2007 World Championships in Athletics – Men's marathon

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The Men's Marathon event at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics took place on August 25, 2007 in the streets of Osaka, Japan. The weather conditions were difficult, with 28 degrees C (82 °F) and 72 per cent humidity at the start of the race. The temperature rose to 30 degrees C (86 °F) towards the end of the race, and many competitors failed to finish the race.

Medallists[edit]

Gold  Luke Kibet (KEN)
Silver  Mubarak Hassan Shami (QAT)
Bronze  Viktor Röthlin (SUI)

Abbreviations[edit]

  • All times shown are in hours:minutes:seconds
DNS did not start
NM no mark
WR world record
WL world leading
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 2007 World Athletics Championships
World Record  Paul Tergat (KEN) 2:04:55 September 28, 2003 Germany Berlin, Germany
Event Record  Jaouad Gharib (MAR) 2:08:31 August 30, 2003 France Paris, France
Season Best  Mubarak Hassan Shami (QAT) 2:07:19 April 15, 2007 France Paris, France

Intermediates[edit]

Final ranking[edit]

Rank Athlete Time Note
1st, gold medalist(s)  Luke Kibet (KEN) 2:15:59  
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Mubarak Hassan Shami (QAT) 2:17:18  
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Viktor Röthlin (SUI) 2:17:25  
4  Yared Asmerom (ERI) 2:17:41  
5  Tsuyoshi Ogata (JPN) 2:17:42 SB
6  Satoshi Osaki (JPN) 2:18:06 SB
7  Toshinari Suwa (JPN) 2:18:35 SB
8  William Kiplagat (KEN) 2:19:21  
9  Janne Holmén (FIN) 2:19:36  
10  José Manuel Martínez (ESP) 2:20:25  
11  Dan Robinson (GBR) 2:20:30  
12  Alex Malinga (UGA) 2:20:36  
13  Tomoyuki Sato (JPN) 2:20:53  
14 Ethiopia Gashaw Asfaw (ETH) 2:20:58  
15  Park Ju-Young (KOR) 2:21:49  
16  Mike Fokoroni (ZIM) 2:21:52  
17  José Ríos (ESP) 2:22:21 SB
18  José de Souza (BRA) 2:22:24  
19  Seteng Ayele (ISR) 2:22:27  
20  Ali Mabrouk El Zaidi (LBA) 2:22:50
21  Mbarak Kipkorir Hussein (USA) 2:23:04 SB
22  Alberto Chaíça (POR) 2:23:22 SB
23  Mike Morgan (USA) 2:23:28 SB
24  Kim Young-Chun (KOR) 2:24:25  
25  Samson Ramadhani (TAN) 2:25:51  
26  Lee Myong-Seung (KOR) 2:25:54  
27  Hendrick Ramaala (RSA) 2:26:00  
28  Chang Chia-Che (TPE) 2:26:22  
29  Khalid Kamal Yaseen (BHR) 2:26:32 SB
30  Getuli Bayo (TAN) 2:26:56  
31 Ethiopia Dejene Berhanu (ETH) 2:27:50 SB
32  Kyle O'Brien (USA) 2:28:28 SB
33  Su Wei (CHN) 2:28:41 SB
34  Wodage Zvadya (ISR) 2:29:21  
35  Luís Feiteira (POR) 2:29:34  
36  Deng Haiyang (CHN) 2:29:37 SB
37  Ulrich Steidl (GER) 2:30:03  
38 Ethiopia Ambesse Tolosa (ETH) 2:30:20  
39  Michael Tluway Mislay (TAN) 2:30:33  
40  Asaf Bimro (ISR) 2:31:34  
41  Yousf Othman Qader (QAT) 2:32:00  
42  Paulo Gomes (POR) 2:32:02  
43  Li Zhuhong (CHN) 2:32:44  
44  Rachid Kisri (MAR) 2:32:57  
45  Abderrahime Bouramdane (MAR) 2:33:26  
46  Pablo Olmedo (MEX) 2:33:40  
47  Marcel Tschopp (LIE) 2:33:42  
48  Antoni Bernadó (AND) 2:34:28  
49  Ren Longyun (CHN) 2:35:22  
50  Fernando Cabada Jr (USA) 2:35:48 SB
51  Peter Riley (GBR) 2:36:00 SB
52  Laban Kagika (KEN) 2:37:13  
53  George Mofokeng (RSA) 2:40:22  
54  Rito Regules (MEX) 2:45:26  
55  Bat-Ochiryn Ser-Od (MGL) 2:49:06 SB
56  Mitsuru Kubota (JPN) 2:59:40  
57  Tumi Malefetsane (LES) 3:03:47  
DID NOT FINISH (DNF)
French Polynesia Patrick Dupouy (PYF) DNF  
 Geovanni Santos (BRA) DNF  
 Zongamele Dyubeni (RSA) DNF  
 Amos Masai (UGA) DNF  
 Zheng Yunshan (CHN) DNF  
 Francis Kirwa (FIN) DNF  
 Abdulhak Zakaria (BHR) DNF  
 Abdil Ceylan (TUR) DNF  
 Joachim Nshimirimana (BDI) DNF  
 Nelson Cruz (CPV) DNF  
 Juan Gualberto Vargas (MEX) DNF  
Ethiopia Gudisa Shentema (ETH) DNF  
 Khalid El Boumlili (MAR) DNF  
 Martin Beckmann (GER) DNF  
 James Mwangi Macharia (KEN) DNF  
 Migidio Bourifa (ITA) DNF  
Ethiopia Tesfaye Tola (ETH) DNF  
 Óscar Martín (ESP) DNF  
 Laban Kipkemboi (KEN) DNF  
 Norman Dlomo (RSA) DNF  
 Iaroslav Musinschi (MDA) DNF  
 Bethuel Netshifhefhe (RSA) DNF  
 Hicham Chatt (MAR) DNF  
 Hélder Ornelas (POR) DNF  
 Abderrahim Goumri (MAR) DNF  
 Takhir Mamashayev (KAZ) DNF  
 Julio Rey (ESP) DNF  
 Pavel Loskutov (EST) DNF  
DID NOT START (DNS)
 Luís Jesus (POR) DNS  
 Simeon Kiplagat Sawe (USA) DNS  

Marathon World Cup[edit]

Place Country Athletes Time
1  Japan (JPN) Tsuyoshi Ogata
Satoshi Osaki
Toshinari Suwa
(Tomoyuki Sato)
(Mitsuru Kubota)
Total
2:17:42
2:18:06
2:18:35
(2:20:53)
(2:59:40)
6:54:23
2  Korea (KOR) Park Ju-Young
Kim Young-Chun
Lee Myong-Seung
Total
2:21:49
2:24:25
2:25:54
7:12:08
3  Kenya (KEN) Luke Kibet
William Kiplagat
Laban Kagika
Total
2:15:59
2:19:21
2:37:13
7:12:33
4  United States (USA) Mbarak Kipkorir Hussein
Mike Morgan
Kyle O'Brien
(Fernando Cabada Jr)
Total
2:23:04
2:23:28
2:28:28
(2:35:48)
7:15:00
5 Ethiopia Ethiopia (ETH) Gashaw Asfaw
Dejene Berhanu
Ambesse Tolosa
Total
2:20:58
2:27:50
2:30:20
7:19:08
6  Tanzania (TAN) Samson Ramadhani
Getuli Bayo
Michael Tluway Mislay
Total
2:25:51
2:26:56
2:30:33
7:23:20
7  Israel (ISR) Ayele Seteng
Zvadya Wodage
Asaf Bimro
Total
2:22:27
2:29:21
2:31:34
7:23:22
8  Portugal (POR) Alberto Chaíça
Luís Feiteira
Paulo Gomes
Total
2:23:22
2:29:34
2:32:02
7:24:58
9  PR of China (CHN) Su Wei
Deng Haiyang
Li Zhuhong
(Ren Longyun)
Total
2:28:41
2:29:37
2:32:44
(2:35:22)
7:31:02

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