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3,000 metres Steeplechase, Men

Date6 – 10 August 1984
StatusOlympic
LocationLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Participants35 from 25 countries
Olympic Record 8:08.02 WR / Anders Gärderud SWE / 28 July 1976

The 1982 European Champion and 1983 World Champion was Patriz Ilg (FRG) but injuries kept him out of the Olympics. The favorite was Kenyan Julius Korir, who had won the 1982 Commonwealth Games. But he was expected to be challenged by American Henry Marsh, not known for his fast times, but a great racer who usually ran from the back of the pack thru the early laps. On the second lap of the final, a fan leapt from the crowd and tried to start running as the field came to the water jump. He could not keep up and was removed, although he did manage to clear two hurdles. The pace in the final was slow, set by Peter Renner (NZL) thru the first two kilometers. By the bell lap, Korir led with Marsh on his shoulder. But Korir kicked at 220 metres and pulled away to win the gold medal. Marsh, whose strength had been sapped by a virus in the last few weeks, fell off the pace and out of the medals, finishing fourth.

PosNrAthleteNOCR1SFFinal
1586Julius KorirKEN8:29.08 (1 h2)8:17.40 (1 h2)8:11.80 (1)Gold
2294Joseph MahmoudFRA8:30.85 (3 h2)8:18.62 (=4 h2)8:13.31 (2)Silver
3896Brian DiemerUSA8:25.92 (1 h1)8:18.36 (3 h2)8:14.06 (3)Bronze
4919Henry MarshUSA8:29.23 (4 h3)8:20.57 (4 h1)8:14.25 (4)
5391Colin ReitzGBR8:29.33 (5 h3)8:18.62 (=4 h2)8:15.48 (5)
6237Domingo RamónESP8:26.04 (2 h1)8:19.08 (1 h1)8:17.27 (6)
7579Julius KariukiKEN8:19.45 (1 h3)8:21.07 (6 h1)8:17.47 (7)
8280Pascal DebackerFRA8:30.35 (6 h1)8:20.34 (2 h1)8:21.51 (8)
9252Tommy EkblomFIN8:29.45 (6 h3)8:20.54 (3 h1)8:23.95 (9)
10370Roger HackneyGBR8:30.31 (2 h2)8:20.77 (5 h1)8:27.10 (10)
11693Peter RennerNZL8:22.95 (2 h3)8:18.12 (2 h2)8:29.81 (11)
12856Féthi BaccoucheTUN8:27.49 (3 h1)8:18.70 (6 h2)8:43.40 (12)
7 h1 r2/373William Van DijckBEL8:29.68 (4 h1)8:23.08 (7 h1)
7 h2 r2/366Peter DaenensBEL8:28.26 (3 h3)8:21.77 (7 h2)
8 h1 r2/3363Paul Davies-HaleGBR8:31.97 (7 h1)8:26.15 (8 h1)
8 h2 r2/3162Emilio UlloaCHI8:29.71 (5 h1)8:28.99 (8 h2)
9 h1 r2/3117Greg DuhaimeCAN8:31.54 (5 h2)8:26.32 (9 h1)
9 h2 r2/3514Francesco PanettaITA8:37.05 (8 h1)8:31.24 (9 h2)
10 h1 r2/3495Franco BoffiITA8:32.26 (7 h2)8:30.82 (10 h1)
10 h2 r2/3444Hans KoelemanNED8:31.34 (4 h2)8:32.29 (10 h2)
11 h1 r2/3468Liam O'BrienIRL8:31.89 (8 h3)8:34.90 (11 h1)
11 h2 r2/3904John GregorekUSA8:38.43 (8 h2)8:38.19 (11 h2)
12 h1 r2/3198Filippos FilippouCYP8:30.09 (7 h3)8:39.47 (12 h1)
12 h2 r2/3736Carmelo RíosPUR8:31.88 (6 h2)8:44.70 (12 h2)
9 h1 r1/3597Kip RonoKEN8:41.75 (9 h1)
9 h2 r1/3241Juan José TorresESP8:40.76 (9 h2)
9 h3 r1/3481Yehuda ZadokISR8:42.28 (9 h3)
10 h1 r1/318Pedro CáceresARG8:50.02 (10 h1)
10 h2 r1/3715Héctor BegeoPHI8:53.70 (10 h2)
10 h3 r1/3604Kim Ju-RyongKOR8:43.50 (10 h3)
11 h1 r1/3149Emmanuel M'PiohCGO9:05.58 (11 h1)
11 h2 r1/3435Hugo Allan GarcíaGUA9:02.41 (11 h2)
11 h3 r1/3759Albert MarieSEY9:32.30 (11 h3)
12 h1 r1/3697Abdullah Azzan Al-AkbaryOMA10:22.96 (12 h1)
12 h2 r1/3713Ramón LópezPAR9:36.36 (12 h2)
DNS822Filbert BayiTAN– (DNS h3)

Round One (6 August 1984 — 18:25)

Top six in each heat and next six fastest advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One

PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)
1896Brian DiemerUSA8:25.92Q
2237Domingo RamónESP8:26.04Q
3856Féthi BaccoucheTUN8:27.49Q
473William Van DijckBEL8:29.68Q
5162Emilio UlloaCHI8:29.71Q
6280Pascal DebackerFRA8:30.35Q
7363Paul Davies-HaleGBR8:31.97q
8514Francesco PanettaITA8:37.05q
9597Kip RonoKEN8:41.75
1018Pedro CáceresARG8:50.02
11149Emmanuel M'PiohCGO9:05.58
12697Abdullah Azzan Al-AkbaryOMA10:22.96

Heat Two

PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)
1586Julius KorirKEN8:29.08Q
2370Roger HackneyGBR8:30.31Q
3294Joseph MahmoudFRA8:30.85Q
4444Hans KoelemanNED8:31.34Q
5117Greg DuhaimeCAN8:31.54Q
6736Carmelo RíosPUR8:31.88Q
7495Franco BoffiITA8:32.26q
8904John GregorekUSA8:38.43q
9241Juan José TorresESP8:40.76
10715Héctor BegeoPHI8:53.70
11435Hugo Allan GarcíaGUA9:02.41
12713Ramón LópezPAR9:36.36

Heat Three

PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)
1579Julius KariukiKEN8:19.45Q
2693Peter RennerNZL8:22.95Q
366Peter DaenensBEL8:28.26Q
4919Henry MarshUSA8:29.23Q
5391Colin ReitzGBR8:29.33Q
6252Tommy EkblomFIN8:29.45Q
7198Filippos FilippouCYP8:30.09q
8468Liam O'BrienIRL8:31.89q
9481Yehuda ZadokISR8:42.28
10604Kim Ju-RyongKOR8:43.50
11759Albert MarieSEY9:32.30
DNS822Filbert BayiTAN

Semi-Finals (8 August 1984 — 20:00)

Top five in each heat and next two fastest advanced to the final.

Heat One

PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)
1237Domingo RamónESP8:19.08Q
2280Pascal DebackerFRA8:20.34Q
3252Tommy EkblomFIN8:20.54Q
4919Henry MarshUSA8:20.57Q
5370Roger HackneyGBR8:20.77Q
6579Julius KariukiKEN8:21.07q
773William Van DijckBEL8:23.08
8363Paul Davies-HaleGBR8:26.15
9117Greg DuhaimeCAN8:26.32
10495Franco BoffiITA8:30.82
11468Liam O'BrienIRL8:34.90
12198Filippos FilippouCYP8:39.47

Heat Two

PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)
1586Julius KorirKEN8:17.40Q
2693Peter RennerNZL8:18.12Q
3896Brian DiemerUSA8:18.36Q
=4391Colin ReitzGBR8:18.62Q
=4294Joseph MahmoudFRA8:18.62Q
6856Féthi BaccoucheTUN8:18.70q
766Peter DaenensBEL8:21.77
8162Emilio UlloaCHI8:28.99
9514Francesco PanettaITA8:31.24
10444Hans KoelemanNED8:32.29
11904John GregorekUSA8:38.19
12736Carmelo RíosPUR8:44.70

Final (10 August 1984 — 19:10)

PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)
1586Julius KorirKEN8:11.80
2294Joseph MahmoudFRA8:13.31
3896Brian DiemerUSA8:14.06
4919Henry MarshUSA8:14.25
5391Colin ReitzGBR8:15.48
6237Domingo RamónESP8:17.27
7579Julius KariukiKEN8:17.47
8280Pascal DebackerFRA8:21.51
9252Tommy EkblomFIN8:23.95
10370Roger HackneyGBR8:27.10
11693Peter RennerNZL8:29.81
12856Féthi BaccoucheTUN8:43.40

Splits

1000m2:47.4Peter Renner
2000m5:32.6Peter Renner