Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's 5000 metres

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Men's 5000 metres
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Venue Estadio Olímpico Universitario
Date October 15–17
Competitors 39 from 25 nations
Winning time 14:05.0
Medalists
Gold medal    Tunisia
Silver medal    Kenya
Bronze medal    Kenya
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Athletics at the
1968 Summer Olympics
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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
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 5000 metres competition at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico. The event was held at the University Olympic Stadium on October 15–17.

Competition format[edit]

The Men's 5000m competition consisted of three heats (Round 1) and a Final. The top five runners from each heat advanced to the final.

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:

World record  Ron Clarke (AUS) 13:16.6 Stockholm, Sweden July 5, 1966
Olympic record  Vladimir Kuts (URS) 13:39.6 Melbourne, Australia November 26, 1956

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Kipchoge Keino Kenya 14:28.4 Q
2 Mohammed Gammoudi Tunisia 14:29.0 Q
3 Mamo Wolde Ethiopia 14:29.8 Q
4 Bob Finlay Canada 14:31.8 Q
5 Miel Puttemans Belgium 14:34.6 Q
6 Bernd Dießner East Germany 14:41.0
7 Rashid Sharafetdinov Soviet Union 14:44.0
8 Dick Taylor Great Britain 14:46.6
9 Keisuke Sawaki Japan 15:00.8
10 György Kiss Hungary 15:13.0
11 Lou Scott United States 15:13.6
12 Esau Adenji Cameroon 15:46.2
13 Gabriel M'Boa Central African Republic 17:33.0
14 Juan Valladares Honduras 18:21.6

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Naftali Temu Kenya 14:20.4 Q
2 Ron Clarke Australia 14:20.8 Q
3 Wohib Masresha Ethiopia 14:27.0 Q
4 Jack Bacheler United States 14:31.0 Q
5 Nikolay Sviridov Soviet Union 14:38.8 Q
6 Ahmed Zammel Tunisia 14:54.0
7 Alan Blinston Great Britain 15:06.2
8 Werner Schneiter Switzerland 15:08.2
9 Mustafa Musa Uganda 15:10.2
10 Edward Stawiarz Poland 15:13.8
11 Werner Girke West Germany 15:20.8
12 Rafael Pérez Costa Rica 15:41.4
13 Benjamin Silva-Netto Philippines 17:10.2
14 Clovis Morales Honduras 18:40.2

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Jean Wadoux France 14:19.8 Q
2 Juan Máximo Martínez Mexico 14:20.0 Q
3 Harald Norpoth West Germany 14:20.6 Q
4 Rex Maddaford New Zealand 14:20.8 Q
5 Fikru Deguefu Ethiopia 14:21.6 Q
6 Bob Day United States 14:23.2
7 Leonid Mykytenko Soviet Union 14:44.0
8 Alan Rushmer Great Britain 15:05.2
9 Julio Quevedo Guatemala 15:23.0
N/A Dave Ellis Canada DNF
N/A Roland Brehmer Poland DNF

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time
1st Mohammed Gammoudi Tunisia 14:05.0
2nd Kipchoge Keino Kenya 14:05.2
3rd Naftali Temu Kenya 14:06.4
4 Juan Máximo Martínez Mexico 14:10.8
5 Ron Clarke Australia 14:12.4
6 Wohib Masresha Ethiopia 14:17.6
7 Nikolay Sviridov Soviet Union 14:18.4
8 Fikru Deguefu Ethiopia 14:19.0
9 Jean Wadoux France 14:20.8
10 Rex Maddaford New Zealand 14:39.8
11 Bob Finlay Canada 14:45.0
12 Emiel Puttemans Belgium 14:59.6
N/A Harald Norpoth West Germany DNF

Notes: Q- Qualified by place
DNF - Did Not Finish

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