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1980 Olympic Games Moscow - Men's 10000 m

 

 

Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union Format: Top four in each heat and next three fastest advanced to the final.
Date Started: July 24, 1980  
Date Finished: July 27, 1980  
(Competitors: 40; Countries: 26; Finalists: 15)  
    Venue(s): Grand Arena, Central Lenin Stadium Area, Moskva
Overview by IAAF    1980_olympic_stadium.jpg
The Ethiopians stamped their personas on the event by winning each of the three heats, with Kedir’s 28:16.38 almost 15 seconds faster than anyone else in the first round. The final started slowly, with 2:53 for the first kilometre and a number of different leaders; as the pace speeded up (2:49, 2:45, 2:47, 2:49) the Ethiopians took over with Yifter (to 4000m) then Kedir leading. At the end of the 13th lap the Ethiopians sprinted briefly, opening a 20m gap, which only Viren and Maaninka could close. Viren briefly led in the seventh kilometre, but Kedir was the leader at the end of each kilometre until 9000m, with each kilo covered in 2:46-47. At 9000m Viren took the lead, and he and Kedir led until 300m to go. Yifter then made his move, accelerating smoothly and powerfully. Maaninka responded, but looked cumbersome in comparison. No wonder, as Yifter’s last lap was 54.9, with a final 300m in 38.5.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
The three heats were all won by Ethiopian runners, led by Miruts Yifter, who was favored after not being able to compete in 1976 because of the African boycott. The final came down to a team race between Ethiopia and Finland. Yifter led Ethiopia, while two-time defending champion Lasse Virén was back for Finland, accompanied by Kaarlo Maaninka. After a slow opening 5K, the Ethiopians increased the pace, dropping all but Virén and Maaninka. On the 22nd lap, Maaninka took a brief lead, but was passed by Yifter and Mohamed Kedir. Then Virén took the lead on the next-to-last lap, only to be passed by Kedir shortly before the bell. With 300 metres left, Yifter used his finishing speed to pull away and settle the gold medal with a 54.9 last lap. Virén had nothing left and finished fifth.
 

Records

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1980 Summer Olympics.

World Record 27:22.4 Kenya Henry Rono Vienna (AUT) June 11, 1978
Olympic Record 27:38.35 Finland Lasse Virén Munich (FRG) September 3, 1972
 
        Results        
 
10000 m Men     Final 27 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 27.42.69     Miruts Yifter Ethiopia ETH 28 Jun 44  
2 27.44.28     Kaarlo Maaninka Finland FIN 25 Dec 53  
3 27.44.64     Mohamed Kedir Ethiopia ETH 18 Sep 53  
4 27.46.47     Tolossa Kotu Ethiopia ETH 15 Mar 50  
5 27.50.46     Lasse Virén Finland FIN 22 Jul 49  
6 28.05.53     Jörg Peter East Germany GDR 23 Oct 55  
7 28.10.91     Werner Schildhauer East Germany GDR 5 Jun 59  
8 28.13.72     Enn Sellik Soviet Union URS 10 Dec 54  
9 28.15.08     Bill Scott Australia AUS 8 Feb 52  
10 28.16.25     Ilie Floroiu Romania ROU 29 Nov 52  
11 28.22.54     Brendan Foster Great Britain GBR 12 Jan 48  
12 28.40.78     Mike McLeod Great Britain GBR 25 Jan 52  
13 28.46.22     Martti Vainio Finland FIN 30 Dec 50  
14 28.50.08     Gerard Tebroke Netherlands NED 9 Nov 49  
  DNF     Antonio Prieto Spain ESP 11 Jan 58  
10000 m Men     Heat 1 24 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 28.16.38     Mohamed Kedir Ethiopia ETH 18 Sep 53  
2 28.30.96     Kaarlo Maaninka Finland FIN 25 Dec 53  
3 28.32.08     Werner Schildhauer East Germany GDR 5 Jun 59  
4 28.45.72     Lasse Virén Finland FIN 22 Jul 49  
5 29.45.2a     Steve Austin Australia AUS 14 Feb 51  
6 29.47.6a     Alex Hagelsteens Belgium BEL 15 Jul 56  
7 30.00.1a     Geoff Smith Great Britain GBR 24 Oct 53  
8 30.23.5a     Abdelmajid Mada Algeria ALG 6 Apr 53  
9 31.21.9a     Akel Hamdan Syria SYR 1 Nov 53  
10 34.01.5a     Motlalepula Thabana Lesotho LES 27 Feb 50  
  DNF     Zakariah Barie Tanzania TAN 29 May 53  
  DNF     John Treacy Ireland IRL 4 Jun 57  
  DNF     Aleksandras Antipovas Soviet Union URS 9 Mar 55  
10000 m Men     Heat 2 24 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 28.41.68     Miruts Yifter Ethiopia ETH 28 Jun 44  
2 28.49.96     Jörg Peter East Germany GDR 23 Oct 55  
3 28.55.15     Brendan Foster Great Britain GBR 12 Jan 48  
4 29.12.1a     Enn Sellik Soviet Union URS 10 Dec 54  
5 29.12.8a     Antonio Prieto Spain ESP 11 Jan 58  
6 29.12.9a     Rachid Habchaoui Algeria ALG 4 Jul 50  
7 29.21.3a     Enrique Aquino Mexico MEX 1 May 50  
8 29.53.6a     José Gómez Mexico MEX 19 Mar 56  
9 30.29.2a     Damiano Musonda Zambia ZAM 15 Aug 45  
10 30.53.8a     Kenias Tembo Zimbabwe ZIM 15 Mar 55  
11 31.18.4a     Jules Randrianarivelo Madagascar MAD 28 Nov 56  
  DNF     Domingo Tibaduiza Colombia COL 22 Nov 49  
10000 m Men     Heat 3 24 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 28.55.26     Tolossa Kotu Ethiopia ETH 15 Mar 50  
2 28.57.37     Mike McLeod Great Britain GBR 25 Jan 52  
3 28.58.70     Bill Scott Australia AUS 8 Feb 52  
4 28.59.81     Martti Vainio Finland FIN 30 Dec 50  
5 29.03.1a     Ilie Floroiu Romania ROU 29 Nov 52  
6 29.05.8a     Gerard Tebroke Netherlands NED 9 Nov 49  
7 29.19.8a     Jirí Sykora Czechoslovakia TCH 1 Jul 54  
8 29.25.7a     Rodolfo Gómez Mexico MEX 30 Oct 50  
9 29.32.4a     Vladimir Shesterov Soviet Union URS 16 Jan 54  
10 29.45.8a     Hari Chand India IND 1 Apr 53  
11 30.33.4a     Leodigard Martin Tanzania TAN 8 Oct 60  
12 30.38.8a     Golekanu Mosweu Botswana BOT 16 Aug 48  
13 31.19.8a     Nara Bahadur Dahal Nepal NEP 17 Aug 60  
  DNF     Dias Alface Mozambique MOZ    
  DNF     Markus Ryffel Switzerland SUI 5 Feb 55  
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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