Athletics at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's 10,000 metres

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The men's 10,000 metres event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1928 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on Sunday, July 29, 1928.

Twenty-four long-distance runners from twelve nations competed.


Gold Silver Bronze
 Paavo Nurmi
Finland (FIN)
 Ville Ritola
Finland (FIN)
 Edvin Wide
Sweden (SWE)


These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1928 Summer Olympics.

World Record 30:06.2 Finland Paavo Nurmi Kuopio (FIN) August 31, 1924
Olympic Record 30:23.2 Finland Ville Ritola Paris (FRA) July 6, 1924

Paavo Nurmi set a new Olympic record with 30:18.8 minutes.


Only a final race was held.

Place Athlete Time
1  Paavo Nurmi (FIN) 30:18.8 OR
2  Ville Ritola (FIN) 30:19.4
3  Edvin Wide (SWE) 31:00.8
4  Jean-Gunnar Lindgren (SWE) 31:26.0
5  Arthur Muggridge (GBR) 31:31.8
6  Ragnar Magnusson (SWE) 31:37.2
7  Toivo Loukola (FIN) 31:39.0
8  Kalle Matilainen (FIN) 31:45.0
9  Wally Beavers (GBR) 31:48.0
10  Suttie Smith (GBR) 31:50.0
11  Robert Marchal (FRA)
12  George Constable (GBR)
13  Arturo Peña (ESP) 32:21.8
14  Joie Ray (USA)
15  Staņislavs Petkēvičs (LAT)
16  Seghir Beddari (FRA)
17  Karel Nedobitý (TCH)
18  Julien Serwy (BEL)
19  Juichi Nagatani (JPN)
20  Danie Jacobs (RSA)
 Henri Lauvaux (FRA) DNF
 Macauley Smith (USA) DNF
 John Romig (USA) DNF
 Chavan Singh (IND) DNF