Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's marathon

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Men's marathon
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
Abebe Bikila 1964 Olympics.jpg
Abebe Bikila with gold medal from the marathon
Venue Olympic Stadium, Tokyo
Dates 21 October
Competitors 79 from 41 nations
Winning time 2:12:11.2
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Abebe Bikila  Ethiopia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Basil Heatley  Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Kōkichi Tsuburaya  Japan
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Athletics at the
1964 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
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

The men's marathon was part of the Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Tokyo. It was held on 21 October 1964. 79 athletes from 41 nations entered, with 68 starting and 58 finishing.

Results[edit]

Bikila broke the world's best time for the marathon to defend his Olympic gold medal.

Place Athlete Time
1  Abebe Bikila (ETH) 2:12:11.2 WR
2  Basil Heatley (GBR) 2:16:19.2
3  Kōkichi Tsuburaya (JPN) 2:16:22.8
4  Brian Kilby (GBR) 2:17:02.4
5  József Sütő (HUN) 2:17:55.8
6  Leonard Edelen (USA) 2:18:12.4
7  Aurèle Vandendriessche (BEL) 2:18:42.6
8  Kenji Kimihara (JPN) 2:19:49.0
9  Ron Clarke (AUS) 2:20:26.8
10  Demissie Wolde (ETH) 2:21:25.2
11  Lee Sang-Hoon (KOR) 2:22:02.8
12  Bakir Benaïssa (MAR) 2:22:27.0
13  Eino Oksanen (FIN) 2:22:36.0
14  Billy Mills (USA) 2:22:55.4
15  Toru Terasawa (JPN) 2:23:09.0
16  Kim Yun-Bum (KOR) 2:24:40.6
17  Giorgio Jegher (ITA) 2:24:45.2
18  Václav Chudomel (TCH) 2:24:46.8
19  Ron Hill (GBR) 2:25:34.4
20  Paavo Pystynen (FIN) 2:26:00.6
21  Fidel Negrete (MEX) 2:26:07.0
22  Nikolay Tikhomirov (URS) 2:26:07.4
23  Pete McArdle (USA) 2:26:24.4
24  Heinrich Hagen (EUA) 2:26:39.8
25  Pavel Kantorek (TCH) 2:26:47.2
26  Nikolay Abramov (URS) 2:27:09.4
27  Ray Puckett (NZL) 2:27:34.0
28  Eino Valle (FIN) 2:27:34.8
29  Jeff Julian (NZL) 2:27:57.6
30  Ricardo Vidal (athlete) (CHI) 2:28:01.6
31  Robert Vagg (AUS) 2:28:41.0
32  Guido Voegele (SUI) 2:29:17.8
33  Balkrishan Akotkar (IND) 2:29:27.4
34  Jean Aniset (LUX) 2:29:52.6
35  Thin Sumbwegan (BIR) 2:30:35.8
36  Constantin Grecescu (ROU) 2:30:42.6
37  Janos Pinter (HUN) 2:30:50.2
38  Gerhard Honicke (EUA) 2:33:23.0
39  Manfred Naumann (EUA) 2:33:42.0
40  Antonio Ambu (ITA) 2:34:37.6
41  Oskar Leupi (SUI) 2:35:05.4
42  Ivan Keats (NZL) 2:36:16.8
43  Harbanslal Harbanslal (IND) 2:37:05.8
44  Armando Aldegalega (POR) 2:38:02.2
45  Chrisantus Nyakwayo (KEN) 2:38:38.6
46  Constantino Kapambwe (NRH) 2:39:28.4
47  Omari Abdallah (TAN) 2:40:06.0
48  Muhammad Yusaf (PAK) 2:40:46.0
49  Naftali Temu (KEN) 2:40:46.6
50  Joo Hyung Kail (KOR) 2:41:08.2
51  Mathias Kanda (RHO) 2:41:09.0
52  Anthony Cook (AUS) 2:42:03.6
53  Víctor Peralta (MEX) 2:44:23.6
54  Trevor Haynes (NRH) 2:45:08.6
55  Abraham Fornes (PUR) 2:46:22.6
56  Robson Mrombe (RHO) 2:49:30.8
57  Laurent Daniel Chifita (NRH) 2:51:52.2
58  Chanom Sirirangsi (THA) 2:59:25.6
 Bahadur Thada Ganga (NEP) Did not finish
2:23:41 at 40 km
 Bahacur Bhupendra (NEP) Did not finish
2:34:12 at 40 km
 James Hogan (IRL) Did not finish
1:51:27 at 35 km
 Viktor Baykov (URS) Did not finish
1:39:13 at 30 km
 M. Haddeb Hannachi (TUN) Did not finish
1:46:18 at 30 km
 Andrew Soi (KEN) Did not finish
1:23:37 at 25 km
 Osvaldo Roberto Suarez (ARG) Did not finish
1:09:00 at 20 km
 Mamo Wolde (ETH) Did not finish
0:47:14 at 15 km
 Hedhili Ben Boubaker (TUN) Did not finish
0:47:51 at 15 km
 Ly Nguyen Van (VIE) Did not finish
1:02:51 at 15 km
 Jean Louis Brougier (FRA) Did not start
 Dumitru Chitoban (ROU) Did not start
 Suliman Fighi Hassan (LIB) Did not start
 Mohammed Gammoudi (TUN) Did not start
 Alberto Garabito (BOL) Did not start
 Bruce Kidd (CAN) Did not start
 Lajos Mecser (HUN) Did not start
 Alejo Montano (BOL) Did not start
 Jean Randrianjatovo (MAD) Did not start
 Ryoo Man-Hyung (PRK) Did not start

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