Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's 3500 metres walk
|Men's 3500 metres walk
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
|Venue||White City Stadium|
|Competitors||23 from 8 nations|
|Athletics at the
1908 Summer Olympics
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men|
|3200 m steeplechase||men|
|3 mile team race||men|
|3500 m walk||men|
|10 mile walk||men|
|Standing long jump||men|
|Standing high jump||men|
It was held in two rounds. There were three heats in the first round, with the top three in each heat advancing to the final.
23 racewalkers from eight nations competed.
Larner led the entire race.
|1||George Larner||Great Britain||15:32.0|
|3||William Palmer||Great Britain||16:33.0|
|5||Sydney Sarel||Great Britain||17:06.0|
|—||William Brown||Great Britain||Disqualified|
Webb had little competition, leading from the start and winning by nearly 2 minutes.
|1||Ernest Webb||Great Britain||15:17.2|
|—||Richard Quinn||Great Britain||Disqualified|
|John J. Reid||Great Britain||Disqualified|
As in the other two heats, the winner led from the beginning. Unlike in the others, however, this race became close as Harrison made a late attempt to pass Goulding. Goulding finished strongly to fend off Harrison, winning by 10 seconds.
|2||Ralph Harrison||Great Britain||16:04.4|
|4||Ernest Larner||Great Britain||16:10.0|
|5||John Butler||Great Britain||16:17.0|
Webb, Goulding, and Harrison were the early leaders. Harrison was disqualified shortly after Larner passed him. By the end of the first mile, the top four spots had solidified into the final positions. Larner had passed the field, bumping Webb to second place, while Kerr had managed to overtake Goulding.
|1||George Larner||Great Britain||14:55.0|
|2||Ernest Webb||Great Britain||15:07.4|
|—||William Palmer||Great Britain||Did not finish|
|Ralph Harrison||Great Britain||Disqualified|
- Official Report of the Games of the IV Olympiad (1908).
- De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Athletics 1908". Accessed 31 March 2006. Available electronically at .