Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's 10,000 metres

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Men's 10,000 metres
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
BillyMills Crossing Finish Line 1964Olympics.jpg
Billy Mills crossing the finish line
(U.S. Marine Corps photo)
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates 14 October
Competitors 29 from 17 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    Tunisia
Bronze medal    Australia
«1960 1968»
Athletics at the
1964 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
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
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

The men's 10,000 metres was the longest of the seven men's track races in the Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Tokyo. It was held on 14 October. 29 athletes from 17 nations entered, with 6 not starting the first round.

Results[edit]

Final[edit]

Four runners beat the old Olympic record, with Billy Mills winning the gold medal.

Place Athlete Nation Time 5000
1 Billy Mills United States 28:24.4 OR 14:04.6
2 Mohammed Gammoudi Tunisia 28:24.8 14:07.0
3 Ron Clarke Australia 28:25.8 14:05.0
4 Mamo Wolde Ethiopia 28:31.8 14:06.0
5 Leonid Ivanov Soviet Union 28:53.2 14:13.0
6 Kōkichi Tsuburaya Japan 28:59.3 14:09.0
7 Murray Halberg New Zealand 29:10.8 14:16.0
8 Anthony Cook Australia 29:15.8 14:11.0
9 Gerald Paul Lindgren United States 29:20.6 14:12.0
10 Franc Cervan Yugoslavia 29:21.0 14:16.0
11 Siegfried Herrmann Germany 29:27.0 14:17.0
12 Henri Clerckx Belgium 29:29.6 14:28.0
13 Jean Fayolle France 29:30.8 14:27.0
14 Funai Teruo Japan 29:33.2 14:27.0
15 Jean Vaillant France 29:33.6 14:27.0
16 Joszef Suetoe Hungary 29:43.0 14:36.0
17 Josef Tomas Czechoslovakia 29:46.4 14:39.0
18 Ron Hill Great Britain 29:53.0 14:27.0
19 Pal Benum Norway 30:00.8 14:38.0
20 Siegfried Rothe Germany 30:04.6 14:39.0
21 Michael Bullivant Great Britain 30:12.0 14:28.0
22 Alistair Fergus Murray Great Britain 30:22.4 14:29.0
23 Barry Magee New Zealand 30:32.0 14:06.0
24 Gilbert Ronald Larrieu United States 30:42.6 14:37.0
25 Pyotr Bolotnikov Soviet Union 30:52.8 14:42.0
26 Bruce Kidd Canada 30:56.4 14:43.0
27 Artur Hannemann Germany 30:56.6 15:13.0
28 Watanabe Kazumi Japan 31:00.6 15:12.0
29 Ranatunge Karunananda Ceylon 32:21.2 16:43.0

References[edit]

  • Official Report