Athletics at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metres

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Men's 1500 metres
at the Games of the IX Olympiad
Dates August 1 (heats)
August 2 (final)
Medalists
Gold medal    Finland
Silver medal    France
Bronze medal    Finland
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Athletics at the
1928 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men
400 m men
800 m men women
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
Field events
Long jump men
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

The men's 1500 metre event at the 1928 Olympic Games took place between August 1 & August 2.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The top two runners from each of the six heats advanced to the Final Round.

Heat One

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Hans Wichmann Germany 4:03.0
2 Adolf Kittel Czechoslovakia
3 József Marton Hungary
4 Luigi Becalli Italy
5 Guus Zeegers Netherlands
6 George Hyde Australia
7 Józef Jaworski Poland 4:14.0
8 Séra Martin France

Heat Two

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Herbert Böcher Germany 3:59.6
2 William Whyte Australia 3:59.9
3 Armas Kinnunen Finland 4:01.5
4 Albert Larsen Denmark 4:01.5
5 Reidar Jørgensen Norway 4:01.6
6 Jack Walters Canada
AC Frédéric du Hen Netherlands DNF
AC Gyula Belloni Hungary DNF
AC Lloyd Hahn United States DNF

Heat Three

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Eino Purje Finland 4:00.8
2 Jules Ladoumègue France
3 Stanley Ashbey Great Britain
4 Vilém Šindler Czechoslovakia
5 Serafín Dengra Argentina
6 Luka Predanić Yugoslavia 4:27.0
7 Pete Walters Canada
8 Jan Zeegers Netherlands

Heat Four

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Paul Martin Switzerland 4:00.8
2 Harri Larva Finland 4:02.0
3 Reg Thomas Great Britain
4 David Griffin Canada
5 Leopoldo Ledesma Argentina
AC Sid Robinson United States DNF

Heat Five

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Ray Conger United States 4:02.6
2 Jean Keller France 4:02.7
3 Edvin Wide Sweden
4 Otto Peltzer Germany
5 Alex Docherty Canada
6 Douglas Bell Great Britain

Heat Six

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Cyril Ellis Great Britain 4:01.8
2 Hans-Helmuth Krause Germany
3 Nick Carter United States
4 Leo Helgas Finland 4:06.0
5 Danie Jacobs South Africa
6 Czesław Foryś Yugoslavia 4:11.5
7 Wilhelm Effern Netherlands

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Harri Larva Finland 3:53.2 OR
2 Jules Ladoumègue France 3:53.8
3 Eino Purje Finland 3:56.4
4 Hans Wichmann Germany 3:56.8
5 Cyril Ellis Great Britain 3:57.6
6 Paul Martin Switzerland 3:58.4
7 Hans-Helmuth Krause Germany 3:59.0
8 Adolf Kittel Czechoslovakia 4:00.4
9 William Whyte Australia 4:00.4
10 Ray Conger United States
11 Jean Keller France
DNF Herbert Böcher Germany

Key: DNF = Did not finish, OR = Olympic record

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