Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics – Men's 3000 metres team race

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Men's 3000 metres team race
at the Games of the V Olympiad
1912 Athletics men's 3000 metre team race final3.JPG
Crossing the finish line in the final
Venue Stockholm Olympic Stadium
Dates July 12 (semifinals)
July 13 (final)
Competitors 24 from 5 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
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1912 Summer Olympics
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The men's 3000 metres team race was a track and field athletics event held as part of the athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fourth appearance of a team race style event, though the first to be held at the distance of 3000 metres, which became the standard until the event was eliminated following the 1924 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on Friday, July 12, 1912 and on Saturday, July 13, 1912.

Twenty-four runners from five nations competed.

According to the International Olympic Committee medal database all five runners were awarded medals.

Results[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

All three semi-finals were held on Friday, July 12, 1912.

Semifinal 1

Team result:

Place Team Scores Qual.
1 2 3 Total
1  United States (USA) 2 3 4 9 Q
2  Finland (FIN) 1 5 6 12

Individual race result:

Place Athlete Time Score
1  Hannes Kolehmainen (FIN) 8:36.9 1
2  Abel Kiviat (USA) 8:46.3 2
3  Tell Berna (USA) 8:50.2 3
4  Norman Taber (USA) 8:51.1 4
5  George Bonhag (USA) 8:52.2
6  Louis Scott (USA) 8:53.4
7  Albin Stenroos (FIN) 8:54.1 5
8  Viljam Johansson (FIN) 8:57.2 6
9  Aarne Lindholm (FIN) 9:46.4
10  Matti Harju (FIN) 10:10.6

Semifinal 2

Team result:

Place Team Scores Qual.
1 2 3 Total
1  Sweden (SWE) 2 3 4 9 Q
2  Germany (GER) 1 5 6 12

Individual race result:

All five Swedish runners finished side by side.

Place Athlete Time Score
1  Erwin von Sigel (GER) 9:06.8 1
2  Bror Fock (SWE) 9:14.7 2
 Nils Frykberg (SWE) 9:14.7 3
 Ernst Wide (SWE) 9:14.7 4
 Thorild Olsson (SWE) 9:14.7
 John Zander (SWE) 9:14.7
7  Georg Amberger (GER) 9:32.5 5
8  Gregor Vietz (GER) 9:34.2 6
 Georg Mickler (GER) DNF

Semifinal 3

Great Britain had a walkover.

Team result:

Place Team Scores Qual.
1 2 3 Total
1  Great Britain (GBR) 1 2 3 6 Q

Individual race result:

As there was no competition all five British runners ran and finished side by side.

Place Athlete Time Score
1  Cyril Porter (GBR) 10:21.6 1
 Edward Owen (GBR) 10:21.6 2
 William Moore (GBR) 10:21.6 3
 George Hutson (GBR) 10:21.6
 Joe Cottrill (GBR) 10:21.6
The final: Immediately after the start
The final under way

Final[edit]

The final was held on Saturday, July 13, 1912.

Team result:

Place Team Scores
1 2 3 Total
1  United States (USA) 1 3 5 9
2  Sweden (SWE) 2 4 7 13
3  Great Britain (GBR) 6 8 9 23

Individual race result:

Place Athlete Time Score
1  Tell Berna (USA) 8:44.6 1
2  Thorild Olsson (SWE) 8:44.6 2
3  Norman Taber (USA) 8:45.2 3
4  Ernst Wide (SWE) 8:46.2 4
5  George Bonhag (USA) 8:46.6 5
6  Joe Cottrill (GBR) 8:46.8 6
7  Bror Fock (SWE) 8:47.2 7
8  George Hutson (GBR) 8:47.2 8
9  Cyril Porter (GBR) 8:48.0 9
10  John Zander (SWE) 8:48.9
11  Nils Frykberg (SWE) 8:49.0
12  Edward Owen (GBR)
 Abel Kiviat (USA) DNF
 William Moore (GBR) DNF
 Louis Scott (USA) DNF

References[edit]

  • sports-reference.com
  • Bergvall, Erik (ed.) (1913). Adams-Ray, Edward (trans.)., ed. The Official Report of the Olympic Games of Stockholm 1912. Stockholm: Wahlström & Widstrand. 
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich". Retrieved 3 January 2007.  (Polish)