republic.

Track

Outdoor 10 mile: ENG, RSA, SCO

Note: Standard outdoor track championships are held at 5000m and 10,000m. In the past, championships were held at a variety of different distances. Outdoor championships held at 3000m, 2 miles, and 3 miles are found under the 5000m championships; championships held at 5 miles and 6 miles are found under the 10,000m championships. Championships held at 4 miles may be found under either the 5000m or 10,000m championships, depending on which series they fit into.  Indoor championships include all distances, 3000m and longer.

Road

Marathon: ALB, CUB, ISL, ISR, KOR, MEX, NIR

Note: In many cases, road championships are held but the distances may vary from year to year or there may be a variety of different, sub-marathon road distances held each year. These are listed under "General Road".

Ultramarathons

Note: These may include road, track, or cross championships that are at a distance longer than a marathon (42.195 km).  The venue may change from year to year with a given series, e.g., some 24 hour championships may be road while others are on the track, within the same series.

Crosscountry

MNE

Note: Crosscountry championships listed here are the traditional crosscountry style races, generally without significant (more than 500 meters) climb and do not include other off-track or off-road races such as trail or mountain races.

Trail and Mountain

Note: Trail and mountain races are generally distinguished from traditional crosscountry races in that there are usually substantial elevation changes on the order of 100's of meters or more.  It is common that men and women compete in the same race whereas in traditional crosscountry races, men and women compete separately.
 

Note: Czechoslovak championships are linked thru CZE and SVK; Soviet championships are linked thru RUS; Yugoslav and Serbia-Montenegro championships are linked thru SER.

Regional Championships

Road

Marathon: AUS, CAN, ENG, NZL, RSA

Cross: New South Wales (AUS), Victoria (AUS), British Columbia (CAN), Catalunya (ESP)