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50 kilometres Walk, Men

Date30 July 1980 — 17:00
LocationBolshaya arena, Tsentralny stadion imeni V.I. Lenina, Moskva
Participants27 from 14 countries

After not being contested at the Olympics in 1976, the 50 km. race was reinstated. The world record holder was Mexico’s Raúl González, and he led out the field for the first 20 km. But he would not finish, and all the Mexican walkers also failed to finish this race. Hartwig Gauder (GDR) walked with Gonzales for much of the race, but broke him shortly after 30 km. and eventually pulled away to win by two minutes over Spain’s Jorge Llopart. Bronze medalist Yevgeny Ivchenko was 42-years-old, one of the oldest athletics medalists ever.

1304Hartwig GauderGDR3-49:24OBGold
2154Jorge LlopartESP3-51:25Silver
3704Yevgeny IvchenkoURS3-56:32Bronze
4627Bengt SimonsenSWE3-57:08
5702Vyacheslav FursovURS3-58:32
6156José MarínESP4-03:08
7546Stanisław RolaPOL4-07:07
823Willi SawallAUS4-08:25
9385László SátorHUN4-10:53
10652Pavol BlažekTCH4-16:26
11281Ian RichardsGBR4-22:57
12348Khristos KarageorgosGRE4-24:36
13651Juraj BenčíkTCH4-27:39
14118Enrique PeñaCOL4-29:27
15116Ernesto AlfaroCOL4-46:28
AC493Raúl GonzálezMEXDNF
AC489Martín BermúdezMEXDNF
AC488Daniel BautistaMEXDNF
AC215Reima SalonenFINDNF
AC528Bohdan BułakowskiPOLDNF
AC624Bo GustafssonSWEDNF
AC241Gérard LelièvreFRADNF
AC25Dave SmithAUSDNF
AC317Dietmar MeischGDRDQ
AC300Uwe DünkelGDRDQ
AC745Boris YakovlevURSDQ
AC782Jaromír VaňousTCHDQ
DNS347Aris KarageorgosGRE
DNS620Alf BrandtSWE