Athletics at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's marathon

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Men's marathon
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
Venue Antwerpen
Dates 22 August
Competitors 48 from 17 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Finland
Silver medal    Estonia
Bronze medal    Italy
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1920 Summer Olympics
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The men's marathon event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The distance of this race was 42.75 kilometres. The competition was held on Sunday, 22 August 1920.[1]

48 runners from 17 nations competed.

The weather during the race has been described as "cool".[2] An Associated Press report described the weather as "cold and showery", but "fine running weather for the marathoners".[3]

Records[edit]

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

World Record 2:36:07 Sweden Alexis Ahlgren London (GBR) 31 May 1913
Olympic Record 2:36:54.8(*) South Africa Ken McArthur Stockholm (SWE) 14 July 1912

(*) Distance was 40.2 kilometres

Hannes Kolehmainen is recognized as having set a new world best with a time of 2:32:35.8 hours.[4] Although the course distance was officially reported to be 42,750 meters/26.56 miles,[5] the Association of Road Racing Statisticians estimated the course to be only 40 km.[6]

Results[edit]

Place Athlete Time
1  Hannes Kolehmainen (FIN) 2:32:35.8
2  Jüri Lossmann (EST) 2:32:48.6
3  Valerio Arri (ITA) 2:36:32.8
4  Auguste Broos (BEL) 2:39:25.8
5  Juho Tuomikoski (FIN) 2:40:18.8
6  Sofus Rose (DEN) 2:41:18.0
7  Joseph Organ (USA) 2:41:30.0
8  Rudolf Hansen (DEN) 2:41:39.4
9  Urho Tallgren (FIN) 2:42:40.0
10  Tatu Kolehmainen (FIN) 2:44:02.3
11  Carl Linder (USA) 2:44:21.2
12  Charles Mellor (USA) 2:45:30.0
13  James Dellow (CAN) 2:46:47.0
14  Bobby Mills (GBR) 2:48:05.0
15  Arthur Scholes (CAN) 2:48:30.0
16  Shizo Kanakuri (JPN) 2:48:45.4
17  Gustav Kinn (SWE) 2:49:10.4
18  Albert Moché (FRA) 2:50:00.2
19  Phadeppa Chaugle (IND) 2:50:45.4
20  Zensaku Motegi (JPN) 2:51:09.4
21  Kenzo Yashima (JPN) 2:57:02.0
22  Norman General (CAN) 2:58:01.0
23  Rudolf Wåhlin (SWE) 2:59:23.0
24  Yahei Miura (JPN) 2:59:37.0
25  Henri Teyssedou (FRA) 3:00:04.0
26  Hendricus Wessel (NED) 3:00:17.0
27  Charles Melis (BEL) 3:00:51.0
28  William Grüner (SWE) 3:01:48.0
29  George Piper (GBR) 3:02:10.0
30  Sinton Hewitt (AUS) 3:03:27.0
31  Leslie Housden (GBR) 3:14:25.0
32  Iraklis Sakellaropoulos (GRE) 3:14:25.0
33  Juan Bascuñán (CHI) 3:17:47.0
34  Oscar Blansaer (BEL) 3:20:00.0
35  Eric Robertson (GBR) 3:55:00.0
 Ettore Blasi (ITA) DNF
 Louis Ichard (FRA) DNF
 Antonio Persico (ITA) DNF
 Albert Smoke (CAN) DNF
 Axel Jensen (DEN) DNF
 Panagiotis Trivoulidas (GRE) DNF
 Christiaan Huijgens (NED) DNF
 Desiré Van Remortel (BEL) DNF
 Hans Schuster (SWE) DNF
 Amédée Trichard (FRA) DNF
 Sadashir Datar (IND) DNF
 Christian Gitsham (RSA) DNF
 Arthur Roth (USA) DNF

References[edit]

Specific
  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games: Men's Marathon". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-10-08. 
  2. ^ USA Track & Field (2004). "2004 USA Olympic Team Trials: Men’s Marathon Media Guide Supplement" (pdf). Santa Barbara, California: USA Track & Field. p. 11. Retrieved 21 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Kolehmainen, Finn Marvel, Winner of Marathon Race: Olympic Star of 1912 Established New Record for 26 Mile Course – Esthonian Runner Presses Finn Hard – Joe Organ, First American to Finish, Comes in Seventh – American Relay Team Hangs Up New Record". The Lewiston Daily Sun. AP. 23 August 1920. p. 6. Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "12th IAAF World Championships In Athletics: IAAF Statistics Handbook. Berlin 2009." (PDF). Monte Carlo: IAAF Media & Public Relations Department. 2009. pp. 546, 563, 565, 651, and 653. Retrieved 29 July 2009. 
  5. ^ "Olympic Games Official Report 1920" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-03-17. 
  6. ^ http://www.arrs.net/HP_OlyMa.htm
General
  • Belgium Olympic Committee (1957). Olympic Games Antwerp 1920: Official Report.  (French)
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich". Retrieved 12 August 2007.  (Polish)