Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Men's 10,000 metres

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These are the official results of the Men's 10,000 metres event at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. There were a total number of 41 participating athletes. The event took place between 3 and 6 August.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Alberto Cova
 Italy
Silver Mike McLeod
 Great Britain
Bronze Michael Musyoki
 Kenya

Abbreviations[edit]

Q automatic qualification
q qualification by rank
DNS did not start
NM no mark
OR olympic record
WR world record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1984 Summer Olympics.

World Record 27:13.81 Portugal Fernando Mamede Stockholm (SWE) July 2, 1984
Olympic Record 27:38.35 Finland Lasse Virén Munich (FRG) September 3, 1972

Final[edit]

RANK FINAL TIME
Med 1.png  Alberto Cova (ITA) 27:47.54
Med 2.png  Mike McLeod (GBR) 28:06.22
Med 3.png  Michael Musyoki (KEN) 28:06.46
4.  Salvatore Antibo (ITA) 28:06.50
5.  Christoph Herle (FRG) 28:08.21
6.  Sostenes Bitok (KEN) 28:09.01
7.  Yutaka Kanai (JPN) 28:27.06
8.  Steve Jones (GBR) 28:28.08
9.  John Treacy (IRL) 28:28.68
10.  Ahmed Musa Jouda (SUD) 28:29.43
11.  Zephaniah Ncube (ZIM) 28:31.61
12.  Nick Rose (GBR) 28:31.73
13.  Zakariah Barie (TAN) 28:32.28
14.  Joseph Nzau (KEN) 28:32.57
15.  Pat Porter (USA) 28:34.59
16.  Masanari Shintaku (JPN) 28:55.54
 Fernando Mamede (POR) DNF
DSQ  Martti Vainio (FIN) 27:51.10

Heats[edit]

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Fernando Mamede (POR) 28:21.87
2.  Salvatore Antibo (ITA) 28:22.57
3.  Michael Musyoki (KEN) 28:24.24
4.  Masanari Shintaku (JPN) 28:24.30
5.  Mike McLeod (GBR) 28:24.92
6.  José Gómez (MEX) 28:28.50
7.  Omar Aguilar (CHI) 28:29.06
8.  Paul Williams (CAN) 28:36.15
9.  Craig Virgin (USA) 28:37.58
10.  José João da Silva (BRA) 29:10.52
11.  Luis Tipán (ECU) 30:07.49
12.  Ibrahim Kivina (TAN) 30:29.50
13.  Basil Kilani (JOR) 30:43.54


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Alberto Cova (ITA) 28:26.10
2.  Zephaniah Ncube (ZIM) 28:28.53
3.  Joseph Nzau (KEN) 28:28.71
4.  Christoph Herle (FRG) 28:30.28
5.  Nick Rose (GBR) 28:31.13
6.  Gidamis Shahanga (TAN) 28:42.92
7.  Antonio Prieto (ESP) 28:57.78
8.  Martín Pitayo (MEX) 28:59.19
9.  Paul Cummings (USA) 29:09.82
10.  Arye Gamliel (ISR) 29:31.32
11.  Mohiddin Mohamed Kulmiye (SOM) 29:37.93
12.  Matthews Kambale (MAW) 30:47.73
13.  Orlando Mora (CRC) 30:49.43
14.  Tau Tokwepota (PNG) 31:29.14


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Sostenes Bitok (KEN) 28:12.17
2.  Yutaka Kanai (JPN) 28:14.67
3.  Zakariah Barie (TAN) 28:15.18
4.  Steve Jones (GBR) 28:15.22
5.  John Treacy (IRL) 28:18.13
6.  Martti Vainio (FIN) 28:19.25
7.  Pat Porter (USA) 28:19.94
8.  Musa Gouda (SUD) 28:20.26
9.  Francesco Panetta (ITA) 29:00.78
10.  Marios Kassianidis (CYP) 29:06.08
11.  Domingo Tibaduiza (COL) 29:07.19
12.  Julio Gómez (ARG) 29:58.06
13.  France Ntaole (LES) 30:18.71
14.  Albert Marie (SEY) 32:04.11

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