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Olympics – 1968 Mexico City – Track – Mens 800m – AUS Doubell & KEN Kiprugut


The Men’s 800 metres competition at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico.  The events were held at the University Olympic Stadium on October 13–15.  The competition had seven heats in the first round….two semi-finals….and a final. The top two in the first round heats progressed….as did the four fastest non-qualifiers. The top four finishers in the semi-final race reached the finals.  The 800m at Mexico City was like most Olympic 800m competitions….fiercely contested by more than three runners…..with the final results being AUS Ralph Doubell (gold), KEN Wilson Kiprugut (silver) and USA Tom Ferrell (bronze)….as this video so aptly depicts.


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