| Oostende, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium|
The Women's short race at the 2001 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held at the Hippodrome Wellington in Oostende, Belgium, on March 25, 2001. Reports of 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 who took part were published.
Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result
2001 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Women's short race Wikipedia
An unofficial count yields the participation of 114 athletes from 34 countries in the Women's short race. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published. The announced athlete from Austria did not show.