Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's 10,000 metres
|Men's 10,000 metres
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
|Venue||Estadio Olímpico Universitario|
|Competitors||37 from 23 nations|
|Athletics at the
1968 Summer Olympics
|80 m hurdles||women|
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men|
|4×100 m relay||men||women|
|4×400 m relay||men|
|20 km walk||men|
|50 km walk||men|
The official results of the Men's 10,000 metres Race at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico held on Sunday October 13, 1968. There were a total number of 37 competitors from 23 nations.
The great rivalry between East African neighbors Ethiopia and Kenya. While Abebe Bikila had won the Marathon in the two previous Olympics to show Ethiopia's ability, this was Kenya's first ever gold medal, with Naftali Temu outsprinting leader Mamo Wolde on the home straight. Distance running has never been the same, with the two countries battling for virtually every major title since.
- "Athletics at the 1968 Mexico City Games: Men's 10,000 metres". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 14 November 2017.