Athletics at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Men's 10,000 metres

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Athletics at the
1976 Summer Olympics
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The official results of the Men's 10,000 metres at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada. The final was held on Monday July 26, 1976 after the qualifying heats were run on Friday July 23, 1976.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Lasse Virén
Finland (FIN)
 Carlos Lopes
Portugal (POR)
 Brendan Foster
Great Britain (GBR)

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1976 Summer Olympics.

World Record 27:30.8 United Kingdom David Bedford London (GBR) July 13, 1973
Olympic Record 27:38.35 Finland Lasse Virén Munich (FRG) September 3, 1972

Results[edit]

Final[edit]

RANK FINAL TIME
Med 1.png  Lasse Virén (FIN) 27:40.38
Med 2.png  Carlos Lopes (POR) 27:45.17
Med 3.png  Brendan Foster (GBR) 27:54.92
4.  Tony Simmons (GBR) 27:56.26
5.  Ilie Floroiu (ROU) 27:59.93
6.  Mariano Haro (ESP) 28:00.28
7.  Marc Smet (BEL) 28:02.80
8.  Bernie Ford (GBR) 28:17.78
9.  Jean-Paul Gomez (FRA) 28:24.07
10.  Jos Hermens (NED) 28:25.04
11.  Karel Lismont (BEL) 28:26.48
12.  Chris Wardlaw (AUS) 28:29.91
13.  Garry Bjorklund (USA) 28:38.08
14.  David Fitzsimons (AUS) 29:17.74
 Knut Børø (NOR) DNF
 Emiel Puttemans (BEL) DNF

Qualifying Heats[edit]

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Carlos Lopes (POR) 28:04.53
2.  Jean-Paul Gomez (FRA) 28:10.52
3.  Mariano Haro (ESP) 28:11.66
4.  Jos Hermens (NED) 28:16.07
5.  Dave Fitzsimons (AUS) 28:16.43
6.  Bernie Ford (GBR) 28:17.26
7.  Karel Lismont (BEL) 28:17.45
8.  Martti Vainio (FIN) 28:26.60
9.  Dušan Janićijević (YUG) 28:48.87
10.  Ed Mendoza (USA) 29:02.97
11.  Víctor Mora (COL) 30:26.57
12.  Chris McCubbins (CAN) 33:33.35
13.  Olmeus Charles (HAI) 42:00.11


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Marc Smet (BEL) 28:22.07
2.  Brendan Foster (GBR) 28:22.19
3.  Knut Børø (NOR) 28:23.07
4.  Ilie Floroiu (ROU) 28:23.40
5.  Franco Fava (ITA) 28:24.80
6.  Craig Virgin (USA) 28:30.22
7.  Edmundo Warnke (CHI) 28:43.63
8.  Hari Chand (IND) 28:48.72
9.  Eddie Leddy (IRL) 28:55.49
10.  Domingo Tibaduiza (COL) 29:28.17
11.  Rodolfo Gómez (MEX) 30:05.19
12.  Pierre Lévisse (FRA) 30:07.84
13.  Pekka Päivärinta (FIN) DNF
14.  Mahdi Saoud Al-Yami (KSA) DNF


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Tony Simmons (GBR) 28:01.82
2.  Garry Bjorklund (USA) 28:12.24
3.  Lasse Virén (FIN) 28:14.95
4.  Emiel Puttemans (BEL) 28:15.52
5.  Chris Wardlaw (AUS) 28:17.52
6.  Detlef Uhlemann (FRG) 28:29.28
7.  Toshiaki Kamata (JPN) 28:36.21
8.  Luis Hernández (MEX) 28:44.17
9.  Dick Quax (NZL) 28:56.92
10.  Dan Shaughnessy (CAN) 29:26.96
11.  Lucien Rault (FRA) 29:40.76
12.  José Luis Ruiz (ESP) 31:03.43
13.  Hossein Rabbi (IRI) 31:44.27
14.  Tau John Tokwepota (PNG) 32:26.96

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