Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Men's 5000 metres

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Athletics at the
1984 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 women
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5000 m men
10,000 m men
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
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20 km walk men
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Field events
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Triple jump men
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Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men
Wheelchair races

These are the official results of the Men's 5000 metres event at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Saïd Aouita
Morocco (MAR)
Silver  Markus Ryffel
Switzerland (SUI)
Bronze  António Leitão
Portugal (POR)

Abbreviations[edit]

Q automatic qualification
q qualification by rank
DNS did not start
NM no mark
OR olympic record
WR world record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1984 Summer Olympics.

World Record 13:00.41 United Kingdom David Moorcroft Oslo (NOR) July 7, 1982
Olympic Record 13:20.34 United Kingdom Brendan Foster Montreal (CAN) July 28, 1976

Final[edit]

 Martti Vainio (FIN) was not permitted to start in the final after his doping sample following the 10,000 metres final tested positive for metenolone.

RANK FINAL TIME
Med 1.png  Saïd Aouita (MAR) 13:05.59 OR
Med 2.png  Markus Ryffel (SUI) 13:07.54
Med 3.png  António Leitão (POR) 13:09.20
4.  Tim Hutchings (GBR) 13:11.50
5.  Paul Kipkoech (KEN) 13:14.40
6.  Charles Cheruiyot (KEN) 13:18.41
7.  Doug Padilla (USA) 13:23.56
8.  John Walker (NZL) 13:24.46
9.  Ezequiel Canário (POR) 13:26.50
10.  Wilson Waigwa (KEN) 13:27.34
11.  Ray Flynn (IRL) 13:34.50
12.  Mats Erixon (SWE) 13:41.64
13.  Eamonn Martin (GBR) 13:53.34
14.  David Moorcroft (GBR) 14:16.61

Semifinals[edit]

  • Top six in each heat and next three fastest advanced to the final
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Wilson Waigwa (KEN) 13:38.59
2.  António Leitão (POR) 13:39.76
3.  Markus Ryffel (SUI) 13:40.08
4.  Ray Flynn (IRL) 13:40.74
5.  Eamonn Martin (GBR) 13:41.70
6.  Doug Padilla (USA) 13:41.73
7.  Zakariah Barie (TAN) 13:43.49
8.  Gerardo Alcala (MEX) 13:45.98
9.  Paul Williams (CAN) 13:46.34
10.  Steve Lacy (USA) 13:46.65
11.  Omar Aguilar (CHI) 13:51.13
12.  Zephaniah Ncube (ZIM) 13:53.25
13.  Abdelrazzak Bounor (ALG) 13:57.43
14.  Antti Loikkanen (FIN) 13:58.74


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Saïd Aouita (MAR) 13:28.39
2.  David Moorcroft (GBR) 13:28.44
3.  John Walker (NZL) 13:28.48
4.  Charles Cheruiyot (KEN) 13:28.56
5.  Tim Hutchings (GBR) 13:28.60
6.  Paul Kipkoech (KEN) 13:29.08
7.  Mats Erixon (SWE) 13:29.72
8.  Martti Vainio (FIN) 13:30.48
9.  Ezequiel Canário (POR) 13:32.64
10.  João Campos (POR) 13:34.46
11.  Eduardo Castro (MEX) 13:42.04
12.  Don Clary (USA) 13:46.02
13.  Bob Verbeeck (BEL) 13:46.03
14.  Salvatore Antibo (ITA) 13:47.53

Qualifying heats[edit]

  • Top six in each heat and next six fastest advanced to the semi-finals
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Ezequiel Canário (POR) 13:43.28
2.  Martti Vainio (FIN) 13:45.16
3.  Tim Hutchings (GBR) 13:46.01
4.  Ray Flynn (IRL) 13:46.84
5.  Wilson Waigwa (KEN) 13:48.84
6.  Doug Padilla (USA) 13:52.56
7.  Vincent Rousseau (BEL) 13:57.96
8.  José João da Silva (BRA) 14:03.44
9.  Jorge García (ESP) 14:12.15
10.  Mohamed Rutitinga (TAN) 14:27.78
11.  Julio Gómez (ARG) 14:28.48
12.  George Mambosasa (MAW) 14:48.08
13.  Basil Kilani (JOR) 15:20.58
14.  Nimley Twegbe (LBR) 17:36.69
15.  Ali Mohamed Hufane (SOM) DNF


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Mats Erixon (SWE) 13:44.45
2.  John Walker (NZL) 13:44.75
3.  Don Clary (USA) 13:44.97
4.  Saïd Aouita (MAR) 13:45.66
5.  Bob Verbeeck (BEL) 13:46.27
6.  Christoph Herle (FRG) 13:46.35
7.  Paul Williams (CAN) 13:47.56
8.  Stijn Jaspers (NED) 13:58.51
9.  Ahmed Musa Jouda (SUD) 13:59.41
10.  Piero Selvaggio (ITA) 14:04.74
11.  Necdet Ayaz (TUR) 14:36.89
12.  Eugène Muslar (BIZ) 15:05.78
13.  John Tau (PNG) 15:24.68
14.  Ruddy Cornielle (DOM) 17:16.77
15.  Fethi Baccouche (TUN) DNF


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Charles Cheruiyot (KEN) 13:45.99
2.  Eamonn Martin (GBR) 13:46.16
3.  Markus Ryffel (SUI) 13:46.16
4.  Steve Lacy (USA) 13:46.16
5.  João Campos (POR) 13:46.27
6.  Salvatore Antibo (ITA) 13:46.32
7.  Zephaniah Ncube (ZIM) 13:46.33
8.  Uwe Mönkemeyer (FRG) 13:48.66
9.  Gerardo Alcala (MEX) 13:50.60
10.  Arie Gamliel (ISR) 14:02.98
11.  Alphonse Swai (TAN) 14:22.20
12.  Luis Tipán (ECU) 14:52.43
13.  Ramón López (PAR) 15:15.64


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.  António Leitão (POR) 13:51.33
2.  Dave Moorcroft (GBR) 13:51.40
3.  Eduardo Castro (MEX) 13:51.46
4.  Antti Loikkanen (FIN) 13:51.47
5.  Abdelrazzak Bounour (ALG) 13:51.52
6.  Omar Aguilar (CHI) 13:51.53
7.  Paul Kipkoech (TUN) 13:51.54
8.  Zakariah Barie (TAN) 13:53.00
9.  Antonio Selvaggio (ITA) 13:55.73
10.  Roger Soler (PER) 14:28.26
11.  Orlando Mora (CRC) 14:33.49
12.  Masini Situ-Kumbanga (ZAI) 15:02.52
13.  Ali Al-Ghadi (YAR) 16:06.58

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