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Athletics at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games:

Men's 10,000 metres

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Host City: Seoul, South Korea
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Seoul Sports Complex, Seoul
Date Started: September 23, 1988
Date Finished: September 26, 1988

Gold: MAR Brahim Boutayeb
Silver: ITA Salvatore Antibo
Bronze: KEN Kipkemboi Kimeli

Summary

No clear favorite existed. Italy’s Salvatore Antibo opened the final with a 62.2 first lap and ran the 800 in 2:07.4. But he slowed and the pack came together. On the sixth lap, he surged to a 62.4 lap, dropping all but Moses Tanui (KEN), Kipkemboi Kimeli (KEN), and Morocco’s Brahim Boutayeb. That group passed 5K in 13:35.32, world record pace. Boutayeb stepped on it at 7K and started dropping runners, after the pace had slowed somewhat. At 9K he had a 25 metre lead on Kimeli, and ran a steady last few laps to the gold medal comfortably. Antibo was five metres back of Kimeli with 800 left but his fast kick brought him the silver medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Brahim Boutayeb 21 Morocco MAR Gold OR
2 Salvatore Antibo 26 Italy ITA Silver
3 Kipkemboi Kimeli 21 Kenya KEN Bronze
4 Jean-Louis Prianon 28 France FRA
5 Arturo Barrios 24 Mexico MEX
6 Hansjörg Kunze 28 East Germany GDR
7 Paul Arpin 28 France FRA
8 Moses Tanui 23 Kenya KEN
9 Marti ten Kate 29 Netherlands NED
10 Antonio Prieto 30 Spain ESP
11 Mauricio González 27 Mexico MEX
12 Evgeni Ignatov 29 Bulgaria BUL
13 António Pinto 22 Portugal POR
14 Kozu Akutsu 27 Japan JPN
15 Rolando Vera 23 Ecuador ECU
16 John Halvorsen 22 Norway NOR
17 Shuichi Yoneshige 27 Japan JPN
18 Bruce Bickford 31 United States USA
AC Eamonn Martin 29 Great Britain GBR
AC Boniface Merande 26 Kenya KEN
9 h2 r1/2 Ezequiel Canário 28 Portugal POR
10 h2 r1/2 Alberto Cova 29 Italy ITA
11 h2 r1/2 Pat Porter 29 United States USA
12 h2 r1/2 Antonio Serrano 23 Spain ESP
13 h1 r1/2 Steve Binns 28 Great Britain GBR
13 h2 r1/2 Ahmed Musa Jouda 31 Sudan SUD
14 h1 r1/2 Pedro Ortiz 32 Colombia COL
14 h2 r1/2 Marcos Barreto 28 Mexico MEX
15 h1 r1/2 Boay Akonay 18 Tanzania TAN
15 h2 r1/2 Paul McCloy 24 Canada CAN
16 h1 r1/2 Ahmed Ibrahim Warsama 21 Qatar QAT
16 h2 r1/2 Lee Sang-Geun 26 South Korea KOR
17 h1 r1/2 Edward Nabunone 20 Indonesia INA
17 h2 r1/2 Stanley Mandebele 26 Zimbabwe ZIM
18 h1 r1/2 Policarpio Calizaya 26 Bolivia BOL
18 h2 r1/2 Talal Omar Abdillahi 21 Djibouti DJI
19 h1 r1/2 Ismael Yaya Chad CHA
19 h2 r1/2 Hari Bahadur Rokaya 23 Nepal NEP
20 h1 r1/2 Charles Naveko 22 Malawi MAW
20 h2 r1/2 Aaron Dupnai 20 Papua New Guinea PNG
21 h1 r1/2 Abdul Karim Daoud 18 North Yemen YAR
21 h2 r1/2 Binesh Prasad 25 Fiji FIJ
22 h2 r1/2 John Maeke 26 Solomon Islands SOL
AC h1 r1/2 Andrew Lloyd 29 Australia AUS
AC h1 r1/2 Paul Williams 32 Canada CAN
AC h1 r1/2 José Manuel Albentosa 24 Spain ESP
AC h1 r1/2 Mike McLeod 36 Great Britain GBR
AC h1 r1/2 Dionísio Castro 24 Portugal POR
AC h2 r1/2 Kamana Koji 21 Congo (Kinshasa) COD
AC h2 r1/2 Tsukasa Endo 26 Japan JPN
AC h2 r1/2 Martin Vrábeľ 32 Czechoslovakia TCH
AC h2 r1/2 Steve Plasencia 31 United States USA