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Final medal table: World Athletics Road Running Championships Riga 23 

Kenya dominated the World Athletics Road Running Championships Riga 23 medal table with 12 total medals, including five golds. USA finished with two medals.

Susan Moore

Kenya’s Beatrice Chebet wins World Athletics Road Running Championships Riga 23
Kenya’s Beatrice Chebet wins World Athletics Road Running Championships Riga 23

Kenya and Ethiopia lead the medal table, highlighting the dominance of African nations at the inaugural World Athletics Road Running Championships Riga 23 here on Sunday (1). Kenya topped the medal table with 12 total from six events.

The African long-distance powerhouse ended with five golds, three silvers, and four bronze medals at the entertaining world road running event, which was highlighted by two world records in the women’s and men’s mile races.

Kenyan runners also swept the podiums in both the men’s and women’s half marathon races on what was an ideal morning for endurance racing.

Read more: Road Mile world records for Hobbs Kessler, Diribe Welteji at Riga 23

Ethiopia also had a very productive championship, claiming seven medals, consisting of two golds, four silvers, and one bronze, while the United States and Great Britain both finished with two medals.

South Africa rounded out the five teams collecting medals at the World Athletics Road Running Championships Riga 2023 –leaving the Latvian capital a bronze medal.

On a day that started with a pair of thrilling 5k races, USA’s Hobbs and Diribe Welteji both shattered road mile world records, while world and Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon of Kenya was beaten into third place in the women’s mile.

Read more: Full Results of Men’s 5km at World Athletics Road Running Championships in Riga

Medal Table for World Athletics Road Running Championships Riga 2023

RANKCOUNTRYGOLDSILVERBRONZETOTAL
1Kenya53412
2Ethiopia2417
3United States1012
4Great Britain & N.I.0112
5South Africa0011

About The Author

Susan Moore

Susan has been with World-Track since 2004 and continues to play a big part in our growth. She was never a runner, but loves the sport and encouraged all her children to do track. She is a former Examiner reporter and also wrote for several other publications, including ICC and VS Sports.

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