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Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 3000 metres steeplechase

The Men's 3000 metres steeplechase at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on 16–18 August at the Beijing Olympic Stadium.[1]

Men's 3000 metres steeplechase
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing National Stadium
DatesAugust 16 (heats)
August 18 (final)
Competitors40 from 27 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Brimin Kiprop Kipruto  Kenya
2nd, silver medalist(s) Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad  France
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Richard Kipkemboi Mateelong  Kenya
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The qualifying standards were 8:24.60 (A standard) and 8:32.00 (B standard).[2]

Brimin Kipruto, who won the silver medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, became the seventh Kenyan runner in a row to win this event at the Olympics. In total Kenya won nine gold medals in the 3000m steeplechase since 1968, but none of those medalists was ever able to defend his title.

RecordsEdit

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record   Saif Saaeed Shaheen (QAT) 7:53.63 Brussels, Belgium 3 September 2004
Olympic record   Julius Kariuki (KEN) 8:05.51 Seoul, South Korea 30 September 1988

No new world or Olympic records were set for this event.

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

Heat Position Athlete Country Time Notes
1 1 Bouabdellah Tahri   France 8:23.42 Q
1 2 Brimin Kiprop Kipruto   Kenya 8:23.53 Q
1 3 Abdelkader Hachlaf   Morocco 8:23.62 Q
1 4 Tareq Mubarak Taher   Bahrain 8:23.66 Q
1 5 Nahom Mesfin   Ethiopia 8:23.82
1 6 Ildar Minshin   Russia 8:26.85
1 7 Tomasz Szymkowiak   Poland 8:29.37
1 8 Rabia Makhloufi   Algeria 8:29.74
1 9 Yoshitaka Iwamizu   Japan 8:29.80
1 10 Valērijs Žolnerovičs   Latvia 8:37.65
1 11 Alberto Paulo   Portugal 8:39.11
1 12 Rubén Palomeque   Spain 8:58.50
1 Matteo Villani   Italy DNF
2 1 Yacob Jarso   Ethiopia 8:16.88 Q, PB
2 2 Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad   France 8:16.95 Q, SB
2 3 Anthony Famiglietti   United States 8:17.34 Q, PB
2 4 Ezekiel Kemboi   Kenya 8:17.55 Q
2 5 Mustafa Mohamed   Sweden 8:17.80 q
2 6 Youcef Abdi   Australia 8:17.97 q, PB
2 7 Ion Luchianov   Moldova 8:18.97 q, NR
2 8 Boštjan Buc   Slovenia 8:21.24
2 9 Brahim Taleb   Morocco 8:23.09
2 10 Andrew Lemoncello   Great Britain 8:36.06
2 11 William Nelson   United States 8:36.66
2 12 José Luis Blanco   Spain 8:37.37
2 13 Ali Ahmed Al-Amri   Saudi Arabia 9:09.73
2 Jukka Keskisalo   Finland DNS
3 1 Ruben Ramolefi   South Africa 8:19.86 Q, PB
3 2 Richard Kipkemboi Mateelong   Kenya 8:19.87 Q
3 3 Benjamin Kiplagat   Uganda 8:20.22 Q
3 4 Abubaker Ali Kamal   Qatar 8:21.85 Q
3 5 Eliseo Martín   Spain 8:23.19 SB
3 6 Hamid Ezzine   Morocco 8:27.45
3 7 Vincent Zouaoui Dandrieaux   France 8:27.91
3 8 Roba Gary   Ethiopia 8:28.27
3 9 Joshua McAdams   United States 8:33.26
3 10 Pavel Potapovich   Russia 8:36.29
3 11 Pieter Desmet   Belgium 8:37.99
3 12 Halil Akkaş   Turkey 8:44.70
3 13 Itai Maggidi   Israel 9:05.02

Legend: Q=Qualified top 4 in heat; q=Qualified by time; DNF=Did Not Finish; DNS=Did Not Start; DQ=Disqualified; NR=National Record; PB=Personal Best; SB=Season Best

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
  Brimin Kiprop Kipruto   Kenya (KEN) 8:10.34 SB
  Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad   France (FRA) 8:10.49 PB
  Richard Kipkemboi Mateelong   Kenya (KEN) 8:11.01
4 Yacob Jarso   Ethiopia (ETH) 8:13.47 NR
5 Bouabdellah Tahri   France (FRA) 8:14.79
6 Youcef Abdi   Australia (AUS) 8:16.36 PB
7 Ezekiel Kemboi   Kenya (KEN) 8:16.38
8 Abubaker Ali Kamal   Qatar (QAT) 8:16.59
9 Benjamin Kiplagat   Uganda (UGA) 8:20.27
10 Mustafa Mohamed   Sweden (SWE) 8:20.69
11 Tareq Mubarak Taher   Bahrain (BRN) 8:21.59
12 Ion Luchianov   Moldova (MDA) 8:27.82
13 Anthony Famiglietti   United States (USA) 8:31.21
14 Ruben Ramolefi   South Africa (RSA) 8:34.58
15 Abdelkader Hachlaf   Morocco (MAR) 9:02.06

SplitsEdit

Intermediate Athlete Country Mark
1000m Ruben Ramolefi   South Africa 2:46.97
2000m Mustafa Mohamed   Sweden 5:33.84

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Olympic Athletics Competition Schedule". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  2. ^ "Entry Standards - The XXIX Olympic Games - Beijing, China - 8/24 August 2008". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04.