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Athletics at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's 10,000 metres

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The 10,000 metres at the 2000 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics programme were held at Stadium Australia on Friday 22 September, and Monday 25 September 2000.[1]

Men's 10,000 metres
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
VenueStadium Australia
Dates25 September
Competitors24 from 14 nations
Winning time27:18.20
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Haile Gebreselassie
 Ethiopia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Paul Tergat
 Kenya
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Assefa Mezgebu
 Ethiopia
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The top eight runners in each of the initial two heats automatically qualified for the final. The next four fastest runners from across the heats also qualified. There were a total number of 34 participating athletes.

Without Haile Gebreselassie, Paul Tergat would have won everything since the previous Olympics. He was the silver medalist in the previous Olympics and the ensuing two world championships. He was the World Cross Country Champion five times in a row in Gebreselassie's absence. The final broke down to a team race, with three Kenyans vs Ethiopians Gebreselassie and Assefa Mezgebu. With a lap to go, John Korir held the lead marked by Gebreselassie, with Tergat marking him. Mezgebu moved from behind Tergat to Gebreselassie's shoulder, boxing Tergat along the rail through the penultimate turn. Down the backstretch, Tergat slowed down a step to get out of the box, then sprinting around the outside, past everyone. The sprint was on. Unlike previous finals, Tergat had the drop on Gebreselassie, making him chase, with only Mezgebu able to hold on behind. Down the homestretch both were in full sprint, Tergat ahead, Gebreselassie making microscopic progress but not advancing enough to pass. Gebreselassie continued to press, drawing even with less than ten metres to go. Tergat strained, his last several steps losing his balance while Gebreselassie held form to take the gold again.

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RecordsEdit

World and Olympic records prior to the Games.
World Record 26:22.75 Haile Gebreselassie Ethiopia Hengelo, Netherlands 1 June 1998
Olympic Record 27:07.34 Haile Gebreselassie Ethiopia Atlanta, USA 29 July 1996

MedalistsEdit

ResultsEdit

All times shown are in seconds.

  • Q denotes qualification by place in heat.
  • q denotes qualification by overall place.
  • DNS denotes did not start.
  • DNF denotes did not finish.
  • DQ denotes disqualification.
  • NR denotes national record.
  • OR denotes Olympic record.
  • WR denotes world record.
  • PB denotes personal best.
  • SB denotes season best.

Qualifying heatsEdit

Heat 1 of 2
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Order Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 8 Haile Gebreselassie   Ethiopia 2 27:50.01 Q
2 10 Patrick Ivuti   Kenya 15 27:50.10 Q
3 11 John Korir   Kenya 7 27:50.19 Q
4 12 Assefa Mezgebu   Ethiopia 8 27:50.64 Q
5 16 Toshinari Takaoka   Japan 3 27:59.95 Q SB
6 19 Samir Moussaoui   Algeria 4 28:08.22 Q
7 21 Abdihakim Abdirahman   United States 9 28:09.04 Q
8 22 Enrique Molina   Spain 5 28:09.76 Q
9 23 Andres Jones   Great Britain 13 28:11.20
10 24 Armando Quintanilla   Mexico 11 28:14.54
11 25 Sisay Bezabeh   Australia 10 28:21.63
12 27 Sean Kaley   Canada 16 28:36.07
13 28 Robert Denmark   Great Britain 1 28:43.74
14 29 Shaun Creighton   Australia 12 28:52.71
15 32 Daniele Caimmi   Italy 17 29:01.26
16 33 Teodoro Cuñado   Spain 14 29:10.90
17 34 Michael Aish   New Zealand 6 29:31.83
Heat 2 of 2
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Order Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 1 Girma Tolla   Ethiopia 7 27:44.01 Q
2 2 Paul Tergat   Kenya 10 27:44.07 Q
3 3 Katsuhiko Hanada   Japan 9 27:45.13 Q PB
4 4 Mohammed Mourhit   Belgium 8 27:45.73 Q
5 5 Said Berioui   Morocco 11 27:45.83 Q
6 6 Karl Keska   Great Britain 8 27:48:29 Q PB
7 7 David Galván   Mexico 12 27:49.53 Q
8 9 Aloys Nizigama   Burundi 2 27:50.09 Q SB
9 13 José Rios   Spain 6 27:51.40 q
10 14 José Ramos   Portugal 13 27:56.30 q PB
11 15 Mebrahtom Keflezighi   United States 15 27:58.96 q
12 17 Rachid Berradi   Italy 1 28:01.18 q
13 18 Mauricio Díaz   Chile 4 28:05.61 NR
14 20 Yonas Kifle   Eritrea 5 28:08.59 NR
15 26 Jeff Schiebler   Canada 3 28:30.46
16 30 Dmitry Maksimov   Russia 14 28:54.15
17 31 Alan Culpepper   United States 16 29:00.71

Overall Results Semi-Finals

Semi-Finals
Overall Results
Place Athlete Nation Heat Order Place Time Qual. Record
1 Girma Tolla   Ethiopia 2 7 1 27:44.01 Q
2 Paul Tergat   Kenya 2 10 2 27:44.07 Q
3 Katsuhiko Hanada   Japan 2 9 3 27:45.13 Q PB
4 Mohammed Mourhit   Belgium 2 17 4 27:45.73 Q
5 Said Berioui   Morocco 2 11 5 27:45.83 Q
6 Karl Keska   Great Britain 2 8 6 27:48:29 Q PB
7 David Galván   Mexico 2 12 7 27:49.53 Q
8 Haile Gebreselassie   Ethiopia 1 2 1 27:50.01 Q
9 Aloys Nizigama   Burundi 2 2 8 27:50.09 Q SB
10 Patrick Ivuti   Kenya 1 15 2 27:50.10 Q
11 John Korir   Kenya 1 7 3 27:50.19 Q
12 Assefa Mezgebu   Ethiopia 1 8 4 27:50.64 Q
13 José Rios   Spain 2 6 9 27:51.40 q
14 José Ramos   Portugal 2 13 10 27:56.30 q PB
15 Mebrahtom Keflezighi   United States 2 15 11 27:58.96 q
16 Toshinari Takaoka   Japan 1 3 6 27:59.95 Q SB
17 Rachid Berradi   Italy 2 1 12 28:01.18 q
18 Mauricio Díaz   Chile 2 4 13 28:05.61 NR
19 Samir Moussaoui   Algeria 1 4 6 28:08.22 Q
20 Yonas Kifle   Eritrea 2 5 14 28:08.59 NR
21 Abdihakim Abdirahman   United States 1 9 7 28:09.04 Q
22 Enrique Molina   Spain 1 5 8 28:09.76 Q
23 Andres Jones   Great Britain 1 13 9 28:11.20
24 Armando Quintanilla   Mexico 1 11 10 28:14.54
25 Sisay Bezabeh   Australia 1 10 11 28:21.63
26 Jeff Schiebler   Canada 2 3 15 28:30.46
27 Sean Kaley   Canada 1 16 12 28:36.07
28 Robert Denmark   Great Britain 1 1 13 28:43.74
29 Shaun Creighton   Australia 1 12 14 28:52.71
30 Dmitry Maksimov   Russia 2 14 16 28:54.15
31 Alan Culpepper   United States 2 16 17 29:00.71
32 Daniele Caimmi   Italy 1 17 15 29:01.26
33 Teodoro Cunado   Spain 1 14 16 29:10.90
34 Michael Aish   New Zealand 1 6 17 29:31.83

FinalEdit

 
Competition underway
 
Athletes after crossing the finish line
Final
Date: Monday 25 September 2000
Time:
Place Athlete Nation Order Time Record
1 Haile Gebreselassie   Ethiopia 19 27:18.20 SB
2 Paul Tergat   Kenya 8 27:18.29
3 Assefa Mezgebu   Ethiopia 2 27:19.75 SB
4 Patrick Ivuti   Kenya 16 27:20.44
5 John Korir   Kenya 20 27:24.75 PB
6 Said Berioui   Morocco 7 27:37.83 SB
7 Toshinari Takaoka   Japan 9 27:40.44 PB
8 Karl Keska   Great Britain 6 27:44.09 PB
9 Aloys Nizigama   Burundi 12 27:44.56 SB
10 Abdihakim Abdirahman   United States 18 27:46.17 PB
11 Girma Tolla   Ethiopia 15 27:49.75
12 Mebrahtom Keflezighi   United States 13 27:53.63 PB
13 David Galvan   Mexico 11 27:54.56
14 Jose Ramos   Portugal 4 28:07.43
15 Katsuhiko Hanada   Japan 17 28:08.11
16 Samir Moussaoui   Algeria 3 28:17.25
17 Rachid Berradi   Italy 10 28:45.96
18 Jose Rios   Spain 1 28:50.31
- Enrique Molina   Spain 14 DNF
- Mohammed Mourhit   Belgium 5 DNF

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 2000 Sydney: Men's 10,000 metres". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 18 November 2017.

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