The Women's short race at the 1998 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held in Marrakech, Morocco, at the Menara district on March 22, 1998. Reports on the event were given in the New York Times, in the Herald, and for the IAAF.
Complete results for individuals, for teams, medallists, and the results of British athletes were published.
Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result
1998 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Women's short race Wikipedia
An unofficial count yields the participation of 86 athletes from 24 countries in the Women's short race. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.