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1987 World Championships in Athletics - Women's 10000 metres

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1987 World Championships in Athletics - Women's 10000 metres

Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
3000 m women
5000 m men
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
10 km walk women
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men

The women's 10,000 metres event featured at the 1987 World Championships in Rome, Italy. There were a total number of 37 participating athletes, with the final being held on 4 September 1987.


Gold Norway Ingrid Kristiansen
Norway (NOR)
Silver Soviet Union Yelena Zhupiyeva
Soviet Union (URS)
Bronze East Germany Kathrin Ullrich
East Germany (GDR)


Existing records at the start of the event.

World record  Ingrid Kristiansen (NOR) 30:13.74 Oslo, Norway July 5, 1986
Championship record New event


 Ingrid Kristiansen (NOR) 31:05.85
 Yelena Zhupiyeva (URS) 31:09.40
 Kathrin Ullrich (GDR) 31:11.34
4.  Olga Bondarenko (URS) 31:18.38
5.  Liz Lynch (GBR) 31:19.82
6.  Lynn Jennings (USA) 31:45.43
7.  Albertina Machado (POR) 31:46.61
8.  Wang Xiuting (CHN) 31:48.88
9.  Angela Tooby (GBR) 31:55.30
10.  Kerstin Preßler (FRG) 31:56.80
11.  Martine Oppliger (SUI) 32:07.49
12.  Marleen Renders (BEL) 32:12.51
13.  Lynn Nelson (USA) 32:22.88
14.  Christine McMiken (NZL) 32:25.67
15.  Francie Larrieu Smith (USA) 32:30.00
16.  Nancy Rooks-Tinari (CAN) 32:31.55
17.  Aurora Cunha (POR) 32:44.42
18.  Kumi Araki (JPN) 33:15.08
19.  Ana Isabel Alonso (ESP) 33:20.65
20.  Tuija Toivonen (FIN) 33:25.46
21.  Lorraine Moller (NZL) 34:07.26
 Lieve Slegers (BEL) DNF


  • Held on Monday 31 August 1987
1.  Kathrin Ullrich (GDR) 33:07.92
2.  Liz Lynch (GBR) 33:09.26
3.  Aurora Cunha (POR) 33:09.86
4.  Ingrid Kristiansen (NOR) 33:10.37
5.  Marleen Renders (BEL) 33:10.95
6.  Lynn Jennings (USA) 33:16.18
7.  Angela Tooby (GBR) 33:20.14
8.  Martine Oppliger (SUI) 33:22.25
9.  Nancy Rooks-Tinari (CAN) 33:24.20
10.  Kumi Araki (JPN) 33:24.37
11.  Ana Isabel Alonso (ESP) 33:38.37
12.  Christine McMiken (NZL) 33:41.10
13.  Tuija Toivonen (FIN) 33:46.05
14.  Midde Hamrin (SWE) 34:10.36
15.  Danièle Kaber (LUX) 34:24.52
16.  Monica Regonesi (CHI) 34:57.64
17.  Leah Malot (KEN) 36:23.66
 Maria Curatolo (ITA) DNF
 Yelena Romanova (URS) DNF
 Karolina Szabo (HUN) DNS

1.  Yelena Zhupiyeva (URS) 33:32.05
2.  Olga Bondarenko (URS) 33:34.79
3.  Kerstin Preßler (FRG) 33:35.49
4.  Lorraine Moller (NZL) 33:35.73
5.  Wang Xiuting (CHN) 33:36.07
6.  Francie Larrieu Smith (USA) 33:37.36
7.  Albertina Machado (POR) 33:40.87
8.  Lynn Nelson (USA) 33:43.71
9.  Lieve Slegers (BEL) 33:48.91
10.  Susan Crehan (GBR) 33:54.99
11.  Susan French-Lee (CAN) 34:14.92
12.  Sue Berenda (CAN) 34:15.48
13.  Conceição Ferreira (POR) 34:43.35
14.  Rose Lamb (IRL) 35:00.17
15.  Michelle Bush-Cuke (CAY) 35:30.96
 Päivi Tikkanen (FIN) DNF
 Cristina Tomasini (ITA) DNF
 Beverley Lord (GUY) DNF

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