Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 10,000 metres
|Men's 10,000 metres
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
|Venue||Beijing National Stadium|
|Competitors||39 from 21 nations|
|Athletics at the
2008 Summer Olympics
|100 m hurdles||women|
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men||women|
|4 × 100 m relay||men||women|
|4 × 400 m relay||men||women|
|20 km walk||men||women|
|50 km walk||men|
The race was dominated by the Ethiopian and Kenyan teams along with Tadese of Eritrea. With 200m remaining, Bekele pulled away from the rest of the field with a final lap of 53.42 seconds, winning his second 10,000m Olympic gold medal.
The qualifying standards for the 2008 event were 27:50.00 (A standard) and 28:10.00 (B standard).
The Men's 10,000m competition consisted of only one race the Final.
Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:
|World record||Kenenisa Bekele (ETH)||26:17.53||Brussels, Belgium||26 August 2005|
|Olympic record||Kenenisa Bekele (ETH)||27:05.10||Athens, Greece||20 August 2004|
The following new Olympic record was set during this competition.
|17 August||Final||Kenenisa Bekele||Ethiopia||27:01.17||OR|
OR - Olympic Record, NR - National Record, PB - Personal Best, SB - Season Best
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- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-18. Retrieved 2008-08-17. Retrieved 2008-08-17.