Athletics at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's 10,000 metres

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Men's 10000 metres
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
Venue Olympisch Stadion
Dates August 19–20
Competitors 34 from 17 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Finland
Silver medal    France
Bronze medal    Great Britain
«1912 1924»
Athletics at the
1920 Summer Olympics
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The men's 10,000 metres event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on Thursday, August 19, 1920 and on Friday, August 20, 1920.

Thirty-four runners from 17 nations competed.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1920 Summer Olympics.

World Record 30:58.8 France Jean Bouin Colombes (FRA) November 16, 1911
Olympic Record 31:20.8 Grand Duchy of Finland Hannes Kolehmainen Stockholm (SWE) July 8, 1912

Results[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

All semi-finals were held on Thursday, August 19, 1920.

Semifinal 1

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  James Wilson (GBR) 33:40.2 Q
2  Paavo Nurmi (FIN) 33:46.3 Q
3  Augusto Maccario (ITA) 34:06.8 Q
4  Jean-Baptiste Manhès (FRA) 34:12.0 Q
5  Alfred Gaschen (SUI) 34:38.4 Q
6  Werner Magnusson (SWE) 34:49.2
7  Lucien Duquesne (FRA) 35:06.6
8  Pierre Devaux (BEL) 36:38.3
 Jüri Lossman (EST) DNF
 Phadeppa Chaugle (IND) DNF
 Julius Ebert (DEN) DNF
 Amisoli Patisoni (USA) DNF

Semifinal 2

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Joseph Guillemot (FRA) 32:41.6 Q
2  Eric Backman (SWE) 32:48.5 Q
3  Albert Andersen (DEN) 32:58.4 Q
4  Fred Faller (USA) 33:02.4 Q
5  Oscar Garin (SUI) 33:04.4 Q
6  Edward Lawrence (CAN) 33:08.5
7  Teodoro Pons (ESP)
8  Konosuke Sano (JPN)
9  Aimé Proot (BEL)
10  Sinton Hewitt (AUS)

Semifinal 3

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Heikki Liimatainen (FIN) 32:08.2 Q
2  Charles Clibbon (GBR) 32:08.8 Q
3  Gaston Heuet (FRA) 32:11.1 Q
4  Carlo Speroni (ITA) 32:13.1 Q
5  James Hatton (GBR) 32:23.0 Q
6  Nils Bergström (SWE) 33:38.0
7  Alexandros Kranis (GRE)
8  Earl Johnson (USA)
9  George Cornetta (USA)
10  Constantino Lussana (ITA)
11  Karel Pacák (TCH)
12  Zensaku Motegi (JPN)

Final[edit]

The final was held on Friday, August 20, 1920.

Place Athlete Time
1  Paavo Nurmi (FIN) 31:45.8
2  Joseph Guillemot (FRA) 31:47.2
3  James Wilson (GBR) 31:50.8
4  Augusto Maccario (ITA) 32:02.0
5  James Hatton (GBR) 32:14.0
6  Jean-Baptiste Manhès (FRA) 32:26.0
7  Heikki Liimatainen (FIN) 32:28.0
8  Fred Faller (USA) 32:38.0
9  Oscar Garin (SUI)
 Charles Clibbon (GBR) DNF
 Alfred Gaschen (SUI) DNF
 Eric Backman (SWE) DNF
 Albert Andersen (DEN) DNF
 Carlo Speroni (ITA) DNF
 Gaston Heuet (FRA) DNF

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