Salvatore Antibo of Italy ran the second-fastest 10,000-meter time at Helsinki, Finland, in the World Games IAAF Grand Prix track and field meet.
Antibo won the featured event before a crowd of 16,000 at the Olympic Stadium in 27 minutes 16.50 seconds, outkicking Addis Abebe of Ethiopia in the stretch.
Fernando Mamede of Portugal, who was in the race but finished ninth, set the world record of 27:13.81 five years ago in Stockholm.
Americans won five events.
Larry Myricks long jumped 27 feet 4 1/2 inches on his last try to beat Soviet star Robert Emmiyan. Other U.S. men's winners were Tonie Campbell, who ran 13.51 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles, and Jeff Reynolds, who was timed in 45.76 in the 400.
Sandra Farmer-Patrick won the women's 400 hurdles in 54.05, and Jan Wohlschlag took the high jump at 6-4.