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2005 World Championships in Athletics Helsinki, Finland

2005 10th IAAF World Championships - Helsinki - Men's Marathon

 

 

Host City: Helsinki, Finland
Dates: 6–14 August 2005
Nations participating: 196
Athletes participating: 1,891
    Main venue: Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Overview by IAAF   Helsinki Olympic Stadium 
Ninety-five athletes started the race, with 34 failing to finish. The pace over the first half was solid, and the halfway time was 64:17, with defending champion Gharib leading the way. The field stayed together over the next 8Km, and it was only at 29Km that Gharib made a concerted effort to break away. Just Stefano Baldini responded, but within 2Km dropped out with a hamstring problem. By 35Km Gharib was 23 seconds clear of Ogata, Ramadhani and Melese, with Isegwe another seven seconds behind. Isegwe finished fastest, and ended just 11 seconds behind the Moroccan after a 15:48 uphill 5Km split to the 40Km mark. Gharib became only the second marathoner to successfully defend his title.

The Men's Marathon race at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics was held on August 13 in the streets of Helsinki with the goal line situated in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium.

Eventual winner Jaouad Gharib attacked just before 30 km mark, getting Italian Olympic champion Stefano Baldini with him. Baldini had cramps few kilometres later and he retired after 35 kilometres.

 
  Marathon 13 August
  Final

Event Report - Men Marathon

Gharib Makes It Two
Jaouad Gharib from Morocco became the second man to successfully defend a world marathon title today in Helsinki, winning in two hours 10 minutes 11 seconds. Second was early leader Christopher Isegwe Tanzania, in an amazing recovery, just 11sec down, while bronze went to Tsuyoshi Ogata Japan, who led his country to the team title from Kenya and Ethiopia. “I tried to stay with the lead pack until 30km and then I found my rhythm and made my move,” said Gharib. “Those were my tactics, to run well in the last 12km.”

It was a brave run from Gharib who, when he made his bid, immediately put daylight between himself and the Olympic champion, Stefano Baldini from Italy, later to drop out. It was only as Isegwe made a magical reappearance at the 40km mark that the Moroccan looked anywhere near threatened. 22 seconds down at that checkpoint, the 29-year-old Tanzanian whittled the lead down to 11sec at the line still full of running. “The Moroccan was very fast so if I had stuck to him I would perhaps not have reached the podium,” said Isegue. Ogata had a brief battle with Samson Ramadhani of Tanzania before he managed to dislodge him to claim bronze.

The early leaders as they wound out of Senate Square in the heart of the capital was the Tanzanian duo of 2:10 performer Getuli Bayo accompanied by Isegue, winner in Belgrade last year. Despite his early pacesetting which normally spells disaster, Isegue’s performance was to prove eyecatching.

As they passed the five-kilometre mark in 15:19 all the big players were there including the fastest man this year, Julio Rey from Spain, Baldini, Vandelei de Lima BRA who was rugby tackled in the Athens marathon but still won bronze, and Kenyan threats, Otsu winner Joseph Riri and Paris number two, Paul Biwott. In the middle of the pack, European Champion Janne Holmen FIN was running alongside the eventual bronze medallist Ogata.

The 10km-mat was crossed by Rey in 30:22 with Gharib showing in eighth, de Lima 12th and the Ethiopians packing in the teens in the middle of a pack of 35. Bringing up the rear was Ogata with a gap of 40 metres to a fading Holmen.

At 15km in 45:33 (2:07-pace) last year’s Amsterdam winner Robert Cherboror  KEN was in front with the pack still at 35-strong but looking as though it was about to break up. Making their presence felt were New York winner Hendrik Ramaala RSA and Rotterdam winner Jimmy Muindi KEN. It was at the 20km-mark (1:00:59) that Zebedayo Bayo TAN opened up a 10-metre gap. In the rush to rein him in the pack was whittled down to 20. The pace was starting to tell as Gharib passed the half-way point in 1:04:17 with Ethiopians, Japanese and Spaniards packing well for team honours while a lone Baldini lurked ominously.

At 25km Rey was in front (1:16:32) and looking easy despite spending a minute retying his shorts. Unusually Isegue, the early leader, was still there plugging away. The tallest man in the group, former basketball player Toshinari Takaoka JPN was in evidence. With nine out of ten of his races completed in under 2:08 it was his sort of pace.

For five kilometres there was a false peace as the lead group looked at each other with no one keen to make the decisive move. It was noticeable however that Gharib was looking round more than anyone, sizing up the opposition. But when he made his effort at 30km (1:31:45) only Rey, Takaoka, Biwott and Baldini were able to respond.

But then the Morroccan surged again and only the Italian responded with Takaoka detached but fighting to get on terms. The coup de grace was not long in coming. Another touch to the accelerator on a slight gradient and Baldini was gone and dropping dramatically back through the field, his race over. After 1:41:11 of running the Olympic champion stopped, bent over to get his breath and started to walk before breaking into a jog, clearly a spent force. He was later to drop out.

There was now some serious revision to the standings as Ogata was joined by Samson Ramadhani TAN and Geshaw Melese ETH, third in Paris this year.

Passing 35km in 1:47:01 Ramadhani was 22 down on Gharib with another second to Ogata and a revived Isegue hunting down the chasing group.

Incredibly Isegwe, 30 seconds down at this point, came back into contention for a medal as he swept past Ogata and Ramadhani and set his sights on Gharib who was whiling away his time wringing out his vest soaked from the water he had splashed over himself. He was later to explain that he had a pain in his stomach. In recognition of the danger marathon runners are now under after de Lima’s unfortunate experience in Athens, the eventual winner was flanked by four policemen on bikes, two on either side of the road.

From here on in it was a triumphal procession for Gharib who crossed the line and flexed his muscles in a show of strength no one could argue with. In second a refreshed Isegue sprinted to silver while a smiling Ogata was happy to take bronze. “It was a difficult race because the pace was going up and down,” said Ogata. “When Gharib made his move I did not dare to follow. I thought that could be dangerous at the end of the race.”

1 Jaouad Gharib MAR 22 May 72 2.10.10
2 Christopher Isegwe Njug'unda TAN 22 Feb 76 2.10.21
3 Tsuyoshi Ogata JPN 11 May 73 2.11.16
4 Toshinari Takaoka JPN 24 Sep 70 2.11.53
5 Samson Ramadhani TAN 25 Dec 82 2.12.08
6 Alex Malinga UGA 27 Jul 74 2.12.12
7 Paul Biwott KEN 18 Apr 78 2.12.39
8 Julio Rey ESP 13 Jan 72 2.12.51
9 Brian Sell USA 11 Apr 79 2.13.27
10 Marílson dos Santos BRA 6 Aug 77 2.13.40
11 Robert Cheboror KEN 9 Sep 78 2.14.08
12 Dan Robinson GBR 13 Jan 75 2.14.26
13 Gudisa Shentema ETH 19 Jun 80 2.15.13
14 Wataru Okutani JPN 9 Jan 75 2.15.30
15 Luc Krotwaar NED 25 Jan 68 2.15.47
16 Rafał Wójcik POL 18 Sep 72 2.16.24
17 Ottaviano Andriani ITA 4 Jan 74 2.16.29
18 Luís Jesús POR 19 Nov 68 2.16.33
19 Ambesa Tolosa ETH 28 Aug 77 2.16.36
20 Satoshi Irifune JPN 14 Dec 75 2.17.22
21 Ayele Setegne ISR 11 Apr 62 2.17.26
22 Clint Verran USA 17 May 75 2.17.42
23 Abdelkerib Lamachi MAR 16 Feb 80 2.17.53
24 Luís Novo POR 29 May 70 2.18.36
25 Yared Asmeron ERI 3 Feb 79 2.18.46
26 Toni Bernadó AND 9 Dec 66 2.19.06
27 Scott Westcott AUS 25 Sep 75 2.19.18
28 Scott Winton NZL 17 Oct 74 2.19.41
29 Joseph Riri KEN 21 Oct 73 2.19.51
30 José Manuel Martínez ESP 22 Oct 71 2.20.07
31 Hailu Negussie ETH 29 Apr 79 2.20.25
32 Ri Kyong Chol PRK 8 Mar 79 2.20.35
33 André Luiz Ramos BRA 20 Jan 70 2.21.06
34 Juan Gualberto Vargas MEX 12 Jul 77 2.21.29
35 Ruggero Pertile ITA 8 Aug 74 2.21.34
36 Hakim Bagy FRA 20 Mar 68 2.21.49
37 Wodage Zvadya ISR 7 Sep 73 2.21.57
38 Nelson Cruz CPV 31 Dec 77 2.22.12
39 Francis Kirwa FIN 28 Nov 74 2.22.22
40 Jason Lehmkuhle USA 4 Oct 78 2.22.46
41 Claudir Rodrigues BRA 5 Sep 76 2.23.11
42 Pamenos Ballantyne VIN 9 Dec 73 2.23.18
43 Jonathon Wyatt NZL 20 Dec 72 2.23.19
44 Huw Lobb GBR 29 Aug 76 2.23.38
45 Alberto Chaíça POR 17 Sep 73 2.23.42
46 Grigoriy Andreyev RUS 7 Jan 76 2.23.50
47 Asaf Bimro ISR 1 Jan 69 2.23.58
48 Michitaka Hosokawa JPN 26 Apr 76 2.24.38
49 Clodoaldo da Silva BRA 19 Aug 76 2.25.02
50 Kamel Ziani ESP 20 Feb 72 2.25.06
51 Peter Gilmore USA 11 May 77 2.25.17
52 Alfredo Arévalo GUA 20 Feb 76 2.25.37
53 Yrjö Pesonen FIN 23 Mar 64 2.25.39
54 Je In-Mo KOR 28 Aug 76 2.26.39
55 Ismaïl Sghyr FRA 16 Mar 72 2.27.07
56 Oleg Bolokhovets RUS 20 Apr 76 2.27.08
57 Cristian Villavicencio NCA 30 Oct 72 2.27.50
58 Jeroen van Damme NED 29 Sep 72 2.29.22
59 Chad Johnson USA 20 Apr 76 2.30.45
60 Cho Keun-Hyung KOR 4 Aug 80 2.31.59
61 Ser-Od Bat-Ochir MGL 7 Oct 81 2.36.31
Ahmad Jouma Jaber QAT 29 Dec 83 DNF
António Sousa POR 26 Feb 70 DNF
Aman Majid Awadh QAT 82 DNF
Saïd Belhout ALG 16 Apr 75 DNF
David Ramard FRA 3 Feb 78 DNF
Wilson Onsare KEN 15 Jun 76 DNF
José Rios ESP 15 Mar 74 DNF
Stefano Baldini ITA 25 May 71 DNF
Vanderlei de Lima BRA 11 Aug 69 DNF
Anuradha Indrajith Cooray SRI 24 Mar 78 DNF
Colin Khoza RSA 26 Aug 80 DNF
Abderrahim Bouramdane MAR 1 Jan 78 DNF
Asfaws Gashaw Melese ETH 26 Sep 78 DNF
Mustapha Riyad BRN 5 Aug 75 DNF
Getulo Bayo TAN 7 Jun 80 DNF
Khalid Boumelili MAR 10 Apr 78 DNF
Dmitriy Burmakin RUS 8 Jan 81 DNF
Dejene Guta ETH 5 Aug 81 DNF
Tsotang Maine LES 10 Aug 74 DNF
Tuomo Lehtinen FIN 2 Feb 79 DNF
Migidio Bourifa ITA 31 Jan 69 DNF
Jimmy Muindi KEN 14 Aug 73 DNF
Alberico Di Cecco ITA 19 Apr 74 DNF
Kim Yi-Yong KOR 20 Sep 73 DNF
Janne Holmén FIN 26 Sep 77 DNF
José Amado García GUA 13 Sep 77 DNF
Shadrack Hoff RSA 19 May 73 DNF
Gert Thys RSA 12 Nov 71 DNF
Zepherinus Joseph LCA 13 Aug 75 DNF
Hendrick Ramaala RSA 2 Feb 72 DNF
Makhosonke Fika RSA 20 Jan 73 DNF
Ahmed Ezzobayry FRA 1 Jan 78 DNF
Jean-Paul Gahimbaré BDI 70 DNF
Zebedayo Bayo TAN 20 May 76 DNF

13 AUG 2005 14:20

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2005
1 568 Jimmy Mwangangi Muindi KEN KEN 2:07:50 2:07:50
2 554 Robert Cheboror KEN KEN 2:06:23  
3 569 Wilson Onsare Ombui KEN KEN 2:06:47  
4 570 Joseph Muriithi Riri KEN KEN 2:06:49 2:09:00
5 552 Paul Biwott KEN KEN 2:08:17 2:08:17
6 518 Michitaka Hosokawa JPN JPN 2:09:10 2:09:10
7 541 Wataru Okutani JPN JPN 2:09:13 2:09:13
8 544 Toshinari Takaoka JPN JPN 2:06:16 2:07:41
9 519 Satoshi Irifune JPN JPN 2:09:58 2:09:58
10 539 Tsuyoshi Ogata JPN JPN 2:08:37  
11 806 Dmitriy Burmakin RUS RUS 2:11:20 2:11:20
12 802 Oleg Bolkhovets RUS RUS 2:11:17 2:13:33
13 800 Grigoriy Andreev RUS RUS 2:11:20 2:11:20
14 98 Clodoaldo da Silva BRA BRA 2:13:12 2:13:12
15 99 Vanderlei de Lima BRA BRA 2:08:31  
16 110 Claudir Rodrigues BRA BRA 2:15:27  
17 102 Marilson dos Santos BRA BRA 2:08:48  
18 109 André Luiz Ramos BRA BRA 2:08:26 2:15:37
19 290 Francis Kirwa FIN FIN 2:16:08 2:16:08
20 286 Janne Holmén FIN FIN 2:12:10  
21 295 Tuomo Lehtinen FIN FIN 2:16:45 2:16:45
22 302 Yrjö Pesonen FIN FIN 2:17:05 2:22:13
23 452 Wodage Zvadya ISR ISR 2:16:04  
24 449 Seteng Ayele ISR ISR 2:14:21  
25 451 Asaf Bimro ISR ISR 2:14:52 2:16:02
26 275 Ambesse Tolosa ETH ETH 2:08:56 2:11:41
27 271 Hailu Negussie ETH ETH 2:08:16  
28 268 Dejene Guta ETH ETH 2:10:49 2:10:49
29 272 Gudisa Shentema ETH ETH 2:09:46 2:09:46
30 269 Gashaw Melese ETH ETH 2:09:24 2:09:24
31 1028 Brian Sell USA USA 2:13:22  
32 1059 Chad Johnson USA USA 2:16:57 2:16:57
33 1003 Jason Lehmkuhle USA USA 2:16:27  
34 985 Peter Gilmore USA USA 2:15:44  
35 1043 Clinton Verran USA USA 2:14:17  
36 577 In-Mo Je KOR KOR 2:14:52 2:16:57
37 576 Keun-Hyung Cho KOR KOR 2:15:01 2:15:01
38 579 Yi-yong Kim KOR KOR 2:07:49 2:13:04
39 745 Alberto Chaíça POR POR 2:09:25  
40 754 António Sousa POR POR 2:13:00  
41 751 Luís Novo POR POR 2:09:41  
42 748 Luís Jesús POR POR 2:09:08  
43 247 José Ríos ESP ESP 2:07:42 2:09:03
44 253 Kamal Ziani ESP ESP 2:10:18 2:12:52
45 238 José Manuel Martínez ESP ESP 2:08:09 2:11:56
46 246 Julio Rey ESP ESP 2:07:27 2:07:38
47 458 Migidio Bourifa ITA ITA 2:09:07 2:10:48
48 467 Alberico Di Cecco ITA ITA 2:08:02 2:08:02
49 453 Ottaviano Andriani ITA ITA 2:09:07 2:10:12
50 454 Stefano Baldini ITA ITA 2:07:29 2:09:25
51 482 Ruggero Pertile ITA ITA 2:10:12 2:11:13
52 623 Abderrahime Bouramdane MAR MAR 2:15:16 2:15:16
53 629 Jaouad Gharib MAR MAR 2:07:02 2:07:49
54 634 Abdelkebir Lamachi MAR MAR 2:11:55 2:11:55
55 626 Khalid El Boumlili MAR MAR 2:10:49  
56 902 Christopher Isengwe TAN TAN 2:10:56 2:13:29
57 901 Getuli Amnaay Bayo TAN TAN 2:10:45 2:10:45
58 900 Amnaay Zebedayo Bayo TAN TAN 2:08:51 2:10:51
59 906 Samson Ramadhani TAN TAN 2:08:01  
60 784 Shadrack Hoff RSA RSA 2:11:51 2:11:51
61 799 Gert Thys RSA RSA 2:06:33 2:11:19
62 791 Hendrick Ramaala RSA RSA 2:08:32 2:08:32
63 786 Jabulani Colin Khoza RSA RSA 2:14:46 2:14:46
64 780 Makhosonke Fika RSA RSA 2:10:16 2:14:06
65 309 Abdelhakim Bagy FRA FRA 2:11:06  
66 334 Ismaïl Sghyr FRA FRA 2:11:27 2:14:29
67 332 David Ramard FRA FRA 2:13:40 2:13:40
68 315 Ahmed Ezzobayry FRA FRA 2:13:12 2:13:12
69 55 Jean-Paul Gahimbaré BDI BDI 2:30:56  
70 608 Simon Tsotang Maine LES LES 2:22:00 2:22:00
71 114 Al Mustapha Riyadh BRN BRN 2:15:13 2:15:13
72 365 Dan Robinson GBR GBR 2:13:53  
73 651 Ser-Od Bat-Ochir MGL MGL 2:26:39 2:28:10
74 673 Jeroen van Damme NED NED 2:13:48 2:13:48
75 706 Jonathan Wyatt NZL NZL 2:13:00 2:16:50
76 756 Gyong-Chol Li PRK PRK 2:11:36 2:11:36
77 667 Luc Krotwaar NED NED 2:10:13  
78 360 Huw Lobb GBR GBR 2:14:33 2:14:33
79 214 Yared Asmerom ERI ERI 2:16:45  
80 760 Ahmed Jumah Jaber QAT QAT 2:14:48  
81 743 Rafal Wójcik POL POL 2:14:47 2:14:47
82 936 David Sumukwo UGA UGA 2:17:39 2:17:39
83 649 Juan Gualberto Vargas MEX MEX 2:13:51 2:16:01
84 705 Scott Winton NZL NZL 2:17:01 2:17:01
85 607 Zepherinus Joseph LCA LCA 2:16:06 2:16:44
86 36 Scott Westcott AUS AUS 2:11:36 2:11:36
87 664 Cristian Villavicencio NCA NCA 2:25:06 2:25:06
88 934 Alex Malinga UGA UGA 2:14:22 2:16:29
89 763 Aman Majid Awadh QAT QAT 2:15:45  
90 858 Anuradha Indrajith Cooray SRI SRI 2:16:38 2:20:16
91 423 José Amado García GUA GUA 2:14:52  
92 17 Antoni Bernadó AND AND 2:14:25 2:14:30
93 422 Alfredo Arévalo GUA GUA 2:12:53  
94 166 Nelson Cruz CPV CPV 2:19:15 2:19:15
95 1051 Pamenos Ballantyne VIN VIN 2:15:30  
96 9 Saïd Belhout ALG ALG 2:13:37
POSTeamCOUNTRYMARK
1 Japan Japan 6:38:39
2 Kenya Kenya 6:46:38
3 Ethiopia Ethiopia 6:52:14
4 United States United States 6:53:55
5 Brazil Brazil 6:57:57
6 Spain Spain 6:58:04
7 Portugal Portugal 6:58:51
8 Israel Israel 7:03:21

 

 

 

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