Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's 10,000 metres

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Men's 10,000 metres
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Venue Estadio Olímpico Universitario
Dates October 13
Competitors 37 from 23 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Naftali Temu  Kenya
2nd, silver medalist(s) Mamo Wolde  Ethiopia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Mohamed Gammoudi  Tunisia
← 1964
1972 →

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.[1]

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.

Final ranking[edit]

RANK ATHLETE TIME
Med 1.png  Naftali Temu (KEN) 29:27.4
Med 2.png  Mamo Wolde (ETH) 29:28.0
Med 3.png  Mohamed Gammoudi (TUN) 29:34.2
4.  Juan Martínez (MEX) 29:35.0
5.  Nikolay Sviridov (URS) 29:43.2
6.  Ron Clarke (AUS) 29:44.2
7.  Ron Hill (GBR) 29:53.2
8.  Wohib Masresha (ETH) 29:57.0
9.  Nedo Farčić (YUG) 30:01.2
10.  Álvaro Mejía (COL) 30:10.6
11.  Tracy Smith (USA) 30:14.6
12.  Rex Maddaford (NZL) 30:17.2
13.  Michael Tagg (GBR) 30:18.0
14.  Fikru Deguefu (ETH) 30:19.4
15.  Jürgen Haase (GDR) 30:24.2
16.  Tom Laris (USA) 30:26.2
17.  Leonid Mikitenko (URS) 30:46.0
18.  Manfred Letzerich (FRG) 30:48.6
19.  Tsugumichi Suzuki (JPN) 30:52.0
20.  János Szerényi (HUN) 30:53.6
21.  Musa Mustapha (UGA) 30:54.2
22.  Lajos Mecser (HUN) 30:54.8
23.  Lutz Philipp (FRG) 30:57.0
24.  Vyacheslav Alanov (URS) 31:01.0
25.  Dave Ellis (CAN) 31:06.6
26.  Jim Hogan (GBR) 31:18.6
27.  Keisuke Sawaki (JPN) 31:25.2
28.  Van Nelson (USA) 31:40.2
29.  György Kiss (HUN) 32:03.4
30.  Juan Pérez (CRC) 32:14.6
31.  Benjamín Silva-Netto (PHI) 32:35.2
 Kip Keino (KEN) DNF
 Rodolfo Erazo (HON) DNF
 Evan Maguire (NZL) DNF
 Alifu Massaquoi (SLE) DNF
 Willy Polleunis (BEL) DNF
 Edward Stawiarz (POL) DNF

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1968 Mexico City Games: Men's 10,000 metres". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 14 November 2017. 

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