Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's marathon

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The Men's Marathon at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea was held on Sunday October 2, 1988. The race started on 14.30h local time. A total number of 98 athletes completed the race, with Polin Belisle from Belize finishing in last position in 3'14:02. There were 118 competitors from 70 countries. Twenty of them did not finish.

Gary Fanelli of the United States moved to Tafuna, American Samoa six months prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul in order to coach and attain his Olympic eligibility for America Samoa.[1] Fanelli's time of 2:25:35, good for 51st place, is an American Samoan national record.[2]

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Gelindo Bordin
Italy (ITA)
Silver  Douglas Wakiihuri
Kenya (KEN)
Bronze  Hussein Ahmed Salah
Djibouti (DJI)

Abbreviations[edit]

  • All times shown are in hours:minutes:seconds
DNF did not finish
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]

Standing records prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics
World Record  Belayneh Densamo (ETH) 2:06:50 April 17, 1988 Netherlands Rotterdam, Netherlands
Olympic Record  Carlos Lopes (POR) 2:09:21 August 12, 1984 United States Los Angeles, United States
Season Best  Belayneh Densamo (ETH) 2:06:50 April 17, 1988 Netherlands Rotterdam, Netherlands

Startlist[edit]

Intermediates[edit]

Final ranking[edit]

Place Athlete Time
1  Gelindo Bordin (ITA) 2'10:32
2  Douglas Wakiihuri (KEN) 2'10:47
3  Hussein Ahmed Salah (DJI) 2'10:59
4  Takeyuki Nakayama (JPN) 2'11:05
5  Steve Moneghetti (AUS) 2'11:49
6  Charlie Spedding (GBR) 2'12:19
7  Juma Ikangaa (TAN) 2'13:06
8  Robert de Castella (AUS) 2'13:07
9  Toshihiko Seko (JPN) 2'13:41
10  Ravil Kashapov (URS) 2'13:49
11  Jesús Herrera (MEX) 2'13:58
12  John Campbell (NZL) 2'14:08
13  Gerard Nijboer (NED) 2'14:40
14  Pete Pfitzinger (USA) 2'14:44
15  Marti ten Kate (NED) 2'14:53
16  Orlando Pizzolato (ITA) 2'15:20
17  Hisatoshi Shintaku (JPN) 2'15:42
18  Kim Won-Tak (KOR) 2'15:44
19  Gianni Poli (ITA) 2'16:07
20  Dieudonné LaMothe (HAI) 2'16:15
21  Dave Long (GBR) 2'16:18
22  Henrik Jørgensen (DEN) 2'16:40
23  Ralf Salzmann (FRG) 2'16:54
24  Dick Hooper (IRL) 2'17:16
25  Miroslav Vindiš (YUG) 2'17:47
26  Cai Shangyan (CHN) 2'17:54
27  Joaquim Silva (POR) 2'18:05
28  Art Boileau (CAN) 2'18:20
29  Ed Eyestone (USA) 2'19:09
30  Noureddine Sobhi (MAR) 2'19:56
31  Yoo Jae-Sung (KOR) 2'20:11
32  Mehmet Terzi (TUR) 2'20:12
33  Kevin Forster (GBR) 2'20:45
34  Bigboy Josie Matlapeng (BOT) 2'20:51
35  Allaoua Khellil (ALG) 2'21:12
36  Justin Gloden (LUX) 2'22:14
37  Alex Gonzalez (FRA) 2'22:24
38  Zhang Guowei (CHN) 2'22:49
39  Pedro Ortiz (COL) 2'23:34
40  Ronald Lanzoni (CRC) 2'23:45
41  Bradley Camp (AUS) 2'23:49
42  Adolphe Ambowode (CAF) 2'23:52
43  John Burra (TAN) 2'24:17
44  Samuel Hlawe (SWZ) 2'24:42
45  Juan Amores (CRC) 2'24:49
46  Peter Maher (CAN) 2'24:49
47  Abdou Monzo (NIG) 2'25:05
48  Diamantino Santos (BRA) 2'25:13
49  Omar Moussa (DJI) 2'25:25
50  Carlos Retiz (MEX) 2'25:34
51  Gary Fanelli (ASA) 2'25:35
52  John Woods (IRL) 2'25:38
53  Gideon Mthembu (SWZ) 2'25:56
54  Baikuntha Manandhar (NEP) 2'25:57
55  Karel David (TCH) 2'26:12
56  Ivo Rodrigues (BRA) 2'26:27
57  Martín Mondragón (MEX) 2'27:10
58  Thomas Dlamini (SWZ) 2'28:06
59  Inni Aboubacar (NIG) 2'28:15
60  Yohanna Waziri (NGR) 2'29:14
61  Nqheku Nteso (LES) 2'29:44
62  Benjamin Longiross (UGA) 2'30:29
63  Vincent Ruguga (UGA) 2'31:04
64  Alfonso Abellán (ESP) 2'31:10
65  Vithanakande Lek Samarasinghe (SRI) 2'31:29
66  Teeka Bogate (NEP) 2'31:49
67  Dave Edge (CAN) 2'32:19
68  Luis López (CRC) 2'32:43
69  Juan Camacho (BOL) 2'34:41
70  Abbas Mohammed (NGR) 2'35:26
71  Ahmet Altun (TUR) 2'37:44
72  James Gombedza (ZIM) 2'38:13
73  Kamana Koji (ZAI) 2'38:34
74  João Carvalho (ANG) 2'40:45
75  Aaron Dupnai (PNG) 2'41:47
76  Bineshwar Prasad (FIJ) 2'41:50
77  Calvin Dallas (ISV) 2'42:19
78  Telesphore Dusabe (RWA) 2'42:52
79  Eugene Muslar (BIZ) 2'43:29
80  Hassane Karinou (NIG) 2'43:51
81  Wallace Williams (ISV) 2'44:40
82  Mohala Mohloli (LES) 2'44:44
83  Awadh Shaban Al-Sameer (OMA) 2'46:59
84  Derek Adamson (JAM) 2'47:57
85  Krisnaba Hadur Basnyat (NEP) 2'47:57
86  Fred Schumann (GUM) 2'49:52
87  John Mwathiwa (MAW) 2'51:43
88  Marlon Williams (ISV) 2'52:06
89  Kaleka Mutoke (ZAI) 2'55:21
90  James Walker (GUM) 2'56:32
91  Mohiddin Mohamed Kulmiye (SOM) 2'58:10
92  Fred Ogwang (UGA) 2'59:35
93  Naser Babapur (IRI) 3'00:20
94  Ricardo Taitano (GUM) 3'03:19
95  Suma Keita (SLE) 3'04:00
96  Alassane Bah (GUI) 3'06:27
97  Thuyet Nguyen Van (VIE) 3'10:57
98  Polin Belisle (BIZ) 3'14:02
 Ahmed Mohamed Ismail (SOM) DNF
 Bruno Lafranchi (SUI) DNF
 Ibrahim Hussein (KEN) DNF
 Alain Lazare (FRA) DNF
 John Treacy (IRL) DNF
 Dirk Vanderherten (BEL) DNF
 Domingo Aguilar (CHI) DNF
 Honorato Hernández (ESP) DNF
 Jörg Peter (GDR) DNF
 Joseph Kipsang (KEN) DNF
 Kwon Seong-Lak (KOR) DNF
 El Mostafa Nechchadi (MAR) DNF
 George Mambosasa (MAW) DNF
 Abdul Hadi Abdul Latheef (MDV) DNF
 Hussein Haleem (MDV) DNF
 Geir Kvernmo (NOR) DNF
 Paulo Catarino (POR) DNF
 John Maeke (SOL) DNF
 Martin Vrabel (TCH) DNF
 Mark Conover (USA) DNF

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lukens, Mark (September 25, 1988). "Marathoner Gary Fanelli has a Seoul of his own". Reading Eagle. p. C-2. Retrieved February 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ "12th IAAF World Championships In Athletics: IAAF Statistics Handbook. Berlin 2009." (pdf). Monte Carlo: IAAF Media & Public Relations Department. 2009. pp. 497–498. Retrieved February 2, 2011. 

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