2021 Tokyo Olympics: Men's 10,000m Gold Medal Winner Odds Favor Ethiopia's Yomif Kejelcha on FanDuel Sportsbook
The 2021 Olympic Games continue in Tokyo, and sports fans are wagering on different events at FanDuel Sportsbook. The Summer Olympics are defined by track and field, and the final of the men's 10,000m event is scheduled for the end of the first day of the Olympic athletics competition on Friday, July 30.
Fans who want to watch and wager on the 10,000m event can tune in on NBC at 7:30 a.m. ET in the United States.
Olympics Men's 10,000m
The track and field betting really kicks in with the start of the Olympic athletics competition and the 10,000m final event.
Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei is the 2019 world champion and current 10,000m world record holder. He's one to watch after posting a world record time of 26:11.00 in a 2020 meet in Valencia. But compatriot Jacob Kiplimo has drawn more betting interest, and he posted a time of 26:33.93 in May 2021. Those two will try to capture the first medal for Uganda at this year's Olympic Games.
The favorite is Yomif Kejelcha of Ethiopia, who won a silver medal in the men's 10,000 meters at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.
Here are the FanDuel Sportsbook track and field betting odds and leading favorites and contenders to win the gold medal in the men's 10,000m race. Fifteen other runners of the 6.2 mile race have odds of +10000.
Olympics Men's 10,000m Gold Medal Odds
1. Yomif Kejelcha (ETH): +270
2. Jacob Kiplimo (UGA): +340
3. Joshua Cheptegei (UGA): +430
4. Selemon Barega (ETH): +430
5. Rhonex Kipruto (KEN): +500
6. Rodgers Kwemoi (KEN): +2300
7. Mohammad Ahmed (CAN): +2300
8. Berihu Aregawi (ETH): +2300
9. Yemeneberhan Crippa (ITA): +6000
10. Weldon Langat (KEN): +8000
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