| Event type

10,000 metres, Men

Date 8 September 1960 — 17:15
LocationStadio Olimpico, Roma
Participants33 from 20 countries
FormatFinal only.

There was no heavy favorite in 1960 in this event, although the 1958 European Champion, Poland’s Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak was likely a slight favorite, but he was by now more a steeplechaser and would win gold in that event in Roma. The 1958 Commonwealth Games champion, Dave Power of Australia, set the early pace. Only Soviets Pyotr Bolotnikov and Aleksey Desyatchikov and the GDR’s Hans Grodotzki could stay with him. Bolotnikov took a big lead on the penultimate lap and was never caught, winning by almost five seconds. Though it was his first major title, he would win the 1962 Europeans and set a world record in the event in October 1960 and broke that in 1962.

PosNrAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
1Pyotr BolotnikovURS28:32.228:32.18GoldOR
2Hans GrodotzkiGER28:37.028:37.22Silver
3Dave PowerAUS28:38.228:37.65Bronze
4Aleksey DesyatchikovURS28:39.628:39.72
5Murray HalbergNZL28:48.528:49.11
6Max TruexUSA28:50.228:50.34
7Zdzisław KrzyszkowiakPOL28:52.428:52.75
8John MerrimanGBR28:52.628:52.89
9Martin HymanGBR29:04.829:05.11
10Gordon PirieGBR29:15.229:15.49
11Sándor IharosHUN29:15.829:16.07
12Gerhard HönickeGER29:20.429:20.14
13Robert BogeyFRA29:22.429:22.53
14Rhadi Ben AbdesselamMAR29:34.429:32.001
15József KovácsHUN29:42.229:34.712
16Yevgeny ZhukovURS29:50.229:42.203
17Xaver HögerGER29:58.029:50.204
18Stanisław OżógPOL30:01.029:58.005
19Arere AnentiaKEN30:03.030:01.006
20Constantin GrecescuROU30:04.830:03.007
21Simo SalorantaFIN30:12.430:04.808
22Hamoud AmeurFRA30:25.430:12.409
23Hamida AddècheFRA30:27.230:25.4010
24Doug KyleCAN30:31.630:27.2011
25Carlos PérezESP30:35.830:31.6012
26Barry MageeNZL30:39.430:35.8013
27Franco AntonelliITA30:47.430:39.4014
28Cyprian TseriwaZIM30:47.830:47.80
29Fevzi PakelTUR32:06.232:06.20
DNFKazimierz ZimnyPOL
DNFGabrou MerawiETH
DNFJaroslav BohatýTCH
DNFAl LawrenceAUS
DNS173Kulwant AroraIND
DNS331Ioannis GlezosGRE
DNS392Song SamKOR
DNS393José AceitunoCHI
DNS240Hedwig LeenaertBEL
DNS170George De PeanaGUY
DNS375Katsuo NishidaJPN
DNS36Myitung NawMYA
DNS20Linus DiazSRI
DNS151Miroslav JurekTCH
DNS35Nguyễn Văn LýVNM


1000 m2:48.2
2000 m5:37.4
3000 m8:29.7
4000 m11:24.6
5000 m14:22.2
6000 m17:18.6
7000 m20:11.7
8000 m23:01.8
9000 m25:53.6