1987 World Championships in Athletics – Men's marathon

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Events at the
1987 World Championships
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
3000 m women
5000 m men
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
10 km walk women
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men
 

The Men's Marathon at the 1987 World Championships in Rome, Italy was held on Sunday September 6, 1987.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Kenya Douglas Wakiihuri
Kenya (KEN)
Silver Djibouti Hussein Ahmed Salah
Djibouti (DJI)
Bronze Italy Gelindo Bordin
Italy (ITA)

Abbreviations[edit]

  • All times shown are in hours:minutes:seconds
DNS did not start
NM no mark
WR world record
WL world leading
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 1987 World Athletics Championships
World Record  Carlos Lopes (POR) 2:07:12 April 20, 1985 Netherlands Rotterdam, Netherlands
Event Record  Robert de Castella (AUS) 2:10:03 August 14, 1983 Finland Helsinki, Finland
Season Best  Hiromi Taniguchi (JPN) 2:09:50 May 10, 1987 United Kingdom London, United Kingdom

Intermediates[edit]

Final ranking[edit]

RANK FINAL TIME
Med 1.png  Douglas Wakiihuri (KEN) 2:11:48
Med 2.png  Hussein Ahmed Salah (DJI) 2:12:30
Med 3.png  Gelindo Bordin (ITA) 2:12:40
4.  Steve Moneghetti (AUS) 2:12:49
5.  Hugh Jones (GBR) 2:12:54
6.  Juma Ikangaa (TAN) 2:13:43
7.  Orlando Pizzolato (ITA) 2:14:03
8.  Ravil Kashapov (URS) 2:14:41
9.  Henrik Jørgensen (DEN) 2:14:58
10.  Dirk Vanderherten (BEL) 2:16:42
11.  Yakov Tolstikov (URS) 2:16:55
12.  Martin Vrabel (TCH) 2:16:58
13.  Salvatore Bettiol (ITA) 2:17:45
14.  Mirko Vindiš (YUG) 2:18:09
15.  Tefera Guta (ETH) 2:18:27
16.  Vicente Antón (ESP) 2:19:00
17.  Herbert Steffny (FRG) 2:19:24
18.  Honorato Hernández (ESP) 2:20:00
19.  Michael Spottel (FRG) 2:20:43
20.  Graham Macky (NZL) 2:20:43
21.  Don Janicki (USA) 2:20:46
22.  Masayuki Nishi (JPN) 2:20:51
23.  Eloi Rodrigues (BRA) 2:21:03
24.  Marti ten Kate (NED) 2:22:21
25.  Kingston Mills (IRL) 2:22:52
26.  Yuichiro Osuda (JPN) 2:23:25
27.  Sam Hlawe (SWZ) 2:24:09
28.  Alfonso Abellán (ESP) 2:24:20
29.  Bigboy Matlapeng (BOT) 2:24:43
30.  Fumiaki Abe (JPN) 2:24:47
31.  Jeong Man-Hwa (KOR) 2:25:41
32.  Peter Maher (CAN) 2:26:40
33.  William Aguirre (NCA) 2:27:19
34.  Vithanakande Samarasinghe (SRI) 2:28:35
35.  José Jami (ECU) 2:29:04
36.  Peter Mitchell (AUS) 2:30:04
37.  Francis Mukuka (ZAM) 2:30:05
38.  Justin Gloden (LUX) 2:30:08
39.  Gi-Sheng Hsu (TPE) 2:30:31
40.  Moacir Marconi (BRA) 2:31:39
41.  Stanimir Nenov (BUL) 2:32:44
42.  Hari Singh (IND) 2:34:20
43.  Albert Marie (SEY) 2:40:48
44.  Veselin Vasilev (BUL) 2:43:14
45.  Salvator Sahabo (BRU) 2:43:43
46.  Chandra Bahadur Gurung (NEP) 2:43:54
47.  William Abrams (GUY) 3:12:33
 Ralf Salzmann (FRG) DNF
 Bruno Lafranchi (SUI) DNF
 Policarpio Calizaya (BOL) DNF
 Robert de Castella (AUS) DNF
 Christos Papachristos (GRE) DNF
 El Mostafa Nechchadi (MAR) DNF
 Dan Grimes (USA) DNF
 Geoff Smith (GBR) DNF
 Abebe Mekonnen (ETH) DNF
 Delfim Moreira (POR) DNF
 Martti Vainio (FIN) DNF
 Mehmet Terzi (TUR) DNF
 Alain Lazare (FRA) DNF
 Dave Gordon (USA) DNF
 Jorge Yeber (ARG) DNF
 Djama Robleh (DJI) DNF
 James Walker (GUM) DNF
 Samu Samuelu (WSM) DNF
 Bogusław Psujek (POL) DNF
 Allan Zachariassen (DEN) DNF

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