2006 European Athletics Championships – Men's 10,000 metres

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The men's 10,000 metres at the 2006 European Athletics Championships were held at the Ullevi on August 8.

After an attempted breakaway started by Swiss Christian Belz with one and a half laps to go, Martínez and de la Ossa caught up with him, with German Fitschen falling away but catching up again before the final curve. He then outsprinted the two Spaniards to take a "shock" gold.[1]


Gold Silver Bronze
Jan Fitschen
José Manuel Martínez
Juan Carlos de la Ossa


Date Time Round
August 8, 2006 20:20 Final



Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st place, gold medalist(s) Jan Fitschen  Germany 28:10.94 PB
2nd place, silver medalist(s) José Manuel Martínez  Spain 28:12.06 SB
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Juan Carlos de la Ossa  Spain 28:13.73
4 Christian Belz   Switzerland 28:16.93
5 Serhiy Lebid  Ukraine 28:19.14
6 Dmitry Maksimov  Russia 28:20.43 SB
7 André Pollmächer  Germany 28:22.56 PB
8 Driss El Himer  France 28:30.09
9 Ricardo Serrano  Spain 28:38.40
10 Daniele Meucci  Italy 28:48.30
11 Martin Fagan  Ireland 28:54.04
12 José Ramos  Portugal 28:55.45
13 Mokhtar Benhari  France 28:56.07
14 Slavko Petrović  Croatia 28:56.66 SB
15 Willem Van Hoof  Belgium 28:57.11
16 Jesse Stroobants  Belgium 28:59.91
17 Monder Rizki  Belgium 29:13.62
18 Michał Kaczmarek  Poland 30:14.37


  1. ^ Fitschen takes shock 10,000m gold, from BBC, retrieved 10 August 2006

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