Athletics at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's individual cross country

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Men's individual cross country
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
Venue Olympisch Stadion
Date August 23
Competitors 47 from 12 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Finland
Silver medal    Sweden
Bronze medal    Finland
«1912 1924»
Athletics at the
1920 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men
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The men's individual cross country event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. It was the second appearance of this event. The competition was held on Monday, August 23, 1920.

Forty-seven runners from 12 nations competed.

Results[edit]

The first three runners for each nation to finish in this event were also counted towards the cross country team result.

Place Athlete Time
1  Paavo Nurmi (FIN) 27:15.0
2  Eric Backman (SWE) 27:17.6
3  Heikki Liimatainen (FIN) 27:37.0
4  James Wilson (GBR) 27:45.2
5  Anton Hegarty (GBR) 27:57.0
6  Teodor Koskenniemi (FIN) 27:57.2
7  Julien Van Campenhout (BEL) 28:00.0
8  Gaston Heuet (FRA) 28:10.0
9  Patrick Flynn (USA) 28:12.0
10  Gustaf Mattsson (SWE) 28:16.0
11  Hilding Ekman (SWE) 28:17.0
12  Alfred Nichols (GBR) 28:20.0
13  Werner Magnusson (SWE)
14  Ilmari Vesamaa (FIN)
15  Fred Faller (USA)
16  Max Bohland (USA)
17  Gustave Lauvaux (FRA)
18  Eino Rastas (FIN)
19  Christopher Vose (GBR)
20  Albert Andersen (DEN)
21  Joseph Servella (FRA)
22  Walter Freeman (GBR)
23  Hannes Miettinen (FIN)
24  Lars Hedwall (SWE)
25  Julio Domínguez (ESP)
26  Larry Cummins (GBR)
27  Henrik Sørensen (DEN)
28  Jón Jónsen (DEN)
29  Tommy Town (CAN)
30  Knut Alm (SWE)
31  Edmond Brossard (FRA)
32  Edmond Bimont (FRA)
33  Henri Smets (BEL)
34  Lewis Watson (USA)
35  Julius Ebert (DEN)
36  Aimé Proot (BEL)
37  François Vyncke (BEL)
38  Alexandros Kranis (GRE)
39  Panagiotis Trivoulidas (GRE)
40  Bob Crawford (USA)
41  Pierre Trullemans (BEL)
42  Antoine Rivez (BEL)
 Even Vengshoel (NOR) DNF
 Joseph Guillemot (FRA) DNF
 Artur Nielsen (DEN) DNF
 Len Richardson (RSA) DNF
 Amisoli Patasoni (USA) DNF

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