Athletics at the 1978 Commonwealth Games – Men's marathon

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The men's marathon event at the 1978 Commonwealth Games was held on 11 August 1978 [1] in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. [2]

Marathon long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres

The marathon is a long-distance race with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres, usually run as a road race. The event was instituted in commemoration of the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides, a messenger from the Battle of Marathon to Athens, who reported the victory. The marathon can be completed by running or with a run/walk strategy. There are also wheelchair divisions.

Athletics at the 1978 Commonwealth Games

At the 1978 Commonwealth Games, the athletics events were held at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. A total of 38 events were contested, 23 for men and 15 for women.

Edmonton Provincial capital city in Alberta, Canada

Edmonton is the capital city of the Canadian province of Alberta. Edmonton is on the North Saskatchewan River and is the centre of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, which is surrounded by Alberta's central region. The city anchors the north end of what Statistics Canada defines as the "Calgary–Edmonton Corridor".

Results

RankNameNationalityTimeNotes
Gold medal icon.svg Gidamis Shahanga Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania 2:15:39.76
Silver medal icon.svg Jerome Drayton Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 2:16:13.46
Bronze medal icon.svg Paul Bannon Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 2:16:51.61
4 Kevin Ryan Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 2:17:16
5 Greg Hannon Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland 2:17:25
6 Paul Ballinger Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 2:17:46
7 Richard Mabuza Flag of Eswatini.svg  Swaziland 2:19:49
8 Michael Critchley Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 2:19:51
9 Trevor Wright Flag of England.svg  England 2:20:15
10 Stanley Curran Flag of England.svg  England 2:21:18
11 Brian Maxwell Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 2:21:47
12 Jeff Norman Flag of England.svg  England 2:22:23
13 Terry Manners Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 2:23:00
14 Emmanuel Ndiemandoi Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania 2:24:55
15 David Chettle Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 2:25:15
16 Steve Kelly Flag of the Isle of Man.svg  Isle of Man 2:27:36
17 James Butterfield Flag of Bermuda.svg  Bermuda 2:30:17
18 James Dingwall Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 2:32:54
19 David Newton Flag of the Isle of Man.svg  Isle of Man 2:33:06
20 Thomas Ruto Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 2:36:44
21 Garry Wilkinson Flag of Bermuda.svg  Bermuda 2:37:31
22 Patrick Chiwala Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia 2:38:00
23 Hector Romero Government Ensign of Gibraltar (1939-1999).svg  Gibraltar 2:42:25
24 Raymond Swan Flag of Bermuda.svg  Bermuda 2:42:35
25 Michael Rowland Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 2:48:10
26 Kenneth Hlasa Flag of Lesotho (1966-1987).svg  Lesotho 2:52:35
27 Frances Moholomanyane Flag of Lesotho (1966-1987).svg  Lesotho 2:52:58
28 Baba Ibrahim Suma-Keita Flag of Sierra Leone.svg  Sierra Leone 2:56:08
29 Bernard James Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (1907-1979).svg  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3:03:05
30 Henry Baptiste Flag of Saint Lucia 1967.svg  Saint Lucia 3:11:09
Shivnath Singh Flag of India.svg  India DNF
Richard Juma Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya DNF
John Kirimiti Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya DNF
John McLaughlin Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland DNF

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References

  1. ARRS Results
  2. "Commonwealth Games Federation Results". Archived from the original on 2012-09-14. Retrieved 2017-07-29.