Athletics at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's 5000 metres

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Men's 5000 metres
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
Venue Olympisch Stadion
Dates August 16–17
Competitors 38 from 16 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    France
Silver medal    Finland
Bronze medal    Sweden
«1912 1924»
Athletics at the
1920 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men
200 m men
400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
110 m hurdles men
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3000 m steeplechase men
4×100 m relay men
4×400 m relay men
3000 m team race men
3 km walk men
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Road events
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Discus throw men
Hammer throw men
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56 lb weight throw men
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Individual men
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The men's 5000 metres event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on Monday, August 16, 1920 and on Tuesday, August 17, 1920.

Thirty-eight runners from 16 nations competed.

Records[edit]

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

World Record 14:36.6 Grand Duchy of Finland Hannes Kolehmainen Stockholm (SWE) July 10, 1912
Olympic Record 14:36.6 Grand Duchy of Finland Hannes Kolehmainen Stockholm (SWE) July 10, 1912

Results[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

All semi-finals were held on Monday, August 16, 1920.

Semifinal 1

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Rudolf Falk (SWE) 15:17.8 Q
2  Herbert Irwin (GBR) 15:17.8 Q
3  Teodor Koskenniemi (FIN) 15:22.0 Q
4  Clifford Furnas (USA) 15:23.8 Q
5  Alfred Gaschen (SUI) 16:03.0
6  Augusto Maccario (ITA)
7  Jean-Baptiste Manhès (FRA) 16:07.8
 Pierre Trullemans (BEL) DNF
 Panagiotis Retelas (GRE) DNF
 Tommy Town (CAN) DNF

Semifinal 2

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Joe Blewitt (GBR) 15:19.8 Q
2  Julien Van Campenhout (BEL) 15:22.6 Q
3  Horace Brown (USA) 15:31.8 Q
4  Nils Bergström (SWE) 15:39.4 Q
5  Lucien Duquesne (FRA) 16:08.2
6  Juan Muguerza (ESP)
7  Konosuke Sano (JPN)
 Artur Nielsen (DEN) DNF
 Teodoro Pons (ESP) DNF
 Carlo Martinenghi (ITA) DNF

Semifinal 3

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Carlo Speroni (ITA) 15:27.6 Q
2  Paavo Nurmi (FIN) 15:33.0 Q
3  William Seagrove (GBR) 15:53.6 Q
4  Emanuel Lundström (SWE) 16:04.2 Q
5  Charles Hunter (USA)
6  Alexandros Kranis (GRE)
7  François Vyncke (BEL)
8  Karel Pacák (TCH)
9  Abdel Ali Maghoub (EGY)

Semifinal 4

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Joseph Guillemot (FRA) 15:33.0 Q
2  Eric Backman (SWE) 15:34.0 Q
3  Ivan Dresser (USA) 15:41.8 Q
4  Alfred Nichols (GBR) 15:54.0 Q
5  Ilmari Vesamaa (FIN) 15:54.4
6  Tomeichi Oura (JPN)
7  Jón Jónsen (DEN)
8  Henri Smets (BEL)
9  Gerardus van der Wel (NED)

Final[edit]

The final was held on Tuesday, August 17, 1920.

Place Athlete Time
1  Joseph Guillemot (FRA) 14:55.6
2  Paavo Nurmi (FIN) 15:00.0
3  Eric Backman (SWE) 15:13.0
4  Teodor Koskenniemi (FIN) 15:17.0
5  Joe Blewitt (GBR) 15:19.0
6  William Seagrove (GBR) 15:21.0
7  Carlo Speroni (ITA)
8  Alfred Nichols (GBR)
9  Julien Van Campenhout (BEL)
10  Nils Bergström (SWE)
11  Rudolf Falk (SWE)
12  Herbert Irwin (GBR)
13  Emanuel Lundström (SWE)
 Clifford Furnas (USA) DNF
 Horace Brown (USA) DNF
 Ivan Dresser (USA) DNF

References[edit]