Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 10,000 metres

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Men's 10,000 metres
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Dates August 17
Competitors 39 from 21 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Ethiopia
Silver medal    Ethiopia
Bronze medal    Kenya
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Athletics at the
2008 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
5000 m men women
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100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
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men women
4 × 100 m relay men women
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Marathon men women
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Discus throw men women
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Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men

The Men's 10,000 metres at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on August 17 at the Beijing National Stadium.[1]

The race was dominated by the Ethiopian and Kenyan teams along with Tadese of Eritrea. With 200m remaining, Bekele pulled away from the rest of the field with a final lap of 53.42 seconds, winning his second 10,000m Olympic gold medal.

Competition format[edit]

The qualifying standards for the 2008 event were 27:50.00 (A standard) and 28:10.00 (B standard).[2]

The Men's 10,000m competition consisted of only one race the Final.

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:

World record Ethiopia Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 26:17.53 Brussels, Belgium 26 August 2005
Olympic record  Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 27:05.10 Athens, Greece 20 August 2004

The following new Olympic record was set during this competition.

Date Event Name Nationality Time OR WR
17 August Final Kenenisa Bekele Ethiopia 27:01.17 OR

Results[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes[3]
1 Kenenisa Bekele Ethiopia 27:01.17 OR
2 Sileshi Sihine Ethiopia 27:02.77
3 Micah Kogo Kenya 27:04.11 SB
4 Moses Ndiema Masai Kenya 27:04.11 SB
5 Zersenay Tadese Eritrea 27:05.11
6 Haile Gebrselassie Ethiopia 27:06.68
7 Martin Irungu Mathathi Kenya 27:08.25 PB
8 Ahmad Hassan Abdullah Qatar 27:23.75 SB
9 Fabiano Joseph Naasi Tanzania 27:25.33
10 Boniface Kiprop Toroitich Uganda 27:27.28
11 Selim Bayrak Turkey 27:29.33 NR
12 Kidane Tadese Eritrea 27:36.11
13 Galen Rupp United States 27:36.99 SB
14 Dickson Marwa Tanzania 27:48.03
15 Abdihakem Abdirahman United States 27:52.53
16 Abdellah Falil Morocco 27:53.14
17 Juan Carlos de la Ossa Spain 27:54.20
18 Hasan Mahboob Bahrain 27:55.14
19 Dieudonné Disi Rwanda 27:56.74
20 Essa Ismail Rashed Qatar 27:58.67
21 Samwel Shauri Tanzania 28:06.26
22 Felix Kikwai Kibore Qatar 28:11.92
23 Carles Castillejo Spain 28:13.68
24 Ayad Lamdassem Spain 28:13.73
25 Jorge Torres United States 28:13.93
26 Surendra Kumar Singh India 28:13.97
27 Günther Weidlinger Austria 28:14.38
28 Kensuke Takezawa Japan 28:23.28
29 Juan Carlos Romero Mexico 28:26.57
30 Sergey Ivanov Russia 28:34.72
31 Takayuki Matsumiya Japan 28:39.77
32 Teklemariam Medhin Eritrea 28:54.33
33 Eric Gillis Canada 29:08.10
34 Rui Pedro Silva Portugal 29:09.03
35 Alejandro Suárez Mexico 29:24.78
Cuthbert Nyasango Zimbabwe DNF
David Galván Mexico DNF
Mohamed El Hachimi Morocco DNF
Khoudir Aggoune Algeria DNS

OR - Olympic Record, NR - National Record, PB - Personal Best, SB - Season Best

Splits[edit]

Intermediate Athlete Country Mark
1000m Alejandro Suárez  Mexico 2:50.15
2000m Kidane Tadese  Eritrea 5:27.32
3000m Kidane Tadese  Eritrea 8:09.93
4000m Kidane Tadese  Eritrea 10:59.51
5000m Kidane Tadese  Eritrea 13:48.00
6000m Haile Gebrselassie  Ethiopia 16:33.92
7000m Zersenay Tadese  Eritrea 19:14.71
8000m Zersenay Tadese  Eritrea 21:53.78
9000m Micah Kogo  Kenya 24:34.07

References[edit]