10,000 metres, Men

# Performance Athlete(s) NOC Games Date Phase Rank
1 33:49.0 Hannes Kolehmainen FIN Stockholm 1912 7 July 1912 Round One, Heat One 1
2 32:30.3 Len Richardson RSA Stockholm 1912 7 July 1912 Round One, Heat Two 1
3 31:20.8 WR Hannes Kolehmainen FIN Stockholm 1912 8 July 1912 Final 1
4 30:23.2 WR Ville Ritola FIN Paris 1924 6 July 1924 Final Standings 1 1
5 30:18.8 Paavo Nurmi FIN Amsterdam 1928 29 July 1928 Final Standings 1
6 30:11.4 Janusz Kusociński POL Los Angeles 1932 31 July 1932 Final Standings 1
7 29:59.6 Emil Zátopek TCH London 1948 30 July 1948 Final Standings 1
8 29:17.0 Emil Zátopek TCH Helsinki 1952 20 July 1952 Final Standings 1
9 28:45.6 Volodymyr Kuts URS Melbourne 1956 23 November 1956 Final Standings 1
10 28:32.2 Pyotr Bolotnikov URS Roma 1960 8 September 1960 Final Standings 1
11 28:24.4 Billy Mills USA Tokyo 1964 14 October 1964 Final Standings 1
12 27:53.28 Miel Puttemans BEL München 1972 31 August 1972 Round One, Heat One 1
13 27:38.35 WR Lasse Virén FIN München 1972 3 September 1972 Final 1
14 27:21.46 Brahim Boutayeb MAR Seoul 1988 26 September 1988 Final 1
15 27:07.34 Haile Gebrselassie ETH Atlanta 1996 29 July 1996 Final 1
16 27:05.10 Kenenisa Bekele ETH Athina 2004 20 August 2004 Final Standings 1
17 27:01.17 Kenenisa Bekele ETH Beijing 2008 17 August 2008 Final Standings 1