Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's marathon

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Men's marathon
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Venue Estadio Olímpico Universitario
Dates October 20
Competitors 74 from 41 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Ethiopia
Silver medal    Japan
Bronze medal    New Zealand
«1964 1972»
Athletics at the
1968 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 official results of the men's marathon at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico, held on Sunday October 20, 1968. The race started on 15.00h local time. There were a total number of 74 competitors from 41 countries. Seventeen of them did not finish.

Final ranking[edit]

Place Athlete Time
1  Mamo Wolde (ETH) 2:20:26
2  Kenji Kimihara (JPN) 2:23:31
3  Mike Ryan (NZL) 2:23:45
4.  İsmail Akçay (TUR) 2:25:18
5.  Bill Adcocks (GBR) 2:25:33
6.  Gabrou Merawi (ETH) 2:27:16
7.  Derek Clayton (AUS) 2:27:23
8.  Timothy Johnston (GBR) 2:28:04
9.  Akio Usami (JPN) 2:28:06
10.  Andy Boychuk (CAN) 2:28:40
11.  Gaston Roelants (BEL) 2:29:04
12.  Pat McMahon (IRL) 2:29:21
13.  Alfredo Peñaloza (MEX) 2:29:48
14.  Kenny Moore (USA) 2:29:49
15.  Jürgen Busch (FRG) 2:30:42
16.  George Young (USA) 2:31:15
17.  Manfred Steffny (FRG) 2:31:23
18.  Thin Sumbwegam (BIR) 2:32:22
19.  Naftali Temu (KEN) 2:32:36
20.  Maurice Peiren (BEL) 2:32:49
21.  Antonio Ambu (ITA) 2:33:19
22.  Ron Daws (USA) 2:33:53
23.  Karl-Heinz Sievers (FRG) 2:34:11
24.  Gyula Tóth (HUN) 2:34:49
25.  Hüseyin Aktas (TUR) 2:35:09
26.  Pablo Garrido (MEX) 2:35:47
27.  Aad Steylen (NED) 2:37:42
28.  Anatoly Sukharyev (URS) 2:38:07
29.  Lee Myung-Jung (KOR) 2:38:52
30.  Ivailo Sharankov (BUL) 2:39:49
31.  Gioacchino de Palma (ITA) 2:39:58
32.  Josef Gwerder (SUI) 2:40:16
33.  Hubert Riesner (FRG) 2:41:29
34.  Georg Olsen (DEN) 2:42:24
35.  Douglas Sinkala (ZAM) 2:42:51
36.  Exequiel Baeza (CHI) 2:43:15
37.  Dave McKenzie (NZL) 2:43:36
38.  Kim Bong-Nae (KOR) 2:43:56
39.  Carlos Cuque (GUA) 2:45:20
40.  Godwin Kalimbwe (ZAM) 2:45:26
41.  Mick Molloy (IRL) 2:48:13
42.  Nikola Simeonov (BUL) 2:48:30
43.  John Farrington (AUS) 2:50:16
44.  Helmut Kunisch (SUI) 2:50:58
45.  Alifu Massaquoi (SLE) 2:52:28
46.  Lee Sang-Hoon (KOR) 2:52:46
47.  Hla Thein (BIR) 2:54:03
48.  Paul Mose (KEN) 2:55:17
49.  Benjamin Silva-Netto (PHI) 2:56:19
50.  Harry Prowell (GUY) 2:57:01
51.  Wimalasena Perera (CEY) 2:59:05
52.  Fulgencio Hernández (GUA) 3:00:40
53.  Gustavo Gutiérrez (ECU) 3:03:07
54.  Martin Ande (NGR) 3:03:47
55.  Mustapha Musa (UGA) 3:04:53
56.  Enoch Nwemba (ZAM) 3:06:16
57.  John Stephen Akhwari (TAN) 3:25:17
 Carlos Pérez (ESP) DNF
 Hernando Barreneche (COL) DNF
 Abebe Bikila (ETH) DNF
 Peter Buniak (CAN) DNF
 Pentti Rummakko (FIN) DNF
 Guy Texereau (FRA) DNF
 René Combes (FRA) DNF
 Jim Alder (GBR) DNF
 Lajos Mecser (HUN) DNF
 Seiichiro Sasaki (JPN) DNF
 Mraljeb Ayed-Mansoor (KUW) DNF
 Saoud OBaid-Daifallah (KUW) DNF
 José García (MEX) DNF
 Edgar Friedli (SUI) DNF
 Mukhamed Shakirov (URS) DNF
 Armando González (URU) DNF
 Nedo Farčić (YUG) DNF

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