Athletics at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's 10,000 metres

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The 10,000 metres at the 2000 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics programme were held at Stadium Australia on Friday 22 September, and Monday 25 September 2000.

The top eight runners in each of the initial two heats automatically qualified for the final. The next four fastest runners from across the heats also qualified. There were a total number of 34 participating athletes.

Records[edit]

World and Olympic records prior to the Games.

World Record 26:22.75 Haile Gebreselassie Ethiopia Hengelo, Netherlands 1 June 1998
Olympic Record 27:07.34 Haile Gebreselassie Ethiopia Atlanta, USA 29 July 1996

Medalists[edit]

Gold: Med 1.png Silver: Med 2.png Bronze: Med 3.png
Haile Gebreselassie, Ethiopia Paul Tergat, Kenya Assefa Mezgebu, Ethiopia

Results[edit]

All times shown are in seconds.

  • Q denotes qualification by place in heat.
  • q denotes qualification by overall place.
  • DNS denotes did not start.
  • DNF denotes did not finish.
  • DQ denotes disqualification.
  • NR denotes national record.
  • OR denotes Olympic record.
  • WR denotes world record.
  • PB denotes personal best.
  • SB denotes season best.

Qualifying heats[edit]

Heat 1 of 2
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 8 Haile Gebreselassie Ethiopia 2 27:50.01 Q
2 10 Patrick Ivuti Kenya 15 27:50.10 Q
3 11 John Korir Kenya 7 27:50.19 Q
4 12 Assefa Mezgebu Ethiopia 8 27:50.64 Q
5 16 Toshinari Takaoka Japan 3 27:59.95 Q SB
6 19 Samir Moussaoui Algeria 4 28:08.22 Q
7 21 Abdihakim Abdirahman United States 9 28:09.04 Q
8 22 Enrique Molina Spain 5 28:09.76 Q
9 23 Andres Jones Great Britain 13 28:11.20
10 24 Armando Quintanilla Mexico 11 28:14.54
11 25 Sisay Bezabeh Australia 10 28:21.63
12 27 Sean Kaley Canada 16 28:36.07
13 28 Robert Denmark Great Britain 1 28:43.74
14 29 Shaun Creighton Australia 12 28:52.71
15 32 Daniele Caimmi Italy 17 29:01.26
16 33 Teodoro Cunado Spain 14 29:10.90
17 34 Michael Aish New Zealand 6 29:31.83
Heat 2 of 2
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 1 Girma Tolla Ethiopia 7 27:44.01 Q
2 2 Paul Tergat Kenya 10 27:44.07 Q
3 3 Katsuhiko Hanada Japan 9 27:45.13 Q PB
4 4 Mohammed Mourhit Belgium 8 27:45.73 Q
5 5 Said Berioui Morocco 11 27:45.83 Q
6 6 Karl Keska Great Britain 8 27:48:29 Q PB
7 7 David Galván Mexico 12 27:49.53 Q
8 9 Aloys Nizigama Burundi 2 27:50.09 Q SB
9 13 José Rios Spain 6 27:51.40 q
10 14 José Ramos Portugal 13 27:51.40 q PB
11 15 Mebrahtom Keflezighi United States 15 27:58.96 q
12 17 Rachid Berradi Italy 1 28:01.18 q
13 18 Mauricio Díaz Chile 4 28:05.61 NR
14 20 Yonas Kifle Eritrea 5 28:08.59 NR
15 26 Jeff Schiebler Canada 3 28:30.46
16 30 Dmitry Maksimov Russia 14 28:54.15
17 31 Alan Culpepper United States 16 29:00.71

Overall Results Semi-Finals

Semi-Finals
Overall Results
Place Athlete Nation Heat Lane Place Time Qual. Record
1 Girma Tolla Ethiopia 2 7 1 27:44.01 Q
2 Paul Tergat Kenya 2 10 2 27:44.07 Q
3 Katsuhiko Hanada Japan 2 9 3 27:45.13 Q PB
4 Mohammed Mourhit Belgium 2 17 4 27:45.73 Q
5 Said Berioui Morocco 2 11 5 27:45.83 Q
6 Karl Keska Great Britain 2 8 6 27:48:29 Q PB
7 David Galván Mexico 2 12 7 27:49.53 Q
8 Haile Gebreselassie Ethiopia 1 2 1 27:50.01 Q
9 Aloys Nizigama Burundi 2 2 8 27:50.09 Q SB
10 Patrick Ivuti Kenya 1 15 2 27:50.10 Q
11 John Korir Kenya 1 7 3 27:50.19 Q
12 Assefa Mezgebu Ethiopia 1 8 4 27:50.64 Q
13 José Rios Spain 2 6 9 27:51.40 q
14 José Ramos Portugal 2 13 10 27:56.30 q PB
15 Mebrahtom Keflezighi United States 2 15 11 27:58.96 q
16 Toshinari Takaoka Japan 1 3 6 27:59.95 Q SB
17 Rachid Berradi Italy 2 1 12 28:01.18 q
18 Mauricio Díaz Chile 2 4 13 28:05.61 NR
19 Samir Moussaoui Algeria 1 4 6 28:08.22 Q
20 Yonas Kifle Eritrea 2 5 14 28:08.59 NR
21 Abdihakim Abdirahman United States 1 9 7 28:09.04 Q
22 Enrique Molina Spain 1 5 8 28:09.76 Q
23 Andres Jones Great Britain 1 13 9 28:11.20
24 Armando Quintanilla Mexico 1 11 10 28:14.54
25 Sisay Bezabeh Australia 1 10 11 28:21.63
26 Jeff Schiebler Canada 2 3 15 28:30.46
27 Sean Kaley Canada 1 16 12 28:36.07
28 Robert Denmark Great Britain 1 1 13 28:43.74
29 Shaun Creighton Australia 1 12 14 28:52.71
30 Dmitry Maksimov Russia 2 14 16 28:54.15
31 Alan Culpepper United States 2 16 17 29:00.71
32 Daniele Caimmi Italy 1 17 15 29:01.26
33 Teodoro Cunado Spain 1 14 16 29:10.90
34 Michael Aish New Zealand 1 6 17 29:31.83

Final[edit]

Final
Date: Monday 25 September 2000
Time:
Place Athlete Nation Lane/Order Time Record
1 Haile Gebreselassie Ethiopia 19 27:18.20 SB
2 Paul Tergat Kenya 8 27:18.29
3 Assefa Mezgebu Ethiopia 2 27:19.75 SB
4 Patrick Ivuti Kenya 16 27:20.44
5 John Korir Kenya 20 27:24.75 PB
6 Said Berioui Morocco 7 27:37.83 SB
7 Toshinari Takaoka Japan 9 27:40.44 PB
8 Karl Keska Great Britain 6 27:44.09 PB
9 Aloys Nizigama Burundi 12 27:44.56 SB
10 Abdihakim Abdirahman United States 18 27:46.17 PB
11 Girma Tolla Ethiopia 15 27:49.75
12 Mebrahtom Keflezighi United States 13 27:53.63 PB
13 David Galvan Mexico 11 27:54.56
14 Jose Ramos Portugal 4 28:07.43
15 Katsuhiko Hanada Japan 17 28:08.11
16 Samir Moussaoui Algeria 3 28:17.25
17 Rachid Berradi Italy 10 28:45.96
18 Jose Rios Spain 1 28:50.31
- Enrique Molina Spain 14 DNF
- Mohammed Mourhit Belgium 5 DNF

References[edit]