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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 Zimbabwe ZIM 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