Athletics

Global Cup - Athletics

2016

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 United States 1330 19.3
2 Kenya 711 10.3
3 Jamaica 596 8.6
4 Great Britain 390 5.6 1
5 China 315 4.6 1
6 Ethiopia 312 4.5 -2
7 Canada 274 4.0 1
8 France 225 3.3 3
9 Germany 201 2.9 -2
10 South Africa 152 2.2 5

2015

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 United States 969 13.9
2 Kenya 964 13.8
3 Jamaica 704 10.1
4 Ethiopia 452 6.5
5 Great Britain 406 5.8
6 China 341 4.9
7 Germany 308 4.4
8 Canada 235 3.4
9 Russia 210 3.0
10 Poland 185 2.7

2013

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 United States 1293 18.5
2 Kenya 810 11.6 2
3 Russia 705 10.1 -1
4 Jamaica 552 7.9 -1
5 Ethiopia 500 7.2
6 Great Britain 410 5.9
7 Germany 269 3.9 1
8 Ukraine 185 2.7 3
9 France 184 2.6 1
10 China 143 2.0 -3

Per Capita Cup - Athletics

2016

Top Positions People Per Point Chg
1 Jamaica 4554
2 Estonia 34374
3 Kenya 52796 -1
4 New Zealand 61087 7
5 Croatia 85296 1
6 Slovakia 93143 -3
7 Ireland 110553 10
8 Canada 121807
9 Denmark 137226 7
10 Netherlands 156648 -5

2015

Top Positions People Per Point Chg
1 Jamaica 3855
2 Kenya 38940
3 Slovakia 103890
4 Belarus 105326
5 Netherlands 113827
6 Croatia 138606
7 Latvia 141750
8 Canada 142325
9 Cuba 148263
10 Great Britain 150890

2013

Top Positions People Per Point Chg
1 Jamaica 4917
2 Kenya 46343 1
3 Ireland 76243 7
4 Czech Republic 78383 1
5 Estonia 111717
6 Cuba 139111 3
7 Great Britain 149234 4
8 Ethiopia 158442
9 Sweden 159030 21
10 Australia 186188 -3
Mo Farah of GBR

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Athletics

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IAAF World Athletics Championships 2009

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Athletics Global Cup 2009 results

As the IAAF World Athletics Championships followed on from the Beijing Olympics, the first five nations in the ranking remained the same as in 2008.