Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 3000 metres steeplechase

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Men's 3000 metres steeplechase
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Dates August 16 (heats)
August 18 (final)
Competitors 40 from 27 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Kenya
Silver medal    France
Bronze medal    Kenya
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steeplechase
men women
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The Men's 3000 metres steeplechase at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on 16–18 August at the Beijing Olympic Stadium.[1]

The qualifying standards were 8:24.60 (A standard) and 8:32.00 (B standard).[2]

Brimin Kipruto, who won the silver medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, became the seventh Kenyan runner in a row to win this event at the Olympics. In total Kenya won nine gold medals in the 3000m steeplechase since 1968, but none of those medalists was ever able to defend his title.

Records[edit]

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

World record Qatar Saif Saaeed Shaheen (QAT) 7:53.63 Brussels, Belgium 3 September 2004
Olympic record  Julius Kariuki (KEN) 8:05.51 Seoul, South Korea 30 September 1988

No new world or Olympic records were set for this event.

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Heat Position Athlete Country Time Notes
1 1 Bouabdellah Tahri France 8:23.42 Q
1 2 Brimin Kiprop Kipruto Kenya 8:23.53 Q
1 3 Abdelkader Hachlaf Morocco 8:23.62 Q
1 4 Tareq Mubarak Taher Bahrain 8:23.66 Q
1 5 Nahom Mesfin Ethiopia 8:23.82
1 6 Ildar Minshin Russia 8:26.85
1 7 Tomasz Szymkowiak Poland 8:29.37
1 8 Rabia Makhloufi Algeria 8:29.74
1 9 Yoshitaka Iwamizu Japan 8:29.80
1 10 Valērijs Žolnerovičs Latvia 8:37.65
1 11 Alberto Paulo Portugal 8:39.11
1 12 Rubén Palomeque Spain 8:58.50
1 Matteo Villani Italy DNF
2 1 Yacob Jarso Ethiopia 8:16.88 Q, PB
2 2 Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad France 8:16.95 Q, SB
2 3 Anthony Famiglietti United States 8:17.34 Q, PB
2 4 Ezekiel Kemboi Kenya 8:17.55 Q
2 5 Mustafa Mohamed Sweden 8:17.80 q
2 6 Youcef Abdi Australia 8:17.97 q, PB
2 7 Ion Luchianov Moldova 8:18.97 q, NR
2 8 Boštjan Buc Slovenia 8:21.24
2 9 Brahim Taleb Morocco 8:23.09
2 10 Andrew Lemoncello Great Britain 8:36.06
2 11 William Nelson United States 8:36.66
2 12 José Luis Blanco Spain 8:37.37
2 13 Ali Ahmed Al-Amri Saudi Arabia 9:09.73
2 Jukka Keskisalo Finland DNS
3 1 Ruben Ramolefi South Africa 8:19.86 Q, PB
3 2 Richard Kipkemboi Mateelong Kenya 8:19.87 Q
3 3 Benjamin Kiplagat Uganda 8:20.22 Q
3 4 Abubaker Ali Kamal Qatar 8:21.85 Q
3 5 Eliseo Martín Spain 8:23.19 SB
3 6 Hamid Ezzine Morocco 8:27.45
3 7 Vincent Zouaoui Dandrieaux France 8:27.91
3 8 Roba Gary Ethiopia 8:28.27
3 9 Joshua McAdams United States 8:33.26
3 10 Pavel Potapovich Russia 8:36.29
3 11 Pieter Desmet Belgium 8:37.99
3 12 Halil Akkaş Turkey 8:44.70
3 13 Itai Maggidi Israel 9:05.02

Legend: Q=Qualified top 4 in heat; q=Qualified by time; DNF=Did Not Finish; DNS=Did Not Start; DQ=Disqualified; NR=National Record; PB=Personal Best; SB=Season Best

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Brimin Kiprop Kipruto  Kenya (KEN) 8:10.34 SB
2 Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad  France (FRA) 8:10.49 PB
3 Richard Kipkemboi Mateelong  Kenya (KEN) 8:11.01
4 Yacob Jarso  Ethiopia (ETH) 8:13.47 NR
5 Bouabdellah Tahri  France (FRA) 8:14.79
6 Youcef Abdi  Australia (AUS) 8:16.36 PB
7 Ezekiel Kemboi  Kenya (KEN) 8:16.38
8 Abubaker Ali Kamal  Qatar (QAT) 8:16.59
9 Benjamin Kiplagat  Uganda (UGA) 8:20.27
10 Mustafa Mohamed  Sweden (SWE) 8:20.69
11 Tareq Mubarak Taher  Bahrain (BRN) 8:21.59
12 Ion Luchianov  Moldova (MDA) 8:27.82
13 Anthony Famiglietti  United States (USA) 8:31.21
14 Ruben Ramolefi  South Africa (RSA) 8:34.58
15 Abdelkader Hachlaf  Morocco (MAR) 9:02.06

Splits[edit]

Intermediate Athlete Country Mark
1000m Ruben Ramolefi  South Africa 2:46.97
2000m Mustafa Mohamed  Sweden 5:33.84

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympic Athletics Competition Schedule". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Entry Standards - The XXIX Olympic Games - Beijing, China - 8/24 August 2008". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04.