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.
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
|Venue||Jamsil Olympic Stadium, Seoul|
|Competitors||118 from 70 nations|
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. Fanelli's time of 2:25:35, good for 51st place, is an American Samoan national record.
- All times shown are in hours:minutes:seconds
|DNF||did not finish|
|DNS||did not start|
|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|
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- "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.