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Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's marathon

The Men's Marathon at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea was held on Sunday October 2, 1988. The race started on 14.30h local time. A total number of 98 athletes completed the race, with Polin Belisle from Belize finishing in last position in 3'14:02. There were 118 competitors from 70 countries. Twenty of them did not finish.[1]

Men's marathon
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
VenueJamsil Olympic Stadium, Seoul
DatesOctober 2
Competitors118 from 70 nations
Winning time2:10:59
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Gelindo Bordin
 Italy
2nd, silver medalist(s) Douglas Wakiihuri
 Kenya
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Hussein Ahmed Salah
 Djibouti
← 1984
1992 →

Gary Fanelli of the United States moved to Tafuna, American Samoa six months prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul in order to coach and attain his Olympic eligibility for America Samoa.[2] Fanelli's time of 2:25:35, good for 51st place, is an American Samoan national record.[3]

MedalistsEdit

AbbreviationsEdit

  • All times shown are in hours:minutes:seconds
DNF did not finish
DNS did not start
NM no mark
OR olympic record
WR world record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best

RecordsEdit

Standing records prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics
World Record   Belayneh Densamo (ETH) 2:06:50 April 17, 1988   Rotterdam, Netherlands
Olympic Record   Carlos Lopes (POR) 2:09:21 August 12, 1984   Los Angeles, United States
Season Best   Belayneh Densamo (ETH) 2:06:50 April 17, 1988   Rotterdam, Netherlands

Final rankingEdit

Place Athlete Time
1   Gelindo Bordin (ITA) 2:10:32
2   Douglas Wakiihuri (KEN) 2:10:47
3   Hussein Ahmed Salah (DJI) 2:10:59
4   Takeyuki Nakayama (JPN) 2:11:05
5   Steve Moneghetti (AUS) 2:11:49
6   Charlie Spedding (GBR) 2:12:19
7   Juma Ikangaa (TAN) 2:13:06
8   Robert de Castella (AUS) 2:13:07
9   Toshihiko Seko (JPN) 2:13:41
10   Ravil Kashapov (URS) 2:13:49
11   Jesús Herrera (MEX) 2:13:58
12   John Campbell (NZL) 2:14:08
13   Gerard Nijboer (NED) 2:14:40
14   Pete Pfitzinger (USA) 2:14:44
15   Marti ten Kate (NED) 2:14:53
16   Orlando Pizzolato (ITA) 2:15:20
17   Hisatoshi Shintaku (JPN) 2:15:42
18   Kim Won-Tak (KOR) 2:15:44
19   Gianni Poli (ITA) 2:16:07
20   Dieudonné LaMothe (HAI) 2:16:15
21   Dave Long (GBR) 2:16:18
22   Henrik Jørgensen (DEN) 2:16:40
23   Ralf Salzmann (FRG) 2:16:54
24   Dick Hooper (IRL) 2:17:16
25   Miroslavo Vindiš (YUG) 2:17:47
26   Cai Shangyan (CHN) 2:17:54
27   Joaquim Silva (POR) 2:18:05
28   Art Boileau (CAN) 2:18:20
29   Ed Eyestone (USA) 2:19:09
30   Noureddine Sobhi (MAR) 2:19:56
31   Yu Jae-seong (KOR) 2:20:11
32   Mehmet Terzi (TUR) 2:20:12
33   Kevin Forster (GBR) 2:20:45
34   Bigboy Josie Matlapeng (BOT) 2:20:51
35   Allaoua Khellil (ALG) 2:21:12
36   Justin Gloden (LUX) 2:22:14
37   Alexandre Gonzalez (FRA) 2:22:24
38   Zhang Guowei (CHN) 2:22:49
39   Pedro Ortiz (COL) 2:23:34
40   Ronald Lanzoni (CRC) 2:23:45
41   Bradley Camp (AUS) 2:23:49
42   Adolphe Ambowode (CAF) 2:23:52
43   John Burra (TAN) 2:24:17
44   Samuel Hlawe (SWZ) 2:24:42
45   Juan Amores (CRC) 2:24:49
46   Peter Maher (CAN) 2:24:49
47   Abdou Manzo (NIG) 2:25:05
48   Diamantino dos Santos (BRA) 2:25:13
49   Omar Moussa (DJI) 2:25:25
50   Carlos Retiz (MEX) 2:25:34
51   Gary Fanelli (ASA) 2:25:35
52   John Woods (IRL) 2:25:38
53   Gideon Mthembu (SWZ) 2:25:56
54   Baikuntha Manandhar (NEP) 2:25:57
55   Karel David (TCH) 2:26:12
56   Ivo Rodrigues (BRA) 2:26:27
57   Martín Mondragón (MEX) 2:27:10
58   Vusie Dlamini (SWZ) 2:28:06
59   Inni Aboubacar (NIG) 2:28:15
60   Yohanna Waziri (NGR) 2:29:14
61   Noheku Nteso (LES) 2:29:44
62   Benjamin Longiros (UGA) 2:30:29
63   Vincent Ruguga (UGA) 2:31:04
64   Alfonso Abellán (ESP) 2:31:10
65   Vithanakande Samarasinghe (SRI) 2:31:29
66   Tika Bogati (NEP) 2:31:49
67   Dave Edge (CAN) 2:32:19
68   Luis López (CRC) 2:32:43
69   Juan Camacho (BOL) 2:34:41
70   Abbas Mohamed (NGR) 2:35:26
71   Ahmet Altun (TUR) 2:37:44
72   James Gombedza (ZIM) 2:38:13
73   Kamana Koji (ZAI) 2:38:34
74   João Carvalho (ANG) 2:40:45
75   Aaron Dupnai (PNG) 2:41:47
76   Bineshwar Prasad (FIJ) 2:41:50
77   Calvin Dallas (ISV) 2:42:19
78   Telesphore Dusabe (RWA) 2:42:52
79   Eugène Muslar (BIZ) 2:43:29
80   Hassan Karimou (NIG) 2:43:51
81   Wallace Williams (ISV) 2:44:40
82   Mohala Mohloli (LES) 2:44:44
83   Awadh Shaban Al-Sameer (OMA) 2:46:59
84   Derick Adamson (JAM) 2:47:57
85   Krishna Bahadur Basnet (NEP) 2:47:57
86   Fred Schumann (GUM) 2:49:52
87   John Mwathiwa (MAW) 2:51:43
88   Marlon Williams (ISV) 2:52:06
89   Kaleka Mutoke (ZAI) 2:55:21
90   James Walker (GUM) 2:56:32
91   Mohiddin Mohamed Kulmiye (SOM) 2:58:10
92   Fred Ogwang (UGA) 2:59:35
93   Naser Babapour (IRI) 3:00:20
94   Ricardo Taitano (GUM) 3:03:19
95   Suma Keita (SLE) 3:04:00
96   Alassane Bah (GUI) 3:06:27
97   Nguyễn Văn Thuyết (VIE) 3:10:57
98   Polin Belisle (BIZ) 3:14:02
  Ahmed Mohamed Ismail (SOM) DNF
  Bruno Lafranchi (SUI) DNF
  Ibrahim Hussein (KEN) DNF
  Alain Lazare (FRA) DNF
  John Treacy (IRL) DNF
  Dirk Vanderherten (BEL) DNF
  Domingo Aguilar (CHI) DNF
  Honorato Hernández (ESP) DNF
  Jörg Peter (GDR) DNF
  Joseph Kipsang (KEN) DNF
  Gwon Seong-nak (KOR) DNF
  El Mostafa Nechchadi (MAR) DNF
  George Mambosasa (MAW) DNF
  Abdul Haji Abdul Latheef (MDV) DNF
  Hussein Haleem (MDV) DNF
  Geir Kvernmo (NOR) DNF
  Paulo Catarino (POR) DNF
  John Maeke (SOL) DNF
  Martin Vrábeľ (TCH) DNF
  Mark Conover (USA) DNF

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games: Men's Marathon". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  2. ^ Lukens, Mark (September 25, 1988). "Marathoner Gary Fanelli has a Seoul of his own". Reading Eagle. p. C-2. Retrieved February 2, 2011.
  3. ^ "12th IAAF World Championships In Athletics: IAAF Statistics Handbook. Berlin 2009" (PDF). Monte Carlo: IAAF Media & Public Relations Department. 2009. pp. 497–498. Archived from the original (pdf) on June 29, 2011. Retrieved February 2, 2011.

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