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Athletics at the 1960 Roma Summer Games:

Men's 10,000 metres

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Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Roma
Date Started: September 8, 1960
Date Finished: September 8, 1960
Format: Final only.

Gold: URS Pyotr Bolotnikov
Silver: GER Hans Grodotzki
Bronze: AUS Dave Power

Summary

There was no heavy favorite in 1960 in this event, although the 1958 European Champion, Poland’s [Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak] was likely a slight favorite, but he was by now more a steeplechaser and would win gold in that event in Roma. The 1958 Commonwealth Games champion, [Dave Power] of Australia, set the early pace. Only Soviets [Pyotr Bolotnikov] and [Aleksey Desyatchikov] and the GDR’s [Hans Grodotzki] could stay with him. Bolotnikov took a big lead on the penultimate lap and was never caught, winning by almost five seconds. Though it was his first major title, he would win the 1962 Europeans and set a world record in the event in October 1960 and broke that in 1962.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T(H) T(A)
1 Pyotr Bolotnikov 30 Soviet Union URS Gold 28:32.2 28:32.18 OR
2 Hans Grodotzki 24 Germany GER Silver 28:37.0 28:37.22
3 Dave Power 32 Australia AUS Bronze 28:38.2 28:37.65
4 Aleksey Desyatchikov 27 Soviet Union URS 28:39.6 28:39.72
5 Murray Halberg 27 New Zealand NZL 28:48.5 28:49.11
6 Max Truex 24 United States USA 28:50.2 28:50.34
7 Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak 31 Poland POL 28:52.4 28:52.75
8 John Merriman 24 Great Britain GBR 28:52.6 28:52.89
9 Martin Hyman 27 Great Britain GBR 29:04.8 29:05.11
10 Gordon Pirie 29 Great Britain GBR 29:15.2 29:15.49
11 Sándor Iharos 30 Hungary HUN 29:15.8 29:16.07
12 Gerhard Hönicke 30 Germany GER 29:20.4 29:20.14
13 Robert Bogey 24 France FRA 29:22.4 29:22.53
14 Rhadi Ben Abdesselam 31 Morocco MAR 29:34.4 29:32.00
15 József Kovács 34 Hungary HUN 29:42.2 29:34.71
16 Yevgeny Zhukov 30 Soviet Union URS 29:50.2 29:42.20
17 Xaver Höger 30 Germany GER 29:58.0 29:50.20
18 Stanisław Ożóg 30 Poland POL 30:01.0 29:58.00
19 Arere Anentia Kenya KEN 30:03.0 30:01.00
20 Constantin Grecescu 31 Romania ROU 30:04.8 30:03.00
21 Simo Saloranta 25 Finland FIN 30:12.4 30:04.80
22 Hamoud Ameur 28 France FRA 30:25.4 30:12.40
23 Hamida Addèche 28 France FRA 30:27.2 30:25.40
24 Doug Kyle 28 Canada CAN 30:31.6 30:27.20
25 Carlos Pérez 25 Spain ESP 30:35.8 30:31.60
26 Barry Magee 26 New Zealand NZL 30:39.4 30:35.80
27 Franco Antonelli 26 Italy ITA 30:47.4 30:39.40
28 Cyprian Tseriwa 23 Rhodesia RHO 30:47.8 30:47.80
29 Fevzi Pakel Turkey TUR 32:06.2 32:06.20
AC Kazimierz Zimny 25 Poland POL DNF
AC Gabrou Merawi 27 Ethiopia ETH DNF
AC Jaroslav Bohatý 25 Czechoslovakia TCH DNF
AC Allan Lawrence 30 Australia AUS DNF