Athletics at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Men's 10,000 metres

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Athletics at the
1980 Summer Olympics
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These are the official results of the men's 10,000 metres event at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, Soviet Union. There were a total number of 43 participating athletes, with the final held on Sunday July 27, 1980.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Miruts Yifter
Ethiopia (ETH)
 Kaarlo Maaninka
Finland (FIN)
 Mohamed Kedir
Ethiopia (ETH)

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1980 Summer Olympics.

World Record 27:22.4 Kenya Henry Rono Vienna (AUT) June 11, 1978
Olympic Record 27:38.35 Finland Lasse Virén Munich (FRG) September 3, 1972

Results[edit]

Final[edit]

RANK FINAL TIME
Med 1.png  Miruts Yifter (ETH) 27:42.69
Med 2.png  Kaarlo Maaninka (FIN) 27:44.28
Med 3.png  Mohamed Kedir (ETH) 27:44.64
4.  Tolossa Kotu (ETH) 27:46.47
5.  Lasse Virén (FIN) 27:50.46
6.  Jörg Peter (GDR) 28:05.53
7.  Werner Schildhauer (GDR) 28:10.91
8.  Enn Sellik (URS) 28:13.72
9.  Bill Scott (AUS) 28:15.08
10.  Ilie Floroiu (ROU) 28:16.25
11.  Brendan Foster (GBR) 28:22.54
12.  Mike McLeod (GBR) 28:40.78
13.  Martti Vainio (FIN) 28:46.22
14.  Gerard Tebroke (NED) 28:50.08
 Antonio Prieto (ESP) DNF

Qualifying Heats[edit]

  • Held on Thursday 24 July 1980
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Mohamed Kedir (ETH) 28:16.38
2.  Kaarlo Maaninka (FIN) 28:30.96
3.  Werner Schildhauer (GDR) 28:32.08
4.  Lasse Virén (FIN) 28:45.72
5.  Stephen Austin (AUS) 29:45.2
6.  Alex Hagelsteens (BEL) 29:47.6
7.  Geoffrey Smith (GBR) 30:00.1
8.  Abdelmadjid Mada (ALG) 30:23.5
9.  Akel Hamdan (SYR) 31:21.9
10.  Motlalepula Thabana (LES) 34:01.5
 John Treacy (IRL) DNF
 Zakariah Barie (TAN) DNF
 Aleksandras Antipovas (URS) DNF
 Bernardo Manuel (ANG) DNF


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Tolossa Kotu (ETH) 28:55.26
2.  Mike McLeod (GBR) 28:57.27
3.  Bill Scott (AUS) 28:58.70
4.  Martti Vainio (FIN) 28:59.81
5.  Ilie Floroiu (ROU) 29:03.1
6.  Gerard Tebroke (NED) 29:05.0
7.  Jiri Sikora (TCH) 29:19.8
8.  Rodolfo Gómez (MEX) 29:25.7
9.  Vladimir Shesterov (URS) 29:32.4
10.  Hari Chand (IND) 29:45.8
11.  Leodigard Martin (TAN) 30:33.4
12.  Golekane Mosweu (BOT) 30:38.8
13.  Narbahadur Dahal (NEP) 31:19.8
 Dias Alface (MOZ) DNF
 Markus Ryffel (SUI) DNF


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Miruts Yifter (ETH) 28:41.68
2.  Jörg Peter (GDR) 28:49.96
3.  Brendan Foster (GBR) 28:55.15
4.  Enn Sellik (URS) 29:12.1
5.  Antonio Prieto (ESP) 29:12.8
6.  Rachid Habchaoui (ALG) 29:12.9
7.  Enrique Aquino (MEX) 29:21.3
8.  José Gómez (MEX) 29:53.6
9.  Damiano Musonda (ZAM) 29:53.6
10.  Kenias Tembo (ZIM) 30:53.8
11.  Jules Randrianari (MAD) 31:18.4
 Domingo Tibaduiza (COL) DNF
 Gerard Barrett (AUS) DNF
 Suleiman Nyambui (TAN) DNF

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