Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 3000 metres steeplechase
|Men's 3000 metres steeplechase
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
|Venue||Athens Olympic Stadium|
|Dates||August 21 to August 24|
|Competitors||41 from 27 nations|
|Athletics at the
2004 Summer Olympics
|100 m hurdles||women|
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men||women|
|4×100 m relay||men||women|
|4×400 m relay||men||women|
|20 km walk||men||women|
|50 km walk||men|
The Men's 3,000 m Steeplechase was one of two male-exclusive events out of the 23 track events of the 2004 Summer Olympics, in Athens. It was contested at the Athens Olympic Stadium, from August 21 to August 24, by a total of 41 athletes from 27 nations.
The athletes competed in a three-heat qualifying round in which the first three runners from each heat, together with the six fastest losing runners, were given a place in the final race.
The Olympic qualification period for the athletics ran from January 1, 2003 to August 9, 2004. For this event, each National Olympic Committee (NOC) was permitted to enter up to three athletes, provided they had run below 8:24.60 minutes during this period in IAAF-sanctioned meetings or tournaments. If a NOC had no athletes qualified under this standard, it could enter up to one athlete that had run below 8:32.00 minutes.
These are the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 2004 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||7:53.63||Saif Saaeed Shaheen||Brussels (BEL)||3 September 2004|
|Olympic Record||8:05.52||Julius Kariuki (KEN)||Seoul (KOR)||30 September 1988|
All times are shown in minutes. The following abbreviations are used:
- Q denotes qualification by place
- q denotes qualification by time
- DNS denotes "did not start"
- DNF denotes "did not finish"
- NR denotes "national record"
- PB denotes "personal best"
- SB denotes "season best"
- DQ denotes "disqualified"
The qualifying round was held on August 21. The first three runners from each heat, together with the six fastest losing runners, were given a place in the final race.
|1||Saifeldin, Khamis AbdullahKhamis Abdullah Saifeldin||Qatar||8:17.89||SB||4||Q|
|1||Kemboi, EzekielEzekiel Kemboi||Kenya||8:18.20||5||Q|
|1||Tahri, BouabdellahBouabdellah Tahri||France||8:18.98||6||Q|
|1||Lincoln, DanielDaniel Lincoln||United States||8:19.62||8||q|
|1||Ezzine, AliAli Ezzine||Morocco||8:20.18||10||q|
|1||Martin, EliseoEliseo Martin||Spain||8:21.88||11||q|
|1||Popławski, RadosławRadosław Popławski||Poland||8:22.16||SB||12||q|
|1||Pröll, MartinMartin Pröll||Austria||8:26.01||19|
|1||Luchianov, IonIon Luchianov||Moldova||8:26.17||NR||20|
|1||Buč, BoštjanBoštjan Buč||Slovenia||8:37.29||31|
|1||Potapovich, PavelPavel Potapovich||Russia||8:52.65||37|
|1||Maffei, GiuseppeGiuseppe Maffei||Italy||DNF||—|
|1||Mandje, Roberto CaracioloRoberto Caraciolo Mandje||Equatorial Guinea||DNS||—|
|1||Turki, LotfiLotfi Turki||Tunisia||DNS||—|
|2||Kipruto, BriminBrimin Kipruto||Kenya||8:15.11||1||Q|
|2||Vroemen, SimonSimon Vroemen||Netherlands||8:15.28||SB||2||Q|
|2||Martin, Luis MiguelLuis Miguel Martin||Spain||8:16.90||3||Q|
|2||Mohamed, MustafaMustafa Mohamed||Sweden||8:19.37||7||q|
|2||Le Dauphin, VincentVincent Le Dauphin||France||8:20.13||9||q|
|2||Zakrzewski, JanJan Zakrzewski||Poland||8:23.72||13|
|2||Usov, RomanRoman Usov||Russia||8:24.19||16|
|2||Slobodenyuk, VadymVadym Slobodenyuk||Ukraine||8:24.84||PB||18|
|2||Chemlal, AbdelatifAbdelatif Chemlal||Morocco||8:29.36||25|
|2||Shiferaw, TewodrosTewodros Shiferaw||Ethiopia||8:33.15||27|
|2||Maazouz, AbdelhakimAbdelhakim Maazouz||Algeria||8:36.12||30|
|2||Gary, RobertRobert Gary||United States||8:38.01||32|
|2||Ramolefi, RubenRuben Ramolefi||South Africa||8:46.17||34|
|2||Ibrahim, BashirBashir Ibrahim||Kuwait||8:48.65||NR||35|
|3||Obaid, Musa AmerMusa Amer Obaid||Qatar||8:23.94||14||Q|
|3||Jimenez, Antonio DavidAntonio David Jimenez||Spain||8:24.13||15||Q|
|3||Koech, Paul KipsielePaul Kipsiele Koech||Kenya||8:24.68||17||Q|
|3||Ouerdi, ZouhairZouhair Ouerdi||Morocco||8:27.55||21|
|3||Chaston, JustinJustin Chaston||Great Britain||8:28.35||22|
|3||Iwamizu, YoshitakaYoshitaka Iwamizu||Japan||8:29.07||23|
|3||Nowill, PeterPeter Nowill||Australia||8:29.14||24|
|3||Famiglietti, AnthonyAnthony Famiglietti||United States||8:31.59||26|
|3||Greaux, AlexanderAlexander Greaux||Puerto Rico||8:33.62||28|
|3||Svenøy, JimJim Svenøy||Norway||8:33.97||29|
|3||Silva, ManuelManuel Silva||Portugal||8:38.31||33|
|3||Wale, LulesegedLuleseged Wale||Ethiopia||8:50.73||36|
|3||Czaja, JakubJakub Czaja||Poland||8:56.24||38|
The final was held on August 24.
|Ezekiel Kemboi (KEN)||8:05.81||SB|
|Brimin Kipruto (KEN)||8:06.11|
|Paul Kipsiele Koech (KEN)||8:06.64|
|4||Musa Amer Obaid (QAT)||8:07.18||PB|
|5||Luis Miguel Martin (ESP)||8:11.64||SB|
|6||Simon Vroemen (NED)||8:13.25||SB|
|7||Bouabdellah Tahri (FRA)||8:14.26||SB|
|8||Ali Ezzine (MAR)||8:15.58|
|9||Eliseo Martin (ESP)||8:15.77||SB|
|10||Vincent Le Dauphin (FRA)||8:16.15||SB|
|11||Daniel Lincoln (USA)||8:16.86|
|12||Radosław Popławski (POL)||8:17.32||PB|
|13||Mustafa Mohamed (SWE)||8:18.05||PB|
|14||Antonio David Jimenez (ESP)||8:22.63|
|15||Khamis Abdullah Saifeldin (QAT)||8:36.66|
- "Athens Olympic Games 2004 - Results". IAAF. 2004. Archived from the original on 22 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-23.